SSC CGL (Tier-1) 2017 - Exam Paper Analysis

Staff Selection Commission
Combined Graduate Level Examination

Exam Paper Analysis

SSC CGL 2017 - Important Dates

  • 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 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 19-20
General Intelligence Easy 21-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 13-15
Overall Moderate 74-78

English Language


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

Quantitative Aptitude


Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 6 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 1 Difficult
Trigonometry 2-3 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 2-3 Difficult
Time and Work 2 Moderate
Geometry 2 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 1 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

General Intelligence


Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 1 Easy
Odd one out 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 4 Moderate
Series 6 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy

General Awareness


Topic No of Questions Level
History 5-6 Moderate
Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
Polity 5-6 Difficult
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate