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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.

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis (Overall):

The level of the exam can be considered Easy to Moderate.

Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 19-20
General Intelligence Easy 21-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 14-15
Overall Moderate 73-78

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The entire Quantitative Aptitude Paper was moderate level. Questions were asked directly based on formulas. A few questions demanded rigorous calculations. Maximum questions were asked from Algebra, SI, CI, Trigonometry & Geometry.

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/ Pipe & Cistern 2-3 Moderate
Geometry 2 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 1 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning

The General Intelligence/Reasoning section of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam was easy. While the Non-Verbal Reasoning and Series questions were easy. There were only 1 questions from image.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)1Easy
Odd one out2-3Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding4-5Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Analogy4Moderate
Series 6Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous9Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: English Language

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, English language section was Moderate, this time there were no RC(Reading Comprehension) instead there were 1 Cloze Test with 5 questions based on it and questions from it were of moderate level. Spelling check questions were not that easy although the words are very common. Parajumbled questions were also asked.

Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Error Detection 3-4 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Difficult
Antonym/ Synonym 3 Difficult
One word substitution 2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Para-jumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

General Awareness yet again was Easy to Moderate. 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 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

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Cut-Off

The cut-off for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 will be released once the result of SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 has been declared. Candidates will get fair idea about their selection chances through the cut-off for Tier-1 of SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

As the exam pattern was almost same as last years’, we are expecting the cut-off to be more or less same as SSC CGL 2016.

Therefore, let’s have a look at SSC CGL 2016 Cut-Off to have a fair idea of the expected cut-off for SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam Cut-Off

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 137.5 125.5 114 103 97 68 20 92 --
Candidates Available 46422 56192 24227 11352 2742 1411 2008 4965 149319

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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.

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis (Overall):

The level of the exam can be considered Easy to Moderate.

Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 19-20
General Intelligence Easy 21-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 14-15
Overall Moderate 73-78

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The entire Quantitative Aptitude Paper was moderate level. Questions were asked directly based on formulas. A few questions demanded rigorous calculations. Maximum questions were asked from Algebra, SI, CI, Trigonometry & Geometry.

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 2-3 Moderate
Geometry 2 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 1 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning

The General Intelligence/Reasoning section of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 exam was easy. While the Non-Verbal Reasoning and Series questions were easy. There were only 1 questions from image.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Syllogism1Moderate
Matrix1Easy
Blood Relation1Easy
Non-Verbal (Image)1Easy
Odd one out2-3Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding4-5Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Analogy4Moderate
Series 6Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous9Easy-Moderate
Total25Easy

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: English Language

In SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2017, English language section was Moderate, this time there were no RC(Reading Comprehension) instead there were 1 Cloze Test with 5 questions based on it and questions from it were of moderate level. Spelling check questions were not that easy although the words are very common. Parajumbled questions were also asked.

Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Error Detection 3-4 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Difficult
Antonym/ Synonym 3 Difficult
One word substitution 2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Para-jumbles 2 Easy-Moderate
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

General Awareness yet again was Easy to Moderate. 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 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

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Cut-Off

The cut-off for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 will be released once the result of SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 has been declared. Candidates will get fair idea about their selection chances through the cut-off for Tier-1 of SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

As the exam pattern was almost same as last years’, we are expecting the cut-off to be more or less same as SSC CGL 2016.

Therefore, let’s have a look at SSC CGL 2016 Cut-Off to have a fair idea of the expected cut-off for SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam Cut-Off

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 137.5 125.5 114 103 97 68 20 92 --
Candidates Available 46422 56192 24227 11352 2742 1411 2008 4965 149319