SSC CGL Cut Off 2018-2019

SSC CGL 2019 expected cut offs

SSC CGL Expected Cutoff 2019:

SSC will conduct SSC CGL 2018-19 tier 1 examination from 4/06/2019 – 19/06/2019, tier 2 exam from 11/09/2019 – 13/09/2019, tier 3 on 29/12/2019. As you are about to start your preparation, you may need some anchor point to base your preparations on. This blog is about SSC CGL expected cutoff so that you get an idea of what you should be shooting for. You can check out online preparation for SSC CGL to learn on the go.

The SSC CGL expected cutoff and actual cutoff will depend on many parameters. Some of them are the

  • number of vacancies,
  • difficulty level of questions,
  • number of candidates applying,
  • marking scheme

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SSC CGL Selection Process:

SSC CGL exam consists of 4 tiers. Tier 1 cutoff is used for shortlisting for tier 2 exams. SSC uses the scores of tier 1 exam till final selection. Hence, it is important to score as high as possible in the tier 1 exam.

Candidates clearing the minimum cutoff for tier 1 appear for tier 2 exam. Then, SSC shortlists candidates based on the cumulative score of tier 1 and tier 2 examination. For generalist posts, tier 2 exam is for 400 marks.It consists of 2 papers- English language and quantitative aptitude. Read more about SSC exam pattern and syllabus.

SSC CGL Tier 1 structure:

Tier 1 exam consists of 4 sections – general intelligence and reasoning, English language, general awareness, quantitative aptitude.The paper contains 100 questions each carrying 2 marks. Wrong answers carry a penalty of 0.5 marks.

There are no sectional time limits in this exam. You can move between the sections while attempting. Also, there are no sectional cutoffs in this exam. So, you can completely play to your strengths.

Try to maximize scores in sections you are comfortable with.

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Reasoning section contains questions such as visual reasoning, coding, paper folding and punching, analogy, series completion, anagrams, simple puzzles, blood relations, direction sense, etc. You can read in detail about Reasoning for SSC CGL.

Quantitative aptitude section covers topics such as unitary methods, number systems, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, algebra etc. Banking aspirants must prepare geometry, number systems and algebra additionally for this exam. You can read about Geometry for SSC CGL.

English section contains questions on Reading Comprehension, one-wordage, one-word substitution, synonyms-antonyms, sentence correction, etc.

The general awareness section of SSC CGL is very broad. It covers various topics such as physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, economics, etc. Candidates can read books such as Lucent’s general knowledge, NCERTs to perform decently in this section.

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SSC CGL Tier 1 expected cutoff:

SSC CGL Cutoff 2017:

Let us have a look at previous year cutoffs for tier 1 exam for various categories.

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III

Cut Off Marks 152.50 129.00 123.00 140.50 113.50 79.00


Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper- II, Paper -III(Statistics) & Tier III

Cut Off Marks 151.00 127.50 117.00 140.00 104.50 62.00

Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I & Paper-II & Tier III)

Category UR SC ST OBC OH HH Ex-S
Cut Off Marks 131.00 103.00 93.00 115.00 87.00 40.00 73.50

SSC CGL Cut Off 2016:

Category UR SC ST OBC OH HH Ex-S
Cut Off Marks 137.00 114.00 103.00 125.50 97.00 20.00 92.00

For generalist posts, the cutoff for the year 2016 is as follows.

Category Unreserved OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-service men
Cut-off 422 397 363.25 341 333 336 216 287.5

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SSC CGL Expected cutoff 2019:

We expect the cutoff for the unreserved category to be in the range of 125-135 range this time, This score can be assumed as the safe score for ssc cgl tier-1 exam assuming that the number of vacancies will be similar to that of last year.

Category Unreserved OBC SC ST
Expected cutoff 125 – 135 115-125 110-115 95-105

These assumptions will hold true only if SSC does not drastically increase the difficulty level of the questions. Practising General knowledge questions for SSC will also help you.

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SSC CGL expected cutoff for tier 2 exam:

SSC shortlists candidates based on the cumulative score of tier 1 and tier 2 examination.

Tier 2 exam consists of 2 papers of 200 marks each. Maths paper consists of 100 questions, each carrying 2 marks. English paper consists of 200 questions of 1 mark each.

We expect the cutoffs to remain close to the previous year cutoff with a fluctuation of 10-20 marks at the maximum. To secure jobs of higher grade pay, it is essential to score around 490 for unreserved category (going by 2016 trends). This is considered as a good and safe score for SSC CGL Tier-2 exam.

After tier 2, candidates take tier 3 exam, which is a descriptive test to assess the written communication skills of the candidate.

Finally, SSC recruits candidates after tier 4 examination (This is only for some candidates).
Tier 4 exam consists of DEST (Data Entry Skill Test)/ CPT (Computer Proficiency test). This test is of qualifying nature.

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How to prepare for SSC CGL 2019:

Since the SSC CGL expected cutoff is high, candidates should frame a solid study plan. Try to stick to the plan as much as possible.Tier 1 examination is very important and it is not enough to merely qualify it. Take a free SSC mock test to analyse and improve your performance.

Dedicate at least an hour daily for quantitative aptitude and English language from now.

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We hope that this article would have given you some idea about the SSC CGL expected cutoff.


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