SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 11th August Shift-3

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-Difficult16-19
Quantitative AptitudeModerate16-21
General IntelligenceEasy20-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate16-19
OverallModerate74-79

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.

Some questions are:

  • Odd one out:- 
  1. Hockey
  2. Football
  3. Baseball
  4. Snooker
  • Number series of cubes

 

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding1Difficult
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)3-4Easy
Odd one out3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Analogy2Moderate
Series lengthy5Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous8Easy-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 consuming. Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

Idiom phrase:  

  • At one’s wit end
  • Adam’s ale

One word:

words written on Tomb

Topic of Cloze Test: Simplicity of life and its various research

 

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. There were 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: Bar graph (related to loan distribution of banks in different years 
)

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss5Easy-Moderate
Mensuration2Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry2-3Easy-Moderate
Algebra4-5Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work1Moderate
Geometry2Moderate
Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage1Moderate
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:

  • 2016 Khel Ratn award?
  • which disease is caused by Nickel ?
  • Power House of Cells?
  • Match the following:
  1. Brihideshwar temple: Karnatka
  2. Lingraj Temple
  3. Dilwara Temple: Rajasthan
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity4-5Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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