SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier-I Expected Cutoff, Previous Years’ Cutoff & Cutoff Trends

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May 6, 2021

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SSC CHSL Cut off 2021 is declared by Staff Selection Commission on the official website. SSC CHSL Tier-I exam has been scheduled for April 12 to April 27, 2021. However, the exam after April 20, 2021, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019-20 for Tier-I has been released on January 15, 2021. The commission will publish the post wise and category wise cut off for the 2020-21 session within 3 months after the exam is completed.

Only the qualified students of the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam will be called for the Tier-II examination. In the meantime, candidates can practice the previous years’ papers of the SSC CHSL Exam. In this article, the expected cutoff after considering various factors has been discussed.

Factors Determining of SSC CHSL 2020-21 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:

  • Average marks scored by test takers
  • Total Number of vacancies
  • The difficulty level of paper
  • Previous year cutoffs
  • Overall performance

Note: The aspirants should know that there is no sectional cutoff for the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam. Only the candidates, who will attain the minimum qualifying score, will be shortlisted for the next level of the examination.

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier-I Expected Cutoff

A total of approx. 13,17,000 candidates appeared in the examination for 4726 vacant posts. By considering each factor of the cutoff marks, the expected cutoff marks have been calculated in the following tabular:

Category SSC CHSL Expected Cutoff
UR 155.94
OBC 151.03
SC 133.55
ST 124.67

SSC CHSL Cutoff: Important Dates

Earlier the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam was scheduled from April 12 to April 27, 2021. However, due to breaking out of the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 across the nation, the conducting authority has postponed from 20th April 2021 without any further notification.

SSC CHSL Tier-I Admit Card March 27, 2021
SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam
  • April 12 - 27, 2021
  • Postmonent of the exam after April, 20, 2021,
SSC CHSL Resut To be notified

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Years-wise Cutoff

Appearing candidates and those who are preparing for the SSC CHSL upcoming exam must know the statistical analysis of the vacant posts and year-wise cutoff marks to determine the comparison accurately:

Year Number of Candidates Vacant Posts SSC CHSL Cutoff (Unreserved or General Category)
2013 2224918 4893 124.75
2014 2438010 5789 120.25
2015 3044455 5874 119
2016 3057993 5134 127.5
2017 2600000 9241 143.5
2018 1317000 2711 165.93
2019 1017000 5609 159.52

The year-wise cutoff analysis has been presented with the column chart in the following picture:

SSC CHSL Year Wise Cutoff

SSC CHSL Tier-I Category-wise Cutoff Marks

From 2013 to 2019, the category-wise cutoff marks of the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam has been presented in the following tabular:

2013 124.75 116 104 95
2014 120.25 107.5 94.75 85.75
2015 119 110 99 89.5
2016 127.5 120 108 99
2017 143.5 139 122.5 112
2018 165.93 161.75 145.52 136.74
2019 159.52 156.1 136.1 127.36
2020(Expected Cutoff) 155.94 151.03 133.55 124.67

How is SSC CHSL Tier-I 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 2021 (Tier I) = Marks obtained in (General Intelligence + English + Quantitative Aptitude + General Awareness) after applying negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Upcoming SSC CHSL Tier-I Cutoff Prediction

Considering around 5,000 SSC CHSL vacancies for the next few years and 14,00,000 candidates the expected cutoff can be calculated. There is a negative correlation between the number of candidates appearing for the exam and the cutoff for the exam which means as the number of candidates increases the cutoff decreases and vice versa.

Year Number of Expected Candidates Vacancy(Tentative) SSC CHSL Cutoff (Tentative)
2021 1,400,000 5210 154.7589614
2022 1,350,000 4236 154.6234812
2023 1,600,000 5320 150.6131453
2024 1,450,000 4893 153.2959555

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Final Cutoff (Tier-I & Tier-II)

A total of 29.68 lakh candidates appeared in SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier-I exam. In the following table, the post-wise and category wise cut off of SSC CHSL 2018-19 marks has been presented:

Category DEO (Other than C&AG) DEO in C&AG LDC/JSA and PA/SA
UR 252.06 223.60 190.33
OBC 243.43 212.09 167.07
SC - 181.48 143.93
ST - 185.15 133.80
EWS - 215.89 161.31
OH - 184.41 139.36
HH - 148.04 93.50
VH - 123.54
ESM - 152.55 97.82
Other PWD - 93.07

SSC CHSL Previous Years’ Cutoff (Tier-I & Tier-II)

The SSC CHSL exam 2017 for Document Verification and Skill Test was conducted from August 16 – September 02, 2019. The final cutoff marks of SSC CHSL 2017 were released on June 12, 2019.

On the other hand, the SSC CHSL 2016 result was declared on October 18, 2017, for a total of 30,57,993 candidates appeared. Go through the following content to know more about the cutoff marks:

Category Year DEO In C&AG PS/ SA Court Clerk LDC
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

The SSC CHSL cut-off marks for DEO in C&AG are the highest among the other posts. Candidates need to clear Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, and Tier-IV to appear in the Document Verification. After the Document Verification, the SSC releases the final merit list.


Ques. Is the SSC CHSL cutoff for all categories the same?

Ans. No, the SSC CHSL cutoff varies as per the category of the candidates. The conducting body releases separate cutoff marks for each category.

Ques. Is SSC CHSL cutoff released region-wise?

Ans. No, the SSC CHSL cutoff is not released as per the different regions.

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.

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


When the SSC CHSL Cutoff will be declared?
jaya garg

Hi. The SSC CHSL exam for 2020-21 is not yet held, hence, the tentative date of releasing the cutoff is also not announced. To know more about the SSC CHSL important dates, refer here.

How many aspirants qualified for the SSC CHSL Tier II exam in the previous year?
jaya garg

Hi. Only the qualified students of the SSC CHSL Tier I exam are invited for the Tier II examination. Based on the SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019-20 for Tier I, a total of 44,856 candidates qualified for the Tier II exam.

tanishka shah
When SSC CHSL Cutoff normally releases?
jaya garg

Hi. SSC CHSL Cut off is declared along with the SSC CHSL result by the Staff Selection Commission. The SSC CHSL Cutoff for all the Tiers are made available on the official portal. The commission publishes the post wise and category wise cut off for 2020-21 session on the official website.

ballanki swathi
How to find that exam qualify
diya suresh

The result for the SSC CHSL exam will be announced on the official website once the result is prepared. For 2019-20 the result was declared on 15 January 2021. To check the same, you need to visit the official website and search for name and roll number. The result will be declared after around 1 month of the exam. The result is declared in pdf format.

ananya pandey
how to calculate ssc chsl marks?
jaya garg

Hi Ananya. For each right option, 2 mark will be given while 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt. Detailed SSC CHSL Marking Scheme is mentioned here.

kunal thakrar
Is there any sectional cutoff for the SSC CHSL 2020 tier I exam?
jaya garg

Hi Kunal. Based on the previous cut off trends, the final cut off of Tier 1 exam for the candidates belonging to General category is expected to be almost 200, for OBC category around 190, and it will be 185 and 175 for candidates belonging to SC/ ST category. To know more about the previous years’ cut off trends, refer here.

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

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
akankshya pattanaik

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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...
akankshya pattanaik

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
akankshya pattanaik

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
akankshya pattanaik

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!