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SSC CGL Tier 2 2018 February 17 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - February 18, 2018

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam was successfully held on February 17, 2018. The result of the test is expected to be released in March 2018. The answer key of the question paper will be released by Staff Selection Commission. Candidates can cross check their answers with Answer key and get an estimated score. The test was taken by the candidates who cleared the Tier 1 test. Check SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Sectional Analysis

  • Overall the level of paper was similar to that of last year. The entire paper ranged from easy to moderate level.
  • Some questions in the Quantitative Aptitude were tricky and lengthy to solve. Check Expected Cut off of Tier 2
  • Paper 2 mostly consisted of grammar and vocabulary based questions, some of which were a little difficult
  • An overall attempt of 270-295 would be considered good.

How to access SSC CGL 2018 Answer Key Tier 2?

Candidates can follow the procedure given below to check the answer key:

  1. Visit the official website of SSC i.e.
  2. Click on the link of SSC CGL Tier 2 Answer Key under the notice section.
  3. A pdf will open.
  4. Click on the answer key link at the bottom of the pdf.
  5. Enter roll number, password and date of examination.
  6. The Pdf of answer key will be displayed on the screen
  7. Download the pdf and match the answers. Check SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers

Challenging the answer key

  • In case, candidates find any incorrect answer in the pdf, they can challenge it.
  • Link to challenge the answer key will be displayed under the answer key tab at the SSC website.
  • They must pay INR 100 for every question they challenge.
  • In case the answer of the candidates is genuine, the answers will be edited in the final answer key released by the panel.
  • Final answer key will be released after days, which cannot be challenged.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Sectional Analysis

Paper 1: Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

The difficulty level of the Paper 1 (QA) of SSC CGL Tier 2 was similar to previous year’s. The paper had equal weightage for Arithmetic and Advance. Questions from Mensuration were directly based on formulae but were time-consuming. In arithmetic, questions on Time & Work and Time & Distance were tricky. There were considerable questions from Number System. The overall difficulty level was moderate to difficult. Conclusively, well prepared candidates could easily attempt 80-90 questions.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Number System8Easy-Moderate
Profit, Loss & Discount4Easy-Moderate
SI & CI5Moderate
Ratio & Proportion / Mixture & Allegation5Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance4Difficult
Time & Work6Easy - Moderate
Algebra16Moderate- Difficult
Data Interpretation5Easy-Moderate

Paper 2: English Language & Comprehension

This year the level of English paper was moderate. Major sections covered grammar and vocabulary. Vocabulary included one-word substitution, idiom/phrases, synonyms/antonyms, and spelling correction. In grammar sections, the major focus was on error detection, active-passive voice, narration and sentence improvement. A total of 5 RCs were there in the exam, out of which one was difficult, rest was easy. Most of the questions in RC were factually based. Overall good attempts would be 175-180.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Error Detection20Moderate
Sentence Completion20Easy-Moderate
Synonyms/ Antonyms6Easy-Moderate
Spelling errors4Easy-Moderate
Idioms & Phrases10Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement20Easy-Moderate
One Word Substitution10Easy
Active & Passive Voice20Easy - Moderate
Sentence Improvement20Easy-Moderate
Direct/ Indirect Speech25Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test20Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension25Moderate

SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Expected Cut Off

Tier 2 Cut Off for all posts except AAO, ASO, Assistant in MEA and CSS and Junior Statistical Officer (Grade 2)

CategoryCut off Marks (Tier 1+ Tier 2 Paper 1 & Paper 2)

Tier 2 Cut Off for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)

CategoryCut off Marks (Tier 1+ Tier 2 Paper 1, Paper 2 & Paper 4)

Tier 2 Cut Off for Junior Statistical Officer (Grade 2)

CategoryCut off Marks (Tier 1+ Tier 2 Paper 1, Paper 2 & Paper 3)



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