SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 16th 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-Difficult17-19
Quantitative AptitudeModerate17-21
General IntelligenceEasy22-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate18-20
OverallModerate75-79

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)5Easy
Odd one out3Easy-Moderate
Cube1Easy-Moderate
Analogy2Moderate
Series4-5Moderate
Miscellaneous6Easy-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.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice2Moderate
Narration1Moderate
Sentence Improvement2Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Idioms/Phrases2Difficult
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym3-4Difficult
One word substitution3Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate
Total25Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. In this shift, Quant questions were very calculative. 5 Questions from DI were asked. There were 5 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. Geometry questions are not that easy.Questions from Trigonometry & algebra were of moderate level.

There were 1 DI in the Exam

Some questions from exam:

  • Two trains were moving in opposite direction at the speed of 30 and 45 km/hr respectively. The length of trains is 450m,550m respectively. Find the time in which they will cross each other?
  • What will be the value of X in a number 211x so that it becomes perfect square?


TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss3-4Easy-Moderate
Mensuration3-4Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry3Easy-Moderate
Algebra4Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work1-2Moderate
Geometry3-4Moderate
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:

  • What is the SI unit of power?
  • Which article is heart and soul of Indian Constitution?
  • What is the chemical formula of quick lime?
  • Where was Brics summit 2017 held?
  • Recently who got Filmfare lifetime achievement award?
  • The rolling plan came after which 5-year plan?


TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity4-5Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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