SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Feb 1)

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Feb 2, 2017

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SSC CHSL 2017 exam began on January 7, 2017 and is still in process till February 5, 2017. The Exam on Feb 1, 2017 was conducted in three slots. This SSC CHSL February 1, 2017 will give you the detailed analysis of the exams. Read the analysis carefully to examine your performance or to accordingly prepare for the SSC CHSL exams.   

CHSL Exam had an Easy to Moderate difficulty level. Overall good attempts of CHSL Exam are 76-84


SSC CHSL Analysis Feb 1, 2017 Overall Analysis

Subject No. of Questions Difficulty level Good Attempt
English language 25 Moderate 17-19
General Awareness 25 Easy to moderate 20-21
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Easy 21-23
Reasoning 25 Easy 21-23
Overall 100 Easy to moderate 76-84

SSC CHSL Sectional Analysis

The section wise analysis of SSC CHSL Tier I FEB 1, 2017 is discussed below. Read the section wise analysis to get an idea of difficulty level of all the sections and questions asked.

Check: SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Jan 29)


CHSL – Reasoning

General Ability and Reasoning tests the logical analytics, thinking and non- verbal skills of the students. To surpass cutoff marks, 21-23 number of safe attempts can be considered.

Maximum number of questions came from the topics like classification, and analogy. The level of difficulty for these topics was easy to moderate. There was no question was asked on Puzzles and Syllogisms.

Topic Number of questions Level of Difficulty
Classification 2-3 Easy
Analogy 2 Easy- moderate
Series 1 Easy
Alphabet series 1-2 Easy
Blood relations 1 Easy
Mirror image / water image 1 Easy
Paper folding 1 Easy – moderate
Coding decoding 2 Easy
Ordering & ranking 1 Easy
Venn diagram 1 Easy
Data Sufficiency 1 Moderate
Matrix 1 Easy
Statement & Conclusion 1-2 Easy to moderate
Direction & distance 1-2 Easy
Missing Pattern 1 Easy
Miscellaneous 1-4 Easy - moderate

CHSL – General Awareness

The total number of question in this section was 25 which consisted of 50 marks. Each correct response carried 2 marks. Safe attempts for this section were 20-21 out of 25 questions.

The difficulty level of this section was Easy to Moderate. The highest number of questions came from General Science which was easy in nature. The topics which asked majorly were from history, geography, and art & culture, which were easy to moderate in nature.  

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Geography 3-4 Easy
History 3-4 Moderate
General science 7-8 Easy
Computers 2 Easy
Art & culture 2-3 Easy
Current affairs 3 Moderate
Polity 2 Moderate
Economics & financial awareness 2 Moderate

CHSL – English

The difficulty level of this section was Moderate. This section contained 25 questions which was of 50 marks. An average attempt of 17-19 number of questions considered enough to surpass cutoff marks.

This section tests the Basic English knowledge of aspirants. The highest number of question came from Antonyms & Synonyms, and Cloze test which were moderate in nature. Aspirants could score easily in the topics like spelling, sentence / para jumbles, and error spotting / sentence correction, direct & indirect speech, and active & passive voice as they were easy.

No questions were asked on Reading Comprehension

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Synonyms & Antonyms 3-4 Moderate
Fill in the blanks 4-5 Easy to moderate
Phrases & idioms 2 Easy to moderate
Direct & indirect speech / narration 1 Easy
Active & passive voice 1 Easy
Spellings 2 Moderate
One word substitution 2-3 Easy to moderate
Error spotting / sentence correction 1-3 Easy
Sentence / Para jumbles 1-3 Easy

CHSL – Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to previous days, a significant portion was from Arithmetic. The difficulty level of this section was Easy. 21-23 number of safe attempts can be considered enough to surpass cutoff marks.

Aspirants can easily score in the topics like Data interpretation & coordinate geometry as the highest number of question came from it and were easy. Other questions include topics were mensuration, trigonometry, and geometry. These topics were easy to moderate in level. There were 4-8 miscellaneous questions which were moderate in nature.

Miscellaneous questions include Time Speed Distance, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Partnership, Simple & Compound Interest, Percentages, Ratio Proportion, Averages, Mixtures & Alligations, Simplification, Permutation Combination, Probability.

Topics Number of questions Level of difficulty
DI 4 Easy to moderate
Geometry 2-3 Easy to moderate
Coordinate geometry 3-4 Moderate
Mensuration 2 Easy but lengthy
Trigonometry 4-5 Easy to moderate
Algebra 2-3 Easy to moderate
Miscellaneous 4-8 Moderate

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All the Best!!!


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