SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 6th 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 LanguageModerate-Difficult15-18
Quantitative AptitudeModerate18-21
General IntelligenceEasy20-22
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate14-16
OverallModerate75-78

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy. The topic wise distribution of the reasoning section has been provided below. 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.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)1Easy
Odd one out1-2Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Analogy4Moderate
Series5Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous10Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy

English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with twisted questions and arduous language. There was no reading comprehension and this was a major shocker for students. This year in this shift there was a cloze test (cloze tests were not seen in CGL Tier I exams in last 2-3 years). Para Jumble was a new introduction in this year’s exam.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Idioms/Phrases3Difficult
Parajumbled2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym3Difficult
One word substitution2-3Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate
Total25Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. Questions from Tabular DI were asked and there were 6 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. There were 2-3 from trigonometry. And 2-3 questions were from Algebra

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

  1. Tabular
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss6Easy-Moderate
Mensuration1Difficult
Trigonometry2-3Moderate-Difficult
Algebra2-3Difficult
Time and Work2Moderate
Geometry2Moderate
Speed and Distance1Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage1Moderate
DI5Easy-Moderate
Total25Moderate

General Awareness

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, General Awareness questions were asked from all aspects of GA. Maximum questions were from History (5-6), Polity (5-6) and Science (7-8 questions). The level was easy-moderate.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History5-6Moderate
Geography2Easy-Moderate
Polity5-6Difficult
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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