From 30 lakh SSC CHSL 2017 aspirants only 1.7 percent qualify for descriptive test

With every passing year, the competitive exams are getting tougher. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently released the results of SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) 2017 Tier I and the figures were quite shocking. Of over 30 lakh candidates who applied for the examination, only 53,201 candidates got through to the next round – which is less than 2 percent. The examination has eliminated the greater part of the applicants with the increased cut-off marks. 

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The cut off marks have considerably jumped from last year and resulted in a lesser number of aspirants qualifying for the second round of the examination. While the cut-off for OBC candidates has jumped from 110 to 120, the unreserved category has also seen an increase in cut-off by 8 marks from last year. Likewise the SC, ST category cut-off marks has also increased by 9 and 9.5 marks respectively from last year.  

The descriptive test (SSC CHSL Tier II) eliminates the candidates further, based on their performance and allows them to undergo skill test and personality interview round. Of the selected 53,201 candidates, only 5,134 candidates will be able to secure a post as a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk, Data Entry Operator and Court Clerk posts across the country.

We wish all the selected candidates the very best in the SSC CHSL Tier II descriptive test. 

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