SSC CGL Tier 2 2018 (February 21) Question Paper, Answer Key & Paper Analysis

Last Updated - February 20 2018

SSC CGL Tier 2 exam was successfully organized today. Check SSC CGL Cut off (Tier 2) It seemed that quantitative aptitude and general awareness were the two sections which were mind-boggling. According to the feedback from aspirants, the exam was more towards being difficult and thereby lengthy. Further English and Reasoning weren’t easy but moderate.

SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 How to Check Response Key?

Key is expected to get announced within 15-20 days after the last day of the batch. Below given are the steps to access response key of the exam: Aspirant can receive its response key’s set on the web page where all the keys to the personal set of papers will be shown. It is assumed that aspirants will get the keys in the month of March.

  1. Visit the official website i.e. to download the response key
  2. Look for ‘SSC CGL Tier II Solution Key 2018’ link on the website.
  3. Click on the link and enter the registration details like number, password etc.
  4. After filling in all details click on ‘Submit’ button to download the response key, it would be presented in the PDF pattern.

Further section-wise analysis of various sections is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude

The exam was difficult. Questions about geometry, time, work and mensuration were difficult to attempt. Every response took more time due to elaborated calculation because of which the number of questions which could be attempted in the given time decreased.


This section when compared to all seemed to be the easiest but if considered personally, it was moderate. Analogy, Matrices and Coding-decoding questions were the ones due to which Reasoning section won the title of moderate to difficult.

General Awareness

This section seemed like it was the most difficult section when compared to past records. Present affairs, Politics and Economics questions were astonishing, never imagined before. Rest of the topics were easier in its comparison.


Aspirants could breathe while going via this section. The questions focused on basic building blocks of the subject which made it easier but little confusing. More than one option seemed right- this is what the feedback was. Overall, the section was moderate on the scale.

Expected Cut off for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2

CategoryList - IList - IIList - IIIList - IV

List-I: Aspirants who qualified for Tier-III for the post of Assistant Audit Officer

List-II: Aspirants who qualified for Tier-III/CPT for the post of Assistant Section Officer in CSS and Assistant in MEA

List-III: Aspirants who qualified for Tier-III for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II)

List-IV: Aspirants who qualified for Tier-III/DEST for all the posts (except AAO, ASO/Assistant (in MEA and CSS) and Junior Statistical Officer (Grade-II))

Check SSC CGL Expected Cut off 2018

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