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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 16th 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
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate-Difficult 17-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 17-21
General Intelligence Easy 22-23
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 18-20
Overall Moderate 75-79

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.

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 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

Some questions from exam:

  • Two trains were moving in opposite direction at the speed of 30 and 45 km/hr respectively. The length of trains is 450m,550m respectively. Find the time in which they will cross each other?
  • What will be the value of X in a number 211x so that it becomes perfect square?


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:

  • What is the SI unit of power?
  • Which article is heart and soul of Indian Constitution?
  • What is the chemical formula of quick lime?
  • Where was Brics summit 2017 held?
  • Recently who got Filmfare lifetime achievement award?
  • The rolling plan came after which 5-year plan?


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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