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SSC CHSL Cutoff 2020: Check Previous years' Cutoff Trends

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Oct 21, 2020

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SSC CHSL will take place between March 16- March 27, 2020. However, due to COVID-19, part of the exam got postponed and has been rescheduled. The new dates are October 12-26, 2020. The tier 1 result will be out by May 2020, tentatively. Meanwhile, SSC has released CHSL 2018 result on Feb 25, 2020. 30822 candidates have qualified for the typing test, 37 candidates for DEST for posts of DEO in departments other than C&AG and 1741 candidates for DEO in C&AG. Check detailed SSC CHSL 2018 Cut off

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CHSL Cut Off 2019-2020

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019-2020

Post Name SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off (UR category)
LDC/JSA/PA/SA 139-144
DEO in C&AG 165-169
DEO (Other than C&AG) 181-184

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Official Cutoff has been released on March 17, 2020 in PDF format. Download here!

CHSL Cutoff 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 Cutoff

SSC CHSL Cutoff is the minimum marks required by a candidate to be eligible for the subsequent selection rounds of the exam. It is declared by the Staff Selection Commission after each stage of the exam. 

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. 

  • The cutoff will be released along with the declaration of SSC CHSL result. Candidates may check the cutoff at, which is the official website of the exam conducting body. 
  • The cutoff for Tier 2 will be declared in August 2020. The qualifying marks for SSC CHSL Tier 2 is 33%.

Cutoff for each tier of SSC CHSL exam will be released separately. Final Result will be released in December 2020. Furthermore, previous year cutoffs for Tier I of SSC CHSL LDC & DEO Exam are mentioned below – 


*Note &ndash the above-mentioned cutoff is for General category students and might vary for others.

As per SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, candidates who clear SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam and secure marks above the decided cutoff will be shortlisted for Tier 2 or the Descriptive Test. Candidates clearing Tier 1 can download SSC CHSL Admit Card for Tier 2 and subsequently for Tier 3

How is SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cutoff Calculated?

  • Candidates have to secure Cutoff marks in each subject: General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
  • Also, they have to score the overall cutoff score to pass the preliminary exam.
  • SSC CHSL Cutoff Score 2020 (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 Expected Cutoff for Tier 1

  • The cutoff for Tier 1 will be calculated out of total marks i.e 200.
  • The Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL comprises of 4 sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The cutoff will vary as per the posts and candidates’ category as well.
  • Owing to its growing popularity and the limited number of vacancies, the cutoff is expected to slightly rise than the previous years.

SSC CHSL Expected Cutoff for Tier 2

SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive exam, with a total weightage of 100 marks.

  • The cutoff for Tier 2 will be decided out of 100.
  • A candidate must secure a minimum of 33% to qualify SSC CHSL Tier 2.
  • Merit list will be formed on a candidate’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam.
CHSL Final Allotment

SSC CHSL Final Allotment 2020

Candidates who successfully clear Tier 2 exam of SSC CHSL will appear in Tier 3.

  • Tier 3 is a typing test or a skill test depending on the post applied for. This is qualifying in nature.
  • SSC CHSL cutoff 2020 for Tier 3 will be 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.

Candidates can check previous years’ official cut-off to get an idea of the preparation needed to clear the exam.

Practice Sectional Tests as much as possible during your SSC CHSL Preparation

CHSL Cutoff 2019

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019 for Tier 1

SSC CHSL 2019 results were declared in September 2019. 248 candidates appeared in the exam under PwD category:

Category/Posts DEO(Other than C&AG) DEO in C&AG LDC/JSA 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

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 2 Cutoff

Here is the official category-wise SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019 for Tier 2

Category/Posts DEO (Other than C&AG) DEO in C&AG LDC/JSA and PA/SA
UR 239.50 227.50 199.00
SC 210.50 174.50
ST 215.50 206.50 167.00
OBC 237.00 224.50 192.00
ESM 180.00 136.00
OH 198.00 173.50
HH _ 125.50
VH 155.50
CHSL Vacancies

SSC CHSL 2020 Vacancies

Here are the expected number of vacancies that will be filled through SSC CHSL 2020. The maximum seats are available for the post of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant (3862), while the least is 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 2400
Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant 3862 5200 – 20200 2400
Data Entry Operator 616 5200 – 20200 2400
CHSL Cut off 2018

SSC CHSL 2018 Cut off

SSC CHSL 2018 Cut off for candidates qualified for DEST for the post of DEO other than C&AG

Category UR SC ST OBC Total
Cutoff marks Tier 1+Tier 2 252.06 - - 243.43
Candidates available 22 1 1 13 37

SSC CHSL 2018 Cut off for candidates qualified for DEST for the post of DEO other in C&AG

Cutoff Marks 223.6 181.48 185.15 212.09 215.89 152.55 184.41 148.04 -
Candidates available 299 270 158 542 221 168 43 39 1 1741

List of Candidates Qualified for Typing Test

Cutoff marks 190.33 143.93 133.8 167.07 161.31 97.82 139.36 93.5 123.54 93.07
Candidates available 5576 5171 2878 7838 4681 3368 425 358 411 116 30822

Factors Affecting SSC CHSL Cutoff

The cutoff as mentioned earlier is calculated based on several factors. The following points mention the key factors upon which SSC CHSL Cutoff is decided:

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


Ques. What qualifications do I need for SSC CHSL?

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

Ques. What is the exam date of SSC CHSL?

Ans. SSC CHSL will be held from March 16 to March 27. 

Ques. What is the total number of candidates for SSC CHSL?

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

Ques. 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.

Ques. How to know if I am selected?

Ans. As soon as the cutoff is released, a list with names of qualified candidates is uploaded on the website.

Ques. Is typing required in SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. Yes, SSC CHSL tier 3 exam includes typing test and requires the candidates to type 30 words per minute in Hindi.

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


utkarsha khatri
What is the minimum cutoff for the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam 2020 for the OBC category?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. The cutoff for Tier 1 was calculated out of total marks of 200. The minimum cut off for SSC CHSL Tier 1 exams for the OBC category was 178.45. For more details related to SSC CHSL Cutoff 2020, refer here.

shivam kumar
what is expected cut off of genearal in tier 1 and tier 2

Hi Shivam, 

The expected cutoff of general category in tier 1 is 141 and in tier 2 is 239. 

yash raj singh
What will be the expected cut off for SSC CHSL 2020 tier 1?
kavita rani

Hi Yash. For LDC/JSA/PA/SA post, the expected cut off varies from 139-144. You can refer here to get more information about the previous cut off list.

How does cutoff varies with number of seats in ssc chsl exam?
kavita rani

Hi Pradeepraj. Total number of vacancies is an important factor based on which the cutoff list gets prepared. You can refer here to gather more information.


nafisa khatoon
Is there any section-wise cutoff in the SSC CHSL exam?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. As per the latest notification, there is no CHSL Sectional Cut Off in the Tier 1 exam. However, candidates must get a good score to get selected for the next stage of the exam. Kindly refer here to know the SSC CHSL cut off list.

shivam yadav
Is typing is compulsory for all the post in ssc chsl exam...

Hi Shivam, 

Typing is compulsory for the candidates who apply for the Lower Division Clerical post, basically. But it is advisable to learn typing for any kind of post at SSC CHSL. 

ashish verma
SIR suggest me that how many typing test couduct by ssc for CHSL because LDC and DEO typing speed is difrent

Hi Ashish, 

The typing test is generally conducted in the third tier of SSC CHSL and the speed that the candidate should aim for is 8,000 key depressions per hour. 

arpit awasthi
New vacancy kab tk aayengi sir

Hi Arpit, 

If you want to know when the application process starts, it does from December 2020 to January 2021. 

neha chaudhary
there is negative marking in chsl exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Neha, yes, for each incorrect response by candidate, 0.5 marks would be deducted.
baptu deb
Thank u sir fr this information
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Deb, all the best!