The overall examination can be rated as easy to moderate. Quantitative Aptitude and English sections were of moderate difficulty level, while the Reasoning and General Awareness sections ranged between easy to moderate.
There were a few surprise elements in this exam in the 'English' section. The questions on Reading Comprehension and Fill in the blanks were missing. There were questions on Para Jumbled Sentences and Cloze Test. Generally questions on Para jumbled sentences and cloze test not asked in CGLE Tier I over the last few years.
The snap shot of the exam is given below.
|S.No||Name of Tests||No. of Qs||Max Marks||Duration|
|1||General Intelligence & Reasoning||25||50||60 Mins|
The section wise analysis of the above mentioned sessions, as reported by our students, is given below.
This section, though moderate in terms of difficulty level, was time-consuming.
There was a lone DI set with 5 questions. The questions took a great deal of time to solve.
There were 3 – 4 questions each on Algebraic Expressions and Trigonometry. The difficulty level of these question types too can be described as moderate. Other questions were from topics like Percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Geometry & Mensuration etc.
|Ratio, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compund Interest||5 - 6|
|Trigonometry||3 - 4|
|Algebraic Expressions||3 - 4|
|Time & Work||1 - 2|
|Time & Distance||1 - 2|
|Geometry & Mensuration||2-3|
|Averages, Mixtures & Alligations||1 - 2|
This section can be given an 'easy to moderate' tag.
The major chunck of questions were asked from Analytical Reasoning – Series, Analogies, Odd Man Out, Coding-Decoding etc., which varied between easy to moderate. There were 2 to 3 questions from the Non-Verbal Reasoning area (Paper-cutting and -folding, Embedded Figure and Mirror images), which can be designated as moderate in terms of difficulty level.
The following table gives the break-up of various question types:
|Series||4 - 5|
|Analogies||3 - 4|
|OMO||2 - 3|
|Coding-Decoding||3 - 4|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning (Mirror Image, Paper Folding & Cutting, Embedded Figure)||2 - 3|
|Miscellaneous||5 - 6|
This section can be tagged as 'Moderate'.
The questions on Reading Comprehension were conspicuously absent. The exam this year presented questions types like Para Jumbled Sentences and Cloze Test.
|Topic||No of Questions|
|Synonyms, Antonyms||2 - 3|
|One Word Substitute||2 - 3|
|Spelling||1 - 2|
|Para Jumbled Sentences||2 - 3|
|Error Identification||3 - 4|
|Best Replacement||2 - 3|
|Idioms||2 - 3|
As reported by our students, more than half of the questions asked here were drawn from History, Geography, Economy, Polity and the Indian Constitution. About 2 to 3 questions were posed from Current Affairs.
|Topic||No of Questions|
|General Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)||7 - 8|
|Geography||2 - 3|
|History||5 - 6|
|Indian Economy||1 - 2|
|Polity and Constitution||5 - 6|
|Current Affairs||3 - 4|
|Miscellaneous||1 - 2|