SSC CGL Cut Off 2020-21

SSC CGL Cut Off 2021 – The Staff Selection Commission releases SSC CGL Cut Off along with the announcement of the result. The notification for CGL 2021 is not released hence the information regarding the cut off is not known.

SSC CGL Cut Off 2020 – The notification of SSC CGL 2020 is released on December 29th 2020. The exam date for Tier I is scheduled from May 29th 2021 onwards. Candidates can expect the release of SSC CGL Cut Off 2020 post the exam.

SSC CGL Cut Off 2019 – SSC CGL cut off released! The SSC CGL cut off tier I exam is released on July 1st 2020 by the Staff Selection Commission in a PDF format along with the SSC CGL result. Candidates who appeared for Tier I Exam from March 3rd to March 9th, 2020 will be able to check Post-wise and category-wise SSC CGL Cut Off.

Candidates can check SSC CGL result for Tier I exam in the given link. The article will discuss in detail the expected SSC CGL cut off marks and previous years cut off. 

The Staff Selection Commission is the conducting body for the SSC CGL exam and the exam dates, exam pattern, eligibility, selection process, etc. are managed by the conducting body itself. Know in detail about the SSC CGL exam check the given link.

For similar information about other SSC exams candidates can visit the linked article.

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SSC CGL Expected Cut Off 

The SSC CGL cut off is announced with the declaration of result. The Commission releases the SSC CGL cut off on the official website ( The SSC CGL cut off 2020 will be released once the commission will start with the recruitment of the same. 


The commission has released the SSC CGL cut off marks for 2019 Tier I exam on July 1st 2020. The SSC CGL 2019 Tier I exam was conducted from 3rd to 9th March 2020Based on marks scored in Tier-I examination, candidates have been shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III examinations.

As per the notification, separate cutoffs have been fixed for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer, Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Statistical Investigator (SI), Grade II and all other posts.

The cut-off marks and the number of candidates getting qualified for Tier-II and Tier-III Examinations are as follows:

SSC CGL Cut Off Tier I 2019

SSC CGL Cut Off 2019 - Tier I

Note: Only those candidates have been considered eligible for List-2 who have applied for the post(s) of JSO and/ or SI in their Online Application Forms.

SSC CGL Cut Off Tier I 2019 exam

Candidates preparing for the next recruitment of SSC Combined Graduate Level exam should go through SSC CGL Exam Analysis, to check the difficulty level and the number of good attempts that is possible to attain in the exam.

SSC CGL Cut Off Marks Deciding Factors

The cut-off marks for CGL are the basis of qualification for the next round i.e. the candidate must obtain the minimum cut off marks in Tier I exam as decided by the commission in order to appear for SSC CGL Tier-II exam.

Similarly, candidates who score the minimum SSC CGL cut off marks in Tier-II are called for Tier III of the examination. The commission declares the cut off marks of SSC CGL separately for each stage, category and post.

Aspirants of Combined Graduate Level exam 2020 can check SSC CGL Notification for the latest information regarding the examination.  

Aspirants who are willing to appear for the next recruitment of CGL examination can check the links important for convenience in understanding the examination.

There are a number of factors that affect SSC CGL cut off. These following factors are involved while determining the SSC CGL cut off:

  • Number of candidates writing the exam
  • Number of vacancy for each post
  • Region-wise vacancies issued
  • Candidates performance in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Use of SSC normalization rule
How to Calculate SSC CGL Tier I Cut Off?

Candidates willing to appear for SSC CGL Tier I exam have to score the overall cut off to pass CGL prelim exam. 

Anyone can calculate the SSC CGL cut off Tier I. Candidates can calculate the cut-off marks following the below-mentioned process:

  • Sum up the total marks obtained in each section of the exam i.e. English + Quantitative Aptitude + General Reasoning + General Awareness.
  • Remember, the sum obtained in step one must be arrived after applying the negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong attempt.
  • The number now arrived will be the minimum qualifying marks for SSC CGL examination.

Candidates willing to appear for Combined Graduate Level Exam can check the following links for assistance:

SSC CGL Previous Year Cut Off  

It is important for aspirants to go through the SSC CGL previous year cut off marks to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam, expected cut off and to prepare accordingly for the CGL exam.

In order to assist the aspirants in their SSC CGL preparation, we are providing the SSC CGL previous year cut off marks for 2018, 2017 and 2016.

SSC CGL Cut Off 2018

The result and cut-off list for SSC CGL Tier-III 2018 is not yet released by the commission. However, The commission has announced the date of release of the CGL Result 2018 Tier III exam. The result is expected to be out on October 4th 2020. As you know the commission releases the cut off marks along with the result, hence SSC CGL Cut Off 2018 Tier III is expected soon. 

The SSC CGL 2018 Tier I exam was conducted from June 4th to 19th, 2019. Candidates who secured the SSC CGL minimum qualifying marks in Tier I for different posts were called to appear for SSC CGL Tier-II exam. 

Check SSC CGL exam dates for reference. 

The SSC CGL Cut Off Tier I 2018 for different posts are mentioned below:

Tier I SSC CGL Cut Off 2018 
Category Assistant Audit Officer-AAO Junior Statistical Officer- JSO (Grade-II) Other Posts
SC 148.97 140.11 111.10
ST 141.86 129.56 103.22
UR 170 165.96 137.07
OBC 165 162.35 131.18
OH 132.90 112.48 95.55
HH 102.45 51.99 40.00
VH 64.57 70.25
Ex-S 40.00

Candidates who scored the minimum cut off marks and qualified in SSC CGL Tier-II exam conducted from 11th to 13th September 2019 were called for SSC CGL 2018 Tier III scheduled from December 29th, 2019.  

The SSC CGL Cut Off marks for Tier II paper for the posts of Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer are as mentioned below:

SSC CGL Cut Off Tier II 2018
Categories SSC CGL Cut-off 2018 Tier I+Tier-II (Paper I+II+IV) Number of Candidates 
SC 463.15 841
ST 460.21 421
OBC 510.92 1,724
UR 572.51 1,762
OH 409.26 111
HH 347.35 100
PwD 168.04 50
Total 5,009

The candidates who qualified for appearing in SSC CGL Tier III 2018 exam for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer, their cut-off marks are mentioned below:

SSC CGL Cut Off 2018 – Tier II JSO Post
Categories SSC CGL Cut-off 2018 Tier 1+Tier-II (PaperI+II+IV) Number of Candidates
SC 433.95 478
ST 403.95 301
OBC 517.76 583
UR 535.86 955
OH 348.50 112
HH 223.46 106
VH 267.51 121
PwD 165.04 16
Total 2,672

The Cut Off marks for SSC CGL posts other than Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, and Junior Statistical Officer for the year 2018 are given below:

SSC CGL Cut Off Marks 2018 – Other SSC CGL Posts
Categories SSC CGL Cut-off 2018 Tier 1+Tier-II (PaperI+II+IV) Number of Candidates
SC 354.74 8,050
ST 327.05 4,022
OBC 400.33 15,359
UR 433.00 17,439
Ex-S 255.12 3,244
OH 302.50 859
HH 165.73 777
VH 280.98 404
PwD 122.58 86
Total 50,240

Aspirants who appeared for CGL 2018 Tier III will be updated with the cut off marks once it is released. Meanwhile, you check SSC exam dates for various other SSC Exams.

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SSC CGL Cut Off 2017

The CGL cut off list for candidates shortlisted in Tier I of SSC CGL exam 2017 to appear for the Tier II exam is highlighted below:

SSC CGL Cut Off Tier-I 2017 
Category Assistant Audit Officer -AAO Junior Statistical Officer -JSO (Grade-II) Other Posts
SC 125.50 123.50 98.00
ST 119.00 114.50 88.50
OBC 135.50 135.50 110.00
UR 148.00 146.50 126.50
HH 75.00 61.00 38.00
OH 111.50 102.00 84.50
Ex.S 69.00
VH 116.00 89.50

The table below mentions the SSC CGL Cut off marks for Tier I and Tier II exam i.e. the candidates who were called for SSC CGL Tier III 2017 exam. 

SSC CGL Cut Off Marks 2017 Tier I – Tier II
Category AAO Tier I-Tier II

Paper I+II+IV

JSO Tier I-Tier II Paper I+II+III Other Posts Tier I- Tier II Paper I+II
OH 458.00 200.00 294.00
HH 348.25 200.00 191.00
SC 500.50 200.00 338.25
ST 479.00 200.00 311.25
OBC 538.00 240.00 379.75
UR 573.00 280.00 415.50
Candidates can check the trend of cut off marks for various other SSC examinations on the SSC Cut Off page linked here.

SSC CGL Cut Off 2016

Candidates who scored the cut off marks out of the total 200 marks in SSC CGL Tier I 2016 exam qualified for the next stage. 

The minimum cut off for SSC CGL 2016 exam Tier I projected by the commission is as mentioned below:

SSC CGL Cut Off Tier I 2016 (All Posts):

SSC CGL Cut Off 2016 Tier-I 
Categories Minimum Cut Off Marks
UR 137.00
OBC 125.50
SC 114.00
ST 103.00
Ex.S 92.00
OH 97.00
HH 20.00
VH 68.00

The SSC CGL Tier-II cut off 2016 is the combined merit of tier I and tier II and dominates the selection process. 

The cut-off marks for tier II exam must not be taken lightly as it consists of total 600 marks which do not include paper I and Paper IV. The Tier II cut off marks decide the stay of the candidate in the battle. 

The SSC CGL Tier-II Cut Off 2016 is highlighted below:

SSC CGL Tier-II Cut Off 2016
Categories JSO (Grade-II) Tier I-Tier II Paper I+II+III AAO Tier I -Tier II Paper I+II+IV ASO CSS and AO MEA Tier I – Tier II Paper I+II Other Posts Tier I -Tier II Paper I+II
SC 423.00 454.00 389.00 363.25
ST 397.00 427.00 370.00 341.00
OBC 471.00 493.75 424.50 397.00
UR 502.00 536.00 449.00 422.00
HH 230.25 264.00 262.00 216.00
VH 267.50 364.50 336.00
OH 364.00 411.00 366.50 333.00

Aspirants of SSC CGL or any other exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check a few important links for better preparation of the exams:

Aspirants of the examination conducted by SSC other than the CGL can check SSC Mock Tests in the given link for practice and revision.
Candidates appearing for other SSC exams can go through the links for assistance:

For updates keep checking the page regularly.

Frequently Asked Question – SSC CGL Cut Off

Q.1. What is SSC CGL Cut Off?

Ans. SSC CGL cutoff is the minimum marks that candidates need to secure in order to qualify their respective stages or tiers of Combined Graduate Level exam.

Q.2. What is be the expected SSC CGL Cut Off for Tier I Exam?

Ans. SSC CGL tier 1 cut off varies every year depending on various factors. However, based on the cut off trends of previous years, SSC CGL 2020 tier 1 expected cut off for UR category can be between be 172-178 for AAO post, 165-172 for JSO (Grade-II) post and 142-148 for other remaining posts on the basis of vacancies and difficulty level of exam.

Q.3. Do the Commission release SSC CGL cutoff for all the tiers of the exam?

Ans. There are a total of four Tiers in SSC CGL exam. The cutoff is released for SSC CGL Tier I, Tier II and Tier III exams. SSC CGL Tier-IV is only a qualifying exam. Therefore, the commission does not release cutoff for this stage.

Q.4. Are candidates required to clear the sectional cut off in SSC CGL Exam?

Ans. No, there is no Sectional Cut Off in Combined Graduate Level exam.

Q 5. Which post of CGL has the highest Combined Graduate Level Cutoff?

Ans. Based on the trend, SSC CGL cutoff for the post of Assistant Audit Officer – AAO is the highest followed by Junior Statistical Officer – JSO and other posts.

Q 6. Is it necessary for candidates to appear for Tier III if they have qualified the CGL Tier I and Tier II exam?

Ans. Yes. It is compulsory for candidates to appear for all the tiers of CGL exam otherwise they will not be qualified for the final selection. The SSC CGL final cut off is decided based on the score obtained by candidates in all the tiers of CGL.

Q 7. Is SSC CGL cutoff released region-wise?

Ans. No, the Staff Selection Commission releases SSC CGL Cut Off centrally on the official Website, it is not released region-wise.

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