SSC CGL Answer Key 2019
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 - 2:41 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release SSC CGL 2019 answer key online. To download SSC CGL answer key, candidates will need to enter a user ID and password. The answer key of SSC CGL will be available for all sets of test booklets. SSC CGL answer key 2019 will display questions as per test booklets with question ID, status, chosen option, and correct answer. With the help of answer key, candidates will be able to match the number of correct and incorrect answers. First, SSC CGL tier I provisional answer key will be released by the examination authority. Along with the answer key, SSC will release the response sheet and question paper. SSC CGL 2019 Tier-I examination is scheduled to be conducted from March 2 to 11, 2020.
Latest Updates: SSC CGL Tier-II Provisional Answer Key 2018 & Response Sheet Released- Check Here. In case of any discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can raise objections from September 23 to 26 (5 pm).

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In case of any incorrect answer or options in SSC CGL 2019 answer key, candidates will be provided with the facility to raise objections. To raise objections against SSC CGL answer key 2019 wrong answer key, candidates will have to pay Rs. 100 per answer. Candidates will only be able to raise objections within the date period provided by SSC. After getting those challenges rectified by the experts SSC will release the final answer key of SSC CGL. SSC CGL 2019 tier I exam dates will be announced soon. Read this article to check more details about SSC CGL answer key 2019.

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SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 Dates

The dates related to the release of SSC CGL answer key are given below.


2018 Dates

2019 Dates

SSC CGL Tier I exam

June 4 to 13, 2019

June 19, 2019 (Re-scheduled Exam)

March 2 to 11, 2020

Release of answer key of Tier I

June 26, 2019

To be announced

Final Answer KeySeptember 5, 2019

To be announced

Tier 2 exam

September 11 to 13, 2019

To be declared

SSC CGL answer key of Tier 2

September 23, 2019 (Released)

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier III exam

December 29, 2019

To be announced

SSC CGL Tier III answer key

January 2020

To be declared

How to download SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key?

To download SSC answer key, candidates can follow the steps provided below.

1. Go to the official Website of SSC -

2. Click on the link to download SSC CGL answer key.

3. A new page with login window appears on the screen.

4. Enter user ID and password in the login window.

5. SSC CGL answer key 2019 will be displayed on the screen.

6. Download & Save the SSC CGL answer key

7. Match the answers and check the number of correct and incorrect answers.

The login window of SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 will look like the image given below.


Steps to Challenge SSC CGL Answer Key 2019

Candidates will only be provided with the facility to raise objections against any wrong answers or options in the provisional answer key of SSC CGL 2019. Candidates will need to submit objects within the time provided by the commission. The steps to challenge SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 is given below.

  1. Go to the official website of SSC

  2. Click on ‘Uploading of Tentative Answer Keys along with Candidates’ Response Sheet (s) of Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-I), 2019’

  3. A notice PDF appears on the screen

  4. Click on the ‘link for candidate’s response sheet, tentative answer keys and submission of representation’

  5. A login window appears on the screen

  6. Enter user ID and password

  7. Select the question ID that candidates wish to raise objections

  8. Register the challenge and submit the proof along with it

  9. Pay the requisite fee and click on the ‘submit’ button

SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key Stages

The answer key of SSC CGL 2019 will be declared for tier I as well as the tier-II exam. First, the commission will release the provisional answer key followed by the final answer key. Check the details about SSC CGL answer key 2019 for tier I & II below.

SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 for Tier I

  • SSC will release the answer key of SSC CGL 2019 for tier I which carries 100 questions from different sections.

  • The marks allotted to tier I exam is 200 held for 1 hour.

  • For each correct answer, 2 marks will be awarded

  • 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

How to use SSC CGL Answer Key 2019 to calculate Tier I scores?

The formula to calculate SSC CGL Tier I total score is given below.

Total score = Number of correct answers x 2 – Number of incorrect answer x 0.50

SSC CGL 2019 Answer Key for Tier II

  • Those candidates who will qualify SSC CGL tier I exam will be eligible to appear for tier II exam.

  • There are four papers in Tier 2 – Paper 1 Quantitative Abilities, Paper 2 English Language and Comprehension, Paper 3 Statistics and Paper 4 General Studies (Finance and Economics).

  • Paper 1 and 2 are compulsory for all the posts while Paper 3 and 4 is for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

  • A total of 500 questions will be asked in tier-II exam carrying 800 marks.

How to calculate Tier II score using SSC CGL Answer Key 2019?

Candidates can check how to calculate Tier I scores with the help of SSC CGL Answer Key 2019.


No. of questions (Each question is of 2 marks)

Marking Scheme

Marks Obtained out of 200

Paper I, III, IV - Quantitative Ability, Statistics & Economics, Governance, Finance and Accounts

Total questions 100

Total Marks 200 = 100 X 2

Correct Answer: + 2 marks

Incorrect Answer: - 0.50 mark

2 X number of correct answer – 0.50 X number of wrong answer

Paper II - English Language and Comprehension

Total questions 200

Total Marks 200 = 200 X 2

Correct Answer: + 1 mark

Incorrect Answer: - 0.25 mark

1 X number of correct answer – 0.25 X number of wrong answer

SSC CGL Result 2019

The result of SSC CGL is announced in stages for tier I, II, II and IV. Candidates who will appear in the exam will be able to check their result by downloading the result pdf. Along with the declaration of SSC CGL result, the commission will also release the final answer key and cut off. To qualify each tier, candidates need to obtain a minimum qualifying score. After the announcement of the result, the commission will also release the scorecards of the candidates.

SSC CGL Application Form 2019

Candidates can fill SSC CGL 2019 application form from October 22 to November 22. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Only those candidates who successfully apply for the exam will be able to appear for the exam. SSC CGL application fee for male general category candidates is Rs. 100 while female candidates and all reserved category candidates will be exempted from paying any fee.

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In ssc cgl post what is salary for all jobs?

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Manikant,

Hope everything going well.

The SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission. The current SSC CGL salary varies from a minimum of Rs.18,000 to Rs.2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts.

Thank you.

All the best.


In ssc cgl exam there is same as upsc exam model paper like if we qualify for mains then we write preliminary exam.

Sanjay Khandelwal 3rd Feb, 2020
Sorry you are asking a wrong question. SSC is totally different with Upsc exam. And in ssc it is MCQ level in both tier 1 and 2. In UPSC civil services preliminary exam you have MCQ and written in mains. They are totally different some part of syllabus can be same. In ssc it will be in less deep than in upsc which asks in deep. For this preliminary is first and mains is second. In ssc tier 1 and main is tier 2.

which newspaper i prefer to read the hindu or hindu business line.both for ssc cgl ( vocublary) as well as UPSC aspect (for article)

anima chaudhary 31st Jan, 2020


As per review t he best newspaper for covering the competitive exam

The Hindu

The Indian express

Readers Digest

India today

The Hindu is very good and one of the best newspapers in India. But when it comes to SSC CGL, CHSL and any other SSC Exams, The Hindu does not solve the purpose. The Hindu is best for UPSC aspirants.

Readers Digest the magazine, it carries regular features of word power.

India today - India today is one of the best journals which provide leading articles on the current topics. The journal provides a brief description of the topic.


which book prefer for one word substitution and idioms/phrases for SSC CGL fir100% attempt in both tier-1and tier-2.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020


first of all I suggest you to study previous years questions, some times questions get repeated, I have mentioned two book name below which is really helpful to any competitive exam to study idioms and phrases,

2222 Compulsory idioms and phrasal verbs for SSC  by lalit kumar,

Idioms, Phrases and One Word Substitution - For All Competitive Exams  by Sinha B. B


can I crack ssc cgl exam in 10 month I am in 0 level

Manisha Gupta Expert 29th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

This is enough time to be well prepared for the exam, Only you need to plan your exam schedule properly.

SSC CGL has mainly four section :

1. Reasoning

2.English Language

3.Quantitative Aptitude

4.General Awareness

Here are some preparation tips you can follow:

The Maths section consists of four major areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Reasoning is the most scoring section of the exam. You must focus on Analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series.

English Preparation for this section would include focusing on the following topics: one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. For cracking sentence error spotting questions, knowledge of grammatical rules you must know.

GK:  GK has the most comprehensive syllabus. And you also brush up current affairs. You must focus on questions based on Indian constitution, socio-religious movements of pre-independent India, national income & market structure, important scientific phenomena & modern Indian history.

Make your time schedule for your study section wise.

Make your short notes as per your convenience.

Go through with previous year papers to take an idea.

Join Mock test to analyze your performance.

Work on weak areas after completing each mock test.

Good Luck!

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