UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Answer Key | Check Your Expected Score

UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Answer Key – Check UPSC Prelims question paper and answer keys for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015. The answer key for UPSC Prelims 2021 (Paper 1 & Paper 2 – GS & CSAT) will also be available here after the exam (on 10th October). Papers from previous years are essential in preparing for the UPSC Civil Services examination. With these papers, UPSC CSE candidates can understand the marking scheme and the difficulty level of the questions.

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2021: Paper 1

The answer key will be updated after the exam.

How to calculate UPSC IAS Prelims Marks?

To calculate the Prelims Marks 2021, refer to the UPSC CSE 2021 answer key mentioned here. How to calculate UPSC Prelims Marks for Paper 1?

  • There are 100 Questions in the UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 GS-Paper which carry 200 marks.
  • Each question carries two marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, 0.66 marks will be deducted.
  • Total marks obtained by the Aspirant = Number of correct answers X 2 – Number of incorrect answers X 0.33

How to calculate UPSC Prelims Marks for CSAT?

  • There are 80 Questions in the UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 CSAT Paper II which carry 200 marks.
  • Each question carries 2.5 marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, 0.825 marks will be deducted.
  • Total marks obtained by the Aspirant = Number of correct answers X 2.5 – Number of incorrect answers X 0.825
  • Only 33% of marks required to qualify Paper-2.

Note: There will be no deduction of marks for unanswered questions. How is UPSC Prelims Cutoff Calculated?

In Prelims Paper 2 (CSAT), only a minimum of 33% marks is required in order to qualify for the exam. When determining the cutoff mark for the Prelims examination, Paper 1 (General Studies) marks are taken into consideration. In addition to competition level, difficulty levels of exams, number of vacancies, and more, there are several other factors involved in Prelims Cutoff. UPSC Preliminary Answer Key: How will it benefit the candidates?

  • To determine how much the student scored.
  • Get an idea of the approximate UPSC IAS Cut-off.
  • An analysis of how many and which questions were asked from which sections in the exam.

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2020: Paper 1

Question No.SET ASET BSET CSET D
1BDAB
2BDDA
3ACBC*
4DDBA
5BACA
6DADD
7DCAA
8A*DB*A*
9A*AC*D
10CACD
11BCA*C*
12ABAA
13BBDD
14ADAB*
15DDAA
16DCCD
17DDAA
18DDDC
19DCCD
20CDDC
21C*BBA*
22BAAA
23ABC*D
24CAAA
25CDAA
26ADDC
27BDAA
28ADA*D
29ADDC
30ACDD
31CBC*B
32BBAD
33BADA
34DDB*B
35DBAB
36CDDC
37DDAB
38DA*CB
39CA*DB
40DCCB
41DC*BA
42DBDD
43CAAB
44DCBB
45ACBC
46AACD
47CBBA
48DABB*
49AABC*
50AABC
51BADB
52DDDB
53ABCA
54BBDD
55BCAB
56CDAD
57BACD
58BB*DA*
59BC*AA*
60BCAC
61C*A*CC*
62AABB
63DDBA
64B*ADC
65AADC
66DCCA
67AADB
68CDDA
69DCCA
70CDDA
71BC*C*B
72AABA
73C*DAB
74AB*CA
75AACD
76DDAD
77AABD
78A*CAD
79DDAD
80DCAC
81A*BBD
82ADAD
83DABC
84ABAD
85ABDA
86CCDA
87ABDC
88DBDD
89CBDA
90DBCA
91ABBC
92DABB
93BC*AB
94BADD
95CABD
96DDDC
97AADD
98B*A*A*D
99C*DA*C
100CDCD

Note: * Doubtful 

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UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020: Paper 2

UPSC CSAT 2020 answer key is given below. you may check your answers and calculate the score as per the given answer key.

Question No.Set ASet BSet CSet D
1DDAB
2DAAB
3CCAC
4DBBB
5BBCC
6CDCC
7ACDC
8BACA
9CCDD
10ADCC
11BADD
12BADA
13CACC
14BBDB
15CCBB
16CCCD
17CDAC
18ACBA
19DDCC
20CCAD
21ABDD
22ABAD
23ACCC
24BBBD
25CCBB
26CCDC
27DCCA
28CAAB
29DDCC
30CCDA
31DDBA
32ADBA
33CCCA
34BDBB
35BBCC
36DCCC
37CACD
38ABAC
39CCDD
40DACC
41DACD
42DBCD
43DBBB
44BDDB
45AACC
46DDBA
47DDDC
48DCCB
49DACC
50CBBA
51DCDA
52DCDB
53BBDB
54BDBD
55CCAA
56ABDD
57CDDD
58BCDC
59CCDA
60ABCB
61CDAD
62CDBD
63BBBD
64DBDB
65CCAA
66BADD
67DCDD
68CBCD
69CCAD
70BABC
71ADDC
72BDDC
73BDBB
74DBBD
75AACC
76DDAB
77DDCD
78CDBC
79ADCC
80BCAB

UPSC IAS Important Dates 2020

UPSC IAS Exam 2020 EventsImportant Dates
IAS Prelims Exam Date10th October 2020 
UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2020To be announced
IAS Mains Exam Date 2020December 2021
UPSC IAS Mains Result 2020To be announced
UPSC IAS Interview Dates 2020To be announced
UPSC IAS Final Result 2020 To be announced

UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Answer Key FAQs

From where can I get download the PDFs of the last 10 years’ UPSC prelims question papers with answers?

The Last 10 Years UPSC Question Papers Have Been Provided By The Commission On Its Official Website.

From where can I get the official UPSC Prelims Answer key?

Every Year The Official UPSC CSE Prelims Answer Key Is Usually Published By The Commission After The Declaration of Final Result Of The UPSC Civil Services Exam.

Is there a Facility to raise objections in the UPSC IAS answer key?

No, The Candidates will not be able to raise objections in the answer key of the UPSC IAS exam. This facility is not provided by UPSC.

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