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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 15-18
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 17-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 15-19
Overall Moderate 76-79

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy as usual. But some questions were difficult which were asked from ages, coding-decoding and figure counting.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.

Topic No of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 2 Difficult
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 1 Easy
Odd one out 1-2 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 3 Moderate
Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 8 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy

English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with 1 question from Active/Passive Voice and 1 question from narration. 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. Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

One word substitution:


  • The alpha and omega
  • Throw the sponge

Topic of Cloze Test:

Job Performance Parameters

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 Moderate
Narration 1 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Error Detection 3 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 2 Difficult
Parajumbled 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 4 Difficult
One word substitution 2-3 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. Questions from Pie Chart DI were asked and there were 6 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. There were 3 from trigonometry which are not of basic level. Questions from algebra were quite easy. Geometry questions are not that easy. Difficult questions are asked from trains.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

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

General Awareness

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, General Awareness questions were asked from all aspects of GA. Maximum questions were from History (4-5), Polity (4-5) and Science (7-8 questions). The level was easy-moderate. In geography 1 question asked from river.

Some Questions are:

  • Citizen and society book
  • Oscar best film
  • One question form opium.
  • Ant sting contain which acid?
  • No of writs
  • Cholera was discovered by?
  • Different women players of cricket hockey
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4-5 Easy
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate




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