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UPSC Answer Key

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts an All-India Level Competitive examination named Civil services examination (CSE) every year, to appoint huge number of candidates to various Central Government Services like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Information Service (IIS), Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and more. UPSC Civil services examination is conducted in three phases namely, Prelims, Mains - written Examination and Interview.

UPSC officially releases answer key for UPSC Civil services Preliminary examination after completion of the recruitment process. Mains-written exam Answer key is not released by UPSC.

Candidates can cross-check correct options for each question asked in UPSC CSE Prelims Exam with help of official UPSC answer key and analyze their options as marked during the UPSC CSE Prelims examination. In this article, you can able to know about marking scheme, UPSC Prelims Exam - Answer key for all question booklet series A, B, C and D for General Studies Paper I as well as General Studies Paper II. Also get last 3 years UPSC CSE Prelims exam Answer keys, here.

UPSC Answer Key - Important Dates

The following table represents the tentative schedule of UPSC Exam - Answer Key announcement for this year.
 
S. NO Events Dates
1 Conduct of UPSC Prelims exam June 18, 2017
2 UPSC Prelims Exam result August 2017
3 UPSC Mains exam October 28, 2017
4 UPSC Prelims Answer key Availability After completion of UPSC Civil Services Recruitment process

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UPSC Answer Key for Prelims Exam

UPSC civil services Prelims exam consists of two compulsory papers - General Studies Paper I (GS Paper I) and General Studies Paper II (GS Paper II) with 200 marks each. All the questions under these Papers are the Objective type (multiple choice questions). Check the all essential details on UPSC Exam pattern now. Grab the clear updates on UPSC Syllabus for all papers.
 
UPSC prepares four set of Question Booklet A, B, C and D for Paper I and Paper II of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam, from which any one set of the Question Booklet is given to the candidates attending UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination.

UPSC Answer Key for Prelims Exam - General Studies Paper I

Marks obtained in General Studies Paper I of UPSC CSE Prelims Exam is considered for shortlisting to Mains Exam. This GS Paper -I consist of 100 objective type questions for 200 marks. Get Answer key for UPSC Question Paper - Booklet sets A, B, C and D of UPSC Prelims Exam - GS paper I from below provided links:
 
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How to calculate your GS Paper I Score with UPSC Answer key?

Know about marks for each correct answer and negative marking in UPSC Civil Services Prelims - General Studies Paper-I from below the table.
General Studies Paper-I Total Number of questions Total Marks Mark for each
correct answer
Negative Mark for
each incorrect answer
Total Duration
100 200 +2 -0.66 2 hours

UPSC Answer Key for Prelims Exam - General Studies Paper II

Marks obtained in General Studies Paper II (GS Paper -II) of UPSC CSE Prelims Exam is also considered for shortlisting to Mains Exam. This GS Paper -II consists of 80 objective type questions for 200 marks. Each question carries 2.5 marks. Candidates compulsorily score minimum qualifying marks i.e. 66 marks out of 200 marks, which is 33% of 200 marks, in General, Studies paper II. Get Answer key for Question Booklet sets A, B, C and D of UPSC Prelims Exam - GS paper II from below provided links:
 
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How to calculate your GS Paper II Score with UPSC Answer key?

 Know about marks for each correct answer and negative marking in UPSC Civil Services Prelims - General Studies Paper-II from below the table.
General Studies Paper-II Total Number of questions Total Marks Mark for each correct answer Negative Mark for each incorrect answer Total Duration
80 200 +2.5 -0.83 2 hours

How to calculate your UPSC Prelims Total Score with UPSC Answer key?

  • Score of GS Paper I = {No. of correctly answered questions x 2 marks} - {No. of wrongly answered questions x 0.66 marks}
  • Score of GS Paper II = {No. of correctly answered questions x 2.5 marks} - {No. of wrongly answered questions x 0.85 marks}
  • Total Marks of Prelims exam = Paper I score + Paper 2 score

UPSC Prelims Exam - Marking Scheme

  • For each wrong attempts, one-third marks will be deducted, i,e 0.66 marks for GS paper I and 0.85 marks for GS Paper II.
  • Questions marked with more than one answer option also carry Negative mark. If a question is marked with more than one option, then this question will be treated as incorrect even if one of the options is correct.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e, without choosing any of the given options, then no marks will be allotted for this question. No negative marking will be done for such questions.

UPSC Final Ranking

Final Ranking for various services under UPSC Civil Services Examination is prepared on the basis of UPSC CSE Mains - Written Exam (7 Compulsory Papers) marks and Interview marks. UPSC Result is released along with All India Rank (AIR) of candidates, which aggregates the marks obtained in all 7 Compulsory Papers of Mains written exam and Interview. Candidates qualified for Final Merit List will be allotted to the various civil services like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc. keeping in view their All India Rank in the UPSC exam and preferences expressed by them for the various services and posts.

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