SSC CGL Answer Key 2020 is out. Staff Selection Commission has officially released the Combined Graduate Level 2019-2020 tier 1 exam question papers with answer keys on March 15, 2020, at ssc.digialm.com. The exam was held from March 2 to 11, 2020. In order to download them, login with user ID and password. Candidates can submit objections to the answer key too. Last date to check SSC CGL 2020 official answer key and submit objections is March 21, 2020 (11 AM) as per the official notification. Get here complete details.
SSC CGL Answer Key 2020
Candidates should note the schedule of being able to check the answer keys. Important dates are as follows.
|SSC CGL Answer Key 2020||Important Dates|
|Tier 1 exam dates||02-11 Mar 2020|
|Availability of unofficial memory based question papers with answer keys||On same day as exam, after exam|
|Availability of official SSC CGL 2020 answer key from||15 Mar 2020|
|Last date to download official answer key and submit objection at ssc.digialm.com||21 Mar 2020 (11 AM)|
New Direct Link To Check – Click here for the new direct link to check answer key. In the new notice this is the link to check answer key https://ssc.nic.in/ChallengeSystem/ChallengeHomescreen. If the link does not work, type this url in your web broswer.
New Official Notice With Link – Click here and open the notification that contains the direct link to download SSC CGL official answer key 2020. SSC has given official link in this notice.
Direct Link To Check As Per Reports – Click here for the SSC CGL official answer key 2020 download link of ssc.digialm.com. Note that SSC has not given this link on its website. Though candidates are saying that they can check answer key from here.
How to check SSC CGL Answer Key 2020 at ssc.digialm.com?
You can check the answer key in computer, mobile, laptop, or any such device with a web browser and internet connection. Note that there is no separate app for answer key.
Recommended browsers: Internet explorer 11 or above, Mozilla firefox 6.3 or above, Google Chrome 6.9 or above.
Now follow these steps to check and download your question paper with answers from ssc.digialm.com.
Step 1: Click here to go to the login page of ssc.digialm.com.
Step 2: Now enter your user id as per admit card, as well as password as per the admit card. Then click login.
Step 3: First of all the candidate dashboard will open, and then immediately a pop up will come up. Read the instructions and close it.
Step 4: Now on the dashboard, you will see three buttons – Personal Details, Raise Objections, Question Paper and Answer Key. Click the last button that is Question Paper and Answer Key.
Step 5: On the next page, you will see the text “Download your question paper for assessment Combined Graduate Level Examination 2019 Tier 1 (3rd to 9th Mar 2020). Click here to generate.” Click the link where “Click Here to Generate” is written.
Step 6: Immediately the question paper, with answers marked, as well as correct answers will open.
Where is the answer key?
For SSC CGL, you will not get a tabular question number and answer key. Instead, you have to read the answer key from the question paper only like this. Below every question you will see four options. In front of three options you will see red cross, and in front of one there will be green tick. The option in front of which there is a green tick, will be the correct answer.
Has SSC released the official answer key of CGL 2019-2020 tier 1 exam?
At around 3 pm on March 15, 2020, several government job aspirants who appeared in the SSC CGL exam reported that they have found the direct link to check SSC CGL 2019-2020 official answer key of the tier 1 exams that were held from March 2-11, 2020.
The same link, is given above.
Multiple candidates used the link and confirmed that they are able to download their question paper as well as answer keys.
However at that time, and even by late evening, official notification has not appeared at ssc.nic.in. Nevertheless it is confirmed that the answer key is available.
How to submit objections?
- Go through step 1 to step 4 given above on how to check answer key.
- Then, click the button “Raise Objections”.
- Thereafter follow the instructions that appear on screen and submit your objections.
- Pay requisite fee at the end of the process.
Important Note: First read the official notification by SSC on release of answer key. At the time of publishing this article, SSC has not yet released the notification. As mentioned above, candidates have directly come across the direct link for checking answer key. Hence, it is recommended that first wait for the official notice and then use the submit objections button at candidate dashboard in order to submit your objections.
How to calculate marks using the SSC CGL Answer Key?
You can calculate the raw score using the answer key. However normalization will be done by the Staff Selection Commission only.
Take note of the exam pattern (of tier 1), in order to calculate your score.
|Subject||Marks for correct answer||Marks for incorrect answer||Number of questions||Max marks|
|General intelligence and reasoning||2||0.5||25||50|
However, please note, that bonus marks will be additional.
Therefore, the marks obtained will be as follows.
Marks in SSC CGL 2019-2020 Tier 1 = (Number of correct answers x 2) + (Number of bonus questions x 2) – (Number of incorrect answers x 0.5)
Normalization of marks
Since the SSC CGL exam was held on multiple dates, in multiple shifts. Therefore SSC will use the normalization formula as conveyed in notice 1-1/2018-P&P-I. The formula, and its explanation is as follows.
SSC CGL Result 2020
Now that the answer key is out, the countdown for result begins!
When will SSC declare the CGL result is the biggest question in the minds of all candidates.
Unfortunately SSC usually declares results a little late. For example in the last CGL exam, the tier 1 result was announced on 20th August, when the exams were held from 4th to 13th June. That is more than two months after the exam.
However it is important to note that the last time SSC had to conduct re-exam for some candidates on 19th June, as well as on 10th July as per the orders of Supreme Court. Otherwise the result could have come early.
Therefore, for SSC CGL 2019-2020 tier 1, if all goes well then result could be out by mid-April.
Past Year Cut Offs
Every coaching center is giving a different prediction on the expected cut off. Hence, it is better to focus on past year cut offs to get a better idea of what to expect this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Qs 1. How to know the SSC username and password to check answer key?
Ans 1. You have to enter your username and password, as displayed in your admit card. Hence check your admit card for these details.
Qs 2. Is there any wrong question in the question paper?
Ans 2. You can see all the question answers in the answer key. Check for comments in front of the question, or any special mark indicating wrong question in the answer key.
Qs 3. I think some questions are incorrect. What to do?
Ans 3. If you are checking the initial answer key, then you can submit objections against it to the Staff Selection Commission. However if you are looking at the final answer key then you cannot convey the complaint anywhere.
Qs 4. Do the regional SSCs also release answer key?
Ans 4. No, the answer key is only released at ssc.nic.in, where the download link ultimately leads to ssc.digialm.com. You will not get the link to download answer keys at the official websites of the regional Staff Selection Commissions.
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