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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 22nd August Shift-3

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 19-21
Quantitative Aptitude Easy 17-19
General Intelligence Easy-Moderate 20-21
General Awareness Easy – Moderate 16-19
Overall Moderate 76-82

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 (Reading Comprehension). 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 easy in this shift.

Idioms:
beat around the bush meaning
Achilles heel

Synonym

  • Rebate
  • Rebuke

Antonym:

Ravish

Cloze test : 

Topic No of Questions Level
Active/Passive Voice 1 Easy
Narration 1 Easy
Sentence Improvement (Fillers) 3 Moderate
Error Detection 3 Easy-Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 2 Easy
Parajumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 4 Easy
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 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.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-Bar graph(no. of employees & company)

Topic No of Questions Level
S.I., CI, Profit/Loss  /Partnership 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 (arithmetic progression) 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) and Science (6-7 questions).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • Sher Shah Suri belongs to which dynasty?
  • Whom Siraj-ud-daula defeated and sat on throne?
  • One question from uterus. 
  • Which of the following is not algae?
  • Who is the Secretary General SAARC?
  • Gol Gumbaj was built in which century?
  • Who passes Constitutional amendments?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4 Easy
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 6-7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 4-5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-difficult

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