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SSC CGL Tier-I 2017 Exam Analysis : 23rd 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 19-21
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 17-19
General Intelligence Easy-Moderate 20-21
General Awareness  Moderate – Difficult 16-19
Overall Moderate 74-81

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.

Question from exam:
99: 101 :: 90 : ?

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 RC (Reading Comprehension) instead of Cloze Test. 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.

Idioms: Learning by heart

Synonym: Redundancy

Antonym: Bifurcate

RC (Reading Comprehension): Related to Scuba divers (oxygen cylinder)

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 Moderate- difficult
Parajumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 5 Difficult
One word substitution 2 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 Line 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:-  Line Graph(company allotted visa to number of persons)

Some questions from exam
Sin30+2cos60=?

Topic No of Questions Level
CI, Profit/Loss 4-5 Easy
Mensuration 2 Easy
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy-Moderate
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) and Science (6-7 questions).

Some questions from exams are:-

  • How many medals India got in RIO 2016 Olympics?
  • One question from friction?
  • Books & authors (3 statements were given and you have to identify the correct one)
  • One question from supreme court writs.
  • Which scheme provides free health check-ups to pregnant women?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Polity 4 Easy
Economics 3 Moderate
Science 6-7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 4-5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate-difficult
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