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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 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 16-19
Overall Moderate 77-81

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.

Topic No of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 2 Difficult
Syllogism 1 Moderate-Difficult
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation 0
Non-Verbal (Image) 4 Easy
Odd one out 2 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 0
Analogy 2 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:
One who expert in story telling:


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

Topic of Cloze Test:

Sources of Energy


Spelling Check: Hygiene, Demise

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 Moderate
Narration 1 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 2-3 Easy
Error Detection 2-3 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. 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
Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 4-5 Moderate
Mensuration 1 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 2 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 2 Easy-Moderate
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Geometry 3-4 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.
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
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4 Moderate
Geography 3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 2-3 Easy
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate


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