SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 21st 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

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)4Moderate
Odd one out3-4Easy-Moderate
cube (open dice)1Easy-Moderate


English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with 5 questions from RC (Reading Comprehension) instead of Cloze Test. 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.


  • Cynicism
  • Pinnacle


  • Cinacle

One word: Keep at bay

RC (Reading Comprehension): Obesity

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Esy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)3M
Error Detection3E
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
RC (Reading Comprehension)5Easy-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  Pie Chart 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:-Pie chart (six persons & their votes)

Some questions from exam:

  • A can do a work in 15 days B can in 30 days. Half work done in how many days by together.
  • Find a+b if a³+b³ is 72 and ab is 8?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
CI, Profit/Loss4-5Easy
Time and Work2Moderate
Coordinate Geometry / Geometry4-6Moderate
Time Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage / AP2Moderate

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:-

  • Who built Charminar?
  • Who made union & concurrent list?
  • Animal cruelty comes in which list?
  • What is soil erosion? 
  • Higher Citizen Galantry 2016 award comes in which category?
  • books & authors (Match the following)
  • Another name of copper suphate?
  • Where will be FIFA 2018 world cup held?
  • Which yojna connects state and central?
  • By which process heat energy in machine consumed?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Current Affairs4-5Moderate

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