The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has conducted the online Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier I on August 9 and August 16. This year, the question paper was quite easy and simple. The level of difficulty of question paper was much lesser than the previous exams. The students might have observe a few changes, i.e. Academic Design and Operational Changes.
Academic Design:- The level of question paper has decreased quite a bit, especially in the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section. The number of questions and the level of difficulty of the questions in Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry and Algebra came down significantly. Traditionally, the questions from these sections have belonged to the “tougher” lot. The General Intelligence and Reasoning (GIR) section has also watered down a bit in terms of the level of difficulty. However, there has been a sharp increase in the difficulty level of the General Awareness section. That may not have made too much of a difference, since a vast majority of the students depends on the other sections to get them through into the Tier – II round.
Operational Changes:- The students must have witnessed the “Operational Changes” that have been made this year. There has been talk of CGL going online to make the process a little more efficient and also secure from malpractices. SSC has done a good job in ensuring that there is not much of a scope for cheating. They have used a large number of questions sets to reduce the chances of cheating. Till last year, Tier I exam used to consist of two different sets of questions having four jumbled sequences for each slot. But this year, in each slot they had only one unique set of questions but having uncountable sets of jumbled questions
On the whole, the students will going to examine a few changes. However, reading too much into the ‘future’ level of difficulty of the paper based on only the latest paper should be avoided.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has conducted the Combined Graduate Level Tier I exam on August 9 and August 16. The Commission has published a notice that a set of question paper booklets which were distributed in Northern regions other than Delhi had some printing errors.