SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 12th August Shift-2

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 IntelligenceEasy21-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate17-19

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.

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Some Questions from Exam:

  • Q. Find the missing term:- 9 18 72 576 ?
  • Q. Find the missing term:-40:100::56:?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Blood Relation & Ranking1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)5Easy
Odd one out3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense TestEasy-Moderate
Series lengthy5Easy-Moderate


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

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice2Moderate
Sentence Improvement2Easy
Error Detection2Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate

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?

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss5-6Easy-Moderate
Time and Work1-2Moderate
Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage1Moderate

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?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Current Affairs3-4Moderate

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