SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019 – Check Category Wise Cut Off Marks

SSC CHSL Cut off

The Tier 1 SSC CHSL Exam was conducted from 1st to 11th July 2019. We will take you through the Expected SSC CHSL Cut Off and Previous Year Cut Off marks.


SSC CHSL Answer Key for Tier 1 has been released on 22nd July 2019. Candidates can calculate their marks with the Tier 1 Answer key. The Expected cut off list mentioned here can give the candidates an idea about their selection. 

  • The Official Cut Off will be updated on the SSC website
  • Candidates who clear the SSC CHSL Cut off for Tier 1 will be eligible to sit for Tier 2 examination.
  • SSC CHSL Result for Tier 1 will be declared on 11th September 2019.
  • Read through the important SSC CHSL Exam Dates for All Tiers.

SSC CHSL Cut off 2019 – Expected  & Previous Year CutOff

Staff Selection Commission organizes the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam annually to recruit for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk for different departments & organizations in the Government of India.

  • The SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off will be out in September 2019.
  • Cut off for each tier is released separately. Candidates who clear the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam and secured marks above the mentioned cutoff will be shortlisted for Tier 2.
  • The Tier 2 cut off is expected to be declared in October, 2019. The qualifying marks for Tier 2 exam is 33%.
  • Overall SSC CHSL Cut off will be out in December 2019.

SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off  Tier 1 2019

  1. The maximum marks that a candidate can get in the Tier 1 paper is 200.
  2. There is no sectional cut off for Tier 1.
  3. The CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off is expected to be high due to lakhs of students appearing for the exam.

Take a look at the Expected SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off 2019

CATEGORY SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off Marks
General 146
OBC 141
SC 127
ST 115
VH 98
OH 114.50
HH 76.50
EXS 87

SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off Tier 2 2019

  • The CHSL Tier 2 paper is a descriptive paper which is conducted offline.
  • The Tier 2 result is announced as a total of Tier 1 + Tier 2 marks.
  • Candidates must get at least 33% in SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam to qualify for the next step.

The following table will give an idea about the Expected Cut off for Tier 2 examination-

Category SSC CHSL Cut Off Tier 2
General 202.50 – 160.50
OBC 194 – 153
SC 182.50 – 141
ST 72 – 132
OH 80 – 130.50
VH 170.50 – 129
HH 145 – 98
EXS 149.50 – 97.50

SSC CHSL Expected Final Cut Off

The Final Cut Off for the CHSL exam will be a combination of all 3 Tiers.

  • Tier 3 is a typing exam which tests the candidates on the writing speed and accuracy.
  • The Tier 3 test is qualifying in nature.

Following table depicts the official Final Expected CHSL Cut Off 2019

GeneraL 204
OBC 196
SC 185.5
ST 175.5
OH 177
VH 173
HH< 146.5
EXS 154

How is the Cut Off Calculated?

  1. Tier 1 Cut Off is calculated by grading the MCQ paper based on the correction criteria.
  2. For each correct question the candidate is awarded with 2 Marks.
  3. Each incorrect question in Tier 1 exam, there is a markdown of 0.5 marks.
  4. Tier 2 is a descriptive test that is graded on the student’s grammar and writing ability.
  5. Tier 3 is qualifying in nature and calculates the person’s typing speed & accuracy.
  6. The Final SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Cut Off is a combination of Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Qualifying Tier 3.

Factors Effecting the SSC CHSL Cut Off

Staff Selection Commission goes through various factors effecting that influence the Cut Off for CHSL (10+2)

  1. Number of SSC CHSL Vacancies Announced determines how many candidates SSC is willing to appoint.
  2. Total number of candidates appearing for the Exam determines the level of competition.
  3. Difficulty level of the exam is also a factor that effects the Cut Off for SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut Off

SSC released the cut off marks for SSC CHSL Tier I 2017 on its official website along with the declaration of result. A total of 48,404 candidates qualified to appear for the Tier 2 exam. The cut off of an exam depends on a variety of factors including difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants, number of vacancies, e.t.c.

⇒ SSC CHSL Tier I 2017 – Official Cut Off Marks

Category Cut off
General or UR 143.50
OBC 139.00
SC 122.50
ST 112.00
VH 95.50
OH 111.50
HH 73.50
EXS 83.00

The Cut Off can be crosscheck with the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Result 2017

⇒ SSC CHSL Tier I 2016 – Cut Off Marks

Category Cut off
General or UR 127.50
OBC 120.0
SC 108.0
ST 99.0
VH 96.0
OH 97.50
HH 65.0
EXS 64.50
*Staff Selection Commission also released Final Revised Cut Off 2016

SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut Off – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Here are the Official previous year’s SSC CHSL cut off marks of 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 year.

⇒ SSC CHSL Tier I – Previous Year’s Cut Off

Category SSC CHSL Cutoff Marks
2013 2012 2011
General 119 120 122 127 117 129 107.5 111.75
OBC 110  108 111 117 110 120 103 106.5
SC 99  95 100 104 97 109 86 96.25
ST 89.5  86 88 95 90 101 69.25 90
VH 83.5  82 88 93 99 93 60 70
OH 88  84 88 95 90 101 77.75 90
HH 55  53 73 71 58 70 60 70
EXS 45.5  53 82 75 77 93 88.75 75.5

There are various errors found in SSC CHSL Tier I tentative answer key 2017. Due to which SSC has extended the date to challenging the answer key till 26th April 2018. To know all the details go through the link below:

 SSC CHSL Cut Off: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q. What is the basis of determining the SSC CHSL Cutoff ? Section wise or overall?
 The SSC CHSL Cutoff will be decided on an overall basis.

Q. Is it possible that the SSC CHSL Cutoff for two consecutive years comes to be the same?
The SSC CHSL Cutoff for the present year as well as for the next academic year can be the same, but one cannot guarantee it. Each and every year, the factors which decide the cutoff changes according to the parameters.

Q. Who decides the SSC CHSL Cutoffs?
 The final cut off marks are decided by the exam conducting authorities i,e Staff Selection Commission.

Q. Can we trust various websites with SSC CHSL Cutoff?
 It depends on the credibility of the website you’re visiting to check the cut off. We suggest that the official cut off be checked directly through the official website-

Q. What if I am not able to clear the SSC CHSL cutoff this year?
 Well, this is not the only chance you will get! Prepare hard for the next year and clear the exam with flying colors.


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