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SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Feb 6)

Last Updated - February 07, 2017

SSC CHSL exam is taking place until February 8, 2017 in 3 shifts. Here is the SSC CHSL paper analysis for Feb 6, 2017. Candidates who are appearing for SSC CHSL exam this year, can go through this analysis to know the level of difficulty of exam, weightage of exam topics, predicted exam pattern and overall section wise good attempt.

The first shift of SSC CHSL exam was held from 10:00 am to 11:15 am, 2nd shift was held from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm and the 3rd shift was held from 4:15 pm to 5: 30 pm. The level of questions were almost same in all the shifts held on February 6, 2017. The overall level of the exam was marked of moderate level and the good attempts were 75-85.

SSC CHSL Analysis Feb 6, 2017 Overall Analysis

The overall SSC CHSL Feb 6 Paper Analysis is depicted in the following table. It can be seen that around 75-85 questions were the good attempts as per the analysis. Candidates attempted least number of questions as per the other sections. Difficulty level of GA in SSC CHSL was easy to moderate while English was of moderate level. SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning were marked easy and almost all the questions were attempted.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsDifficulty levelGood Attempt
English language25Moderate17-19
General Awareness25Easy to moderate20-21
Quantitative Aptitude25Easy21-23
Overall100Easy to moderate75-85

SSC CHSL Feb 6, Sectional Analysis

SSC CHSL Feb 6, section wise analysis is discussed below. This would give you an idea for the next SSC CHSL exam to be conducted. Here we go!

SSC CHSL Feb 6, 2017 Paper Analysis: Reasoning

General Ability and Reasoning section tests the ability of candidate in logical analytics, thinking and non- verbal skills. The section was marked easy by many of the candidates. The good attempts were 21-23 out of 25 questions.

Questions based on Classification dominated the section with around 3 questions in SSC CHSL paper. There was no question based on Puzzles and Syllogisms and same is expected in the next SSC CHSL paper to be held on February 7, 2017.

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

SSC CHSL Feb 6, 2017 Paper Analysis: General Awareness

The total number of question asked in this section were 25 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 GA section was marked easy to moderate.

General Science topic dominated this section with around 8 questions and they were easy to attempt. The other topics that consisted great number of questions were from Geography and History. 

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

SSC CHSL Feb 6, 2017 Paper Analysis: English

The difficulty level of this section was marked Moderate. Candidates attempted 17-19 questions as the good attempts. Each question carried 2 marks. This section checks the candidates’ basic knowledge of English.

The highest number of question were from Antonyms & Synonyms, and Cloze test which were moderate in nature. Only 1-1 question were asked from active/passive and direct/ indirect speech and they were easy to solve. Aspirants could score easily in the topics such as 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 this year in SSC CHSL 2017 exam. The distribution of questions is depicted in the following table:

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

SSC CHSL Feb 6, 2017 Paper Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

As the previous SSC CHSL exams, maximum questions were from Arithmetic sections. The difficulty level of this section was Easy. Around 21-23 questions considered the best attempt.

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

The distribution of questions is mentioned in the following table:

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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