SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Answer Key Exam (2-11th March 2020)

SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Answer Key Exam (2-11th March 2020)

The answer key for the exam SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 will be available at the end of March 2020 as per the official sources. Candidates are advised to go through the complete article to follow the updates regarding exam dates, admit card, answer key and results for SSC CGL 2019. Earlier, the Staff selection commission had released the notification for the Combined Graduate Level (Tier – 1) on 3/12/2019. The last date for filling the application was 10/01/2020. The exam for Tier 1 will be conducted from 2nd to 11th March 2020 in computer based exam (CBE) mode.

 SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam official answer key will be available at the official site of SSC.

Click here to download the SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 Answer Key.

Exam SSC CGL 2019
Governing Body Staff Selection Commission
Exam date(tentative) Tier 1( 2/03/2020 to 11/03/2020) Tier 2(22/06/2020 to 25/06/2002) Tier 3( to be notified later)
Admit Card Status Released Click here to download
Answer Key (Tier 1) To be released soon Click here to download
Results To be declared later
Official site

Procedure for downloading the answer key for SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam

As the SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam has not started, so answer key will be available only after the exams are over. The official answer key will be uploaded in the ANSWER KEY section of official SSC site. For this the students must Log in to the portal by entering their Username (which is their Registration no) , password and Captcha incorrect order. And then they have to click on the Login button.

Step 1: Go to the official site of SSC at


Step 2: Click on Answer key as shown in the picture above and following page will open.

Step 3: Click on the link stating CGL tier 1 exam answer key and following page will open.


Step 4: Click on link of final answer key CGL tier 1 and a login portal will be opened.


Step 5: enter the user ID and password and view/download the answer key.


In the answer key candidate can analyze:

  1. How many questions he/she has attempted.
  2. How many questions are correct and how many of them they have done wrong.
  3. How many question they have left.

On the basis of this, the candidate can compute their approximate marks and start their preparation for next CGL exam tier 2. Through this answer key, the candidate will also analyze on which portion or section they have excelled and on which they lacked and need to work hard more.

Details mentioned in the SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 answer key

  1. Exam Organization
  2. Candidate’s registration no.
  3. Candidate name
  4. Exam Date
  5. Exam Start Time
  6. Exam Name
  7. Exam Duration
  8. Marks
  9. Total no. of Questions
  10. Question with ID
  11. Options given
  12. Correct option
  13. Candidate answer

What if the user forgot his USER ID/PASSWORD?

Many times candidates forget their user ID or password. For this, the candidates need not to worry. The procedure for user id and password retrieval is pretty simple. Follow the steps to obtain user id and new password.


Step 1: Go to the official site at and click on Forgot Password as shown below.

Step 2: enter the details in the portal opened and click on submit.


Step 3: enter the OTP received in your registered mobile no and mail id.

Step 4: Set new password and login again.

Procedure for selection in SSC CGL 2019 Exam

The selection procedure in SSC CGL 2019 Exam is a long term process as it contains tier 1, 2 and 3 level and it takes generally more than a year or two sometimes to obtain final results and then merit list. The minimum qualifying marks in SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Examination are as follows:

Category Min qualifying marks
UR 30 %
OBCs 25%
ST/SCs 20%
  1. The candidates clearing the Tier 1 exam will be shortlisted for the Tier 2 Exam and will be eligible to appear for Tier 2 exam.
  2. In the Tier 2 exam , candidates have to qualify for Paper -1 and Paper-2 and  candidates shortlisted for specific post will have appear in Paper- 3 and Paper -4 as per the selected post respectively.
  3. After qualifying in the Tier 2, collective performance of Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be counted for short listing of candidates for Tier 3 exam. And candidates who are not able to qualify in tier 2 will not be shortlisted for Tier 3 exam and their selection process will be terminated.
  4. In the Tier 3 exam, the paper will be of subjective type consisting of paragraph writing and candidates need to qualify minimum marks in this section also.
  5. After this, combine marks of tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 will be calculated and merit list will be generated on the overall basis.
  6. Candidates will be shortlisted for Document verification, Computer Proficiency Test and Data Entry Skill Test. If a candidate fails in Skill test, then he will not be able to apply for post that involves computer proficiency and data entry skills.
  7. The final allotment of post will depend on merit and preference of post of the candidate after the document verification.

Recruitment for the following posts are carried by the Staff Selection Commission

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments of the Central Govt.
  • Inspectors in Central Excise & Customs Department.
  • Inspectors in the Income Tax Department.
  • Preventive Officers in the Customs Department.
  • Examiner in the Customs Department.
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & Central Bureau of Investigation.
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Revenue and Excise Department.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Central Govt.
  • Auditor Offices in CAG, CGDA, CGA & other departments.

Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2019

For Tier 1 the exam pattern will be

Subject No of Ques Max marks
General intelligence and reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English 25 50

For Tier 2 the exam pattern will be

Subject No. of Ques Max. marks
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200
English language and Comprehension 200 200
Statistics(for selected post) 100 200
Finance and Economics (for selected post) 100 200

For Tier 3 the exam pattern will be

Mode of exam Scheme Max marks
Descriptive Letter/essay /application writing 100
Syllabus for SSC CGL 2019

As the SSC CGL 2019 Tier 1 exam is approaching, candidates can go through the syllabus for the exam in brief so as to make sure that they have prepared for exams according to it.

General Reasoning and Intelligence General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classifications Static General Knowledge Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Sports Percentage Idioms and Phrases
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportions One-word Substitution
Word Formation Important Schemes  Ages Sentence Correction
 Logical Venn Diagram Portfolios Time, Speed and Distance Error Spotting
Direction Sense People in the News Number System  
Blood Relations   Mensuration  
Series   Data Interpretation  
Verbal reasoning   Time and Work  
Non-Verbal Reasoning   Algebra  
 SSC CGL previous year 2018 cutoff

Candidates can have a look over the previous year cutoff of SSC CGL to get a rough idea on what how much cut off for SSC CGL can go. And generally, the cutoff is increasing year by year. So it is necessary to go fully prepared for the exam.

Following are the cutoff for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1

Category AAO   JSO   Other posts
UR 170 165.96 137.07
OBC 165 162.35 131.18
SC 148.97 140.11 111.10
ST 141.86 129.56 103.22
Ex. Servicemen 40.00
OH 132.90 112.48 95.55
HH 102.45 51.99 40.00
VH 64.57 70.25

Following is the cutoff for SSC CGL 2019 (Tier1 + Tier 2)

Category Cut Off For AAO Posts Cut Off For JSO Posts Cut Off For all posts except AAO & JSO
UR 572.51 535.86 433
OBC 510.92 517.76 400.33
SC 463.15 433.95 354.74
ST 460.21 403.95 327.05
OH 409.26 348.50 302.50
HH 347.35 223.46 165.73

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the answer for SSC CGL tier 1 exam be released?

The answer key will be released soon after the tier 1 exams are over probably in the end of March 2020.

What if I forgot my registration no or password?

Go to login and click on “forgot password” and follow the instructions.

What is the exam mode for the SSC CGL tier 1 exam?

Tier 1 exam will be conducted in CBT mode.

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