SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 8th August Shift 2

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-Difficult16-19
Quantitative AptitudeModerate18-21
General IntelligenceEasy21-23
General AwarenessEasy-Moderate16-19
OverallModerate77-81

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 series and coding-decoding. 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.

Syllogism question was based on Integer, natural number and complex number.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding2Difficult
Syllogism1Moderate-Difficult
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation0
Non-Verbal (Image)4Easy
Odd one out2Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test0
Analogy2Moderate
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:
One who expert in story telling:

Idioms:

  • At logger’s head
  • To put a spoke in wheel

Topic of Cloze Test:

Sources of Energy

Antonym
Panegyric

Spelling Check: Hygiene, Demise

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Moderate
Narration1Moderate
Sentence Improvement2-3Easy
Error Detection2-3Moderate
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. There were some new questions asked from geometry. Questions from tabular 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.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

  1. Tabular
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss4-5Moderate
Mensuration1Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry2Moderate-Difficult
Algebra2Easy-Moderate
Time and Work2Moderate
Geometry3-4Moderate
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.
Some Questions are:

  • Gain of electron?
  • How many fundamental duties in Indian constitution?
  • “Back to Vedas” who said this?
  • Question from award
  • Question from book
  • National Development Council
TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity2-3Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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