SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 10th August Shift-1

The important dates for SSC CGL 2017 are:

  • SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam: 5th Aug to 24th Aug 2017 
  • SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam: 10th-11th November 2017
  • SSC CGL Tier-3 Exam: 21st January 2018
  • Skill Test/Computer Skill Test: February 2018
SectionLevelGood Attempts
English LanguageModerate-Difficult17-19
Quantitative AptitudeModerate16-21
General IntelligenceEasy21-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate15-19
OverallModerate76-79

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy as usual. But some questions were difficult which were asked from figure counting and coding-decoding. Students can have a fair idea of what SSC had been upto in terms of these questions. As per the inputs shared by students, this was the easiest among all the other sections.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding1Difficult
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)3-4Easy
Odd one out3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense TestEasy-Moderate
Analogy2Moderate
Series lengthy5Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous9Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy

English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with 1 question from Active/Passive Voice and 1 question from narration. There was no reading comprehension and this was a major shocker for students. This year in this shift there was a cloze test (cloze tests were not seen in CGL Tier I exams in last 2-3 years). Para Jumble was a new introduction in this year’s exam and it is time cosuming. Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

Idioms: Will o wisp
Synonym: Ascend 

Topic of Cloze Test: Based on Politics

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Moderate
Narration1Moderate
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Idioms/Phrases2Difficult
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate
Total25Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. 5 Questions from tabular DI were asked and were very calculative. There were 4-5 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. There were 2-3 from trigonometry which are not of basic level. Questions from algebra were quite easy. Geometry questions are not that easy.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-Tabular( ratio & proportion, import & export)

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss5Easy-Moderate
Mensuration4Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry2-3Easy-Moderate
Algebra4-5Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work2Moderate
Geometry3Moderate
Speed and Distance2Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage2Moderate
DI5Easy-Moderate
Total25Moderate

General Awareness

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, General Awareness questions were asked from all aspects of GA. Maximum questions were from History (4-5), Polity (4-5) and Science (7-8 questions). The level was easy-moderate.

Some Questions are:

  • Biography of Rekha?
  • What is the SI unit of Current?
  • Gulf of Morrocco is between which 2 Countries?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity4-5Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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