SSC CHSL Cut-off: Check CHSL 2017 Final Cut Off

| Updated On December 27th, 2019 at 01:23 pm

SSC CHSL 2019 notification will be out Today. The SSC CHSL exam to be conducted for the posts of Combined Higher Secondary Level will be held from 16th-27th March 2020. As the exam is scheduled, one must be aware of the SSC CHSL Previous years’ cut off and how it differs over the years in the past 4 years. Knowing the previous years’ cut off surely helps in determining the possibility in the future and the extra efforts one needs to put in the exam preparation in order to score well. This post will provide you with all the information regarding SSC CHSL cut off in the previous CHSL exams. The in-depth knowledge of category wise cut off is required to surpass the stiff competition.

Before knowing about the previous years’ cut off under SSC CHSL examination 2019, let’s take a look at important information regarding the SSC CHSL 2019 exam going to be held next year:

Exam SSC CHSL 2019
Posts DEO, Postal Assistant, LDC
and Sorting Assistant
Notification Release Date 3rd December 2019
Last Date To Apply 10th January 2020
SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam date 16th – 27th March 2020
SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Date 28.06.2020 (DES)

SSC CHSL Final Cut Off 2017: Post Wise (After DV)

SSC CHSL Final result has been declared on 20th December 2019 where more than 5000 candidates have been selected for the allotment to various departments. The final cut off for SSC CHSL 2017 as provided by the commission is given below:

Category DEO
in C&AG
(Minimum Marks)
UR (9) 248.5 212.0 209.5
OBC (6) 245.5 208.5 207.0
SC (1) 195.5 193.0
ST (2) 236.5 182.5 180.0

SSC CHSL Previous Years’ Cut Off 

SSC CHSL Cut Off: Category wise 2018-19 cut-off

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier I exam was held from 1st July 2019 to 11th July 2019 for which a total of 13.17 Lakh candidates appeared from all over India. The result of SSC CHSL 2018-19 will be announced on 11th September 2019. The detailed category wise cut off for various posts is provided in the table given below. The cut off varies according to the posts as seen below:

Post-Wise Cut Off Marks For SSC CHSL Tier I
Category/Posts DEO
(Other than
in C&AG
and PA/SA
UR 181.47 165.93 135.60
SC 145.52 110.09
ST 136.74 99.09
OBC 178.45 161.72 133.74
EWS 163.75 127.25
ESM 117.13 56.11
OH 129.42 102.75
HH 98.86 58.43
VH 84.87
Other PWD 50.00
Total Candidates
175 2330 45101

SSC CHSL Previous Years’ Cut Off

In order to look forward, it is really important to learn from the past. To give you an insight into the ongoing trend of cut off over the years, we are providing you with all the data related to the SSC CHSL cut off. Below is the accurate and organized table with the list of cut-off marks of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for SSC CHSL Exam of various categories of candidates appeared in the examination. Compare the difference and note down the complexity of exam cut-off for each passing year, not to be diffident or lose hope but to prepare yourself for the toughest circumstances and overcome it successfully. 

SSC CHSL Cut Off Marks For Tier-I: 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018-19

Take a look at the category wise cut off for SSC CHSL Tier 1 written exam over the years from 2015 to 2018 for the post of LDC/PA etc. The table shows a comparison between cut-offs accurately:

Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2015
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2016-17
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2017-18
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2018-19
UR 119 127.50 143.5 135.60
SC 99 108.00 122.5 110.09
ST 89.50 99.00 112 99.09
OBC 110 120.00 139 133.74
Ex. S 45.50 64.50 83 56.11
OH 88 97.50 111.5 102.75
HH 55 65.00 73.5 58.43
VH 83.50 96.00 95.5 84.87
Some important points to note down from the above table:
  • It can be seen that the competition in the CHSL examination is getting stronger year by year.
  • The cut off in 2015 was 119 as compared to 143.5 in 2017. This shows an increase of 20.5%.
  • Although in SSC CHSL 2018-19, there has been a dip in the cut off due to the difficulty level of exam and normalization.
  • The cut off varies according to the category one applied from.

SSC CHSL Cut Off  Marks: [Tier 1 + Tier 2]

The below table depicts a comparison of the final SSC CHSL cut off for the exam held over the years. This table will give you an idea of how much you need to score in the tier II exam in order to get your name on the final merit of the SSC CHSL examination. The post wise and category wise breakup are given here:

UR[cat. no.-9] 2015 202.25 185.75 182
2016 202.5 192.5 203.5 188
2017-18 227.50 199.00 199.00
OBC[cat. no.-6] 2015 197.5 181.75 180.5
2016 194 188 201.5 185.5
2017-18 224.50 192.00 192.00
SC[cat. no.-1] 2015 179.25 160.75 160.5
2016 182.5 170.5 186 169
2017-18 210.50 174.50 174.50
ST[cat. no.-2] 2015 173.5 151.25 149.75
2016 173.5 155 177 150.5
2017-18 206.50 167.00 167.00
Some important points to note down from the above table regarding SSC CHSL final cut off marks:
  • The final cut off for Data Entry Operator posts in C&AG is the highest among all posts.
  • The final cut off varies greatly from the Tier 1 cut off and hence, Tier 2 plays an important role.
  • Candidates need to score minimum of 50+ marks in Tier 2 for getting a good post under SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Cut Off: Factors Affecting The Cut Off

Let’s take a look at the factors responsible for the cut off of SSC CHSL exam in the coming years:

1. The Level of exam

The difficulty level of an exam is a crucial factor in deciding the cutoff. The SSC CHSL 2018-19 exam was moderate for some shifts while difficult in other and as it was conducted in over 25 shifts, the level of Tier I exam can play an important role in SSC CHSL Cut off.

2. Normalization of marks

The most important deciding factor for SSC CHSL cut off 2019 will be “Normalization”. This is the first time when marks are normalized in SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier I exam. To make sure that the commission is fair to all candidates, normalization of marks would be done. As we all know, SSC already adopted this in its previous exam namely SSC CGL, SSC CPO etc and we have also seen an increase of over 30-40 marks after the normalization. Hence, normalization is bound to increase the SSC CHSL cut off.

3. Number of candidates appeared in the exam

As seen from the data given in the above table, approx 13.17 lakh candidates appeared in the Tier I exam. In SSC CHSL 2017 exam, a total of approx 26 lakh candidates appeared in Tier I out of which only 48k candidates qualified for the Tier II exam. The numbers can be seen to be pretty astonishing and hence, it can also be an important factor for SSC CHSL 2018-19 cut off.

4. The Number of Vacancies

The total number of vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2018-19 exam is not declared by the commission till date. We can expect more than 6k vacancies for 2018-19 as well.

SSC CHSL 2019: Number Of Vacancies in the previous years

What were the total vacancies in the SSC CHSL exams held over the years? Have a look at the date given below:

Post Name
LDC 2988 2879 2646
Court Clerk 25
PA/ SA 5205 3295 3222
DEO  1004 510 6
Total Vacancies 9197 6709 5874


We hope this post was helpful in making an effective comparison among the respective cutoffs for the last 3 years in order to make headway in SSC CHSL 2018-19 ExamLet the combination of your determination and preparation beat the competition, no matter how tougher it may be.

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