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

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Feb 19, 2018

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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

Section Difficulty level shift 2 Good Attempt
Reasoning Easy 19-22
General Knowledge Moderate 17-19
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate to Difficult 16-18
English Moderate 16-18
Overall Moderate 71-81

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.
Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Simplification 2 Moderate
Number System 8 Difficult
Percentage 4 Easy-Moderate
Profit, Loss & Discount 4 Easy-Moderate
SI & CI 6 Moderate
Ratio & Proportion / Mixture & Allegation 4 Moderate
Time, Speed & Distance 4 Difficult
Time & Work 6 Easy - Moderate
Average 5 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 13 Moderate- Difficult
Geometry 15 Moderate
Mensuration 9 Moderate
Trigonometry 14 Difficult
Data Interpretation 5 Easy-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.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Error Detection 20 Moderate
Sentence Completion 20 Easy
Synonyms/ Antonyms 6 Difficult
Spelling errors 4 Easy-Moderate
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 20 Easy-Moderate
One Word Substitution 10 Easy
Active & Passive Voice 20 Easy - Moderate
Sentence Improvement 20 Easy-Moderate
Direct/ Indirect Speech 25 Moderate
Cloze Test 20 Easy
Reading Comprehension 25 Moderate

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)

Category Cut off Marks (Tier 1+ Tier 2 Paper 1 & Paper 2)
General 430.75
OBC 411
SC 373
ST 359.25
EX-SM 358
OH 344.75
HH 253
VH 332

Check SSC CGL Cut off 2018

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.