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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 16th 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
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate-Difficult 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 18-20
Overall Moderate 76-79

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 figure counting 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.

Topic No of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 1 Difficult
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation & Ranking 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 5 Easy
Odd one out 3 Easy-Moderate
Cube 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2 Moderate
Series 4-5 Moderate
Miscellaneous 6 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 and it is time consuming. Questions from Antonyms & Synonyms were quite difficult.

Idiom: To wrangle over an ass’s shadow

One word Substitution: One who study cancer

Topic of Cloze Test: Indian Religions

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 2 Moderate
Narration 1 Moderate
Sentence Improvement 2 Easy
Error Detection 3 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 2 Difficult
Parajumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 3-4 Difficult
One word substitution 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. In this shift Quant questions were very calculative. 5 Questions from Pie Chart DI were asked. There were 5 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. Geometry questions are not that easy.Questions from Trigonometry & algebra were of moderate level.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:- Pie Chart (Runs scored by Pujara against various countries were given in %)

Some questions from exam:

  • In a triangle ABC, AD is an angle bisector, AB : AC = 3:4. If area of the triangle is 350 square cm, find the area of triangle ADC.
  • How many spheres of radius 1cm can be made if a hemisphere of radius 6cm is melted ?
  • If the length of incentre of an equilateral triangle is 10 cm , find the length of the circumradius of the same triangle. 


Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 3 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 4 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1-2 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:

  • Who is the author of “Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl”?
  • Judiciary review kaha se liya gya h?
  • Who killed John Saunders in 1927 ?
  • “Quensburry Rule” related to which sport?
  • largest gland in the human body?
  • Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel started which movement?
  • “Dulari Kanya” scheme started by which state?
  • Bronze is made up of  which of the following?
  • Theory of Relativity given by?


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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