SSC CHSL Tier - I Reasoning Section Analysis
Jan. 30, 2021 1466 Views

It is highly imperative to analyze previous year papers (past 2-3 years) in order to get an idea of what you exactly have to prepare & what you will be facing in the actual exam. No preparation is 100% if you do not know what has actually been asked in the exam over the years & how the exam pattern has evolved year to year.

Analyzing previous year papers also gives you an idea of the difficulty level of the exam & the weightage you need to give to various topics.

In this Blog, we would discuss in depth the various topics covered in the Reasoning Section of the SSC CHSL Tier - I exam & their difficulty level. The Reasoning Section in SSC CHSL Tier - I comprises of 25 questions. The number of questions asked from various topics can vary from shift - to - shift, though the total number of questions remain 25. Also, the difficulty level remains same in all the shifts. So, you need not worry that morning shift would be tougher than the afternoon or evening shifts.

2019 Paper Analysis (Reasoning Section)

Type of Question Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Coding Decoding 2 Easy
Percentage/ Number System 1 Easy
Dice 1 Easy
Reordering Words Meaningfully 1 Easy
Number of Triangles/ Squares 1 Easy
Statement - Conclusion 1 Easy
Analogy 5/6 Easy
Odd One Out 3/4 Easy
Embedded Figure 1 Easy
Venn Diagram 1 Easy
Equations 1/2 Easy
Alphabet Series/ Number Series 1/2 Easy
Image Series 1 Easy
Ratio 1 Easy
Paper Folding 1 Easy
Mirror Image 1 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Calendar 1 Easy
Dictionary 1 Easy

 

2018 Paper Analysis (Reasoning Section)

Type of Question Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Coding Decoding 2 Easy
Percentage/ Number System 1 Easy
Dice 1 Easy
Reordering Words Meaningfully 1 Easy
Number of Triangles/ Squares 1 Easy
Statement - Conclusion 1 Easy
Analogy 5/6 Easy
Odd One Out 3/4 Easy
Embedded Figure 1 Easy
Venn Diagram 1 Easy
Equations 1/2 Easy
Alphabet Series/ Number Series 1/2 Easy
Image Series 1 Easy
Ratio 1 Easy
Paper Folding 1 Easy
Mirror Image 1 Easy
Blood Relation 1 Easy
Calendar 1 Easy
Dictionary 1 Easy

 

The above is an analysis of the 2018 & 2019 CHSL exam conducted over various shifts on different dates. The exam pattern & level has remained same in both the years, so one can expect a similar type of paper this year.

The level of the questions has been easy in all the shifts, though depending on one's preparation, an aspirant may find it easy - moderate. Like, some students struggle with non-verbal questions (like counting the triangles or embedded image questions), so they may find even the easy questions as moderate to hard. 

Therefore, it is highly important to practice a lot keeping the pattern of exam in mind, and since the pattern does not vary it is easy to stay focused & increase your accuracy & speed.

With the exam being scheduled in April this year, aspirants have enough time to work on their weak areas. Make a daily schedule from now itself & stick to it without fail. Solve both, Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers.

We will cover the analysis of the remaining sections in our upcoming blogs.

Until then Keep Studying !!

All The Best !