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Here is the comprehensive list of topic wise break up of questions asked in the SSC
CGL Tier 1 paper in recent times:

1. General Awareness Section


Sub Topic

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Biology

06

04

08

06

08

Chemistry

04

04

03

09

03

Computer

01

02

02

02

02

Economy

11

07

04

06

05

Geography

06

11

06

06

07

Indian History
and Culture

05

06

05

06

05

Miscellaneous
GK (Includes
sports,
honours,
03
awards,
current affairs,
important
dates)

05

10

08

10

Physics

06

04

03

04

07

Polity

07

05

08

04

06

Total

50

50

50

50

50

Inference: You can see that the pattern changes every year and you cannot leave
any topic. Focus more on Geography and Science as the Commission asks too
many questions from them and if you have not studied well these two subjects you
can not excel in General Awareness section.
Find out the best books for preparation of General Awareness Section

2. Quantitative Aptitude
Sub Topic

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Algebra

06

00

05

05

05

Average

03

03

02

02

02

Percentage,
Profit and Loss,
Interest

06

14

05

06

07

Trigonometry

00

00

09

08

07

Geometry

03

05

12

09

14

Basic Maths

11

11

05

01

03

Ration &
Proportion

03

03

01

03

01

Number System

06

05

02

02

03

Data
Interpretation

03

04

05

07

05

Time & Distance

06

05

02

05

03

Miscellaneous

03

00

02

02

00

Total

50

50

50

50

50

Inference: From the above table you can see that a number of questions are asked
from profit and loss, trigonometry and geometry, you will be able to score
somewhere at least 20 to 25 marks. Practice these chapters thoroughly.
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3. General Intelligence & Reasoning


Sub Topic

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Analogy

08

09

09

08

04

Blood Relations

01

02

00

01

00

Symbols & notations

03

01

02

00

02

Direction & distance

02

04

02

04

02

Day, date & time

01

01

01

00

00

Coding-decoding

02

02

04

03

03

Syllogism

02

01

02

02

05

Sitting arrangements

02

02

02

01

00

Cubes &dices

01

00

00

02

00

Venn diagram

02

01

01

02

03

Miscellaneous

02

02

02

02

03

Alphabetical arrangements

02

02

01

01

03

Mirror image

01

01

01

01

01

Paper cutting and folding

01

01

01

01

01

Figure problems( deviation, embedded, completion)

01

02

02

03

07

Classification

06

06

07

06

06

Series

08

05

05

05

04

Arithmetic problems , Trends and operations

02

06

05

06

05

Word formation

01

02

03

02

02

Inference:In this section you cannot focus on one thing and ignore other. All the
sections are equally important and need practice speed. This section is easy to
score but takes time too specially in figure solving questions.Learn tricks for solving
these questions that ways you will be able to save time.
Best Books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

4. English
Sub Topic

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Common Errors

05

05

05

05

05

Synonyms

05

05

05

03

03

Antonyms

05

05

05

03

03

Fill in the blanks

05

05

05

05

05

Spelling mistakes

05

05

05

02

02

One word substitution

05

05

05

07

07

Idioms & phrases

00

05

05

05

05

Sentence Transformation

05

00

00

00

00

Sentence Arrangement

05

00

05

00

00

Sentence Improvement

05

05

05

10

10

Cloze Test

00

10

00

00

00

Comprehension

05

00

05

10

10

Total

50

50

50

50

50

Inference : Make it a habit to learn new words daily. Read newspapers and
magazine. Practice comprehension and unseen passage given in model test papers
and previous year papers. This section is comparatively easy and does not take
much time in attempting.