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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
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate-Difficult 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 16-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 17-19
Overall Moderate 74-79

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 from Exam:

  • Q. Find the missing term:- 9 18 72 576 ?
  • Q. Find the missing term:-40:100::56:?
Topic No of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 1 Difficult
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 5 Easy
Odd one out 3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2 Moderate
Series lengthy 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy


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.

Antonym: Refulgent
Idiom: Herculean task

Topic of Cloze Test: Based on Child Disorder

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 2 Moderate
Narration 2 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 2 Easy
Error Detection 2 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 2 Difficult
Parajumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 4 Difficult
One word substitution 2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. In this shift Quant questions were very calculative. 5 Questions from Line chart DI were asked. 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:- Line Chart (7 Countries & Agriculture Production)

Some Questions from Exam:

  • A+B+C=11 Ab+ BC +AC=17 , then a³+ b³+ c³- 3abc= ?
  • If A is 36 % more than C and 16% more than B. If B got 145 then C got?
  • x⁴ = (1/x⁴) = 62 then what is the value of x⁶ + (1/x⁶)?
  • (x/5)+(5/x) = -2 then What is the value of x³?

Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 3-4 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1-2 Moderate
Geometry 3-4 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 1 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

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:

  • Recently Arundhati roy book “The Ministry of utmost happiness”.
  • Who is the first governor general of India?
  • Who is the first female ruler of India?
  • How many states share Nepal’s Boundary?
  • Study of fungus?
  • Question relation to scientist?
  • Who didn’t get Arjuna Award 2016 in wrestling?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4-5 Easy
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate


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