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

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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TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Blood Relation & Ranking1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)5Easy
Odd one out3Easy-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-consuming. Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice2Moderate
Sentence Improvement2Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym3-4Difficult
One word substitution3Difficult
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 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
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:

  • 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
Current Affairs3-4Moderate

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