SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 8th 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 AptitudeModerate17-21
General IntelligenceEasy21-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate15-19
OverallModerate76-79

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.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding2Difficult
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)1Easy
Odd one out1-2Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Analogy3Moderate
Series5Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous8Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy

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:
Somnambulist

Idioms:

  • The alpha and omega
  • Throw the sponge

Topic of Cloze Test:

Job Performance Parameters

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Moderate
Narration1Moderate
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Idioms/Phrases2Difficult
Parajumbled2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym4Difficult
One word substitution2-3Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate
Total25Moderate-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
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss6Easy-Moderate
Mensuration2Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry3Moderate-Difficult
Algebra2Moderate-Difficult
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 (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
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity4-5Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

 

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