SSC CHSL Expected Cutoff 2017

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May 24, 2017

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SSC CHSL Cut off is the minimum marks required by a candidate to be eligible for the subsequent selection round of the exam. It is declared by the Staff Selection Committee (SSC) each year.

SSC CHSL is conducted in 3 tiers, for recruitment of Lower Division Clerks, Postal Assistants and Data Entry Operator in various ministries and other government organizations.

Here are some key points about SSC CHSL Cut off:

  • CHSL Cut off 2017 for Tier 1 is expected to be out soon. The exam was held from January 7- February 8, 2017.
  • Candidates who cleared SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam and secured marks above the mentioned cutoff will be shortlisted for Tier 2 i.e. Descriptive Test. It is scheduled for June 25, 2017.
  • SSC CHSL 2017 Cut off for Tier 2 will be declared in August 2017. The qualifying marks for Tier 2 exam is 33%.
  • Cut off for SSC CHSL will be declared category-wise.
  • All candidates clearing Tier 2 exam will sit for Tier 3 exam in June 2017. It is qualifying in nature.
  • SSC CHSL Cut off (Tier 3) will be declared in July 2017.
  • According to the difficulty level of the current session, experts claim that SSC CHSL cut off will be on par with previous years and lie in between 120-135.

Candidates may check SSC CHSL Result for all the stages on the official website of SSC i.e. ssc.nic.in. The result for SSC CHSL will be published in the form of a merit list. SSC is set to recruit over 6,500 candidates for various posts. Read the article to know complete details about the expected SSC CHSL Cutoff 2017 for each post.


SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off 2017 (Tier 1)

  • SSC CHSL cutoff 2017 for Tier 1 will be calculated out of total marks of exam.
  • The Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL comprised of 4 sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The cutoff of SSC CHSL for Tier 1 will vary as per the posts.
  • SSC CHSL Cut off for General Category is expected to be between 129-138 for Lower Division Clerks, 130-140 for Data Entry Operators and 132-145 for Postal Assts. 
  • Owing to its growing popularity and the limited number of vacancies, the cutoff of CHSL is expected to slightly rise than the previous years’.

Here is the Cutoff for SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 for all recognized categories by the commission:

Category SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (DEO) SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (LDC) SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (Postal / Sorting Asst.)
VH 91-100 101-110 103-113
OH 94-102 98-104 99-107
HH 74-87 79-97 78-87
Ex.S 77-84 81-94 90-95
General 129-138 130-140 132-145
OBC 119-137 122-141 125-131
SC 110-124 112-129 115-129
ST 96-101 104-109 107-111

How is SSC CHSL Cut off (Tier 1) calculated?

  • Candidates have to secure cutoff marks in each subject - General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
  • Also, they have to score overall cut off score to pass the preliminary exam.
  • SSC CHSL Cut off Score 2017 (Tier I) = Marks obtained in (General Intelligence + English + Quantitative Aptitude + General Awareness) after applying negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer

SSC CHSL Cut off 2016

The category-wise cut off for Tier 2 exam in the year 2016 is given below.

Category SSC CHSL Cut off Marks 2016
SC 99.00
ST 89.50
OBC 110.00
Ex.S 45.50
OH 88.00
HH 55.00
VH 83.50
UR 119.00

SSC CHSL Expected Cut off 2017 (Tier 2)

  • SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam is a descriptive one, carrying a total of 100 marks.
  • The cutoff for SSC CHSL 2017 (Tier 2) will be decided out of 100.
  • A candidate must secure a minimum of 33% to be considered pass.
  • Merit list will be formed on a candidate’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam.

Here is the expected category-wise SSC CHSL Cut off 2017 for Tier 2.

Category SSC CHSL Expected Cutoff Marks
General 72-74
SC 58-60
ST 55-58
OBC 65-70

SSC CHSL Cut off 2016

The category-wise cut off for Tier 2 exam in the year 2016 for DEO is given below.

Category SSC CHSL Cut off Marks Cutoff
General 65
SC 61
ST 60
OBC 64
Ex.S 56
OH 58
HH 58
VH 58

SSC CHSL Expected Cut off 2017 (Tier 3)

  • Candidates who successfully clear Tier 2 exam of SSC CHSL will appear in Tier 3.
  • This is qualifying in nature.
  • SSC CHSL cutoff 2017 for Tier 3 will be decided based on the percentage of mistakes.
  • Allocation of candidates will be made to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk based on ranks and post preferences.

Here is the category-wise final SSC CHSL Cutoff 2017 which is expected:

Category Cut off Marks (LDC / DEO)
General 119
OBC 110
SC 99
ST 89.5
OH 88
VH 83.5
HH 55
EXS 45.5

SSC CHSL 2017 Vacancies

Here are the expected number of vacancies that will be filled through SSC CHSL 2017. The maximum seats are available for the post of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant (3862), while the least are available for Court (33). You can also read about the pay band and grade pay of each.

Post Offered Number of Vacancies Pay Band (INR) Grade Pay (INR)
Lower Division Clerk 2877 5200 – 20200 1900
Court Clerk 33 5200 – 20200 1900
Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant 3862 5200 – 20200 2400
Data Entry Operator 616 5200 – 20200 2400

Factors Affecting SSC CHSL Cutoff

The Cut-off as mentioned earlier is calculated on the basis of several factors. The following points mention the key factors upon which SSC CHSL Cut off is decided:

factors affecting ssc chsl cutoff

  1. Average marks scored by test takers
  2. Total number of vacancies
  3. Difficulty level of Paper 
  4. Previous Years Cut off Marks
  5. Overall Performance in the exam

SSC CHSL Cut Off Trend

having knowledge of previous year cutoffs help a candidate understand the minimum marks pattern of SSC CHSL. The previous years’ cutoff for all the categories is listed below. It can be seen that SSC CHSL Cutoff 2012 for General Category was the highest for DEO (129), while it was the least for LDC (107.5) in 2011. Candidates can refer the data for better understanding. 

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2011 2012 2013 2014
Category LDC DEO LDC DEO LDC DEO LDC / DEO
UR (General) 107.5 117.5 117 129 122.5 127 120.25
OBC 103 106.5 110 120 111 116.5 107.5
SC 86 96.25 97 109 100.25 104 94.75
ST 69.25 90 90 101 88.25 95 85.75
VH 60 70 89 92.5 88 93 82
OH 77.75 90 90 101 88 95 84
HH 60 70 58 70 73 71 53
EXS 88.75 75.5 77 92.5 82 75 53

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

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