SSC CHSL 2016- Tier I Exam Analysis 11th January

SSC CHSL 2016- Tier I Exam Analysis 11th January

Today was the fifth day, 11th January, for SSC CHSL Tier I Exam. This is being conducted for the recruitment for the posts of LDC, DEO, Postal Assistant and Court Clerk.

Beginning from this session, SSC has changed the mode of examination to online instead of pen and paper. With three shifts scheduled today as well, we are here providing you with an analysis for the exam to help you better your preparation level. This review has been crowdsourced from you readers and aspirants only to help provide other future aspirants a more accurate overview of the current paper scheme and the questions. The level for the exam today remained moderate.

Aspirants are advised to imperatively maintain a good speed right from the beginning, as many complained of a time crunch regarding the aptitude portion for the paper.

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Intelligence and Reasoning255075 minutes
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550


Ordering of the sections in the exam is as follows.

  1. Reasoning – 1 – 25 Qs
  2. General Awareness – 26-50 Qs
  3. 3. Quant –50- 75 Qs
  4. 4. English –76-100 Qs

You can navigate to any section of your choosing, depending upon your strategy and start the paper from there.

Now let’s move onto the Analysis part. We start our analysis in the same order of the sections as appears in the paper.

General Intelligence & Reasoning 

With questions from topics spanning nearly all of the topics, the paper maintained an overall easy level. The questions asked followed the previous patterns only, without any new type of question.  We enlist below the topics and the difficulty level associated with the questions.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsNature of Questions
Number Series/Alphabet Series2Not much engaging. The questions for this topic were quick and easy to solve.
Blood Relations2-3Easy to tackle
Statements and Conclusions1-2Moderately levelled
Logic based Reasoning3Easy
Matrix based1A little time intensive but overall simple.
Distance and directions1Easy
Miscellaneous5Easy enough to tackle

Note: A good attempt in Reasoning Section could have been around 21-23 out of 25


General Awareness 

Encompassing all the general topics for this section, no new surprises were present in this section. Thus, for the well prepared, the level ranged from moderate and leaned towards easy.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsNature of Questions
General Science5-6Direct questions.
Current Affairs3-4Easy
Static GK2-3Moderate to attempt


Below Few Questions Asked: 

  1. Study of fungi is known as? Mycology
  2. Plant cell wall is made up of? Cellulose
  3. Gir national park is famous for? Asiatic lion family
  4. Sun rays reach the earth in how many minutes? 8 minutes 20 sec
  5. First Bollywood star to feature on the cover of Time magazine? Parveen Babi, 1976
  6. Article 343 –
  7. A question pertaining to bicameral legislature
  8. Agra Fort built by Agra Fort was begun by Akbar between 1565 and 1573
  9. Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan
  10. Which festival is celebrated during full moon?
  11. Which book is written by Nelson Mandela? Long Walk to Freedom
  12. Ramon Magsaysay awardees
  13. Malayalam is used in which state? Kerala
  14. Where are headquarters of ICC located? UAE
  15. Vehicle exhaust pollutant.
  16. The glowing part of the sun is:

Note: A Good Attempt in General Awareness Section – 15-17 out of 25


Quantitative Aptitude 

Overall level for this section again remained moderate and leaning towards easy for most of the aspirants.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsNature of Questions
Trigonometry2-3No tricky questions.
Data Interpretation3Simple
Algebra1-2Moderate with a focus on calculation.
Coordinate Geometry2Easy direct formula based question.
Geometry2Moderately levelled
Mensuration2Formulae based. Simple for one who was well versed with the basics.
Percentages and Averages2Easy and direct questions were posed.
Profit Loss1-2Moderate
Distance and speed2-3Simple

A few of the questions asked are given below:

  1. cos 225 = ?
  2. Given the coordinates for the centroid and two vertices, find the third vertex.

Note: Good Attempt in Quant Section – 17-20 / 25


English Comprehension

The level of this section remained Easy for most of the candidates. With commonly used phrases and without any much difficult vocabulary, the section was a walk in the park for many.

TopicsNo. of QuestionsNature of Questions
Synonym/Antonym4-5Simple Common words
Spelling detection2-3Reasonably easy
Cloze test5Replaced the Passage this time. The level remained easy to moderate.
Sentence correction2 – 3Easy
Error detection2-3Moderately leveled
Articles and Prepositions2-3Moderate
Narration and Voice-1-2Moderately levelled.
Idioms and Phrases2-3Commonly used phrases were used.

Below are few of the questions asked for this section:

  1. Antonym of ‘reform’
  2. Meaning of ‘Water under the bridge’

Note: Good Attempt in English Section – 19-20 / 25


Note: This scheme will keep on getting updated as soon as we receive any new updates from other aspirants.

NB: The paper level although remained same as yesterday. However, the aspirants are advised to continually improve the level of GK, from here on the gradeup App as the level of questions have been rising gradually.

Note: The level of the exam of the first shift was easy. An overall good attempt will be 80+



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