SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Cutoff 

The minimum marks necessary by a candidate to be eligible for the subsequent selection rounds of the examination. SSC CHSL Tier-1 Expected Cut-Off Marks is declared by the Staff Selection Commission after every stage of the examination. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL is conducted in three tiers, for recruitment of Lower Division Clerks, Postal Assistants and Data Entry Operator in various ministries and other government organizations. Tier 1 was held from July 1- 11 and the cutoff is expected to release on 11/09/2019.

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Tier-1 2018-19 Exam consisted of a total of 100 questions of 2 marks every in the Objective MCQ Format. The difficulty level of the questions in the examination was of easy to moderate level. And, there were negative marking of 0.5 marks for wrong answers.

Section Total no. of Questions Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude ((Basic Arithmetic Skills) 25 50 60 minutes (80 minutes for PwD Candidates)
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
TOTAL 100 200

Check – SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Analysis & Review

Latest News: 

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Result for Tier 1 examination can be released on 11/09/2019 as per the official notification.The cut off can be released along with the declaration of the result. Applicants can check the cutoff at the official website i.e.

Cut off for every tier can be released separately. Applicants who clear SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Tier 1 examination and secure marks above the decided cutoff can be shortlisted for Tier 2 that Descriptive Test.  Applicants clearing Tier 1 can download SSC (Staff Selection Commission)  CHSL Admit Card for Tier 2 and subsequently for Tier 3. The cutoff for Tier 2 can be declared in October 2019. The qualifying marks for Tier 2 examination is 33%. Final Result can be released in the month of December. 2019.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Expected Cut-Off Marks:

The cutoff for Tier 1 can be calculated out of total marks that is 200. The Tier 1 examination of SSC CHSL comprised of four sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The cutoff can vary as per the posts and applicant’s 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. You will check here is the expected cutoff for SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL 2019 Tier 1 for all categories by the commission:

Candidate’s Category SSC CHSL 2019 Cutoff Marks for a candidate
General 140 to 145 Marks
OBC 135 to 140 Marks
SC 120 to 125 Marks
ST 110 to 115 Marks
VH 95 to 100 Marks
OH 110 to 115 Marks
HH 70 to 75 Marks
EXS 80 to 85 Marks

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2018 (Tier 1):

Applicants can check previous years’ official cut off to get an idea of the preparation needed to clear the examination: 

Candidate’s Category SSC CHSL 2019 Cutoff Marks for a candidate
General 143.50 Marks
OBC 139.00 Marks
SC 122.50 Marks
ST 112.00 Marks
VH 95.50 Marks
OH 111.50 Marks
HH 73.50 Marks
EXS 83.00 Marks

How is SSC CHSL Cutoff (Tier 1) calculated?

  • Applicants have to secure cut off marks in every subject – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
  • Also, they have to score the overall cutoff score to pass the preliminary examination.
  • SSC(Staff Selection Commission)  CHSL Cut off Score 2019 (Tier I) = Marks obtained in (General Intelligence + English + Quantitative Aptitude + General Awareness) after applying negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019 (Tier 2)

  • SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Tier 2 examinations is a descriptive one, carrying a total of 100 marks.
  • The cutoff for Tier 2 can be decided out of 100.
  • An applicant should secure a minimum of 33% to be considered a pass.
  • Merit list can be formed on an applicant’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 examination.

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies:

You can check here the expected number of vacancies that can be filled through SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL 2019. The maximum seats are available for the post of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant (3862), while the least is available for Court (33). You will also read about the pay band and grade pay of every

Post Offered Total 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

Factors Affecting SSC CHSL Tier-1 Expected Cut-Off Marks:

The Cut-off as mentioned earlier is calculated on the basis of several factors. The following points mention the key factors upon which SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL Cut off are decided

  • Average marks scored by test takers
  • Total number of vacancies
  • The difficulty level of Paper 
  • Previous Years Cut off Marks
  • Overall Performance in the examination

SSC CHSL Cutoff Trend:

Having knowledge of previous years’ cutoffs assists an applicant to understand the minimum marks pattern of SSC(Staff Selection Commission) CHSL. The previous years’ cut off for all the categories are given below. It will be seen that SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL cutoff 2012 for General Category was the highest for DEO (129), while it was the least for LDC (107.5) in 2011. Applicants will refer the data for better understanding. 

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2011 2012 2013 2014
Candidate’s Category LDC DEO LDC DEO LDC DEO LDC/ DEO
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


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