SSC CHSL 2020 Paper Analysis Tier 1: Section Wise Paper Analysis

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Aug 29, 2020

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SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam dates have been postponed due to COVID – 19 with effect from March 20, 2020. The new exam dates will be released soon. However, candidates had appeared for the exam on March 17 and 18, 2020. SSC CHSL paper analysis will help all the candidates to know important facts of the examination like difficulty level, division of questions, weightage given to particular sections, etc. All this information is very helpful for candidates who are planning to appear for the exam and also for those who have already appeared. Candidates can also download SSC CHSL practice papers to carve out a better preparation strategy.  Click Here

Practice Sectional Tests as much as possible during your SSC CHSL Preparation

Along with that candidates should also have good knowledge of SSC CHSL exam pattern. Here in this article, we are providing you with SSC CHSL Paper Analysis 2020 for Prelims. You can know the questions asked, the difficulty level, the number of good attempts, and more. 

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SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

Check Detailed  SSC CHSL Paper Analysis


Paper Analysis March 18

SSC CHSL March 18, 2020 Paper Analysis

Subjects Difficulty Level (Shift 1) Good Attempts (Shift 1) Difficulty Level (Shift 2) Good Attempts (Shift 2) Difficulty Level (Shift 3) Good Attempts (Shift 3)
General Intelligence and Reasoning Easy 22-24 Easy 21-23 Easy 19-21
General Awareness Moderate 16-18 Moderate 17-19 Moderate 18-20
Quantitative Aptitude Difficult 16-19 Easy-Moderate 16-18 Easy-Moderate 17-19
English Comprehension Easy 22-23 Easy 22-23 Moderate 16-18
Overall  Easy-Moderate 76-84 Easy-Moderate 76-83 Easy-Moderate 78-84

Paper Analysis March 17

SSC CHSL March 17, 2020 Paper Analysis

As per the initial reaction of candidates, the overall paper was of moderate difficulty level. Candidates can check the detailed paper analysis of SSC CHSL Shift 1, 2, and 3 below.

Subjects Difficulty Level (Shift 1) Good Attempts (Shift 1) Difficulty Level (Shift 2) Good Attempts (Shift 2) Difficulty Level (Shift 3) Good Attempts (Shift 3)
General Intelligence and Reasoning Easy 20-23 Easy-Moderate 19-22 Easy 19-21
General Awareness Moderate 16-19 Easy 17-19 Easy-Moderate 16-20
Quantitative Aptitude Easy 17-20 Easy 16-20 Easy-Moderate 16-19
English Comprehension Moderate 17-19 Easy-Moderate 17-20 Easy 17-20
Overall  Easy-Moderate 77-83 Easy-Moderate 76-84 Easy-Moderate 77-85

Paper Analysis: English Section

SSC CHSL Paper Analysis: English Language

In the English language, each section is equally important. Candidates are advised to study in detail all the major topics to score well in this section. 

Major Topic Number of Questions asked
March 17 March 18
Fill in the Blanks - 2
Sentence Improvement - 1
Error Detection 2 2
Sentence Rearrangement 2 2
Idioms and Phrases 2 2
Synonyms 2 2
Antonyms 2 2
Active Passive - 1
Direct Indirect 2 1
One Word Substitution 1 2
Spelling Correction - 3
Cloze Test Passage 5 5
Total 25 25

Paper Analysis: QA Section

SSC CHSL Paper Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section can have calculative or lengthy questions. Also, candidates are not allowed to carry any calculator for calculations.

Major Topic Number of Questions asked
March 17 March 18
Percentage 1 2
Algebra 3-4 1
Number System - -
Simplification - 1
Time & Work - -
Speed & Distance 1 1
Simple Interest 1 1
Profit & Loss 2 1
Bar Graph 4 5
Geometry 1 2
Mensuration 1 2
Trigonometry 2-3 4
DI 5 5
Total 25 25

Paper Analysis: Reasoning Section

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SSC CHSL Paper Analysis: General Intelligence/Reasoning

The General Intelligence/Reasoning section is considered one of the easiest sections. Make sure to revise all the topics thoroughly by practicing daily before appearing for the exam. 

Major Topics Number of Questions Asked
March 17 March 18
Analogy & Classification 2 2
Odd One Out - 2
Series 2 3
Statement & Conclusions - 1
Sequence - 2
Coding-Decoding 1 3
Mathematical Operations - -
Blood Relation 1 1
Dice 1 1
Venn Diagram & Syllogism - 1
Non-Verbal 2 1
Total 25 25

SSC CHSL Paper Analysis: General Awareness

General Awareness section will have questions on GK along with the current affairs. The level varies according to the shift one is appearing in. 

With the help to the paper analysis provided above candidates can build a good strategy to score higher in the exam. The paper analysis is also helpful for the candidates who are planning to prepare for the exam in upcoming years.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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