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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where do i get mock test q papers? i have paid for the test

Pankhuri Kumari 16th Jan, 2020
Hii Roopa!
If you have paid for mock tests to a certain firm or portal, you will be getting the question papers on the respective website itself. Sorry, but you haven't mentioned the name of the firm in your question. It would be better for us to answer your question in detail if you restructure your question and ask agin including the necessary details. If you are not getting the mock test question papers even after paying, you can contact the helpdesk of the respective firm and ask them about the query. Hope you understand.
Good luck!

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL after completing graduation

Sanjay Khandelwal 10th Jan, 2020
Yes you can apply to ssc cgl to all departments after your graduation. For junior statistical officer, auditor post you must have statistics and for all other departments you can apply with a graduate degree. There are no basic requirements for any specific degree, a graduate from any degree can apply for ssc cgl and to posts in departments based on their requirements.

Can i apply all post in SSC CGL exam

Shubhangi sinha 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Anshu,

No you can't apply for all the posts in SSC CGL exam.

You can apply for only those post that match with the eligibility criteria. The post for which you don't meet with the eligibility criteria, you can't apply for the same.

For more information you can refer to the link given below -

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


hello sir i m preparing for ssc cgl but my 12th marks are 50% and in graduation it 55% would i be elligible for ssc cgl....??

Aditya kumar Student Expert 2nd Jan, 2020
Hi dear

Harshita, Yes , you are eligible for SSC Cgl examination as to be eligible for ssc cgl examination, there's no requirement of minimum percentage or something like that you just need to be a graduate in any subject from a recognized university.
So , you don't need to worry about percentage obtained by you in your class 12th and graduation at all.
Also to be eligible minimum age limit for for SSC cgl is 18 years while the maximum age limit is 32 years.

Good luck for your ssc cgl examination


What job do we get when we clear only tier 1 both tier 1 &2 tier 1 2 3 tier 1 2 3 4 ssc cgl

Pankhuri Kumari 27th Dec, 2019
Hii Vijay!
The main aim is to clear the overall cutoff and make a place in the merit list for SSC CGL. You can't expect any job before clearing tier 1 + tier 2 + tier 3  atleast. This is because clearing only tier 1 will not make you eligible for merit list, then, there's no use of it. Yes, if you get good marks in each tier, it will make you eligible for the next tier and eventually add on to your merit list. Thus, only after clearing all the 4 tiers you can expect a good job. Hope this helps.
Good luck!

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