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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 17th 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 17-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-23
General Awareness Moderate 15-20
Overall Moderate 75-79

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy. 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 5 questions from RC (Reading Comprehension) instead of Cloze Test. 1 question aksed from Active/Passive Voice and 1 question from narration. 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 make up ones mind


  • Travesty
  • Yearn

Antonym: Diffident

Spelling Check: Perverted

Topic of RC (Reading Comprehension): Probiotic diet

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 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
RC (Reading Comprehension) 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

Quant in CGL 2017 exam was of moderate level. In this shift, Questions were asked from Co-ordinate geometry. 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:

  • If a+b=4, ab=3 , then a³ + b³?
  • One question asked from intercept form.
  • In a triangl ABC ryt angle at B, perpendicular drawn on AC at point D, AD=16, CD=9, then find BD?
  • In the class of 50 student, 27 was boys and their average weight is 72, avrg weight of the class is 55.44. Find the average weight of girls [Options=30,36,44,48]
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
Co-ordinate Geometry / Geometry 5-6 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.In this shift, exam was difficult. Maximum questions were from History (4-5) which are from ancient history, Polity (4-5) and Science (7-8 questions). The level was easy-moderate.

Some questions from exams are:-

  • Sound is generated from which of the following?
  • Runners up in previous Kabaddi world cup?
  • High court judges retirement age 62 yrs made in which amendment?
  • Didda empresses ruled during which period?
  • Convert 1001001 binary into decimal.
  • Who discovered sodium?
  • Jama masjid build in which century? 
  • Xylem first produces in which part?

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 Moderate
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