Why do they have the chunin exams so early

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Was thinking why do they have the chunin exams so soon after barely becoming genins which doesn't especially make sense since the new genins also go against ninja teams who have seen real combat for many years.
 

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In the original series it was to show us other characters and villages, but apart from Temari/Shikamaru who can rationalise and possibly Sakura(has 3.5 in IQ) to some degree(not talkin about combat ability which is genin level), Shino's another who uses intellect and analysis, he also seems to have leadership qualities. Other than that none were worthy of becoming chunin.

It was just a plot point and done on the sensei's recommendation. It's also probably a safer way to expose the children to what is expected of them.
 

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To gauge the general skill level or potential of the participants, it's true that it's used to expose the young ones to the shinobi world and train them for what's ahead of them. But if you think about it these are also potential hokage and anbu/elite jonin so it's also a way to see who's going to be the village next line of defense.
 

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In the original series it was to show us other characters and villages, but apart from Temari/Shikamaru who can rationalise and possibly Sakura(has 3.5 in IQ) to some degree(not talkin about combat ability which is genin level), Shino's another who uses intellect and analysis, he also seems to have leadership qualities. Other than that none were worthy of becoming chunin.

It was just a plot point and done on the sensei's recommendation. It's also probably a safer way to expose the children to what is expected of them.
Sasuke excelled in every stage of the exams.

In phase 1 he was amongst those to deduce the true purpose of the test, and successfully gathered information from one of the two Chunin informants placed amongst the Genin.

Pages 11-13.
16-17
2-5

In phase 2 he outsmarted Oboro and even Orochimaru multiple times - chapter 46 & 49. Right afterward, when Iruka was explaining the qualities of a Chunin, it was heavily implied that Sasuke was Chunin level as he possessed both Heaven and Earth qualities.

14-19

In phase 3, after Asuma, Izumo, & Kotetsu explained what's required of a Chunin, Genma directly stated that Sasuke was Chunin level.

9-11
 

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I don't even think the chuunin exams were that extreme. K11's exam featured Orochimaru's plants & the Sand Siblings, yet Gaara, Kankuro, and Neji seemed to be the only ones out of reach to the relatively ordinary k11 members. Experience doesn't look like it's all that big of a factor in Naruto when it comes to fodders. Kid Naruto, Sarada, and a whole number of others are portrayed as stomping out full grown adults on a daily basis. The bigger concerns during chuunin exams are probably bloodlines and other weird inheritances like Naruto's ghost and fox or Shinki's broken sand.
 

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Sasuke excelled in every stage of the exams.

In phase 1 he was amongst those to deduce the true purpose of the test, and successfully gathered information from one of the two Chunin informants placed amongst the Genin.

Pages 11-13.
16-17
2-5

In phase 2 he outsmarted Oboro and even Orochimaru multiple times - chapter 46 & 49. Right afterward, when Iruka was explaining the qualities of a Chunin, it was heavily implied that Sasuke was Chunin level as he possessed both Heaven and Earth qualities.

14-19

In phase 3, after Asuma, Izumo, & Kotetsu explained what's required of a Chunin, Genma directly stated that Sasuke was Chunin level.

9-11
Naruto without his kyuubi hack and not sure without kakashis training if they would get as far in the exam as they did so there oen starting skill level was no where near able to compete with the top talent. Sasuke with h in s own skill tho was able to fill the gap.
 

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Sasuke excelled in every stage of the exams.

In phase 1 he was amongst those to deduce the true purpose of the test, and successfully gathered information from one of the two Chunin informants placed amongst the Genin.

Pages 11-13.
16-17
2-5
Even Kiba figured it out and he's not much smarter than Naruto. That's not good enough to become a chunin or squad leader.


In phase 2 he outsmarted Oboro and even Orochimaru multiple times - chapter 46 & 49. Right afterward, when Iruka was explaining the qualities of a Chunin, it was heavily implied that Sasuke was Chunin level as he possessed both Heaven and Earth qualities.

14-19
Orochimaru wasn't outsmarted he was testing the Uchiha talent, I don't know who Oboro is so I can't comment on him. Iruka didn't really meqn it like that he was talking about qualities a person needs, that in no way meant Sasuke had them at a level qhere he was worthy of being a chunin.

In phase 3, after Asuma, Izumo, & Kotetsu explained what's required of a Chunin, Genma directly stated that Sasuke was Chunin level.

9-11
If thay were true then Sasuke would've been made a chunin, just like Shikamaru. However, he wasn't because he only had the battle porwess at or above chunin level.

Being a Chunin isn't just about battle prowess, it's about calm analytical panning, preserving your teams safety, while ensuring mission success. Sasuke had a part of all just not at a level worthy of being a legitumate chunin.
 

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Even Kiba figured it out and he's not much smarter than Naruto. That's not good enough to become a chunin or squad leader.
Regardless of how intelligent you think the charactere are, Sasuke passed the first stage having met the requirements that the upper ninja placed. THAT is what's important.

Orochimaru wasn't outsmarted he was testing the Uchiha talent,
You need to reread. Sasuke fooled him with the ninja poem password. After easedropping, Orochimaru tried disguising himself by transforming into Naruto, and reciting it. Little did he know, Sasuke created a lengthy password to fool transformed enemies into coming out in the open to recite it. Knowing there was no way the real Naruto would remember it. Afterward he outsmarted him with the Wire-Shuriken-Fire combo. Orochimaru was NOT acting surprised in his internal monologue.

I don't know who Oboro is so I can't comment on him.
I referenced and linked the chapter.

Iruka didn't really meqn it like that he was talking about qualities a person needs, that in no way meant Sasuke had them at a level qhere he was worthy of being a chunin.
He meant what i said. It's obvious through the dialogue & paneling like i explained. Based on the Oboro and Orochimaru points, you likely didn't even go back and check.

If thay were true then Sasuke would've been made a chunin, just like Shikamaru. However, he wasn't because he only had the battle porwess at or above chunin level.

Being a Chunin isn't just about battle prowess, it's about calm analytical panning, preserving your teams safety, while ensuring mission success. Sasuke had a part of all just not at a level worthy of being a legitumate chunin.
Drop the headcanon. Kishimoto had Jonin and Chunin observing the battles and giving their analysis and judgement on the participants. During this time a Chunin directly stated Sasuke was Chunin level. Like Iruka, providing no critique whatsoever. Sasuke being Chunin level combat wise is no surprise. Considering that earlier, he was already shown soloing the Demon Mist Brothers, who Kakashi said were Chunin. He could also use Fire style which is beyond Genin level.



He wasn't lacking physically prior to the exams, and he was never stated to lack mentally during. Rather, the opposite.
 
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