SSC CGL Cut Off | Tier 1, 2, 3, 4 | Detailed Analysis

SSC CGL Cut off Analysis
SSC CGL Cut off Analysis

SSC conducts Combined Graduate Level Exam for filling the Class 2 and Class 3 posts in central government (in various ministries, organisations and departments). This exam is conducted only once a year. SSC CGL Exam consists of 4 stages which you need to clear in order to get a government job in central government.

All the exams which we have given till graduation are qualifying in nature. But in this competitive exam, you need to qualify each paper as well as clear SSC CGL Cut off to beat the competition. You need to clear SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off to quality for stage 2 and clear SSC CGL Tier 2 cut off to qualify for stage 3. There are limited seats available to be filled, while lakhs of aspirants apply for those limited posts (25 Lakh Plus). So, SSC CGL Cutoff plays the role of “filter” in SSC CGL Exam process.

SSC CGL Cut off (Understanding Basics)

Instead of directly jumping to numbers, it is necesary to understand basics of the SSC CGL exam pattern and marking scheme. Otherwise, you will be highly confused while checking the previous year SSC CGL cut off marks.

SSC CGL Cut off Marks are not same for all the 32 posts. It is different for some specific posts like Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) and Junior Statistical Officer (JSO).


  • Tier 1 exam is same for all the posts in SSC CGL exam. But still, general trend is that SSC CGL Cutoff for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) and Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) is higher than other posts.
  • SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is a bit different for JSO and AAO posts. They need to give additional Paper 3 and Paper 4 respectively along with paper 1 and 2 which are compulsory for all posts.
  • SSC CGL Tier 3 is same for all posts (which is a Descriptive paper=Pen and Paper Mode) of 100 marks.

Instead of just clearing the cut off of SSC CGL Tier 1, 2 and 3, your aim must be to score as high as possible in these 3 stages, because:

SSC CGL Merit List : Tier 1 Marks + Tier 2 Marks + Tier 3 Marks

Our aim is not just clearing various stages of SSC CGL exam. Our aim is to :

  1. Be in the Final Merit list of SSC CGL Exam
  2. And get the post of our choice (which needs very high merit)

So, try to score high marks in each stage of SSC CGL exam (Just clearing cut off will not help)!

Also Check Strategy of : SSC CGL Tier 1 (score 170+ Marks)

SSC CGL Cut off Tier 1

As told earlier, SSC CGL Cutoff is calculated out of 200 marks for all the posts. Just difference is that SSC CGL Cut Off for AAO and JSO is comparatively higher.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut off for AAO (General Studies & Finance & Accounts)

Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Cut off for AAO (General Studies & Finance & Accounts)

Category of Candidate SSC CGL Cut-off Marks Tier 1 No. of Candidates Cleared
SC 148.97 2444
ST 141.86 1272
OBC 165 4464
UR 170 6247
OH 132.9 335
HH 102.45 300
Other (PwD) 62.19 100
Total 15162

This is the number of candidates who have qualified for Tier 2 of SSC CGL AAO Exam. (SSC CGL Cutoff is less if you belong to reserved categories of if you are Physcially Handicapped)

Also Check Strategy of : SSC CGL Tier 2 (score 360+ Marks)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut off for JSO (Statistics)

Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Cut off for JSO (Statistics)

 Category of Candidate SSC CGL Cut-off Tier 1 Marks No. of Candidates Cleared
SC 140.11 1421
ST 129.56 891
OBC 162.35 2008
UR 165.96 3177
OH 112.48 333
HH 51.99 333
VH 64.57 364
Other (PwD) 40 51
Total 8578

This is the number of candidates who have qualified for Tier 2 of SSC CGL JSO Exam.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut off for all posts other than AAO, JSO



Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Cut off for all posts other than JSO, AAO.

 Category of Candidate SSC CGL Cut-off Tier 1 Marks No of Candidates Cleared
SC 111.1 27835
ST 103.22 12836
OBC 131.18 44078
UR 137.07 51771
ESM 40 8146
OH 95.55 2727
HH 40 1548
VH 70.25 1282
Other (PwD) 40 173
Total 150396

This is the number of candidates who have qualified for Tier 2 of SSC CGL Exam (for all posts other than JSO and AAO).

Also Check Strategy of : SSC CGL Tier 3 (score 80+ Marks)

SSC CGL Cut off Tier 2

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam is most crucial and equally difficult exam. SSC CGL Tier 2 exam consists of 4 papers.

Paper Subject No of Questions Marks
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200
2 English Language & Comprehension 200 200
3 Statistics 100 200
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200

Paper 1 and 2 are compulsory for all, while Paper 3 and 4 are for JSO and AAO respectively.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut off for AAO (General Studies & Finance & Accounts)

Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 Cut off for AAO (General Studies & Finance & Accounts)

Category of candidate SSC CGL Tier 2 Cutoff Marks No of Candidates Cleared
SC 463.15 841
ST 460.21 421
OBC 510.92 1724
UR 572.51 1762
OH 409.26 111
HH 347.35 100
Other (PwD) 168.04 50

SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut off for JSO (Statistics)

Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 Cut off for JSO (Statistics)


Category of candidate SSC CGL Tier 2 Cutoff Marks No of Candidates Cleared
SC 433.96 478
ST 403.95 301
OBC 517.76 583
UR 535.86 955
OH 348.5 112
HH 223.46 106
VH 267.51 121
Other (PwD) 165.04 16

SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut off for all posts other than AAO, JSO

Given below is SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 Cut off for all posts other than JSO, AAO.

Category of candidate SSC CGL Tier 2 Cutoff Marks No of Candidates Cleared
SC 354.74 8050
ST 327.05 4022
OBC 400.33 15359
UR 433 17439
ESM 255.12 3244
OH 302.5 859
HH 165.73 777
VH 280.98 404
Other (PwD) 122.58 86

Also Check Strategy of : SSC CGL Exam Pattern (Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4)

SSC CGL Cut off Tier 3

SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is a descriptive type paper which is a test of writing skills. It contains various questions based on Essay writing, Precis Writing, Application Writing/ Letter writing. Its marks are also calculated in Final SSC CGL Cut off. So, please do not take it lightly.

After SSC CGL Tier 3 exam, your cut off is sum of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Marks. So, let us see SSC CGL Tier 3 Cut off.

This is Tier 3 Cut off list of 2017-18 in which 35,990 aspirants qualified in Tier 3 Exam!

Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)(Grade-II) Candidates Selected For CPT Candidates Selected For DEST
Tier-I+Tier-II (Paper I+II+IV) + Tier-III Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II+III)+ Tier-III Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II)+ Tier-III Tier-I + Tier-II (Paper I+II)+ Tier-III
UR 642.50 515.00 496.50 488.25
OBC 607.00 510.00 494.75 451.25
SC 571.00 450.00 441.75 380.75
ST 547.25 425.00 418.50 380.00

SSC CGL Cut off Tier 4

SSC CGL cut off for Tier 4 does not exist because it is qualifying exam. It consists of CPT and DEST followed by document verification. But still do not take this test lightly. Aleast do 1 month practice for these tests.

SSC CGL Previous Year Cut off Marks of Tier 1 (for Reference)

Category of Candidate SSC CGL Tier 1 Initial Cut Off  SSC CGL Tier 1 Revised Cut Off
SC 129.00 125.50
ST 123.00 119.00
OBC 140.50 135.50
OH 113.50 111.50
HH 79.00 75.00
UR 152.50 148.00
Category of candidate SSC CGL Tier I Cut Off
SC 114.00
ST 103.00
OBC 125.50
OH 97.00
HH 20.00
UR 137.00
Ex-S 92.00
VH 68.00
Category OF Candidate SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut off
General 102.25
OBC 89.50
SC 80.25
ST 74.25
Ex.S 67.75
OH 69.00
VH 20.00
HH 51.00
Category of candidate SSC CGL Tier I Cut Off
SC 64
ST 62
OBC 70
OH 60
HH 25
UR 82
Ex-S 25

Also Check Strategy of : SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 (Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4)

SSC CGL Previous Year Cut off Marks of Tier 2 (for Reference)

Category of candidate No. of Candidates of each category Cut off Marks Tier I+ Tier II (Paper I + II + IV)
GEN 1829 536
SC 707 454
ST 333 427
OBC 1775 493.75
OH 78 411
HH 74 264
Total 4796
Category of candidate No. of Candidates of each category Cut off Marks Tier I+ Tier II (Paper I + II + III)
GEN 442 502
SC 190 423
ST 89 397
OBC 495 471
OH 13 364
HH 13 230.25
VH 12 267.5
Total 1254

SSC CGL Cut off 2020

SSC CGL Cut off for 2020 exam will be released soon. You will get SSC CGL 2020 Expected cut off marks as soon as exam will be over. Stay tuned for next update related to SSC CGL Exam.

So, we have discussed SSC CGL Cut off marks for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 in a detailed manner. You must follow detailed strategy of SSC CGL Exam to score 20-25 marks above cut off.

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