SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CGL Sample Question 2018

Last Updated - March 10 2018

SSC CGL is an examination organizeed for graduates to get a job in different Central Civil posts. So, aspirants who are preparing for the examination should check the SSC CGL Syllabus and its examination format.

The test window for SSC CGL 2018 Tier I is expected to start from August 01 to August 20, 2018.    The last date to fill SSC CGL Application Form is June 16, 2018.

SSC takes this examination at the graduate level and there are in total of 4 sections in the overall examination. The examination contains a total of 200 questions for which 200 marks remain at stake.SSC CGL takes place in 3 tiers and this being the first tier is the easiest among the rest.

  • You may switch between sections as there is a consolidated time section. But the overall time limit must be strictly observed.
  • Time yourself strictly for the paper – 75 minutes and no more.
  • It should be noted by aspirants is that there is Negative Marking of 0.5 Marks in this Exam. So, plan for the exam is according to the format & syllabus of SSC.
  • Each part is of equal importance so aspirants have to focus on each & every part of this exam.
  • Remember that there is no Section wise Cut Off in this Exam.

Once you qualify via this preliminary stage, you qualify for the Tier II stage (Mains stage). SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam is an online objective MCQ test of 100 questions worth 200 marks. Here is the format.  The marks of Tier I exam count toward the final total. SSC CGL 2018 would be of 75 minutes period consisting of 4 sections.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550

Tips to Go-Via SSC CGL 2018 Questions

Step 1: Go via the clear paper.

Step 2: Create a mental plan so as to attempt the questions methodically.

Step 3: Time yourself in advance and decide which question to attempt first and which to leave.

Step 4: If you don’t know an response, just skip the question. Attempt questions only when 90-100% sure.

Step 5: Once done with papers, check the amount of time taken.

Step 6: Start moderating your responses honestly.

Step 7: Go via each and other inaccurate response so as to not repeat the same errors in the exam.

Sectional Sample Questions for SSC CGL 2018

SSC CGL 2017 Questions is the closest experience to the actual SSC CGL 2018 paper. Aspirants must go via the SSC CGL Tier I Sample Paper for better preparation and idea about questions and level of difficulty. It also offers you an idea about the difficulty level and type of questions which will be asked in SSC CGL exam.

Attempting SSC CGL Earlier Year Papers will help you exercise well for the exam this year. However, keep in mind that the format of the exam has changed over the years. So, one can expect some continuous changes and some constants in the paper as well.

A. General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • The more you have prepared, the better you score.
  • You can either score heavily or waste a lot of time and still scoreless.
  • Reasoning, mildly put can turn out to be your golden goose.
  • This section rewards your hard work and training.

List of General Intelligence and Reasoning Questions for SSC CGL exams were given below, Aspirant those who are applied for this exam can use this questions for preparation.

Question 1. In the following questions, find the odd number pair from the given alternatives.

a. 6246 – 6296

b. 7137 – 7267

c. 4344 – 4684

d. 5235 – 5465

Question 2. In the following questions, select the concerned number from the given alternatives.


a. 61

b. 60

c. 63

d. 69

Question 3. In the question, a series is given, with one term missing. Choose the accurate alternatives from the given ones that will clear the series.

121, 222, 424, ?

a. 524

b. 646

c. 828

d. 636

B. English Comprehension

A comprehension passage contains a number of paragraphs. It is expounded with ideas and illustrations and other references. Every paragraph has a central idea. The key sentence that gives the central idea of the paragraph may be at the beginning, middle or end of the paragraph.

Question 1-7. Choose the accurate alternative. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part which may improve the sentence. In the question below, a part of the sentence is underlined. In case no improvement is required choose ‘no improvement’.

1. The autumn season of parliament will begin on Tuesday.

a. Autumn session

b. Autumn mission

c. Autumn session

d. No improvement

2. The speaker got confused and started to conceal himself.

a. Reject himself

b. hide himself

c. Contradict himself

d. No improvement

3. Looking at the pictures of his old house made him romantic.

a. Him nervous

b. Him nostalgic

c. Him philosophic

d. No improvement

4. Anything other than a singular focus on learning, buttressed with a right to quality education act, will suppress the life chances of millions of Indian children.

a. Will beguile the

b. Will relinquish the

c. No improvement

d. Will squander the

5. No sooner had I entered the house when the lights went out.

a. Than

b. As

c. That

d. No improvement

6. Every one of this girls is beautiful.

a. These

b. That

c. The

d. No improvement

7. He could not cope up with the heavy rush.

a. Cope with

b. No improvement

c. Cope up to

d. Cope by

C. Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section is the most important area or you can say is the deciding area for an aspirant in the merit list. To do this the aspirant must learn shortcuts & tricks and do away with the descriptive approach to problem-solving. The aspirant must be able to solve questions quickly without compromising on accuracy. If you are having decent basic concepts of Mathematics, then this section will be your favourite and highest scoring section.

With increasing number of students every year there is cut-throat competition. Hence it is important for us to analyse earlier year papers and find out the break-up of questions.

Question 1. The number of numbers between 168 and 280, both comprised, which are divisible by 8 is

a. 17

b. 37

c. 15

d. 16

Question 2. To clear the rest in another 35 days. How many should more workers be employed? After 14 days, it was established that only 2/9th part of the work was finished. A village road is to be constructed by a team of 350 workers.

a. 150 workers

b. 152 workers

c. 125 workers

d. 140 workers

Question 3. A merchant allows two successive discounts of 30 % and 20 %. If he gets Rs. 112 for an article. Find its marked price.

a. Rs. 250

b. Rs. 150

c. Rs. 200

d. Rs. 300

D. General Awareness

General awareness is not something you can expect to master in a day. But from an exam point of view, if you spend time consistently, you can perform well in it in relatively less time as compared to Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning section. This section acquires more important 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.

Question 1. The passengers of a boat are not allowed to stand because:

a. This will raise the centre of gravity and the boat will be rocked.

b. This will lower the centre of gravity and the boat will be rocked.

c. The effective weight of system increases.

d. The surface tension is affected.

Question 2. Which city has been selected for the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022?

a. London

b. Sydney

c. Durban

d. Glasgow

Question 3. Bluetooth devices operate in the bandwidth of?

a. 2.1 GHz

b. 2.3 GHz

c. 2.4 GHz

d. 2.6 GHz

Question 4. Who discovered Malaria Parasite?

a. Ronald Ross

b. Charles Leveran

c. Louis Pasteur

d. James Watson

Benefits of Solving SSC CGL Sample Questions 2018

Benefit – 1

  • This will help you realize the challenges better.
  • Going via SSC CGL earlier year papers will make you understand the changes this exam has undergone in the past.

Benefit – 2

  • Solving papers will help you understand the exact nature of the exam.

Benefit – 3

  • Attempting all SSC CGL earlier year papers will help you track the time spent in solving the paper
  • Your level of efficiency.
  • This will be of a huge advantage in the actual exam.

Benefit – 4

  • Lastly, they will let you know the nature of questions that can be expected in SSC CGL Exam 2018.

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