The SSC CGL Answer Key (Tier 2) 2017 has been uploaded by the Commission on its official website. Candidates who appeared for the Tier-II can now download the answer key through a login, which the candidates will be able to access by submitting the Roll Number, Password, and Date of Birth. The candidates can use the answer key of SSC CGL Tier 2 to predict the score, before the announcement of the result. The candidates can check the procedure to download SSC CGL Answer Key 2017, the procedure to calculate the score, cutoff, and more details from this page.

Latest: The SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Revised Answer Key has been released. Check it form the link provided below. 

SSC CGL Answer Key 2017

The SSC CGL 2017 answer key is released by the official authority. The Commission first releases the provisional answer key and on the basis of that the challenges will be made by the candidate (if any), then SSC will publish a final answer key for SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2.

Official SSC CGL Answer Key 2017 – This key is released by the Staff Selection Commission, on And on the basis of SSC CGL final Answer Key, the result of SSC CGL 2017 will be announced.

Dates for SSC CGL Answer Key 2017

The answer key of CGL 2017 is released. The date for the release of answer key are as below:

Events Dates
Tier I exam  held on 05 to 24 Aug 2017
Publishing of Answer key final 22 Nov 2017
SSC CGL Tier II conducted on 17 to 22 Feb 2018
SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 Re-test(QA) 09 Mar 2018
Uploading of answer key 13 Apr 2018
Tier III test held on 08 Jul 2018
Answer key will not be available because the exam will be descriptive.
Tier IV (Skill Test) is due on Nov/ Dec 2018
No answer key will be provided because the skill of the candidates will be checked in this.
  • Tier-II Revised Answer Key: Click here to check the SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Revised Answer Key.
  • Tier-II Answer Key: Link to check the SSC CGL 2017 Tier II Answer Key is available at official website, click here for answer key.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Answer Key 2017

The Tier II was only held for those candidates, who qualified Tier I of the examination. The CGL Tier II exam was a 800 marks question paper, which contained 500 MCQs. The sections in CGL Tier II were:

  • Quantitative Abilities (Paper I)
  • English Language and Comprehension (Paper II)
  • Statistics (Paper III)
  • General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper IV)

Each question in Section I, III, and IV is of 2 marks and negative marking of 0.5 marks is implemented. However, the question on Section I, i.e. the English Language, is of 1 mark each and the negative marking of 0.25 marks is done.

Calculation of Score through SSC CGL Tier II Answer Key 2017:

The process to estimate the score is the same as that of Tier I. However, candidates must take care of the marks per question and negative marking because for section II it differs.

How to Download SSC CGL Answer Key for Tier 2

To download the online and offline answer key of SSC CGL 2017, the candidates will have to follow the steps below.

  • Click on the link provided above.
  • Login by entering the Roll Number, Password and Exam Date.

  • Seek the answer key for your paper code and session.
  • The candidates will then have to confirm the answer key and download it.

Note: Candidates should note that they will have the opportunity to challenge the provided SSC CGL Answer Key. The challenge can also be submitted through the login. However, the candidates will have to submit the proof for the challenge and fee of Rs. 100 (per question).

SSC CGL 2017 Cutoff

Last year, out of the selected 149319, only 56164 candidates cleared the Tier II of exam. The cutoff was as below.

Category All Post (Except AAO, ASO, JSO) Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) Assistant Section Officer (ASO) Junior Statistical Officer (JSO)
UR 422.00 536.00 449.00 502.00
SC 363.25 454.00 389.00 423.00
ST 341.00 427.00 370.00 397.00
OBC 397.00 493.75 424.50 471.00
Ex.S 287.50
OH 333.00 411.00 366.50 364.00
HH 216.00 264.00 262.00 230.25
VH 336.00 364.50 267.50

SSC CGL Tier 3

The third tier of SSC is a descriptive paper. Hence, no answer key will be provided for it. For the reference of the candidates, the previous year questions are mentioned below.

Essay Topics – In the event of an earthquake, for your safety what u should do and what you should not do.

Letter Writing – Assuming that you are Suresh/Seema, Write a letter to your younger brother Naresh, highlighting the distinct benefits and shortcomings of Computer Based Recruitment test, and what will be the future shortfall of it.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2017

The SSC CGL Tier 1 is an online based test and candidates have 60 minutes to solve 100 questions of 200 marks. The topics for the test were as follows;

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

So, basically, each question is of 2 marks which will only be award if the candidate will choose correct answer option. If the candidates will mark incorrect response then the negative marking of 0.5 marks will be done.

  • Revised Final Answer Key: Click here to check the revised key.
  • Notice: Click here to check the notice.
  • Final Answer Key: Click Here to check the SSC CGL 2017 Tier I final Answer Key.

Issuance of Response Sheet with SSC CGL Answer Key 2017

The candidate’s response sheets along with the correct answers will also be released by SSC. Candidates will be able to check it from the login. The login could be accessed by entering same User Id and Password which were used during the Examination.

Calculation of Score through SSC CGL Answer Key for Tier I

With the help of answer key, the candidates can cross-check answers in it with that mentioned in the SSC CGL 2017 Answer Key. Then, according to the marking scheme, for each correct answer candidates will add 2 marks and for each incorrect answer, it will deduct 0.5 marks.

The candidates may use the formula below to calculate their score.

Marks obtained = (Number correct answers x 1) – (Number of incorrect answers x 0.5)

When all the questions will be checked, candidates will know their estimated score in the exam.

SSC CGL 2017 Expected Cutoff

Once the score is predicted, the candidates may refer to the table below, to check if they will be clearing the examination or not.

Category SSC CGL Cutoff for Tier 1
Previous Year SSC CGL Cutoff SSC CGL 2017 Expected Cutoff
UR 137.00 130-140
SC 114.00 110-120
ST 103.00 100-120
OBC 125.50 120-130
Ex.S 92.00
OH 97.00
HH 20.00
VH 68.00

Note: Total 38.04 lakh candidates applied for the examination. However, only 14.82 lakh candidates appeared for the examination. Out of these, only 149319 qualified for the Tier II.

Significance of SSC CGL Answer Key 2017

Candidates will benefit from CGL answer key in following ways.

  • They will come to know the correct answers for all the questions in the exam.
  • Candidates can predict their result and score.
  • An idea can be gained, if candidate will be qualifying for next Tier or not.
  • Candidates planing to appear next year for the examination may use the SSC CGL Answer Key and Question Paper during the preparation.

Result of SSC CGL 2017

The result of SSC CGL will be announced on the basis of the final answer key and SSC CGL Cutoff. The result will be announced for all the four Tier and will state if the candidate has qualified for next round of recruitment or not.

The candidates will be able to check their SSC CGL Result online, as a PDF, which will only contain the details about the qualified candidates. Along with it, the cutoff of the examination will also be announced.

If you have any queries regarding SSC CGL Answer Key 2017, please ask in comments below.


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  1. my roll no. for ssc cgl 2017 is 2201298789. My name is Naveen. In my english paper of teri 2 According to final answer key released by ssc i have got more marks. but Ssc give me less mark. mt query is that can i challange this issue. the difference b between marks is about 12. pls help me. 7835913764 is my mobile no.

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