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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 19th 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 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 18-21
General Intelligence Easy-Moderate 19-21
General Awareness Moderate-Difficult 14-17
Overall Moderate 73-77

General Intelligence

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017 the questions of General Intelligence(Reasoning) were quite easy. 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.
Questions from series & missing term were quite difficult. No question asked from counting of figure in this shift.

Topic No of Questions Level
Coding-Decoding 2-3 Difficult
Calendar (birthday date) 1 Easy-Moderate
Missing Term 2-3 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Direction 2 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 4 Easy
Odd one out 2-3 Easy-Moderate
cube (open dice) 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2 Moderate
Series 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate


English Language

English Language section again surprised candidates with 5 questions from Cloze Test instead of RC. 1 question asked 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: in Black & white

Antonym: Persistent

Topic of Cloze Test: Yoga

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 Moderate
Narration 1 Moderate
Sentence Improvement (Fillers) 2 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 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 Line graph DI were asked. There were 5 questions of SI & CI and Profit and Loss. Geometry questions are not that easy.Questions from algebra were of moderate level. Trigonometry questions was very basic in level.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:- Line Graph (Import & Export)

Topic No of Questions Level
CI, Profit/Loss 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
Algebra 2-3 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 3 Moderate
Coordinate 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).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • Who is the inventer of space Pen?
  • One question related to Xylem.
  • How many seats in Rajya Sabha Tripura?
  • Which film got 64th national feature Filmfare award 2016?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4-5 Easy
Economics 2-3 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 4-5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-difficult

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