SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Exam Analysis

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam is scheduled from 5th August to 24th August. As the first slot of the examination has already been conducted, it is time to go for Exam Analysis of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1. Let’s have a look at the detailed Section-Wise and overall analysis of the first slot of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam.

Overall Analysis

Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate-Difficult 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 19-20
General Intelligence Easy 21-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 13-15
Overall Moderate 74-78

Section-Wise Analysis

Quantitative Aptitude

The entire Quantitative Aptitude Paper was Easy. Questions were asked directly based on formulas. A few questions demanded rigorous calculations. Maximum questions were asked from Partnerships, Speed, Distance and Time Mixture and Allegations etc.

Topic No of Questions Level
Mixture and Allegation 2 Easy
Partnership 5 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 2 Moderate
Speed, Time and Distance 3 Difficult
Compound Interest and Simple Interest 2 Moderate
Average 2 Moderate
Number System 2 Easy
Mensuration 2 Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Easy
Percentage 2 Easy
Time and Work 1 Easy
Bar Chart 1 Easy
Overall 25 Easy

General Intelligence/Reasoning

The General Intelligence/Reasoning section of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam was moderate. While the Paper Cutting and Folding questions were easy, the questions asked from series were really difficult to anticipate. No questions were asked from order/ranking and direction.

Topic No of Questions Level
Non-Verbal 1 Moderate
Analogy 1 Easy
Classification 1 Easy
Mirror Image 1 Moderate
Statements and Conclusions 1 Moderate
Arithmetic Operations 2 Moderate
Paper Cutting and Folding 1 Easy
Series 3-4 Difficult
Coding-Decoding 2 Moderate
Embedded Figure 2 Easy
Matrix 1 Easy
Missing Number 1 Easy
Direction 0 Easy
Pattern Completion 3 Moderate
Venn Diagrams 2 Easy
Word Formation 2 Moderate
Counting of Figures 1 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

English Language

Surprisingly, this year, the English Section was Moderate level with no Reading Comprehension. Synonyms and Antonyms that are really difficult to figure out turned out to be an easy piece of cake. The overall section easy-moderate. Maximum questions were asked from Cloze Test.

Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Error Detection 3 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Difficult
Para Jumble 2 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/Synonym 3 Difficult
One word substitution 1-2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate

General Awareness

General Awareness yet again was direct and easy. The major area of focus this year was on General Awareness questions in the field of sports and awards and honors. Science was given a higher weightage this time in General Awareness Section of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam. The overall paper was of Moderate level.

Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-5 Moderate
Geography 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Polity 6-8 Difficult 
Economics 7-8 Moderate
Chemistry 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Physics 4-5 Moderate
Biology 6-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 8-9 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Expected Cut-Off

The cut-off for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 will be published after the result of SSC CGL Tier-1 2017. The cut-off will be rolled out both State-Wise and Category-Wise. Candidates will get a proper idea about their chances of selection through the final cut-off for Tier-1 of SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

Since the exam pattern was more or less similar to that of previous year, we are anticipating the cut-off to be roughly the same as that of SSC CGL 2016.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam Cut-Off

SC ST OBC Ex.S OH HH VH UR Total
Cut-off Marks 114 103 125.50 92 97 20 68 137
Available Candidates 24277 11352 56192 4965 2742 2008 1411 46422 149319
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