SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2016-17 [Experts Reviews & Tips from Aspirants]

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2016-17 [Experts Reviews & Tips from Aspirants]



Hello CHSL Aspirants!


Government Jobs are the most preferred jobs for a very long time as they provide an individual with job security, stability, and perks. With all-round development going across the country, Government is also focusing on creating innumerable jobs every year.


SSC plays a great role in recruiting the candidates in various departments by conducting SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO and many more exams.




Download Here SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus PDF, Previous year papers, practice questions, mock test series!



In this blog, we are going to give you a detailed SSC CHSL Exam Analysis for both Tier 1 & Tier 2. You can get the useful information about the type of questions from each topic, expected cutoffs, and correct strategies for the upcoming exam. The SSC CHSL Tier 3, which is a typing test is going to be conducted in November 2017.


In the below article, you can also see the difficulty level and the number of questions from different topics.




About Staff Selection Commission


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the most prestigious organizations for Government Exams and Jobs. Every year lakhs of posts are filled by SSC in the Government Departments.




SSC conducts the SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Exam for the recruitment of the candidates who have passed 12th standard and the posts such as:


Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Postal Assistants or Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)

Court Clerks



Hence, some great opportunities lie ahead for the young generation who have passed their 12th Standard and want to set their career in Government sector.



SSC CHSL Examination comprises of three Tiers –


Computer Based Online Exam (Tier 1)

 Descriptive Paper (Tier 2)

Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier 3)




SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2016-17 (Tier 1-Objective Type Paper)



As per the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Pattern, the paper is of objective type and consists the following sections –


Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

Reasoning Ability



The candidates need to attempt all the questions in 60 minutes. The total marks of the exam are 200 with each question of 2 marks. There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each question.



The below-given analysis of SSC CHSL Exam is written based on the feedback from our experts and students who gave the exam.



Section Wise Overall SSC CHSL Paper Analysis


Here we are giving you the details of every section of the SSC CHSL Exam.  You can have a look onto the Good Attempt made by the aspirants in every section to qualify the Exam.


The below-given analysis of SSC CHSL Exam Question Paper will also let you know about the difficulty level faced by the aspirants.



Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
Quantitative Aptitude 18-20 Moderate to difficult
English Language 17-19 Moderate
Reasoning Ability 22-24 Easy to moderate
General Awareness 17-18 Moderate
Total 75-80 Easy to moderate



Topic Wise SSC CHSL Exam Analysis for All Sections


In the above-mentioned table, we have provided the combined SSC CHSL Analysis, but you might also want to know the following: –



What were the topics asked in the exam?


How many questions were there on a single topic?


What was the level of questions asked from each topic?



So, we are here with a separate analysis of SSC CHSL Exam 2016-17 for each section. The 2016-17 Tier 1 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern had objective type 100 questions of total 200 marks. The section wise topics, their difficulty level, and no. of questions are as follows:



SSC CHSL Analysis for English Language



Topic No. of questions Level
Reading comprehension 4-5 Moderate
Cloze text 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence correction 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/Synonym 4 Easy-Moderate
Error identification 2-3 Easy-Moderate



SSC CHSL Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude


Topic No. of questions Level
Geometry and Mensuration 7-8 Moderate
Data interpretation 2-3 Moderate
Profit & Loss, Percentage, S.I. 5 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 5 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 3 Easy



SSC CHSL Analysis for Reasoning Ability


Topic No. of questions Level
Series 10-12 Easy-Moderate
Odd one out 2-3 Easy
Direction Sense 3 Easy
Non-verbal 2-3 Easy
Miscellaneous 5 Easy-Moderate



SSC CHSL Analysis for General Awareness


Topic No. of questions Level
Current affairs 6-7 Easy
History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Geography 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Polity 3-4 Moderate



The overall analysis of SSC CHSL Exam explains that the level of Tier 1 paper was of easy to moderate. The good attempt in this paper was 75-80 with 80-85% accuracy. This year the paper was quite easy as compared to the previous years.




Strategy to be Followed to Qualify the Exam (Shared by CHSL Aspirants)


You must follow the Top 3 Tips stated below as advised by many CHSL aspirants and Experts for SSC CHSL Preparation. With the help of these tips, you can attempt more number of questions in limited time.



Don’t stick on one question for a long time, otherwise, you will miss some easy questions later.


Practice the mock test papers so that you have an idea about the level of questions.


Learn formulas thoroughly and use short tricks in the exam to save your time for the other questions.


 Note: - In SSC CHSL 2017 Exam, it has been reported that one question was partially visible on the computer screen on 8th March 2018 in shift III.




SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2016-17 (Tier 2-Descriptive Paper)



SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam was held on 9th July 2017. It consists of a descriptive test of 100 marks, in which you had to write an Essay and a Letter. The Tier 2 Exam has 2 questions with the composite time of 1 hour.


The detailed analysis of SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam and its paper pattern is discussed here.


Topic Word count Marks Time
Essay 200-250 50 1 hour
Letter/Application 150-200 50



Tier 2 Descriptive Test is conducted in ‘Pen and Paper mode’.


Descriptive paper will test your writing skills and expressions.


The minimum qualifying marks for Tier 2 is 33%.


The performance in Tier 2 will be reckoned in preparing the merit list.


The paper was written in English or Hindi. A paper written is both languages combined is not be evaluated.


Practice of writing is an important aspect of Tier 2 Exam.


Read more and more so that you get an idea about the writing pattern and language which is to be used.



Topics Covered in Essay and Letter




“Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”. How to eradicate girl child discrimination?

Word limit- 250





Write to your friend explaining him about Digital India Initiative.

Word Limit- 150




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Based on the feedbacks of experts and students, we here shared you a complete SSC CHSL Exam Analysis. The Staff Selection Commission is about to declare the SSC CHSL Result of Tier 2, so start preparing well for Tier 3 (Skill Test/Typing Test) in which they’re going to test your typing speed and accuracy.


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