SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 9th August Shift-3

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-Difficult18-20
Quantitative AptitudeModerate17-21
General IntelligenceEasy18-21
General AwarenessEasy17-20
OverallModerate-difficult75-79

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy. But some questions were moderate. Students can have a fair idea of what SSC had been up to in terms of these questions. As per the inputs shared by students, this was average among all the other sections.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Coding-Decoding2Difficult
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)3-4Easy
Odd one out3Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense TestEasy-Moderate
Analogy2Moderate
Series lengthy5Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous9Easy-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 – One who takes revenge- enmity, vindictive (options)

Spelling-Glamorous

idioms- Prodigy, Nemesis (options)

Topic of Cloze Test: Politics Related 

Active/Passive: The kids are laughing at the lady.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Active/Passive Voice1Moderate
Narration1Moderate
Sentence Improvement3Easy
Error Detection3Moderate
Idioms/Phrases2Difficult
Parajumbles2Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym3Difficult
One word substitution2Difficult
Spelling check2Easy
Cloze test5Moderate
Total25Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. 5 Questions from Bar Graph DI were asked and were very calculative and easy. There were 6 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. There were 2 from trigonometry which are not of basic level. Questions from algebra were quite easy. Geometry questions are not that easy.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-BAR GRAPH, Movie Screen Related information.  

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss6Easy-Moderate
Mensuration2Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry2Moderate-Difficult
Algebra3Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work1Moderate
Geometry3Moderate
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:
1.Ozone is —– of oxygen? 

2. Second fight of Tarain between whom? 

3. BOOK-  The Light In The Window? 

4. Who received Padma Shri award 2017 Cooking ? 

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-5Moderate
Geography3Easy-Moderate
Polity4-5Easy
Economics2Moderate
Science7-8Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs/computer3-4Moderate
Total25Easy-Moderate

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