ESE/IES Prelims 2023 GS and Engineering Apptitude Answer Key

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

UPSC will release the official IES Answer Key 2023 for the GS and Engineering Aptitude on the website for examinations. BYJU’S Exam Prep will provide an answer key for the GS and Engineering Aptitude to the aspirants after the exam for both shifts. This provided answer key is the unofficial answer key, and you will not be able to challenge this answer key in case of any discrepancy.

Candidates can check the link in the ‘UPSC IES Answer key 2023 download’ link shared in the article. We will also provide a separate answer key for General Studies and Engineering Aptitude after the Prelims exam. Get the UPSC IES Answer Key 2023 here and know the details regarding downloading the key, estimating the scores, etc.

Click Here to Download GS and Engineering Aptitude Paper 1 GS Answer key. 

UPSC ESE GS and Engineering Aptitude Answer Key 2023

ESE has two papers. The first paper focuses on General Studies and Engineering Aptitude. ESE paper two will carry the question paper of the particular engineering discipline. UPSC IES Answer Key 2023 all important dates are shared below – 

UPSC ESE/IES Exam 2023
Prelims Exam Date 19 Feb 2023
Unofficial Answer Key Right after the exam
Question Paper Representation To be announced
Official Answer Key To be announced

How to Calculate Scores Using UPSC IES Answer keys 2023

This article can be useful for candidates appearing for the UPSC IES 2023 exam. To estimate the scores of the GS and Engineering Aptitude paper, candidates can refer to the procedure below and use the IES answer key 2023. 

  • Download the authorized answer key for the IES exam from the UPSC website.
  • Note down the correct and non-correct answers from your attempted paper.
  • Allot +2 marks for the correct answer.
  • Deduct -0.66 for every wrong answer.
  • Calculate the total score based on the following formula – 
    (Correct Question) × 2 – (Incorrect question) × 0.66 = Total marks

Marking Scheme for GS and Engineering Aptitude

Using the marking scheme, estimate the scores for the ESE exam.

Wrong Answer 1/3rd of total marks are deducted
Correct Answer Two marks Added
Unanswered answer No marks 

How to Download the UPSC ESE GS and Engineering Aptitude 2023 Answer Key

The UPSC ESE answer keys for GS and Engineering Aptitude will be released on the official website after the exam lasts a few days. Here are the stages to access the UPSC IES Answer key 2023 download link.

  1. Visit the official UPSC website of UPSC,
  2. Click on ESE Examination Tab under all examination tabs.
  3. A drop-down will appear for links to ESE answer keys for various branches.
  4. Download the Answer key for Paper-1 (GS and Engineering Aptitude) by clicking on the links.
  5. Candidates may download the Answer key and use the soft copy PDF to evaluate papers.

Download IES/ESE GS and Engineering Aptitude Answer Key 2023 (Prelims)

Candidates can download the official answer key as soon as the UPSC ESE exam is over for all the branches- 

ESE Paper 2023 Download Answer Key PDF
ESE Prelims Paper 1 Answer Key 2023 EC, ME, EE, CE Download ESE Prelims Paper 1 Detailed Solution 2023

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