SSC Stenographer Cut off 2017 (Announced)

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Nov 22, 2017

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SSC has announced the SSC Stenographer 2017 Cut off for the written examination held from September 11 to September 14, 2017. Based on SSC Stenographer Cutoff, 8469 candidates applying for Grade ‘C’ and 15004 candidates applying for Grade ‘D’ posts have provisionally qualified for Skill test.

SSC Stenographer 2017 Result was announced on November 21. The cutoff was published along with results write-up uploaded on the official site.

The final cutoff marks for SSC Stenographer 2017 will be released after completion of Skill Test.  Candidates who have appeared for SSC Steno Grade C & D posts can check the answer keys to calculate the expected score in the written exam. Check SSC Stenographer Answer key. 


  • It is estimated that SSC will disclose the cut off marks in the last week of October 2017.
  • SSC releases category-wise result and cut off list after the commencement of SSC Stenographer Grade C/D examination on its website.
  • Check SSC Steno 2017 Result by visiting the website and log in using their ID and password.
  • SSC Stenographer Cut off is published released separately for Grade C and D posts.

SSC Stenographer Cutoff 2017 for Grade C & D

 List I: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘C’)

CUT-OFF MARKS 127.00 101.00 138.00 100.00 100.00 141.00  
CANDIDATES AVAILABLE 1419 1454 2485 369 79 2663 8469

List II: Candidates qualified for Skill Test (Stenographer Grade ‘D’)

CUT-OFF MARKS 123.50 106.00 124.50 40.00 106.00 66.00 134.50  
CANDIDATES AVAILABLE 1836 1107 6788 393 268 249 4363 15004

How is Cut off determined?

The cut off is determined by taking into account various factors. Here are some of the factors which is commonly known:

  1. No of vacancy– The primary factor for cut off is the number of vacancies. If there is a large vacancy, then the cut off will always be on the lower side. Take a look at the cut offs for Grade D in 2014. OBCs were required to score only 85.75 in order to proceed to the next level.
  2. Exam paper toughness– Another factor which determines the cut off score is the exam paper. If the exam paper was set with tough questions, then the cut off would be on the lower side.
  3. No. of Candidates appearing for Steno exam 2017– The most prominent factor of a cut off is the number of candidates who have appeared for the exam. If the difference between vacancy and candidates are huge, then the cut offs would be high.

Cut offs once declared by the authority cannot be changed or challenged under any circumstances.

SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Expected Cut off 2017

Here we have given the expected SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Cut off 2017 for the candidates help, whereby they can check that how many numbers they have to get to clear the written examination.

ssc stenographer grade C and D expected cut off 2017
Category Grade ‘C’ Cut off 2017 Grade ‘D’ Cut off 2017
General  122-127 110-114
SC 115 99
ST 96 89
OBC 119 102
OH 93 87
VH 61 68

SSC Stenographer Previous Year Cut off Marks (2016, 2015, 2014)

Looking at the previous year’s cut offs, it is evident that candidates who belong to reservation quota have met the benefits and are always on the favourable side. Still, candidates who were general background got an opportunity to move on to the next level by a score of 130.75 and 102 for Grade C and D, respectively.

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Cut off

ssc stenographer grade C previous year cut off
Category 2016 2015 2014
UR 120 125.75 130.75
OBC 111.50 118.25 121.25
SC 107.50 113.50 114.50
ST 90.25 94.75 104.75
OH 90 92 102
VH 89.50 60 -
Total Candidates 5076 4246 2602

SSC Stenographer Grade ‘D’ Cut off

ssc stenographer grade D previous year cut off
Category 2016 2015 2014
UR 107.25 93 102
OBC 99 81.50 85.75
SC 94.25 77 81.50
ST 75.25 62.25 70.25
Ex.S 20 25 25
OH 74 60 69
VH 58.75 25 45
Total Candidates 13809 30522 24875

SSC Stenographer Cut off Criteria 2017

  • SSC Stenographer 2017 Cut off will be based on many factors as a number of applicants, the category of the applicants, number of available seats, etc. as per the norm of the organization.
  • Candidates who will score equal to the cut off marks will be also considered as qualified. Check SSC Stenographer 2017 Answer Key

SSC Stenographer – Tie-Breaker

In the situation of tie i.e. if any two candidates scored equal marks then the following rules will be applied to break the tie and provide the seat to the eligible one.

  1. First of all the marks scored in the first paper will be checked, the one who had scored higher will be given preference over the other.
  2. Date of Birth will be compared, the older candidate will be given preference and will be placed higher.
  3. Their name will be checked in the alphabetical order, the one whose name comes first will be preferred over the other.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.