SSC CGL tier 2 2016 official cut off marks released- check here

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Feb 27, 2017, Evening Update: SSC CGL tier 2 result has been officially declared now (check here) and SSC CGL cut off 2016 marks have also been published.

As we had anticipated, the cut-off has gone far and beyond the predictions. Check in the images below.

SSC CGL cut off 2016

SSC CGL tier 2 cut off 2016

February 27, 2017 Update: SSC will announce CGL tier 2 exam 2016 result on February 28 and will soon publish the official cut off marks for tier 2 exam at it’s official website. But before that, let’s take a look at what our analysis and data shows; as to what can expected cut off marks in SSC CGL tier 2 2016.

CGL tier 2 exam was held from November 30th to December 2nd, 2016 and reexamination for 13 centres was held on 12 & 13 January, 2017.

CGL tier 1 was kind of a screening test and candidates who qualified tier 1 got to appear for tier 2. The marks of tier 1 and tier 2 would be considered while preparing the final merit if those candidates make to tier 3 and tier 4 too. Around 1.49 lakh candidates appeared for tier 2 exams.

Vacancies Updated:

According to update, now there are 2500+ vacancies for CGDA Auditor posts, 407 vacancies of CSS. Some vacancies maybe added to these. And the final number of vacancies may cross 9,500, if sources are to be believed.

SSC CGL Tier 3 2016 exam is scheduled to be held on March 19th, 2017.

Several factors are to affect the cut off marks set in SSC CGL tier 2 exam 2016. Such as number of candidates, difficulty level and the number of vacancies.

  • Firstly, with the fact that there are way too less vacancies to be filled through this SSC CGL exam and the number of candidates appeared for tier 2 being around 1.49 lakh, that leaves us with a great competition. This factor may lead to the increase in cut-off.
  • Secondly, the English section in the paper had moderate to difficulty level. One analysis says that most of the candidates had attempted English questions with a sense of uncertainty which could result in negative marking and overall drop in the cut off.

ExamsWatch’s Take:

Expect the cut off for unreserved categories to go beyond 440 marks in tier 2. We’ve already seen the cut offs going higher than expected in the tier 1 and it shouldn’t surprise you if tier 2 also witnesses the same scenario.

What’s you take?

What will be Expected cut off in CGL Tier 2 exam 2016

Less than 430
More than 440
No, gear up, it’s gonna be 450+


Check tier 2 results here

Here’s the cut-off marks in 2015 CGL tier 2 which could give you a fair idea. You can see the official notice for 2015 tier 2 cut offs here.

SSC CGL tier 2 cut off 2016
The cut off marks in CGL tier 2 exam 2015.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Cut Off 2016 (from Nov 9th, 2016)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) finally released the result and cut off for CGL 2016 tier 1 exam yesterday. And as it turned out, all predictions fell flat as SSC CGL tier 1 cut off 2016 came out to be much higher than anyone could’ve anticipated.

Our earlier predictions too said that cut-off maybe between 112-122. So, without any further ado, here’s the final cut-off set by SSC in CGL 2016. All the data is derived from official notice (write-up) issued by Staff Selection Commission yesterday.

  • The cut-off for candidates of unreserved categories came out to be 137 and 46,422 candidates have been shortlisted (from UR category) to appear for tier 2 exam.
  • As for OBC, the cut off is set at 125.50 by which, only 56,192 candidates qualified tier 1. Most number of candidates who qualified CGL tier 1 came from OBC category.
  • Cut-off for SC has been set at 114 and 24227 made it to tier 2.
  • Cut-off for ST category is 103 with 11352 candidates qualifying from the category.
  • The cut off for Ex-Servicemen candidates is 92 and 4965 have qualified.

Official data also reveals that approx. 14.82 lakh candidates had appeared and 1,49,319 have qualified the tier 1 exam to appear for tier 2 exam. To read about further selection process and changes introduced in CGL 2016, go here. The candidature or result of some candidates has been cancelled, for that, check the write-up.

Related news: CGL tier 1 result out now

Along side, 28,234 candidates have been declared qualified for Paper-III (Statistics) of Tier-2. Only applicants of Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II)/Compiler posts have been considered for Paper-III.

45,293 qualified for Paper-IV (General Studies Finance & Economics) of Tier-2 exam and only applicants of Assistant Audit Officer posts have been considered for Paper-IV.

Total qualified candidates

  • Paper I & II – 1,49,319
  • Paper III – 28,234
  • Paper IV – 45,293

CGL 2016 tier 2 exam is scheduled to be conducted from November 30 to December 2, admit cards for which will be issued from November 20 (10 days before exam).


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