SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 19th 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 AptitudeModerate18-21
General IntelligenceEasy-Moderate19-21
General AwarenessModerate-Difficult14-17

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy. 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.
Questions from series & missing term were quite difficult. No question asked from counting of figure in this shift.

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TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Calendar (birthday date)1Easy-Moderate
Missing Term2-3Moderate
Non-Verbal (Image)4Easy
Odd one out2-3Easy-Moderate
cube (open dice)1Easy-Moderate


English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with 5 questions from Cloze Test instead of RC. 1 question asked from Active/Passive Voice and 1 question from narration. 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 Voice1Moderate
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)2Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze Test5Easy-Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. In this shift, Questions were asked from Co-ordinate geometry. 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 algebra were of moderate level. Trigonometry questions was very basic in level.

There were 1 DI in the Exam.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
CI, Profit/Loss4-5Easy-Moderate
Time and Work3Moderate
Coordinate Geometry / Geometry5-6Moderate
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.In this shift, exam was difficult. Maximum questions were from History (4-5) which are from ancient history, Polity (4-5) and Science (7-8 questions).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • SAARC Agriculture headquarter located in?
  • One question related to Magnesium when burnt
  • The quantity of total output produced per unit of a variable input?
  • Which gas is released in fire extinguisher?
  • Sultan Mahmud was ruler of which country?
  • One question related to Government scheme.
  • When a body is in motion if force is applied opposite to the direction of motion then speed?
  • Grammy award 2016 was given for which song?
  • One question related to Football cup.
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Current Affairs4-5Moderate

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