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SSC CGL 2023 Answer Key OUT; Download Tier-1 Response Sheet

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SSC CGL 2023 Answer Key OUT; Download Tier-1 Response Sheet

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC CGL Answer Key 2023 for the Tier 1 exam on 01 August 2023, on its official website. Candidates who took the SSC CGL Examination 2023 were eagerly waiting for the release of SSC CGL Answer Key 2023. 

Along with the release of the CGL Answer Key, the candidates have been given the opportunity to challenge it or raise objections in respect of the tentative Answer Keys, if they discover any errors in the answers recommended for the questions. 

Lakhs of candidates who took the SSC CGL Exam held from 14th July to 27th July 2023, can access their SSC CGL Answer key and Response sheet PDF for the Tier-1 exam. The link for the same has been provided in the article.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key: Overview

The SSC CGL answer key is a PDF document that contains the correct answers to the questions on the all-series question paper of the SSC CGL exam. To check the important details of the examination, check the answer key 2023 overview table given below:

Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CGL Exam for lakhs of candidates, providing them with opportunities in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices for Grade "B" and "C" category posts. 

SSC CGL Answer Key Important Details 2023

Exam Conducting Organization

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Exam Name

Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Date

14 to 27 July 2023

Answer Key Release Date


Dates to Raise Objections 

01-08-2023 (5.00 PM) to 04-08-2023 (5.00PM)

SSC CGL Tier 1 Result

To Be Released

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Date

25, 26 and 27 October 2023

Official Website

Staff Selection Commission 

Download the SSC CGL Answer Key PDF 2023

The tentative answer key for the SSC CGL Exam is released first, followed by the result and final answer key for each stage of the recruitment. The SSC CGL Answer Key 2023 is useful in giving candidates an idea of how many marks they will receive in the exam. Candidates can download the SSC CGL provisional answer key PDF of the Tier 1 exam by following the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC.

  • Click on the Answer Key tab on the homepage.

  • Click on the “Uploading of Tentative Answer Key of SSC CGL Examination 2023” link.

  • An answer key PDF will appear on your screen.

  • The pdf contains the candidate's Response Sheets along with the tentative Answer Keys hyperlink as well as the details for the answer key challenge.

  • Download the PDF for future reference.

Download the SSC CGL Answer Key Pdf

SSC CGL Response Sheet 2023

Along with the provisional answer key, the candidates' SSC CGL Response Sheets 2023 of Tier-1 is also uploaded on the Commission's website. Check the steps given below to view or download your Tier 1 Response Sheet:

  • Visit the Answer Key section of the Commission’s official website and click the PDF link.

  • Now click on the response sheet hyperlink provided in the PDF.

  • You will be redirected to the Login page.

  • Login with your credentials (Roll Number and Password).

  • Your SSC CGL Response Sheet will be displayed on the screen. 

  • Check the answer and proceed to raise objections if any.


Candidates may print their respective Response Sheets within the time limit specified by the Commission, as they will no longer be available after that date.

SSC CGL Answer Key 2023 link

SSC CGL Tier-I 2023: Challenge Tentative Answers

The candidates can challenge/file objections to the Tentative SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key if they find any discrepancies or mistakes in the recommended answers from 01 August to 04 August 2023 (till 05:00 pm). For raising objections against the tentative answers, candidates need to pay objection charges of Rs.100/- per question/answer with a proper justification of their answers. To object to the SSC CGL answer key, they must fill out an objection form, which is available on the Commission's official website.

Candidates should keep in mind that the challenge/objection form must be submitted within the time frame specified by the Commission in the official notice, i.e. 5.00 PM on 04.08.2023. After reviewing the answers, the SSC will review the objection and decide whether to change the answer key, and the SSC CGL Final Answer Key will be made available.

Raise Objection Link for SSC CGL Answer Key 2023

How to Calculate SSC CGL Score from Answer Key?

SSC CGL Answer Key is considered the best way to calculate your score before the announcement of the result. Candidates can use the official answers to evaluate their own answers given in the exam attempt. Candidates can get an idea of how well they did in the exam by assessing their performance.

By comparing their response sheet, candidates will be able to calculate their probable SSC CGL exam scores. They can estimate their overall score by using the marking scheme to determine the number of correct and incorrect answers.

Score calculation method: 

  • For each correct answer in the SSC CGL Tier I exam, aspirants will receive +2 marks.

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.50 mark for each wrong answer.

  • There will not be any negative marking for unattempted questions, hence it will result in a 0 score for that question.

To calculate the total marks apply this formula:

 (Number of correct answers x 2) – (Number of incorrect answers x 0.5)

Benefits of Reviewing CGL Answer Key

The CGL Answer Key is used by candidates to review their performance after the exam. It assists candidates in understanding how their answers were evaluated, which increases their confidence in the fairness of the exam.

It also allows them to identify any discrepancies or errors in the answer key itself. They can raise objections or challenges during the result processing if they believe a specific answer provided in the key is incorrect.

They can assess their strengths and weaknesses in various sections and topics, allowing them to identify areas where they made mistakes and need to improve. This assists them in future preparation by directing them to focus on areas of weakness and improve their overall performance.


Q. When will the SSC CGL Answer Key 2023 Tier 1 be available?

Ans. SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2023 is released on 01 August 2023 on the official website of the commission, i.e. www.ssc.nic.in.

Q. How do I download the SSC CGL Answer Key and Response Sheet?

Ans. SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key can be downloaded from the official website or from the direct link in the article.

Q. Can I raise an objection against the SSC CGL Answer Key 2023?

Ans. Yes, candidates can file objections to the SSC CGL Answer Key within the time frame specified by the commission.

Q. What are the steps for obtaining the SSC CGL Answer Key 2023?

Ans. Go to the Commission's website and click on the Answer Key tab. Open the PDF file and navigate to the answer key link at the bottom. Login and download the answer key.

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