SSC CGL 2016: How much should you score to clear the Tier 2 exam

Congratulations to all who have cleared the Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL)Tier 1 2016 examination. Amidst unforeseen change in the exam pattern and in the mode of examination, around 1,49,319 candidates have qualified for the SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 exam. With just 4117 government posts to compete for, the cut off to qualify for the TIER 3 exam is likely to raise the bar. Here is how much you should ideally aim to score in the SSC CGL TIER 2 to qualify for the SSC CGL TIER 3 exam.  

  • Factors affecting cut offs

1. Difficulty level of the exam

2. Number of Posts

3. Number of competitors

  • Based on the above-mentioned factors, a score of 440 + marks can help you sail through the SSC CGL Tier 2 phase. Following is a comparison of the last year’s cut off trend for the Tier 2 exam.

Year                                     No. of Candidates         Posts    Cut off marks

SSC CGL 2016                  1,49,319                    4117   440+*

SSC CGL 2015                  1,44,871                    8624   430.75 (Interview posts) 410 (Non-Interview posts)

Click here for the Official PDF for SSC CGL Tier 2 2015 cut off (All Categories)

SSC conducts various exams throughout the year and recruits eligible candidates to various posts in government offices and departments as Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT), Assistant (MEA), Compiler (Registrar General of India), Senior Secretariat Assistant, Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others), Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT), Statistical Investigator and Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) among others.

From 2016,  there will be no personal interviews in tier 3 of the exam. Tier 3 now consists of computer proficiency test/data entry skill test (wherever applicable) and document verification only. Marks secured by candidates in tier 1 will be considered while selecting them for computer test and also for final selection (See page 17). As per reports, the tier-3 exam would tentatively be conducted in January 2017, while the final result will be announced in April 2017.