SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 21st 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 Language Moderate – Tough19-21
Quantitative AptitudeEasy17-19
General IntelligenceEasy-Moderate21-23
General AwarenessEasy – Moderate16-19

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.

Mis spelt word: 

  • Obeisance

RC (Reading Comprehension): Kyte string(Manjha)

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Esy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)3Moderate
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 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.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:- Bar graph (5 taxi company)

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) and Science (6-7 questions).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • Which scheme is started by PM Modi related to LPG connections? 
  • How many seats of Rajya Sabha in Orissa state?                          
  • Tajmahal is constructed by which architect?                    
  • Gandiji in 1918 went to where to meet with cotton mill workers to start satyagrah?    
  • One question from latitude and longitudes of india                       
  • CBI come in which list-union, state or concurrent                        
  • Who got nobel prize 2016 for literature?                    
  • Who got silver medal in RIO olympic & in which sport?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Current Affairs4-5Moderate

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