SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2017


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 5th Aug 2017 (Slot 1)

Dear All, Most awaited exam of the year, SSC CGL Prelims 2017 has started from today. We all know that (SSC) Staff Selection Commission is conducting Online Examination of Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) for various posts.  Thousands of the candidates have appeared in the examination at various centres across the country.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2017 that will commence from  5th August 2017 to 24th August 2017. More than 20 lakh aspirants have applied for this year’s exams and will face cut throat competition. 

The Exam Analysis of SSC CGL Tier-1 2017 Exam will be published on this page once the first slot of day 1 has been concluded. Candidates must keep visiting this page to read the complete exam analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1-Slot 1 by our experts.
For now, here's an overview of the last years’ Tier-1 Analysis of SSC CGL Exam:

SSC CGL Tier -1 : Exam Timings 

Paper will be conducted in three shifts. Shift timings are as follow:
  1. 10 AM to 11 AM
  2. 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
  3. 4:15 to 5:15 PM

Section wise Exam Analysis SSC CGL Tier I 2017

Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section was of moderate difficulty level. A majority of questions were directly based on formulas. A few questions required precise calculations. Maximum number of questions were asked from 4 topics - Algebra, Pipe & Cistern, Geometry.

Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss  6 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 4 Difficult
Trigonometry 6 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 5-6 Difficult
Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern 5-6 Moderate
Geometry 7-8 Moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 3-4 Moderate
DI 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

Exam Analysis of General Intelligence/Reasoning

The General Intelligence/Reasoning section of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 was simple. The Non-Verbal Reasoning and Series questions were easy to answer, but the mathematical operation section was tough and required a lot of calculations.
Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 3 Moderate
Matrix 2 Easy
Mathematical operations 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 2 Easy
Non-Verbal (Mirror Image, Counting figure, Embedded figure) 6-7 Easy
Odd one out 6 Easy-Moderate
Coding-Decoding 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 2 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 4 Moderate
Series 6 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy

Exam Analysis of English Language

The English Language section of SSC CGL 2017 came with surprises as it had twisted language and tough vocabulary. While the Comprehension part was plain-sailing , One-word substitution and Synonyms-Antonyms were toughest. Questions from cloze tests were easy, questions from Idioms and phrases were comparatively difficult. The overall paper of English Language was difficult.
Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 6-8 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 3-4 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 6 Difficult
Comprehension 5 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 6 Difficult
One word substitution 5-6 Difficult
Spelling check 5-7 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 50 Difficult

Exam Analysis of 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

Cut-off Marks 114 103 125.50 92 97 20 68 137
Available Candidates 24277 11352 56192 4965 2742 2008 1411 46422 149319

Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt SSC CGL Tier-1 in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”.

Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 2017 - 05 August 2017 
We anticipate your Best performance in the exam. Feel free to drop any of your queries/ suggestions in the comments section below. You can also share the questions asked in the exam in the same place. Stay tuned & Subscribe for more updates

Stay connected for more information regarding SSC Exam Recruitment 2017. To excel in SSC CGL Examination, Follow us on or

All the Best for your Next Shifts & Upcoming Exams.
For More Exams Notifications & Coaching Classes & Training Stay tuned with
Content Partner:
India's Leading Institution for Competitive Exams.
Share To:


India's Leading Institution for Competitive Exams in Chandigarh visit

Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours