SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 22nd 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-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.

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 (Reading Comprehension). 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 easy in this shift.

Idioms:
beat around the bush meaning
Achilles heel

Synonym

  • Rebate
  • Rebuke

Antonym:

Ravish

Cloze test : 

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Easy
Narration1Easy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers)3Moderate
Error Detection3Easy-Moderate
Idioms/Phrases2Easy
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Easy
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Easy-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.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-Bar graph(no. of employees & company)

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I., CI, Profit/Loss  /Partnership4-5Easy
Mensuration2Easy
Trigonometry2-3Easy
Algebra2-3Easy
Time and Work2Moderate
Coordinate Geometry / Geometry4-6Moderate
Time Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage / AP (arithmetic progression)2Moderate
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:-

  • Sher Shah Suri belongs to which dynasty?
  • Whom Siraj-ud-daula defeated and sat on throne?
  • One question from uterus. 
  • Which of the following is not algae?
  • Who is the Secretary General SAARC?
  • Gol Gumbaj was built in which century?
  • Who passes Constitutional amendments?
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3-4Easy-Moderate
Polity4Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science6-7Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs4-5Moderate
Total25Moderate-difficult

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