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SSC CGL Tier 2 2018 (February 20) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - February 19, 2018

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam was conducted on February 20, 2018. Most of the candidates felt that questions in the paper were easy but lengthy. The test was taken by the candidates who cleared the SSC CGL Tier 1 test. The result of the test is expected to be released in March 2018.

  • General Awareness section was of easy to moderate level. Check SSC CGL Paper Analysis (Tier 2)
  • Questions from antonyms and synonyms were on a difficult side.
  • Quantitative Aptitude was more difficult as compared with English Comprehension and Reasoning.
  • An overall attempt of 270-295 would be considered good. Check SSC CGL Cut off 

Brief Analysis of SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Exam

SectionDifficulty level shift 2Good Attempt
General KnowledgeModerate17-19
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to Difficult16-18

How to Access SSC CGL 2018 Answer Key?

The answer key will be released online on the official website of the exam. With the help of the answer key, candidates can calculate their scores and analyze their performance in the exam.

Candidates can access the answer key by following the steps given below:

  1. Visit the official website of SSC i.e.
  2. On the website homepage, click on the link for “Answer Key”
  3. Enter the details such as Roll Number and Password or DOB
  4. Click on the submit button

After clicking on the button, the answer key will be displayed on the screen. Candidates can download and take the printout of the answer key for future reference.

Challenging SSC CGL 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

Paper1: Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

  • This section was slightly difficult than the previous year. Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration made up almost half the section. Questions from Number System were tricky to solve. A good attempt would have been of 60-70 questions. Questions on reasoning and data interpretation were also easy.
TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Number System8Difficult
Profit, Loss & Discount4Easy-Moderate
SI & CI6Moderate
Ratio & Proportion / Mixture & Allegation4Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance4Difficult
Time & Work6Easy - Moderate
Algebra13Moderate- Difficult
Data Interpretation5Easy-Moderate

Paper 2: English Language & Comprehension

This year the level of English paper ranged from easy to moderate.. Vocabulary questions consisted of one word substitution, idiom / phrases, synonyms / antonyms, and spelling correction. Most of the questions in RC were factual and easy to attempt. The grammar questions were from error correction, direct-indirect speech, etc. Overall the section was on the easier side compared to the question papers of previous two days i.e Feb 17th and Feb 18th.

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Error Detection20Moderate
Sentence Completion20Easy
Synonyms/ Antonyms6Difficult
Spelling errors4Easy-Moderate
Idioms & Phrases10Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement20Easy-Moderate
One Word Substitution10Easy
Active & Passive Voice20Easy - Moderate
Sentence Improvement20Easy-Moderate
Direct/ Indirect Speech25Moderate
Cloze Test20Easy
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)

Check SSC CGL Cut off 2018



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