SSC CHSL Exam Analysis – A detailed analysis of Combined Higher Secondary Level (LDC DEO) 10+2 exam is presented after exam. Each year the Staff Selection Commission conducts CHSL for Lower Division Clerk and Data Entry Operator posts. Usually there is one written test and then skill test. However this time the Commission conducted two rounds of written tests – one objective, and another descriptive. Whereas objective tests were held on four separate dates, descriptive test was on a single date throughout the country. After exam, you can go through CHSL analysis here, and then move on to check answer key of SSC CHSL. After a certain period of time after exam, SSC declares results online at

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SSC CHSL Latest News

Staff Selection Commission conducted CHSL 2015-2016 Tier II Descriptive Test on 18th September 2016. All candidates who had qualified in Tier I exam were issued admit cards for Tier II and they appeared for it. Post exam, taking inputs from candidates, SSC CHSL Analysis and Expected Cut Offs is updated on this page.

SSC CHSL 2015-2016 Analysis

In the first place you can know that minimum qualifying marks in Tier II Descriptive Test would be 33%. SSC will include marks scored in Tier II for preparing merit.

SSC CHSL (LDC DEO) 10+2 Tier II Descriptive Test Exam Analysis

Following are key points of SSC CHSL 2015-2016 Tier 2

  • Descriptive type exam
  • One question on Essay Writing of 200-250 words.
  • Another question on Letter / Application writing of 100-150 words.
  • Each question of 50 marks.
  • Overall duration of exam 1 hour.

Actual questions asked in exam:

Qs. 1:- Rio olympic bharat ke pradarshan ka mulyankan aur sudhar ke upay pe khel sachiv ko letter (200 words)

रियो ओलंपिक में भारत के प्रदर्शन का मूल्यांकन करते हुए सुधार के उपाय बताते हुए खेल सचिव भारत सरकार को एक पत्र लिखे

Qs. 2:- Swachh bharat abhiyan pe nibandh (250 words)

स्वच्छ भारत अभियान पर 250 शब्दो में निबंध लिखे

Was the Tier 2 exam easy / moderate / hard?

According to candidates who appeared for the exam, questions were easy.

However they are a bit worried as to what would happen if they exceeded word limit. To that, education experts have opined that usually in a language test, word limit is a factor in giving marks. One need not worry much if they have only slightly exceeded word limit. However it is probable that if word limit has been exceeded too much, that could be an issue.

SSC CHSL (LDC DEO) 10+2 Tier I Exam Analysis

SSC CHSL 2015 was held on 1, 15 Nov and 6, 20 Dec 2015. SSC CHSL analysis surmises the difficulty level of exam, distribution of questions, and review of students and teachers. These factors play an important role in determining the cut off of SSC CHSL 2015, thus being relevant to candidates who appeared for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam. Get here detailed SSC CHSL 2015 exam analysis and expected cut offs for PA / SA, LDC and DEO.

Analysis of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015

The following analysis is based on SSC CHSL 2015 held on 1 & 15 Nov 2015, 6 & 20 Dec 2015.

SSC CHSL ResultSSC CHSL Result LDC DEO (10+2)

Examination held over four days and eight sessions is evaluated by the Staff Selection Commission. Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination 2015 Results can be checked online indicating list of candidates qualified for further rounds.

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Staff Selection Commission holds the CHSL exam for 10+2 students. The difficulty level of the SSC CHSL 2015 exam was appropriate for such students of class 12.

Distribution of questions in the SSC CHSL 2015 question paper was as follows.

Subject Number of questions Marks
General intelligence 50 50
English language 50 50
Quantitative aptitude 50 50
General awareness 50 50

The above examination pattern is expected to be followed for SSC CHSL 2016 as well.

SSC CHSL Answer Key LDC DEO (10+2)

Staff Selection Commission has conducted Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination 2015 in November and December 2015. Question papers and answer keys can be checked here after the exam.

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Key highlights of SSC CHSL 2015 exam analysis

  • Overall, the exam was of moderate difficulty level.
  • Several students who took the test say that they found the “quantitative aptitude” section to be toughest and “reasoning” section to be easiest.
  • Lakhs of candidates have appeared in the SSC CHSL 2015 exam. This takes the level of competition on a higher plane altogether. Relative performance will play a key role for the Staff Selection Commission to determine the SSC CHSL Cut Off 2015.

Topic wise distribution of questions in the SSC CHSL 2015 exam is tabulated below. Note that the number of questions topic wise varied on each day and session. This is a average projection over the four days, eight sessions.

General intelligence

Type of question Number of questions
Find the odd number / letter / number pair 8
General aptitude type 1
Meaningful order of actions 3
Find the missing term 4
Complete the series 2
Time, distance and speed calculation 4
Blood relation 1
Jumbling of letters to form words 1
Coding decoding 4
Find the missing number 3
Statements inferences 2
Relations (:: type) 9
Pattern based 8

English language

Type of question Number of questions
Fill in the blanks 5
Opposite words 5
Similar words 5
Idioms and phrases 5
Sentence improvement 5
One word for many words / word substitution 5
Correct spelling 5
Fill in the blanks in a paragraph 10
Error correction in sentences 5

Quantitative aptitude

Type of question Number of questions
Ratio and proportion 3
Angles in a polygon 1
Perimeter, area and volume 6
Percentages and profit, loss, discount 6
Word problems / Algebra 7
Speed, time and distance 2
Interest – simple, compound 1
Circles, triangles 6
Numbers 3
Series 2
Trigonometry 4
Charts and graphs 9

General awareness

Type of question Number of questions
Civics / Economics 13
History 3
Arts 1
Verbal 1
Geography 14
Science 18

SSC CHSL 2015 Cut Offs – Expected

The expected cut off marks are projected as per the analysis of the exam. The final cut off will be determined by the Staff Selection Commission.

SSC CHSL 2015 Expected Cut Off for Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Category Cut Off (LDC) – expected
General 120 – 125
SC 99 – 104
ST 87 – 93
OBC 110 – 115

SSC CHSL 2015 Expected Cut Off for Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Those who get minimum qualifying marks, will be called for skill test for Data Entry Operator.

Category Cut Off (DEO) – expected
General 126 – 131
SC 103 – 108
ST 94 – 99
OBC 115 – 120

Following factors play an important role in determination of SSC CHSL Cut Offs

  • Difficulty level of exam,
  • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam,
  • Average performance of candidates,
  • Performance of top candidates,
  • Minimum requirements expected by the Commission,
  • Vacancies.

This time the exam was moderate – difficult in terms of difficulty level. It was neither too tough compared to previous years exams, nor too easy. Had it been to difficult, cut offs would have lowered, or if it was too easy, cut offs would have gone higher.

Each year more than 20,00,000 candidates appear for this Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination. Although exact number of test takers will be known once the result is announced, it is estimated that around 22-24 lakh candidates have taken the test this year too.

From the reaction of students, they have done fairly well and are eagerly waiting for the declaration of CHSL Results.


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