Analysis based on two papers of SSC CGL 2013, held on 21st Aprilquestion types
This article contains analysis based on two papers of SSC CGL 2013, held on 21^{st} April (KP series and PJ series)
Questions types in SSC CGL 2013, held on 21^{st} April
Maths
type  subtype  KP  PJ 
Basic  BOSMAS  1  0 
Square root  1  1  
Number theory, LCM, HCF, remainder  0  2  
algebra  linear equation  1  1 
quadratic equation  6  6  
%  profit loss interest rate etc.  7  6 
average, ratio  average  2  2 
ratio  1  2  
STD  time and speed (Boat, railway etc.)  2  2 
time and work (pipe cisterns etc.)  3  3  
Geometry  Geometry_theory  8  8 
Mensuration (Area, volume, perimeter)  3  4  
Coordinate geometry  1  0  
Trigonometry  heightdistance  1  1 
complimentary angles  2  1  
equation /formula based  3  4  
misc  1  0  
DI  Bar, pie, line, table  7  7 
Total  50  50 
 SSC has continue the trend of last year (=less importance to conventional questions from profitloss, timespeed, mensuration etc.) and more emphasis on geometry (theory), Trigonometry and algebra
 Roughly 2/3^{rd} 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
 Usually DI portion contained only one “case” and 5 questions. This time SSC has given multiple DI cases.
Reasoning
topic  Subtype  KP  PJ 
series  analogy  3  8 
odd pair  4  5  
missing in series  15  8  
dictionary based test  3  3  
subtotal  25  24  
coding  codingdecoding and matrix  4  3 
maths symbol based ops  2  4  
subtotal  6  7  
arrangement  direction based tests  2  4 
arrangement (weight/height wise)  1  1  
subtotal  3  5  
logic  Statementconclusion  1  1 
syllogism  1  1  
subtotal  2  2  
NonVerbal  non verbal  11  8 
Misc  misc (Venn Diagrams, TSW etc)  3  4 
total  50  50 
 Compared to earlier years, SSC increased the number of nonverbal questions.
 Sitting arrangement (case containing 35 question) =absent.
 Otherwise question pattern/difficulty level similar to previous years.

General Awareness / GAGK
 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.
Topic  Sub topics  no. of Questions 
Static  economy  4 
Polity  3  
History_ancient  1  
History_modern  6  
Geography  4  
Environment biodiversity  4  
Subtotal  22  
Science  physics  4 
chemistry  4  
biology  8  
Computer,IT  2  
Subtotal  18  
Crap  Books  1 
Persons in News  6  
Misc.  3  
Subtotal  10  
Total  50 
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
type  Question  no. of Questions 
vocab  synonym, Antonym  6 
idioms and phrases  5  
word substitution  7  
spelling  2  
RC  Passages (2)  10 
grammar  sentence correction  5 
sentence improvement  10  
fill in the blanks  5  
Total  50 
Not much to say, follows the usual pattern / difficulty level of previous years
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