SSC CHSL Cut Off 2020-21

SSC CHSL Cut Off – The Staff Selection Commission releases SSC CHSL cut off along with the result. Candidates must go through the CHSL cut off and prepare themselves accordingly for the exam.

Recently the commission has released the 2020 notification for SSC CHSL to conduct the Tier I examination in April 2021.

Since the SSC CHSL Tier I 2019 exam is successfully conducted on October 12th 2020 and the result for the same has been announced on January 15th 2021.

The article aims to provide SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019-2020 which was released along with the result. Candidates will get Tier and year-wise SSC CHSL Cut Off, steps to check SSC CHSL Cut Off, factors that help decide the cutoff marks for SSC CHSL exam and more.  For further details check the SSC CHSL exam page.

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The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam is conducted to recruit candidates on various posts to different Government Ministries. Candidates can know more about SSC exams at the linked article. 

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SSC CHSL Cut Off Marks

Lakhs of Aspirants apply for the CHSL exam every year which is why the competition has increased and so has the SSC CHSL cut off. Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score to get through the exam.

It is important that candidates carefully go through the previous year cut off marks so that they can get an estimated idea of the minimum qualifying marks for the upcoming recruitment.

SSC CHSL Result for all the tiers releases stage-wise only and same is with the CHSL cut-off marks. 

SSC CHSL tier I exam result is based on the marks scored by the candidates and the cut off released. To qualify the Tier-II examination, no cut off is released and candidates only need to score a minimum 33% marks. The Tier III examination is only qualifying in nature and the final SSC CHSL cut off is released based on candidate’s performance in Tier I & II.

SSC CHSL Cut Off Marks 2019-2020

SSC CHSL Tier-I cutoff 2019-20 varies as per the post applied and category of a candidate. The CHSL cutoff for tier-I has been calculated out of 200 marks. Check complete category- and post-wise SSC CHSL cut off tier-I 2019-2020 mentioned below:

Category Cut off Marks Number of Candidates Available
UR 159.52440 8321
SC 136.10355 7566
ST 127.32836 3557
OBC 156.10198 12380
EWS 149.98152 7074
ESM 87.32036 3987
OH 124.36599 608
HH 81.08020 575
VH 123.78857 535
Other PwD 74.32943 253
Total 44856

SSC CHSL Cut Off – Deciding Factors

There are certain points which are kept in consideration while calculating the SSC CHSL cut off. Given below are the deciding factors for the minimum qualifying marks of CHSL exam:

  1. Number of vacancies
  2. Level of examination
  3. Previous year SSC CHSL cut off

Candidates must note that there is no sectional cut off for the Tier I examination and any candidate who attains the minimum qualifying marks is selected for the next phase of the examination.

Further, in this article, we bring you the previous year SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level cut off for the reference. 

It is important that an aspirant has a clear knowledge of the SSC CHSL syllabus in order to score well in the exam and also easily attain the qualifying marks for the exam. 

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SSC CHSL Cut Off 2018

The SSC CHSL Tier I examination was conducted between July 1 to July 26, 2020. Given below is the category-wise cut off for SSC CHSL exam 2018:

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2018 – Tier I
Category/Posts DEO  (Other than  C&AG) DEO  in C&AG LDC/JSA  and PA/SA
UR ( General Candidates) 181.47 165.93 135.60
OBC 178.45 161.72 133.74
SC 145.52 110.09
ST 136.74 99.09
EWS 163.75 127.25
OH 129.42 102.75
HH 98.86 58.43
VH 84.87
ESM 117.13 56.11
Other PWD 50.00
Total Candidates Qualified 175 2330 45101

Given below is the final SSC CHSL cut off which is attained by the combined marks scored in Tier I & Tier II:

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2018 – Final Result (Tier I+Tier II)
Category/Posts DEO  (Other than  C&AG) DEO  in C&AG LDC/JSA  and PA/SA
UR ( General Candidates) 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

Given below are a few links that may help candidates practise well for the examination and attain the marks which are good enough to reach the SSC CHSL Cut off:

free online quiz for IBPS, SSC and other government examsSSC CHSL Cut Off 2017

The SSC CHSL exam 2017 for Tier I was held between March 4 to March 26, 2018. The Tier-II examination was conducted on July 8, 2018. 

The table given below discusses the cut off for CHSL exam 2017 for the Tier I examination:

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2017 – Tier I
Category SSC Cut Off
Gen 143.50
OBC 139
SC 122.50
ST 112
VH 95.50
OH 111.50
HH 73.50
Ex-Serviceman 83

Given below is the final SSC CHSL cut off 2017:

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2017 – Final (Tier I+Tier II)
Category DEO in C&AG DEO (other than C&AG) LDC/JSA/PA/SA
Gen 227.50 239.50 199.00
OBC 224.54 237.00 192.00
SC 210.50 174.50
ST 206.50 215.50 167.00
Ex-Serviceman 180 136.00
OH 198 173.50

Candidates can check the SSC CHSL Eligibility at the linked article.

SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut Off 

The CHSL exam is an annually conducted exam and every year the recruitment takes place for the same. Given below is the cut off for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam for 2016, 2015 & 2014 recruitment:

SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut Off
Category Year
2016 2015 2014
General or UR 127.50 119 120
OBC 120.0 110 108
SC 108.0 99 95
ST 99.0 89.5 86
VH 96.0 83.5 82
OH 97.50 88 84
HH 65.0 55 53
EXS 64.50 45.5 53

The main purpose of providing the cut off to candidates is to help them analyse the trend change in the minimum qualifying marks over the years. It is important that an applicant must be prepared accordingly.

For future reference, candidates can get updates regarding the CHSL cut off here and also get the study material for all SSC exams at BYJU’S.

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Frequently Asked Question – SSC CHSL Cut Off 2020-21

Q.1. Is there any sectional cut off in SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21?

Ans. No, there is no sectional cut off in CHSL exam and SSC releases overall SSC CHSL cut off.

Q.2. Can candidates who clear Tier I of the exam appear for Document verification?

Ans. Just by clearing the cut off for SSC CHSL Tier I candidates will not be allowed to appear for the Document Verification process. Candidates need to clear all the Tiers of SSC CHSL exam in order to appear for the DV process.

Q.3. Where can a candidate check SSC CHSL Cut Off Marks?

Ans. Candidates can check the SSC CHSL Cut Off Scores on the official website of Staff Selection Commission.

Q.4. For which post is the SSC CHSL Cut Off highest?

Ans. Mostly, for the Data Entry Operator post the SSC CHSL Cut Off scores are highest.

Q.5. Is the cut off marks for different categories appearing for SSC CHSL examination the same?

Ans. No, the SSC CHSL cut off marks for different categories are different.

Q 6. How SSC CHSL Cut Off is calculated?

Ans. The SSC CHSL 2020-21 cut off will be calculated on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate, the total number of SSC CHSL vacancy.

    • Questions in Tier-I examination carries 2 marks each with negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer
    • SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test hence graded on the basis of writing and grammar skills of candidates
    • SSC CHSL Tier III is a skill test to check the typing speed and accuracy
    • Final merit list SSC CHSL 2020-21 will be based on the candidates’ score in Tier I & Tier II along with the qualifying status in SSC CHSL Tier-III exam

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