Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) recently conducted the written exam for recruitment

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) recently conducted the written exam for recruitment to the post of Sub Engineer (Electrical). The exam was successfully completed by thousands of aspirants. Now the candidates are eagerly awaiting the release of the KSEB Sub Engineer Electrical cut off marks.

The cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to obtain to be considered for further selection process. KSEB will release the official cut off marks for the Sub Engineer (Electrical) exam soon on their website Candidates who secure marks equal to or above the cut off will be shortlisted for the next round of selection.

Expected Cut Off Marks

Based on the analysis of previous year cut off trends and the difficulty level of this year's paper, we can expect the following cut off marks:

Category Expected Cut Off
General 46-48 marks
OBC 41-43 marks
SC 35-37 marks
ST 30-32 marks

However, these are just tentative expectations. The final cut off marks may vary from the above projections once officially released by KSEB.

Factors Determining Cut Off Marks

There are several factors that influence the final cut off marks including:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • The difficulty level of the question paper
  • Total number of vacancies available
  • Category-wise reservation criteria
  • Minimum qualifying marks set by KSEB

A higher number of candidates or a tougher exam paper tends to push the cut off marks higher. Similarly, fewer vacancies lead to higher competition and cut offs.

Previous Years' Cut Off Trend

Looking at previous years' cut off marks also provides a good insight into the expected cut offs.

Year General Cut Off OBC Cut Off
2018 43 39
2019 47 41
2021 46 40

As we can see, the cut off marks have gradually increased over the years. This trend is likely to continue this year as well.

How to Calculate Estimated Marks

To get an idea of their expected marks, candidates can follow these steps:

  • Download the official answer key and match answers
  • Award marks for each correct response as per the marking scheme
  • Add up the total marks obtained
  • Compare your total with the expected cut off marks

This will give candidates a good estimate of whether they are likely to qualify the exam based on the cut off.

How to Check Official Cut Off Marks

Once released, candidates can check the official KSEB Sub Engineer cut off marks by following these simple steps:

  • Go to the KSEB official website
  • Click on the "Critical Links" section
  • Find the link for KSEB Sub Engineer Cut Off Marks
  • The cut off PDF will open showing category-wise cut offs
  • Download the PDF and check if your marks meet the required cut off

By checking the official cut off marks, candidates will get clarity on whether they have qualified the written exam or not.

Selection Process After Clearing Cut Off

Candidates who meet the prescribed cut off marks will be shortlisted for the next round which is usually document verification. Here candidates have to produce their original certificates related to eligibility, category, age etc.

If candidates successfully clear the document verification, they are called for the personal interview round. Finally selected candidates will be intimated about their appointment and asked to join KSEB.

Therefore, clearing the cut off marks is the first crucial step to get shortlisted for the further selection process.


In conclusion, the KSEB Sub Engineer Electrical cut off marks are likely to be released soon by the KSEB on their official website. Candidates who meet the cut off criteria stand a good chance of progressing to the next round of selection. The cut off trends over the years and the difficulty level of the exam give a fair idea of the expected qualifying marks this year. Candidates are advised to stay updated on the official website for the release of the final cut off marks.


Q1: When will KSEB release the Sub Engineer cut off marks?

A1: KSEB is expected to release the official cut off marks within 2-3 weeks of conducting the written exam. Candidates are advised to keep checking the website regularly for updates.

Q2: Is there any negative marking in KSEB Sub Engineer exam?

A2: As per available information, there is no negative marking applicable in the KSEB Sub Engineer written exam.

Q3: How many vacancies are available for KSEB Sub Engineer Electrical?

A3: This year KSEB has notified a total of 102 vacancies for the post of Sub Engineer (Electrical).

Q4: What are the factors affecting the cut off marks?

A4: Main factors determining cut off marks are - no. of candidates, difficulty of exam, total vacancies, minimum qualifying marks, and category-wise reservation policy.

Q5: How can I calculate my estimated marks?

A5: Download the answer key, match your answers, award marks for each correct response as per marking scheme and calculate your total marks obtained.

Q6: What is the selection process after clearing the cut off?

A6: Candidates who meet the cut off are called for document verification, followed by personal interview round for final selection.