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Know - How many marks a general category candidate must obtain in SSC exams?

May 3, 2018 12:21 IST
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SSC Cutoff marks for General category
SSC Cutoff marks for General category

SSC exams are the second biggest entries to get into government departments and ministerial level jobs after IAS exam in India. Therefore, many candidates appear in this exam every year for securing this job, which offer rock solid job security, lucrative pay, promotions, and social prestige. Thus, competition becomes more aggressive and rigourous year by year as lakhs of candidates apply every year in an increasing number.

Like any other government job, SSC also allocates post to the candidates as per their category. There are candidates, who belong to several categories i.e. General, SC, ST, and OBC. Vacancies differ from category to category. Generally, aspirants, who belong to general category have to work really very hard as compared to the other reserved category.

In this article, we will discuss about how much extra marks a general category candidate should attain to get their names in the SSC merit list. This analysis will be based on the previous year cut off marks. Let us go ahead-

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General vs. other category: Cut-off marks

In this context, we will take a study of last three years cut off marks of SSC exam including SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, and SSC SI ASI exam. Let us start-

SSC CGL

Year

Category

Tier-1

Tier-2 (Tier- 1 +Tier2)

 

 

2016

General

137

449

OBC

125.50

424.50

SC

114

389

ST

103

370

 

2015

General

102.25

430

OBC

89.50

411

SC

80.25

372

ST

74.25

359.25

 

2014

General

96.5

426

OBC

82

398.75

SC

77

365.5

ST

69.5

349.75

The above table clearly states that in tier-1, general category candidate should attain on an average 21.58 marks extra to SC category, 30 marks extra to ST category, and 13 extra marks to OBC candidates to qualify in SSC CGL exam.

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SSC CHSL

Year

Category

Tier-1

Tier-3

 

 

2016

General

127.50

33

OBC

120

33

SC

108

33

ST

99

33

 

2015

General

184

119

OBC

174

110

SC

160

99

ST

149.50

89.50

 

2014

General

120.25

111

OBC

107.50

103

SC

94.75

96

ST

85.75

88

The above table clearly states that in tier-1, general category candidate should attain on an average 23 marks extra to SC category, 32-33 marks extra to ST category, and 10 extra marks to OBC candidates to qualify in SSC CHSL exam.

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SSC SI ASI (CPO) Exam

Category

SSC CPO Cut-off Marks (Male)

2016

2015

2014

General

89.75

88.25

85.00

OBC

77.00

74.00

70.00

SC

67.75

68.00

63.25

ST

67.25

65.00

59.25

SSC CPO Cut-off Marks (Female)

General

83.50

83.00

81.85

OBC

69.50

70.75

68.00

SC

60.25

62.00

61.00

ST

58.25

60.00

54.00

From the above table, we can conclude that for male candidates of general category need on an average 21 marks extra to SC, 21 marks extra to ST and OBC respectively. For Female candidates of general category need on an average 21 marks extra to SC, 22 marks extra to ST and 10 marks extra to OBC respectively.

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