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SSC CGL General Awareness Sample Papers for Tier 1

Last Updated - June 01, 2017

SSC CGL is one of the most popular competitive exams, thus automatically enjoys a large number of aspirants to appear in the prestigious exam making the examination highly competitive. SSC CGL Exam, 2017 is fast approaching and now is the right time to prepare in the top gear. This is a very crucial period for each and every CGLE aspirant appearing in the examination.

  • General Awareness is asked in Tier 1
  • Total Questions asked in the section is 25 for total of 50 marks
  • According to experts, maximum of 15 minutes should be spent over the section
  • The major part of the section covers Static GK.

Every aspirant must be aware of the fact that the CGLE has a General Awareness section in its Tier I, and General Awareness is not something one can expect to master in a day preparation. From an examination point of view, one must spend time efficiently, Since, this section takes a lot lesser time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section, one should prepare in a way that is consistent and efficient so that one can perform well in it in relatively less time. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly i.e. in 06-09 minutes and at the same time, decent marks can be scored in this section if prepared well.

With the ever rising competition in the government exams, the section of GA seems like a boon for those who are well prepared and a bane for the ill prepared students.

Although it might seem vast at first glance, you can still tackle the sub sections with regular and timely efforts. The science and social sciences portion is something that generally always remain in this section. In addition, candidates must also keep themselves aware of the recent happenings in their surroundings for getting an updated view on the current affairs.

SSC CGL 2017 General Awareness Exam Pattern

The Table below indicated different questions that have varied over the past few years. General awareness is the most confusing section and people end up wasting a lot more time than on it than anyone in their right mind should.

The basic idea is to focus more on Science and Social studies as compared to current affairs instead of the opposite.

Sub Topic20112012201320142015
Indian History and Culture56565
Miscellaneous GK (Includes sports, honors, awards, current affairs, important dates)3510810

General Awareness Sample Question

Some of the General Awareness questions asked in today’s SSC CGL Exam are listed below.

  • Siachen glacier is source for which of the following rivers ? (Options – Sutlej, Bias, Nubra, Shyok) –Ans: Nubra
  • why western coast receive more rainfall than Eastern Ghats ?  Western coastal plains receive more rainfall because it lies on the windward side of Western Ghats.
  • Nitrogen fixation occurs in which of the following plants? (Options: Pea, wheat, barley etc) – Ans: Pea
  • After independence integration of Princely states was done by ? – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • PV Sindhu beats Yihan Wang to enter the semi-finals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics – Yihan Wang from China

General Awareness Sample Papers

Links provided below could prove to be very helpful while preparing for the General Awareness Section of SSC CGL Tier – I Examination :

Previous Year Questions can be found through the below links:

SSC CGL Tier I 2010 Exam Paper

SSC CGL Tier I 2011 Exam Paper

SSC CGL Tier I 2012 Exam Paper

SSC CGL Tier I 2013 Exam Paper

SSC CGL Tier I 2015 Exam Paper



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