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Now its time for 2nd Shift Exam Review i.e. 4:15-5:15. The Exam will be conducted by SSC from 5th August to 24th August 2017.We are providing Exam analysis of SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 Shift-1, so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level. The SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 is being held in online mode. So dear students, without much ado, let’s get straight to the detailed  Exam analysis.

Last year the Exam duration was 75 minutes but this time the Exam duration is 60 minutes. 

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
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate-Difficult 15-17
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 19-21
General Intelligence Easy 19-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 14-19
Overall Moderate 73-79

English Language

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, English language section was Moderate-Difficult. Spelling check questions were not that easy although the words are very common. Parajumbled questions were also asked.  This time there were no RC(Reading Comprehension) instead there were 1 Cloze Test with 5 questions based on it and questions from it were of moderate level.


Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Error Detection 3 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Difficult
Parajumbled 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 3 Difficult
One word substitution 1-2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, Quantitative Aptitude was of Moderate Level. Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

  1. Tabular


Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 6-7 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 1 Difficult
Trigonometry 2-3 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 2-3 Difficult
Time and Work 2-3 Moderate
Geometry 2 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 1 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, General Intelligence(Reasoning) questions were of Easy level.


Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 2-3 Easy
Odd one out 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 4 Moderate
Series 6 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 6-7 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy

General Awareness

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, General Awareness questions were asked from Current Affairs(3-4 questions). From Science section, if you have basic knowledge of Science, then you can easily score good marks in GA Section.

Topic No of Questions Level
History 5-6 Moderate
Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
Polity 5-6 Difficult
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate


All the Best for Tomorrow



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