DDA Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam Analysis 18 September 2017


DDA Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam Analysis 18 September 2017

DDA Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam 2017. The Exam will be conducted by SSC from 18th September to 21st September 2017. We are providing Exam analysis of  DDA ASO 2017 Shift-1, so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level.

DDA Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam Pattern:

  • DDA ASO exam was held on Computer Based Online Test (CBT).
  • This exam had 100 questions of 200 marks and 1/3rd negative marking. (0.66 marks)
  • Time Duration 
    • 75 Minutes (Total) 
    • 100 Minutes for VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy
There were four sections in the exam as shown below
  • A. General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 Questions 50 Marks 
  • B. General Awareness 25 Question 50 Marks 
  • C. Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions 50 Marks 
  • D. English Language and Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks

DDA Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Exam Over all Analysis 

No of Questions
Max Marks
Exam Duration
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550

75 minutes
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550

DDA (ASO) Exam 2017 : Section wise Analysis 

General Intelligence and Reasoning :

As usual this section was very easy and anyone could easily score 20+ questions. Pattern was similar to SSC CGL exam. 4-5 questions from alphabetical coding decoding asked.

General Awareness 

This section was of average difficulty level and questions from polity and current affairs were in abundant.

  • There was no question from economy. 

General Awareness Questions Asked in DDA (ASO) Exam 2017 :

  1. Article 356- State Emergency
  2. Where was  brexit referendum held- uk
  3. Shivajiraj Gaekwad is the second name of- Rajini kanth
  4. Diffusion Example - burning of incense stick
  5. What is Mariana Trench – Deepest point in Pacific Ocean.
  6. 8th schedule of Indian constitution consist of- 22 languages
  7. Which countries lost in WW2 -Germany,Japan,Italy
  8. Which of these is an Operating System
  9. Kalaryipayattu belongs to which state – Kerala
  10. Who is father of pentium chip - Vinod dham
  11. Who has been nominated for oscar maximum no. of times- Meryl Streep
  12. Founder of Google - Larry page
  13. Kenaru humpy associated with which field - chess
  14. Theme of  How to kill a mockingbird- racism
  15. Drukair airline is in which country- bhutan
  16. Vinegar  is also known - acetic acid 
  17. Uttarakhand capital - Dehradun
  18. True about president of USA- can be elected only 2 times.
  19. Where will the next Olympic be held -Tokyo
  20. Contour lines - measures elevation
  21. Gautam Buddha first Sermon-Sarnath
  22. Recently Chile won which football Season - Copa America 2016

Quantitative Aptitude 

This section was again of average difficulty level and easier than SSC CGL level.

  • Questions were abundant from Boats and Stream, LCM-HCF, Work and Time, Partnership, Quadratic equations, Real number and complex numbers, and Mensuration. 
  • Questions from Advance maths is also being asked. 
  • Series and line graphs were easy. One question on simple interest.

Quants Questions Asked in DDA (ASO) Exam 2017 :

  1. x+1/x=3...x^3+1/x^3=?

English Language and Comprehension

English section was above average and questions types were different from SSC CGL questions.  

  • In a question a Poem was given and 4 questions were asked based on poem. 
  • Questions on Narration were asked.
  • Idioms and One word Substitutions were asked in sentence. 

If you have appeared in this examination, please share your experience and questions asked in comments section.


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