SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Exam General Intelligence & Reasoning Strategy

SSC CGL 2020 General Intelligence & Reasoning Strategy
SSC CGL 2020 General Intelligence & Reasoning Strategy

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Exam General Intelligence & Reasoning Strategy

One of the highest-scoring categories of the SSC CGL Tier-I Exam is General Intelligence & Reasoning. This segment will put the abilities to think critically and solve problems to the test. The questions in this section are all brain teasers, and they can be difficult to answer at times. As a result, we’ve put together a thorough syllabus and broken it down chapter by chapter so that you can do well in this section.

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How to Score High Marks in General Intelligence & Reasoning Section of SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Exam

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 examination timetable from May 29th to June 7th, 2021. SSC exams have been postponed due to an increase in Covid-19 in India, and new dates will be announced later. Tier I of the SSC CGL consists of four parts with 100 questions totalling 200 marks. General Intelligence & Reasoning part of the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam consists of 25 questions worth 50 marks each.

Topics and questions asked from the General Intelligence & Reasoning Section in previous years are some of the most relevant things to keep in mind when studying for every exam:

Topics No. Of Questions asked in SSC CGL 2019-20 No. Of Questions asked in SSC CGL 2018-19 No. Of Questions asked in SSC CGL 2017 No. Of Questions asked in SSC CGL 2016
Analogy 3-4 3 3 3
Coding-Decoding 2-3 3 3 2
Odd One Out 1 2 3 3
Series 3-4 2 2 2
Missing Term 1 2 1 1
Statement & Conclusions 1 1 1 1
Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 1 1 1
Word Formation 1 1 1 1
Mathematical Operations 1 1 1 1
Blood Relation (Age calculation) 1 1 1 1
Mirror Image 1 1 1 1
Venn Diagram 0 1 1 1
Paper Folding Image 1 1 1 1
Calendar 1 1 1
Cube 1 1 1
Counting Figure 1 1 1 1
Complete Figure 1 1 1 1
Hidden Figure 0 1 1 1
Directions 1 1
Matrix 1 1

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Let’s take a closer look at the General Intelligence & Reasoning topics mentioned in the table above for SSC CGL 2020:


Coding-Decoding is a topic that assesses a candidate’s ability to decode a code language. A word and a coded form of the word will be given in each question on this subject. Students must decode the logic behind the coding and then apply the same logic to another word to arrive at an answer in the form of a code.

2.Arrangement: Seating Arrangements questions are one of the most frequent and important types of questions in the Logical Reasoning section. Some people are arranged in a circle in this sort of query, standing or seated around a round table. Blood ties, ranking, puzzles, and direction sense are some of the other topics covered in this section.

3.Logic-based: Logic-based questions require logical reasoning and take a long time to solve. Draw Venn Diagrams to prevent misunderstanding when answering Syllogism questions.

4.Miscellaneous: The Tier-I test can include questions on topics such as clocks and calendars.

5.Non-verbal: Pictorial Analogies, Symbol Operations, Symbol Sequence, Space Visualizations, Spatial Reasoning, Numeric Patterns, Spatial Relations,Mirror Image, & Space Image are some of the topics covered in this chapter.

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Daily Practice: To improve your pace and precision, make it a tradition to practise previous year papers and mock exams every day. Solve previous year’s articles so many of the issues are the same.
Important Topics to Practice: Students will use the above-mentioned chapter-by-chapter analysis to concentrate on the most critical topics first.

Practice Previous Year’s Question Papers: Do your best to practise as many previous year’s question papers as possible. However, bear in mind that the exam structure changes from time to time, so stick to the same structure.

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