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

Last Updated - February 02, 2017

The Exam was conducted on January 29, 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 article 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 1 Exam had a Moderate difficulty level. Overall good attempts of CHSL Exam are 68-79.   

SSC CHSL Tier I Jan 29, 2017 Overall Analysis

SubjectsQuestionsMarksPaper Level & Good Attempt
English255015-18 (Moderate)
Quantitative Aptitude2550 18-21(Moderate)
Reasoning255021-23 (Easy to Moderate)
General Awareness255014-17 (Moderate)

SSC CHSL Tier I Sectional Analysis

The section wise analysis of SSC CHSL Tier I JAN 29, 2017 is discussed below. Read the section wise analysis to get an idea of difficulty level of all the sections and questions asked. 

CHSL Tier I – General Intelligence & 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 were 3-5 miscellaneous questions which were easy to moderate in nature.

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Analogy1-2Easy- moderate
Blood relations1Easy
Mirror image / water image1Easy
Paper folding1Easy – moderate
Coding decoding2Easy
Ordering & ranking1Easy
Venn diagram2Easy
Matrix2Easy – moderate
Direction & distance1Easy
Miscellaneous3-5Easy - moderate

Check SSC CHSL 2017 Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Jan 28)

CHSL Tier I – 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 14-17 out of 25 questions.

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

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Geography3-4Easy – moderate
General science6-7Easy
Art & culture4Easy
Current affairs3Moderate

CHSL Tier I – Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to previous days, a significant portion was from Arithmetic. The difficulty level of this section was Moderate. 18-21 number of safe attempts can be considered enough to surpass cutoff marks.

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

TopicsNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Data interpretation3Easy
Number system2Easy
Geometry3Easy – moderate
SI & CI2Easy
Coordinate geometry2Moderate
Mensuration2Easy – moderate
Trigonometry1-2Easy – moderate
Profit & loss2Moderate
Time & work1Easy
Ratio & proportion1Easy
Time, speed & distance2Moderate
Miscellaneous4Easy - moderate

CHSL Tier I – English Comprehension

The difficulty level of this section was Moderate. This section contained 25 questions which was of 50 marks. An average attempt of 15-18 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 easy to moderate in nature. Aspirants could score easily in the topics like spelling, sentence / para jumbles, and error spotting / sentence correction as they were easy.

TopicsNumber of questionLevel of difficulty
Cloze test4Moderate – high
Phrase replacement2Easy – moderate
Synonyms & antonyms4Moderate
Phrases & idioms4Moderate
Direct & indirect1-2Easy
Active & passive voice3Easy
Error spotting / sentence correction4Easy
Sentence / para jumbles3Easy

Don’t let the opinions of others consume you. What you are looking for is not out there, it’s in You. Be confident, do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

All the Best!!!



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