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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 18-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 16-21
General Intelligence Easy 22-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 16-20
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 from series were difficult to solve. 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 2-3 Difficult
Syllogism 1 Easy
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 3-4 Easy
Odd one out 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2 Moderate
Series lengthy 5 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy


English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with Para Jumble was a new introduction in this year’s exam and it is time consuming. 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). Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

Idioms: Chicken hurted
One word substitution : Extempore
Topic of Cloze Test: Science & Religious Based

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

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. 5 Questions from tabular DI were asked and were very calculative. There were 4-5 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. There were 2-3 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:-Tabular
(Note: DI was not visible completely so student coundn’t attempt it at  one of the SSC centre)

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

  • Who won US open men’s Final?
  • Recently who got noble prize for peace?
  • With which country India will open crude oil?
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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