SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 22nd 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 – Tough19-21
Quantitative AptitudeEasy17-19
General IntelligenceEasy-Moderate20-21
General AwarenessEasy – Moderate16-19
OverallModerate76-82

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
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 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.

One word substitution: 
Sabotage
One who plays judo

Idioms:
Gain hope in turmoil
bitter bread

Synonym

Fissure
vicinity


Antonym:
Abeyance


Spelling correction:

Illicit


RC (Reading Comprehension): Oscar award muvie La La Land

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Esy
Narration1Easy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)3Moderate
Error Detection3E
Idioms/Phrases2E
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym5Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
RC (Reading Comprehension)5Easy-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 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 (6 member in a company & their contribution)

Some questions from exam:

  • What is the value of sec30 + tan60=?
  • If a-b=4, ab=2, then a³-b³=?


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) and Science (6-7 questions).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • Which of the following is not a member of SAARC?
  • One question related to Sherkhan. 
  • Gol Gumbaj situated at?
  • One question related to RBI. 
  • What is the product if Vinegar mix with baking soda?
  • Where will be 2019 Cricket World Cup held?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3-4Easy-Moderate
Polity4Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science6-7Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs4-5Moderate
Total25Moderate-difficult

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