[Analysis] SSC CGL Tier 1 held on April-21-2013, download question paper

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  1. Introduction
  2. Maths
  3. Reasoning
  4. General Awareness / GA-GK
  5. English
  6. Appendix: download link for SSC CGL 2013 (Tier 1) paper

Introduction

  • SSC CGL 2013 was to be held on 14th and 21st April.
  • But 14th April exam was cancelled. Now that exam will be held on 19th May 2013. (Hence it is no longer conflicting with SBI PO exam date.) This is not a rumor. This is given on SSC’s Northern Region website click me
  • This article contains analysis based on two papers of SSC CGL 2013, held on 21st April (KP series and PJ series) click me to download those papersets.
  • Download links for today’s question papers are given in the appendix of this article.

Maths

typesubtypeKPPJ
BasicBOSMAS10
Square root11
Number theory, LCM, HCF, remainder02
algebralinear equation11
quadratic equation66
%profit loss interest rate etc.76
average, ratioaverage22
ratio12
STDtime and speed (Boat, railway etc.)22
time and work (pipe cisterns etc.)33
GeometryGeometry_theory88
Mensuration (Area, volume, perimeter)34
Coordinate geometry10
Trigonometryheight-distance11
complimentary angles21
equation /formula based34
misc10
DIBar, pie, line, table77
Total5050
  • SSC has continue the trend of last year (=less importance to conventional questions from profit-loss, time-speed, mensuration etc.) and more emphasis on geometry (theory), Trigonometry and algebra
  • Roughly 2/3rd of the Maths questions are from Geometry, trigonometry, algebra and Data interpretation (DI) only.
  • Although SSC chief remained kept his twitter promise: trigonometry and geometry portion bit easier than last time’s and most of the trigonometry questions could be solved effortlessly by the [Trigonometry] tricks explained on www.Mrunal.org/aptitude
  • Usually DI portion contained only one “case” and 5 questions. This time SSC has given multiple DI cases.

Reasoning

topicSubtypeKPPJ
seriesanalogy38
odd pair45
missing in series158
dictionary based test33
subtotal2524
codingcoding-decoding and matrix43
maths symbol based ops24
subtotal67
arrangementdirection based tests24
arrangement (weight/height wise)11
subtotal35
logicStatement-conclusion11
syllogism11
subtotal22
Non-Verbalnon verbal118
Miscmisc (Venn Diagrams, TSW etc)34
total5050
  • Compared to earlier years, SSC increased the number of non-verbal questions.
  • Sitting arrangement (case containing 3-5 question) =absent.
  • Otherwise question pattern/difficulty level similar to previous years.

General Awareness / GA-GK

analysis_SSC CGL 2013 GA distribution

  • As usual, GA section was broadly made up of three parts: Static, Science and Crap.
  • The message / lesson is clear: when it comes to the GA portion of SSC, don’t waste time chasing trivial current affairs. Because static (polity, history etc.) and science, is where your focus should be.
TopicSub topicsno. of Questions
Staticeconomy4
Polity3
History_ancient1
History_modern6
Geography4
Environment biodiversity4
Subtotal22
Sciencephysics4
chemistry4
biology8
Computer,IT2
Subtotal18
CrapBooks1
Persons in News6
Misc.3
Subtotal10
Total50

In PJ and KP series question papers, the GA and English questions were same (only sequence was changed) hence I’ve given only single column for no. of questions.

English

typeQuestionno. of Questions
vocabsynonym, Antonym6
idioms and phrases5
word substitution7
spelling2
RCPassages (2)10
grammarsentence correction5
sentence improvement10
fill in the blanks5
Total50

Not much to say, follows the usual pattern / difficulty level of previous years.

Appendix: download link for SSC CGL 2013 (Tier 1) paper

Preparation strategy, free studymaterial for SSC CGL, already provided in following articles

  1. General Awareness (GA/GK)
  2. Maths, Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning, General Intelligence
  4. English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension
[Analysis] SSC CGL Tier 1 held on April-21-2013, download question paper




So far 1,185 Comments posted

  1. AMLAN

    frnds, i attemted 100-105 questions. my category is obc, can i pass tier 1 exam in this year, rly pls

  2. Naveen

    Hi,

    Can anybody provide the keys or any links to answer keys for ‘KQ’ series question paper held on 21st F.N.

  3. Anita sarkar

    Kindly publish the keys in ur website.S.S.C. will take a huge time to publish it. Because the second phase of tier 1 is to b held on 19th May. Besides the present chairman seems to b indifferent to take any appropriate and prompt action.Perhaps THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS OF SSC ARE GONE.

  4. Manav

    Hi Mrunal,

    Please share Answer Key and Idea of Cut off this Year :)

    # Respect For your work
    P.S. You will be glad to know Even Infosys Guys are discussing about your site on their employee public portal:) Keep It Up Buddy:)

  5. chandu

    Hi freinds,
    i had forgotton to bubble my test form number but i wrote the number in the boxes provided in the sheet.will they consider my omr sheet or not?

    1. चन्द्रदॆव्

      @chandu
      May b u will b in trouble ,reason- computer only reads the darken bubble.if possible call the ssc helpline no.

  6. BB

    need a help ppl.. Can anyone tell me whether do we have to get attestion in the photocopy of our ID card for SBI PO?
    Thx in advance

    1. मनु झा

      I don’t think its anywhere written to get photocopy of our ID card attested.
      Where did u read?

      1. shilpa

        hey manuzha, yes we need to take one attested photocopy of our ID, and 2 photographs also similar to the one which appears on our admit card.
        i read smwhere in the instructions only.

      2. DALLU

        attestation required only if ur photo is not clear in admit card…..otherwise take an ideproof(original) with u to show it to examiner….Although in the hall ticket its written u have to tAKe 4 photos….only 1 is required to stick in the examiners admit card copy

    1. Anil

      EX SSC CHIEF ON UNFAIR MEANS OF EXAM ( WHICH SOME ARE CALLING PAPER LEAK) Nitin Verma @kshatria_verma 9h

      @raghunk but sir plz enlighten us a bit about this what can be possible now
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      N.K.RAGHUPATHY N.K.RAGHUPATHY @raghunk 9h

      @kshatria_verma not such isolated cases should lead to cancellation of exam. ssc should continue with post exam analysis n detect such cases
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  7. CHANDER PRAKKASH SHARMA

    Q.No.140 of booklet Series-”333 PK 4″
    GIVEN:-sec (theta)+tan (theta) =[2+{sqrt (5)} ],
    then find:- sin (theta)+cos (theta) is?
    options are:
    a–> 3/[sqrt(5)]
    b–> sqrt(5)
    c–> 7/[sqrt(5)]
    d–>1/[sqrt(5)]
    Kindly give the answer with the method or full solution step by step.Thanks!!!

    1. HK

      let theta = A (as i cant type it here)

      we have

      secA + tanA = root5 + 2 ————– (1)
      multiply both sides by secA – tanA, we get

      sec^2A – tan^2A = (root5 + 2)*(secA-tanA)

      LHS = 1

      we get (secA-tanA) = 1/(root5 + 2)

      multiply and divide RHS by root5 – 2 (conjugate)
      (secA-tanA) = root5 – 2 ——————– (2)

      from 1 & 2 we get
      secA = root5 and tanA = 2 so sinA = 2/root5 and cosA = 1/ root5 so sinA + cosA = 3/root5 option A.

    2. ambuj

      @chandar…
      @=theta and ?=sqrt
      sec@+tan@=2+(?5);
      sqrt(1+tan2@)+tan@=2+?5; as 1+tan2@=sec2@
      now compare rational and irrational part
      tan@=2 and sqrt(1+tan2@)=sqrt5=sec@
      now see your question
      sin@+cos@ can be written as
      (sin@+cos@)/cos@/1/cos@
      which equals
      (tan@+1)/sec@
      now put the values of tan@=2 and sec@=?5
      gives ans=3/?5=a

  8. vivek

    I have got selected in CSS last year…Me getting above 140 …is there a chance of paper getting cancelled due to the SSC CGL paper leak as reported in news ??

    1. Anil

      congos on having got selected to css.

      how did u feel this years paper compared to last yr..?? getting 140 was it easier this time??? (i am getting around 130)

      1. vivek

        thanks buddy….I was preparing for IAS mains …took ssc mains in between for delhi posting…
        Yes I found this year’s paper w as comparatively easier…I did goof up in time management…I think this this year’s highest marks would be higher than last year’s 151.

        1. Anil

          cool.. even i wrote ias-mains, but dint get the intv call…hope u got…

          But bro, if u r already in CSS y r u writing SSC again???? trying for examiner/IT inspctr? is it really that better???

          1. vivek

            Sadly No….taking it this year too… Central Secretariat was taken for IAS prep as it has govt office work and posting only in delhi…This year taking it as a backup …just in case :)

  9. nav

    cut off for general vl be 90-95…as 5 lakh more people fild the applicatn form…morng paper was very easy except g.s..huge discriminatn wd evening batch.

  10. RAJAT

    @MRUNAL ….SIR PLZ COULD U PROVIDE ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD LINK FOR QUESTION PAPERAS I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES THE DOWNLOAD STOPPED BETWEEN….

  11. md kashif imam

    dear yogesh,

    i have a humble request if you reply me

    my exam was on 21 april,2013 at muzaffarpur wpte college in second shift
    due to mismanagement in one room students get violated and drain out everybody exam within few minutes in every room.after that they also thrash out first sitting candidates paper.dm&principal assured us of re-taking of exam.they also fax the letter to ssc allahabad.
    from your point of view what could be the result.pls reply as early as possible or from anyother source,waiting of your reply

    email- [email protected]

    1. arvind kumar

      my exam was also on 21 apr,2013 at muzffarpur wptec in second shift.
      if u have any news about cancllelation or re shedule exam. plz inform me on my email or mob(9204250487) no.

      1. md kashif imam

        saurabh,thnx for your sympathy towards us.

        i request everybody whose centre was in wpte college,muzaffarpur or other places where exam has not been conducted.that pls mail your comment
        on ssc mail id.and also call them so that they can be well aware of this situation and thousand of students carreer could not be destroyed.also make your comment on facebook so that everybody knows this and show their presence with us.

        i dont no for ssc 1000 students carreer count or not? but pls raise this if you are one of them.

      1. md kashif imam

        dear arvind i have received one mail from ssc,allahabad director.
        forward you the mail also.he told me to wait for next 2-3 days
        pls send one mail to garg sir(director,ssc,allahabad)and tell him the whole story.it is very important because very few people knows about this in ssc.media also have not highlighted this.pls spread this message and tell everybody whose centre was in muzaffarpur as early as possible
        by any means(facebook,twitter,etc)

        kashif

          1. md kashif imam

            dear arvind i have got mail from director ssc allahabad.he assure us of re-taking of exam most likely on 19 may.start preparing

            best of luck

        1. arvind kumar

          dear kashif jee
          i have made call and email more time to rd(ssc), but no one recieve call and replird email. there is no any legel notice cancellation of exam and taking re-exam.dplicate admit card of exam of 19 may is available on the website. our admit card is not in this.
          if u have any news ,plz email me or contact on my no 9204250487.plz

  12. udit

    some sources say that there might be sectional cut off.due to shortage of time i couldnt attempt maths much(arnd 20 quest).but i think i will easily get 110..where can i find a reliable source whether there is sectional cut off or not

  13. 4ever

    GK-12-15
    Maths(35)
    LR -(40-42)
    englsih- 30-35(attempt all but its English)
    hope for 110 to 120
    #R”

  14. MR.TRUE MAN

    SSC DISCRIMINATE WITH MORNING & EVENING BATCHES…….MORNING BATCH–VERY EASY (CAN SCORE ABOVE 130 EASILY)….AND FOR EVENING BATCH–TOUGH(CAN’T SCORE ABOVE 100 EASILY).SSC DOES’T KNOW HOW TO BALANCE THE PAPER. AND IT IS HUGE DISCRIMINATION B/W CANDIDATES OF 21 APRIL AND 19 MAY. THEY WILL KNOW ABOUT SSC’S APPROACH TOWARDS THIS YEAR’S CGL IN ADVANCE AND GOT ANOTHER 1 MONTH FOR BETTER PREPARATION THAN 21 MAY CANDIDATES.THIS IS BLUNDER.THIS IS NOT JUSTIFIED.SOME CANDIDATES GOT MORE TIME THAN OTHERS FOR SAME EXAM & THEY WILL SCORE BETTER THAN 21 MAY CANDIDATES.

      1. MR.TRUE MAN

        KYA TIER -2 ME KOI ALAG SYLLABUS HAI KYA…….WOHI MATHS & ENGLISH HAI DUDE…….JO WOH LOG ABHI BHI PAD RAHE HAI…………

        1. PRATIK

          U R right bt I hv a suggestion tht v shd nt only comment bt also mail 2 ssc n leading newspapers who hv published these articles
          Even though I hv nt done this till nw bt vl definitely do it day after tmrw
          (Coz of sbi po exam)

  15. Surendra

    I given preference for assistant ministries first.But i did not mentioned delhi in preference list.
    what happens? whether they consider me for assistant in ministries or not?
    Plz give reply

  16. Atul

    As the papaer was leaked out (Acc. To news Published in TIMES OF INDIA) what would be the further action expected in this.

  17. md kashif imam

    can anybody tell me if centre exam is not done due to college mismanagement
    then ssc will re take the exam.my exam was on 21 april,2013 but totally
    shattered and drain away my hope.career is on the edge.my centre a muzaffarpur(wpte college).principal forward letter to ssc

  18. tarunendu singh

    mrunal sir
    will the tier 1 exam be held again??
    news of paper leak on 21 april is there in leading newspapers

  19. Shalini

    Mrunal Sir,

    Thank you for your guidance throughout every examination. As there is a news of SSC CGL (21st april) being leaked, is there any chance of the exam getting cancelled? It wud be very unfair if they do so, future of many people is at stake.

    1. kri

      @shalini
      i scored around 110 plus too. if the paper is leaked and some people got an undue advantage of it then the exam has to be cancelled bcoz i can score 110 again n u can also score much more . Dont say its not fair to reschedule unless u got the leaked paper n u took advantage of it. i am not accusing u but i am only saying its fair to every1 if they reschedule the exam.

      1. Shalini

        @kri, m saying its unfair coz the people who are pushing for the re-examination are MOSTLY those who didnt fare well and they are moreover expecting a high cutoff this time. Moreover the ssc chief has tweeted that such isolated cases do not lead to cancellation of the exam. Rest, let the commission decide :) All the best for tier-2 if the exam doesnt get cancelled..

  20. Shalini

    Mrunal Sir,

    Is there any possibility of exam getting cancelled or rescheduled? It wud be very unfair of they do so, future of many people is at stake.

  21. ssc aspirant

    SSC cgl 2013 held on 21st april was leaked.. read todays hindu newspaper[page no-4].It should be canceled at all cost as lot of internal people and policeman were involved..

    1. ravi

      which set was leaked..morning session or evening session? please tell me brother …..Is there any chance to cancel the exam?

      1. love shandilya

        sure…cutoff will be around 85….
        strt preparin 4 tier 2 n i am also getting 122 marks in tht

          1. love shandilya

            for maths mrunal + fast track airthmatic objective by rajesh verma + do max practice as you can n one thng wat i peronally feel tht jst try to solve some set of previous question paper on regular basis so tht u knew wat u r lacking n in whch area u need more practice…also feel ease durin exam by practicing sets at home…..

        1. Ganeshreddy

          Hi, After checking the key i am getting around 138 so any idea how much to target in tier2 for getting CYpher in MEA?

          Thanks in advance and wish u all the best :)

          1. love shandilya

            norman lewis for vocab + objective englsh by sp bakshi frm whch i m doin + do question sets……

  22. Armaan

    Delhi chd me paper leak tha.Paper cncl hoga 19 may wala b.Nd cmplete exam wil be in july…..Or answer key dkhni h to sscexamnews.com par dkho yr

  23. shivani

    sir plz radian measure kaise calculate karte hai bata dijiye.and science k applications day to day lihe ka ho sake to upload kijiye.

  24. shivani

    SIR PLZ GUIDE HOW TO CALCULATE RADIAN MEASURE.N IF POSSIBLE DO UPDATE SOME APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE RELATED TO DAY TO DAY LIFE.

    1. HK

      180 degrees of angle = PI radians..

      1 degree has 60 minutes and 1 minute has 60 seconds..

      its a matter of convenience as 2*Pi is an arc length covered by circle of unit radius in 360 degrees.
      radian is SI unit..

      like 45 degrees = 45 *pi/180 = pi/4 radians

      pi/10 radians = pi* 180/pi = 18 degrees..

      18.75 degrees = 18 deg + .75 deg = 18 deg + .75*60 min = 18 deg 45 mins..

      Q. Calculate radian measure of angle measuring 27 degrees 15 mins 45 seconds..

  25. LALITKUMAR AGARWAL

    Sir Kindly tell me that how many nos of question papers was given to the candidates. for ssc cgl-2013 Tier-I held on 21.04.2013

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