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

Last Updated - February 02, 2017

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

SubjectNo. of QuestionsDifficulty levelGood Attempt
English language25Moderate17-19
General Awareness25Easy to moderate20-21
Quantitative Aptitude25Easy21-23
Overall100Easy to moderate76-84

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.

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Analogy2Easy- moderate
Alphabet series1-2Easy
Blood relations1Easy
Mirror image / water image1Easy
Paper folding1Easy – moderate
Coding decoding2Easy
Ordering & ranking1Easy
Venn diagram1Easy
Data Sufficiency1Moderate
Statement & Conclusion1-2Easy to moderate
Direction & distance1-2Easy
Missing Pattern1Easy
Miscellaneous1-4Easy - 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.  

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
General science7-8Easy
Art & culture2-3Easy
Current affairs3Moderate
Economics & financial awareness2Moderate

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

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Cloze test5Moderate
Synonyms & Antonyms3-4Moderate
Fill in the blanks4-5Easy to moderate
Phrases & idioms2Easy to moderate
Direct & indirect speech / narration1Easy
Active & passive voice1Easy
One word substitution2-3Easy to moderate
Error spotting / sentence correction1-3Easy
Sentence / Para jumbles1-3Easy

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.

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
DI4Easy to moderate
Geometry2-3Easy to moderate
Coordinate geometry3-4Moderate
Mensuration2Easy but lengthy
Trigonometry4-5Easy to moderate
Algebra2-3Easy to moderate

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