SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 conducted on April 12, 13, 14, 15, 2021. Due to the rising of COVID 19 cases across the country, hence, the SSC CHSL exam was held only at the selected exam centres. This year, the SSC CHSL exam was commenced from 9 AM to 10 AM (morning shift) instead of 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM. Check SSC 2021 Revised Examination Calendar
The rest of the SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 will be conducted at the scheduled time and it will be held till January 27, 2021. Except for those aspirants, who had opted for the West Bengal Exam Centre. Due to the West Bengal election, the exam has been scheduled for May 21 – 22, 2021. However, the exam after April 20, 2021 has been postponed. Follow up on SSC CHSL latest news and updates
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The Tier-I exam is conducted in the online mode whereas the Tier-II is descriptive. On the other hand, the SSC CHSL Tier III exam is the skill test/ typing test. To start preparing for the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam 2020-21, the first step should be knowing the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Syllabus in detail.
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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. The exam paper analysis has been extracted by analyzing the previous year’s question paper. Here is a link to SSC CHSL Previous years papers.
SSC CHSL Tier I 2020-21 computer-based test (CBT) comprises a total of 100 questions for 200 marks in the Objective MCQ Format. In case of a wrong answer, the aspirants will get a negative marking of 0.5 marks. The exam has been conducted in three shifts:
|SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Shifts||Timings|
|Shift-1||9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Reporting at 7:30 AM)|
|Shift-2||12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Reporting at 10:30 AM)|
|Shift-3||3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Reporting at 1:30 PM)|
Go through the following important links to find out the shift wise exam analysis of the SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam:
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There are 4 sections in the Tier-I exam such as General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. Here is the exam paper analysis of each section:
Among all the topics included in the exam, the most frequently asked topics are coding-decoding, odd one out, series and analogy. Here are the average number of questions asked from each topic:
|SSC CHSL Reasoning Topics||Average Number Of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Odd One Out||2-3||Easy|
|Statement & Conclusions||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Venn Diagram & Syllogism||1||Easy|
|Paper Folding Image||1||Easy|
The SSC CHSL Tier-I General Awareness section is easy to moderate level. For the general knowledge section, the conducting body emphasizes mostly History, Polity, Static Awareness, and Geography. Here are the average number of questions asked from each topic:
|SSC CHSL General Awareness Topics||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level|
The maximum number of questions asked from the topics are Algebra, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, and Profit & Loss. There were two Data interpretation questions one tabular and the other one was the graph in last year exam. Here is the exam paper analysis of the past few years:
|SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Topics||Average Number Of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Profit, Loss & Discount||1-2||Easy|
|Ration & Proportion||1-2||Easy|
|Time & Work||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Boat & Stream||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Speed, Time & Distance||1-2||Easy-Moderate|
|S.I. & C.I.||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Problem on Ages||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Profit & Loss||1-2||Easy|
|Pipe & Cistern||1||Easy-Moderate|
|Total Number Of Questions||25||–|
The English Language section is usually easy to moderate level. The topics having the high-frequency are Active passive, Sentence arrangements, Cloze Tests, Synonym- Antonym, etc. The detailed exam paper analysis is elaborate here:
|Topics||Average No. Of Questions||Level|
|Fill in the Blanks||2 - 3||Easy|
|Error Detection||2 - 3||Easy|
|Sentence Rearrangement||2 - 3||Easy-moderate|
|Idioms and Phrases||2 -3||Easy|
|Active Passive||1- 2||Easy|
|Spelling Correction||2 -3||Easy|
|Cloze Test Passage||4 -6||Easy-moderate|
The SSC CHSL Exam Tier-II 2019 was commenced on February 14, 2019, across the nation. The SSC CHSL 2021 Tier II is a descriptive test, which comprises essay writing and letter/application writing skills.
The SSC CHSL Exam Tier II was conducted across the designated exam centres. The aspirants had the flexibility to complete their writing either in English or in Hindi.
For letter writing, candidates were given the addresses of sender and receiver (due to UFM guidelines). Hence, this year the candidates only would have to write the provided names and addresses. *UFM - Unfair Means
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There are two sections - letter and essay writing. Each section contains 50 marks. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours. Read the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern carefully.
In the SSC CHSL Tier II exam 2019-20, the following essay topics were asked:
The aspirants should highlight the constitutional provisions and public debates. The candidates need to write the Article numbers and the brief of the articles, especially related to the freedom of speech.
In the second part of the essay, the aspirants can continue their write up with a proper example of the Supreme Court Decision, which is connected to the freedom of speech. The essay was related to the Indian Polity domain and for most of the aspirants, the essay topic was easy to write.
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The topic of the essay was all about the understanding of Constitutional provisions and the interpretation of the Supreme Court of India on this verdict and how an average person reacts to freedom of speech.
Since the word count was limited to 250 words and hence, most of the aspirants were capable of writing efficiently on the given topic.
To prepare for Tier I, read SSC CHSL Paper Analysis Tier I 2019
The aspirant was asked to assume that he is Suresh Seema, a resident of Dev Nagar, New Delhi. The aspirants needed to imagine that he or she was an activist for the Tribal community.
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They had to write a formal letter to the district level authority SDM, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh for readdressing the problem faced by society.
To complete the letter, the aspirants were provided with the complete address with pin code and the aspirants had to use the address to their write up. The aspirants also had to follow the given pin code to write the letter. If the aspirants follow the format and complete their writing, they can score good marks in formal letter writing.
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The candidates would be provided with the Answer writing copy containing 12 sheets. Among them, 10 sheets will be available for writing purposes. There would be 8 sheets, which would have 14 rows and 4 columns.
A total of 56 (14X4) boxes would be provided to the candidates to write one word in each box. On the other hand, one sheet would have 11 rows and 4 columns consisting of 44 boxes (11X4) and one sheet containing 10 rows and 4 columns with a total of 40 boxes (10x4).
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.