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SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 17th-August Exam Analysis

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 17th-August Exam Analysis

SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 17th-August Exam Analysis


Dear Students,

As you all know that SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 examination is going on. Today was the 8th day of the examination. We at Pinnacle will bring out the exam analysis on daily basis so that the Students who has exam in coming days gets benefited. It will give you an overall idea of chapter wise distribution of questions as well as the difficulty level of questions asked in different subjects. Stay tuned for the detail analysis of daily exam paper at our website. 

Detail Analysis

General Intelligence(Reasoning) was easy except 2-3 tricky questions. So  20-22 question with atleast 90% accuracy will be  consider as a  good attempt. All the basic chapter was covered like Odd one out, Blood relations, Analogy, series, matrix, syllogism, direction test etc. There were no surprises like English was there in this section. Questions from coding decoding and number series is consistently coming harder.

Overall difficulty level of this paper: Easy

Few sample Questions from today’s paper:

→ Question based on dice and calendar

→ Questions based on mathematical operations

→ 60 : 15 :: 100 : ?

English Language was of difficulty level just like the previous day. Today first time in CGL 2017 Tier-1 Reading comprehension was asked. There were NO questions from Narration and active passive voice. SSC has included parajumble which was not there in  last year examination. Parajumble were quiet tough. Till last year these portion were part of Tier-2 English question paper. Rest of the chapters were same like 3 questions each from sentence improvement, error detection, Idioms and phrases,Antonyms, synonyms, one word substitution and spelling check etc. Synonyms and antonyms were on tougher side(phrasal verb, antonyms, synonyms were on tougher side than rest of portions). Very few vocabs are coming from previous year papers. 

Overall difficulty level of this paper: Easy to moderate

Sample Questions:

→ Antonyms: Melody, Diffident

→ Spelling: perverted, blandness

→ Idioms and phrases: To make up ones mind, to finger in every pie

→ Synonyms: chauvinism

→ RC: Bases on Probiotic experiment

Quantitative Aptitude(Mathematics) was a bit calculative considering the fact that SSC has reduced the exam duration  from 75 Minutes to 60 Minutes. So you need to be very selective while you attempt this section. It is always a wise decision to skip lengthy question for the last otherwise it can ruin your paper as a whole. There was one DI consists of tabular graph having 5 questions(Questions were calculative). Apart from DI, 2-3 question each were from Algebra, geometry, time and work, trigonometry, mensuration, S.I&C.I, profit loss etc. DI questions are very calculative.

Overall difficulty level of this paper: Easy to Moderate

Sample Questions:

→ tan 45° + √3 sec 60° = ?

→ Straight line 2x +7y cuts X-axis at which point?

→ If diagonal of a square is 12 cm then find the side of that square.

→ If a man sells a article at Rs 19000 and suffer loss of 10% then to get a profit of 15%, what should be selling price?

→ if sinQ =24/29 then find CosQ

→ One Question on section formula of coordinate geometry

→ a+b =4 and ab =3 then find the value of a³ + b³

→ In a right angle triangle ABC, angle B is 90 . Perpendicular is drawn at AC from point D, AD =16, CD= 9 then find BD.

→ A girl has 30 marks more in Maths than Science. If 60% of maths and science marks is equal to marks in maths then how much marks she got in Science?

→ In a class of 50 students, average age of 27 boys is 72. Average age of girls is 55.44. Then find the average age of girls in the class.

→ DI (tabular graph on percentage calculation)


General Awareness(GK) had questions covering almost all aspects of GK. Major focus areas was History, Polity(4-5 questions each) and Science (7-8 questions). The level varied between easy and moderate. There were a few questions from economics and geography as well. Few history and polity questions were repeated. There were good number of questions from current events. Now we see that questions are getting repeated in this section from previous year papers.

Overall difficulty level of this paper: Easy to moderate depending upon your knowledge base

Here are a few sample questions :

 Binary to decimal conversion

→ Didda emperors ruled during which period?

→ Jama Masjid was built in which century?

→  Sound is generated from which of the following?

→ Superconuctivity

→ Human voice

→ Which part of Himalaya is located between Kali and Sutlej river?

→ Under which amendment retirement age of high court and supreme court has been increased to 65 years?

→ Brinjal and tomato is which form of vegetables?

→ Government scheme to built toilet in villages?

→ Xylem first produces in which part?

→ Book and its Author

→ Formula of Milk of magnesia?

→ What is marginal product?

→ North west border sharing country of India?

→ Who won Booker prize in 2016?

→ Sodium is invented by?

→ Rank of UK in Human development Index?

→ 2016 Mens Kabaddi runner up?

This was all for today. Keep visiting our website. We will provide more extensive coverage going forward. If you have any specific concern, please comment on the post. We will try to respond to your queries. Our best wishes are with you for your examination.

Thank You!





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