SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2021: 17 August Shift 2 & 3 Paper Analysis And Difficulty Level Explained

SSC Commission on August 17, Tuesday conducts CGL Tier 1 online exam for over 1 lakh aspirants. The examination is held in 3 shifts at allotted exam centres. Hereby the paper analysis of CGL August 17 Shift 2 and 3 is shared below.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Aug 17, 2021 15:07 IST
SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2021: 17 August Shift 2 & 3 Paper Analysis And Difficulty Level Explained
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has concluded the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) tier-1 computer-based test for the 2nd shift on August 17, 2021 (Tuesday). The examination is reportedly held successfully at all exam centers across the country. The candidates who have appeared on August 17, 2021 shifts 2 and 3 can check the paper analysis of today's examination of respective sittings.

The nodal commission is holding CGL Tier 1 online exam that started on August 13 and is scheduled till August 24, 2021, in multiple shifts. Following the schedule, on August 17, Tuesday the commission conducted the CGL Tier 1 online exam for afternoon and evening shifts. The exam is scheduled to be conducted in multiple shifts at centers across the country.

For reference of the candidates, an analysis of CGL 17 August shifts 2, and shift 3 is hereby shared. Candidates who have attempted the CGL exam or are scheduled to appear in upcoming shifts may go through the paper analysis, and solutions provided by the experts. In addition to this, they can check the asked questions, level of questions, section-wise difficulty level, and safe score to qualify for the tier 2 exam.

Based on the feedback provided by the candidates, the overall level of the SSC CGL 17 August shift 2 exam was difficult in level. Provisional and unofficial solutions of questions based on General Awareness, Reasoning, Mathematics, and English are shared below by GradeUp experts.


It should be noted that the official answer key will be issued after the tier 1 exam is over. The answer key along with objection intimation will be made available on the official website It will help candidates to figure out the correct answers to the questions and also to calculate their scores.

Ahead of the official release of the answer key, candidates are asked to go through the paper analysis for shift 2, & 3. It will help them assess the exam section-wise weightage, difficulty level, and safe score. The SSC CGL Tier I exam consists of 4 subjects namely General Intelligence & Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. In the subject-wise analysis, the difficulty level of CGL tier 1 is as follows.

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The level of the asked questions was moderate to difficult level.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: The section was moderate.
  • General Awareness: The section was of moderate difficulty level.
  • English Language and Comprehension: English section questions were moderate.

Should Read: SSC CGL August 16 Paper Analysis; Solutions & Difficulty Level, All Shifts

The analysis of SSC CGL August 17, 2021, held 3rd shift exam will be shared only after the examination is over, most probably around 7 pm. Here, candidates can also check the analysis of yesterday's CGL paper for all shifts. 

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