SSC JE Cut off 2018 | SSC JE 2019 | How much to score?


The cutoff in SSC JE varies with posts and corresponding papers that candidates have to qualify for progressing to successive stages of this nation-wide examination. The official notification for SSC JE 2019 is not out yet, but it is expected that the SSC JE 2019 Paper I exam would be conducted in March/April 2019. After the results of Paper I are declared, Paper II exam would be conducted. Before you sit for the exam, it would be really helpful for you to know about the SSC JE cut off. This helps you to have an idea about the SSC JE marks you need to score to get selected. Candidates are advised to go through this article to get an idea about SSC JE 2019 expected and previous cutoff, i.e. the trends of cutoffs observed over the past couple of years and also the expected ones to be released in 2019.

Information on SSC JE Cut off 2018

Factors on Which the SSC JE Cut off Marks Depend

The SSC JE expected cutoff would depend on a number of factors. That’s why the cutoff keeps changing every year. Given below are some of the most important factors on which the SSC JE cut off marks depend.

  • The number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  • The number of vacancies
  • Previous year SSC JE 2018 cutoffs
  • Category to which the candidate belongs (SC/ST/OBC/Unreserved)
  • Marking scheme.

SSC JE Cut off for Previous years

The SSC JE exam is conducted in two stages – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is objective in nature and it is a computer-based test. Questions are asked on General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness as well as the branch of engineering that you choose. On the other hand, Paper II is a descriptive test and it is conducted only on the topics related to the branch of engineering that you choose. Below are the cutoff for previous years for SSC JE Exam.

SSC JE Result

2016 Cutoff for Civil Engineering

The SSC JE cut off 2016 for civil and structural engineering are given below

SSC JE Civil Engineering Cut off score 2016
Category Tier – I Cut Off Tier – I + II Cut Off
UR 100.00 220.50
OBC 92.50 186.00
SC 84.50 164.00
ST 85.50 163.75
OH 72.50 139.50
HH 40.00 87.50

2016 Cutoff for Mechanical/Electrical  Engineering

SSC JE Cut off score 2016
Category Tier – I Cut Off Tier I +II Cut off
UR 115.00 285.75
OBC 109.50 245.75
SC 99.00 210.50
ST 94.50 206.50
OH 87.00 205.25
HH 54.00 126.00

 SSC JE Cutoff for 2015

Let us know to take a look at the cutoffs for the year 2015. This would give you an idea about the trends in the cutoff.

2015 Cutoff for Civil Engineering 

SSC JE Civil Engineering Cut off score 2015
Category Tier – I Cut Off Tier –II Cut off
UR 103.75 131
OBC 91.25 60
SC 88.00 50
ST 87.75 50
OH 78.00 40
HH 30.00 40

2015 cutoff for Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

SSC JE Cut off score 2015
Category Tier – I Cut Off Tier – II Cut off
UR 131.00 107
OBC 125.25 62
SC 114.75 50
ST 105.50 50
OH 100.00 40
HH 80.50 40

Expected SSC JE  2019 Cutoff

As the case with the previous years, the cutoffs are expected to remain high for SSC JE 2019 as well. We believe that this year the cutoffs would look something like this

Expected cutoff for Civil Engineering

Category Paper I cutoff Paper II cutoff
Unreserved 104-106 130-135
OBC 93-95 85-90
SC 90-93 55-60
ST 85-90 85-90
OH 82-87 85-92
HH 40-45 50-55

Expected Cutoff for Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Category Paper I cutoff Paper II cutoff
Unreserved 115-120 130-135
OBC 110-115 133-137
SC 100-105 105-110
ST 85-90 80-85
OH 72-75 55-60
HH 60-70 40-50

As you can see, we are giving a range of marks. We expect the SSC JE 2018 cutoffs to fall within this range. If you are confident that you will score marks in this range, then you can surely hope for success!

The table above presents the variation in cutoff marks applicable for general category aspirants for each paper over the years. As said before, SSC JE 2019 cutoff marks are dependent on a number of factors such as the attendance in the examination, the difficulty level of the exam, number of applicants and so on.  Candidates are nevertheless advised to keep their preparation on topmost levels in order to maintain the best possible position at any stage of the comprehensive examination like SSC JE, as these cutoff marks might prove to be decisive and deceptive when results are declared.

How to prepare for SSC JE

SSC JE 2019 is going to be conducted in a few months at the beginning of 2019 in the form of a preliminary exam. Aspirants must not show any sort of complacency towards the exam as the SSC JE cutoffs tend to fluctuate rapidly with time as evident by the previous year data. It is worth remembering that this examination is one of the channels to a promising government job, so keep your studies going.

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