SSC CHSL Cut Off : Check SSC CHSL Cut Off Analysis of Last 5 years

SSC CHSL Cut off 2020: The SSC CHSL Exam 2020 for tier-1 was conducted from 17.03.2020 to 19.03.2020, 12.10.2020 to 16.10.2020, 19.10.2020 to 21.10.2020, and on 26.10.2020. As the Tier-I Computer Based Examination was conducted in multiple shifts, marks scored by the candidates have been normalized. In this article, we will be discussing the cut-offs comparison for SSC CHSL Exam.

Following is the SSC CHSL Cut Off For the posts of LDC/JSA and PA/SA:

Category Cut-off Marks Candidates Available
UR 159.52440 8321*
SC 136.10355 7566
ST 127.32836 3557
OBC 156.10198 12380
EWS 149.98152 7074
ESM 87.32036 3987
OH 124.36599 608
HH 81.08020 575
VH 123.78857 535
Other PwD 74.32943 253
Total 44856

Note: No vacancies have been reported for the posts of DEO and DEO Grade ‘A’. Therefore, only 01 cut-off has been fixed by the Commission i.e. for the post of LDC/JSA/PA/SA.

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

So, one must be aware of the SSC CHSL Previous Years cut off and how it differs over the years in the past 4-5 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. Take a look at the category wise cut off for SSC CHSL Tier 1 written exam over the years from 2015 to 2019 for the post of LDC/PA etc. The table shows a comparison between SSC CHSL Cut-offs accurately:

Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2019-20
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2018-19
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2017-18
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2016-17
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2015
UR 159.52440 135.60 143.5 127.50 119
SC 136.10355 110.09 122.5 108.00 99
ST 127.32836 99.09 112 99.00 89.50
OBC 156.10198 133.74 139 120.00 110
Ex. S 87.32036 56.11 83 64.50 45.50
OH 124.36599 102.75 111.5 97.50 88
HH 81.08020 58.43 73.5 65.00 55
VH 123.78857 84.87 95.5 96.00 83.50
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 2018 was 135.60 as compared to 159.52 in 2019-20. This shows an increase of 23.9%.
  • The cut off varies according to the category one applied from.

SSC Calendar 2020-21: SSC Revised Exam Dates Released

Exam SSC CHSL 2019-20
Posts DEO, Postal Assistant, LDC
and Sorting Assistant
Notification Release Date 3rd December 2019
SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 exam date 12.10.2020 to 16.10.2020,
19.10.2020 to 21.10.2020 and
SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Result Date 15th Jan 2021
SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Marks released date 19th Jan 2021
SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Answer Key Date from 21.01.2021 to 20.02.2021
SSC CHSL 2019 Tier-II Exam Date 14th Feb 2021

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SSC CHSL Cut Off 2020: Cut off of Tier 1 exam 2019

The SSC CHSL Tier 1 cut off 2019-20 is 159.52

Factors Affecting SSC CHSL Cut Off 2020

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. As last year, the SSC CHSL 2018-19 exam was moderate for some shifts while difficult in other. The level of Tier I exam can play an important role in SSC CHSL Cut off.

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2. Normalization of marks
The most important deciding factor for SSC CHSL tier 1 cut off 2019-20 will be “Normalization”. Last year, it was 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 earlier 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
Approx 13.17 lakh candidates appeared in the Tier I exam in the previous year. 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 2019-20 cut off.

4. The Number of Vacancies
The total number of vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2019-20 exam is 4893 declared by the commission till date.

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 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:

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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
Post-Wise Cut Off Marks For SSC CHSL Tier 1+ Tier 2
Tier 1 was conducted by SSC from July 1 to July 11, 2019, in which 13.7 lakh candidates appeared while the Tier 2 exam was held on September 29, 2019. Based on the SSC CHSL cut off, 30822 candidates have qualified (provisionally) for Typing Test for the posts of Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Junior Secretariat Assistant, LDC, etc.
Post-Wise Cut Off Marks For SSC CHSL Tier 1+ Tier 2
Category/Posts DEO
(Other than
in C&AG
and PA/SA
UR 252.06 223.60 190.33
SC # 181.48 143.93
ST # 185.15 133.80
OBC 243.43 212.09 167.07
EWS # 215.89 161.31
ESM # 152.55 97.82
OH # 184.41 139.36
HH # 148.04 93.50
VH # # 123.54
Other PWD # # 93.07
Total Candidates
37 1741 30822

#- no vacancy available

SSC CHSL Cut Off  Marks: [Tier 1 + Tier 2] (2015, 2016, 2017 years)

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 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

How is the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off 2019 Marks calculated?

The candidates are required to secure a cut off marks in each of the four sections in the question paper. Additionally, they also have to score the overall cut off score in order to pass the prelims. 

The SSC CHSL Tier 1 cut off 2019 is calculated by marking the MCQ paper based on the correct answers given. For every correct answer, the candidate gets 2 marks. For every incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks. 

The final cut off score for Tier 1 is, therefore, calculated as:

Cut off (Tier 1) = Marks obtained in (General Intelligence and Reasoning + English Comprehension + Quantitative Aptitude + General Awareness) 

SSC CHSL 2019-20 : 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
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
LDC 2988 2879 2646 1855 [LDC/JSA] 1269 [LDC/JSA/JPA]
Court Clerk 25
PA/ SA 5205 3295 3222 3880 3598
DEO  1004 510 6 54 26
Total Vacancies 9197 6709 5874 5789 4893

We hope this post was helpful in making an effective comparison among the respective cutoffs for the last 4 years in order to make headway in SSC CHSL 2019-20 Exam. Let the combination of your determination and preparation beat the competition, no matter how tougher it may be.

Q. What is the cutoff of SSC CHSL 2019?
Ans. Check below table to check SSC CHSL Cut Off in 2018-19
(Other than
in C&AG
and PA/SA
Post-Wise Cut Off Marks For SSC CHSL Tier I [UR Category]
181.47 165.93 135.60
Post-Wise Cut Off Marks For SSC CHSL Tier I+II [UR Category]
252.06 223.60 190.33

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q.What are the required qualifications for SSC CHSL?

Ans. CHSL or Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is a 10+2 based exam. Class 12 passed are eligible for CHSL.

Q.What are the total number of applicants for SSC CHSL?

Ans. The expected number of applicants for SSC CHSL 2019 is supposed to be somewhere around 45,000 – 55,000.

Q. What is the mode of exam for SSC CHSL?

Ans. The exam is conducted through two computer-based tests and one descriptive test. Tier 1 and tier 3 are computer-based and tier 2 is a descriptive test


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