SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Jan 25)

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Jan 27, 2017

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The Exam of SSC CHSL started from January 7, 2017 and is still in process till February 5, 2017. The Exam was conducted on January 25, 2017 in three slots for duration of 75 minutes each.

The SSC CHSL exam consists of General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness for a total of 200 marks. Each section consists of 25 questions having 50 marks. There is no negative marking in the question paper.

This SSC CHSL Analysis January 25, 2017 will give you the detailed analysis of the exams. Read the analysis carefully to examine your performance or to accordingly prepare for the forthcoming SSC CHSL exams.

SSC CHSL Tier I – Overall Analysis

SSC CHSL TIER 1 completed its third week and is still in process.  The Exam on Jan 25, 2017 was conducted in three slots. CHSL Exam had a Moderate difficulty level. Overall good attempts of CHSL Exam are 75-80.  

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Good Attempts Overall Level of Difficulty
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 20-22




General Awareness 25 50 17-20
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 19-21
English Comprehension 25 50 17-23
Total 100 200 75-80  

Check SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis (Tier 1) Jan 24

SSC CHSL Tier I – Sectional Analysis

The section wise analysis of SSC CHSL Tier I JAN 25, 2017 is discussed below. Read the section wise analysis to get an idea of difficulty level of all the sections and questions asked.  

SSC CHSL – General Awareness

General Awareness tests the basic current affairs and general knowledge of the candidates. This section consisted of 25 questions for a total of 50 marks. The overall section was moderate in difficulty level. The safe attempts for this section were 17-20 out of 25 questions.

The maximum number of questions came from the topics of General science, and current affairs. The level of these questions was moderate. Candidate can easily score good marks in the topics like history, geography, static GK, and economics & finance as they were easy to moderate in nature.

Name of the Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Current Affairs 4 Moderate
Civics & Polity 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Geography 1-2 Moderate
Computer 2-3 Easy
History 2 Easy
General Science 6-7 Moderate
Static GK 2-3 Simple
Economics & Finance 1-2 Moderate

SSC CHSL – Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude tests the basic mathematical understanding of the student. This section consisted of 25 questions for a total of 50 marks. The level of difficulty for this section was moderate and the safe attempts were 19-21 out of 25 questions.

Students can easily score in the topics like algebra, profit & loss, trigonometry, and geometry as the question were easy. Maximum number of question came from mensuration, averages & percentages, coordinate geometry, and data interpretation. These topics were moderate in level.

Topic Name Questions Difficulty Level
Averages & Percentages 3 Logic
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Trigonometry 1-2 Easy to Moderate
Geometry 1-2 Moderate
Mensuration 4 Easy
DI 3-4 Moderate
Coordinate Geometry 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Algebra 2 Simple

SSC CHSL – Reasoning

General Ability and Reasoning tests the logical analytics, thinking and non- verbal skills of the students. To surpass cutoff marks, 20-22 number of safe attempts can be considered.

The highest number of question came from Number / Alphabet series which were easy to moderate in level. Maximum numbers of questions came from the topics like Statements & Conclusion, logic-based reasoning. The Level of difficulty for these topics was moderate. Students could easily score marks in the bunch of miscellaneous questions, as they were easy to moderate in nature and many questions came from multiple segments. There were 1 paper folding questions which were easy in nature.

Name of Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Analogy 1-2 Easy
Classification 2 Easy
Number/Alphabet Series 7-8 Easy to Moderate
Statements & Conclusion 2-3 Moderate
Miscellaneous 8 Easy to Moderate
Logic-Based Reasoning 4 Easy
Direction & Distance 2 Moderate
Matrix 1-2 Simple
Paper Folding 1 Easy

SSC CHSL – English

This section tests the Basic English knowledge of candidate. This section comprised of 25 question for a total of 50 marks which were moderate in difficulty. An average attempt of 17-23 should be safe to make it to the next level.

The topics which covered major part of the papers were synonym, antonym, phrases, idioms, and cloze test. The least number of questions came from active-passive voice, narration and spellings which were easy to attempt. The maximum number of questions came from cloze test and its difficulty level was moderate to attempt.

Topic Name Questions Level of Difficulty
Phrases & Idioms 4-5 Moderate
Synonyms & Antonyms 5 Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test 5-6 Moderate
One Word Substitution 2 Easy
Para Jumbles/Sentence 3 Easy to Moderate
Spellings 1-2 Easy
Narration 1-2 Easy & Simple
Active & Passive Voice 1-2 Moderate
Sentence Correction/Error Spotting 2-3 Easy to Moderate

The candidates who have already appeared can review their performance and chances while those who are going to appear yet can make a move towards a better preparation.

All the Best!!!

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