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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 20th 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 – Tough 20 – 22
Quantitative Aptitude Easy 22 – 24
General Intelligence Easy-Moderate 21-23
General Awareness Easy – Moderate 18 – 20
Overall Moderate 80 – 85

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 Easy
Calendar (birthday date) 1 Easy-Moderate
Missing Term 2-3 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Direction 1 Moderate
Non-Verbal (Image) 4 Moderate
Odd one out 3-4 Easy-Moderate
cube (open dice) 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 1 Easy
Series 1 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.


  • Bark up wrong tree
  • Call it a day


  • Sultry


  • Stymie

One word:

That can be easily affected

Word correction:



Passage: mangoes variety of coimbotore

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 Esy
Narration 1 Easy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers) 3 M
Error Detection 3 E
Idioms/Phrases 2 E
Parajumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 4 Difficult
One word substitution 2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
RC 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 Bar Graph 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.

Coordinate Geometry – y=mx+c, end point of line

There were 1 DI in the Exam:- Bar graph(density of 6 countries)

Topic No of Questions Level
CI, Profit/Loss 4-5 Easy
Mensuration 2 Easy
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
Algebra 2-3 Easy
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Coordinate Geometry / Geometry 4-6 Moderate
Time Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage / AP 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.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:-

  • Which mughal Emperor had been kept prison for rest of his life?
  • Male part of plant 
  • Founder of circulatory system
  • One questions related to books on APJ Abdul kalam
  • Place between lesser Himalayas and —– are called dunes?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
Polity 3 Easy
Economics 1 Moderate
Science 6-7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 7 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-difficult

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