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SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Jan 27)

Last Updated - January 27, 2017

SSC CHSL Tier I JAN 27, 2017 Online test was held in 3 shifts – Morning / afternoon / evening as per prescribed pattern at the centers across the country. The Online CHSL Exam consisting of 100 questions (4 parts – 25 questions each) with 200 marks in total was successfully conducted by Staff Selection Commission. Further the aspirants declared it as moderate.

SSC CHSL Tier I Jan 27 exam had a Moderate difficulty level. If you made 75-83 number of attempts, you will be able to surpass the cutoff marks easily.

Lakhs of applicants have applied and attended the exam. All the remaining candidates can review the SSC CHSL Analysis January 27, 2017 for those of you who are appearing for the SSC CHSL paper this year. Go through this analysis to know the overall analysis along with section wise analysis of SSC CHSL Exam.

SubjectNumber of
 25Easy to
25Easy to
Reasoning25Easy to
OVERALL100Moderate75 – 83

SSC CHSL Sectional Analysis

To understand what all the paper is offering in terms of level of difficulty and variation of questions. Read the section wise analysis to get an idea of difficulty level of all the sections and questions asked.

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

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 Classification (odd one out) which were moderate in level. Maximum numbers of questions came from the topics like Analogy, Alphabet series & matrix. The Level of difficulty for these topics was easy. 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. No question was asked on Puzzles.

TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of difficulty
Classification (odd one out)3-4Moderate
Analogy2-3Easy to moderate
Number series1Easy
Alphabet series2Easy
Blood relations1Easy
Mirror image / water image1Easy
Paper folding1Easy to moderate
Matrix2Simple concept but time consuming
Missing pattern1Easy
Direction & distance1Easy
Coding – decoding2Easy, straightforward
Ordering & ranking1Easy
Venn diagram1Easy
Miscellaneous3-5Easy to moderate

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 19-21 out of 25 questions.

The maximum number of questions came from the topics of General science. The level of these questions was easy. Candidate can easily score good marks in the topics like history, computers, art & culture as they were easy to moderate in nature.

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Geography2-4East to moderate
History3-4Easy, fact based
Biology3-4Moderate (related to facts)
General science6-7Easy
Art & culture4Easy
Current affairs2-3Moderate
Computers2Basic questions

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 17-19 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 tough to attempt. No questions were asked on Reading Comprehension

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Cloze test5Moderate to tough
Phrase replacement1Easy
Synonyms & antonyms3-4Moderate
Phrases & Idioms3Moderate
Direct & indirect speech / narration1-2Easy
Active & Passive voice1-2Easy
Error spotting / sentence correction3-4Easy
Sentence / Para jumbles3Easy

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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 profit & loss, trigonometry, geometry, number system, interest, percentages, and time & work as the question were easy. Maximum number of question came from geometry, trigonometry, and data interpretation. These topics were moderate in level. No questions were asked on Simplification, Mixtures & Allegations, Probability, Permutation Combinations.

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
DI3Very easy
Number system1Easy
Geometry2-3Easy to moderate
Coordinate geometry2Moderate
Trigonometry1-2Easy to moderate
Averages1Easy, straightforward
Percentages1Easy, straightforward
Profit & Loss1Moderate
Time & Work1Easy
Ratio & Proportion1Easy
Time, speed & distance1Easy to moderate
Miscellaneous3-4Easy to moderate



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