SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 20th August Shift-1

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 Language Moderate – Tough20 – 22
Quantitative AptitudeEasy22 – 24
General IntelligenceEasy-Moderate21-23
General AwarenessEasy – Moderate18 – 20
OverallModerate80 – 85

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.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding2-3Easy
Calendar (birthday date)1Easy-Moderate
Missing Term2-3Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Direction1Moderate
Non-Verbal (Image)4Moderate
Odd one out3-4Easy-Moderate
cube (open dice)1Easy-Moderate
Analogy1Easy
Series1Moderate
Miscellaneous5Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy-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.

Idioms:

  • Bark up wrong tree
  • Call it a day

Synonyms:

  • Sultry

Antonyms:

  • Stymie

One word:

That can be easily affected

Word correction:

consensus

president

Passage: mangoes variety of coimbotore

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Esy
Narration1Easy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)3M
Error Detection3E
Idioms/Phrases2E
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
RC5Easy-Moderate
Total25Moderate-Difficult

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 Bar Graph 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.

Coordinate Geometry – y=mx+c, end point of line

There were 1 DI in the Exam:- Bar graph(density of 6 countries)

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
CI, Profit/Loss4-5Easy
Mensuration2Easy
Trigonometry2-3Easy
Algebra2-3Easy
Time and Work2Moderate
Coordinate Geometry / Geometry4-6Moderate
Time Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage / AP2Moderate
DI5Easy-Moderate
Total25Moderate

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:-

  • Which mughal Emperor had been kept prison for rest of his life?
  • Male part of plant 
  • Founder of circulatory system
  • One questions related to books on APJ Abdul kalam
  • Place between lesser Himalayas and —– are called dunes?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography2Easy-Moderate
Polity3Easy
Economics1Moderate
Science6-7Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs7Moderate
Total25Moderate-difficult

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