How to Calculate UPPSC PCS Prelims Marks 2023

By Abhishek Jain |Updated : May 18th, 2023

Know how to calculate UPPSC Prelims marks in this article and get a genuine estimate of your marks scored in the UP PCS Prelims exam. Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) conducted the UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam on 14th May 2023 across various centers in the state. The exam was conducted in two shifts of two hours each: Shift 1 [9:30 AM to 11:30 AM] & Shift 2 [2:30 PM to 4:30 PM]. Once the exam gets completed, the candidates are always eager to know how to calculate the marks for the UPPSC Prelims 2023 Exam using the UPPSC answer key.

The UP PCS Prelims paper consists of only multiple-choice questions (MCQ). UPPSC PCS Prelims Answer key 2023 provides aspirants with the opportunity to calculate their marks before the declaration of the results to start preparing for the UPPCS Mains Exam.

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How to Calculate Marks in UPPSC Prelims Exam 2023

UPPSC Prelims 2023 consists of two papers General Studies Paper-1 and CSAT Paper-2. General Studies Paper-1 has 150 questions for 200 marks (1.33 marks per question) and a duration of two hours.

Suppose among 150 questions if you have answered 120 correct and 30 incorrect. Here is how you will calculate the marks.

Calculation of Marks for UPPSC General Studies Paper 1

Here is how you can calculate marks in UPPSC GS Paper 1. 

  • Correct answers 120 x 1.33 = 159.60 marks.
  • Each incorrect answer carries a negative marking of 1/3rd mark, which means for every wrong answer 0.44 marks will be deducted.
  • Therefore, in the above example if 30 questions were answered incorrectly then the negative marking for 30 incorrect answers would be 30 x 0.44 = 13.20.
  • As a result, 13.20 marks would be deducted from the correctly answered questions.
  • i.e., Final Score for General Studies Paper-I: 159.60 – 13.20 = 146.40

Check UPPSC Prelims Paper 1 and 2 Analysis:

Calculation of Marks for General Studies Paper 2 (CSAT)

UPPSC Prelims Paper 2 CSAT has 100 questions for 200 marks and each question carries 2 marks. Suppose among 100 questions if a candidate has answered 70 correct and 30 incorrect and thinks that the candidate has got 30 incorrect answers. Then, the total score of the candidate in CSAT Paper 2 would be:

  • Correct answers 70 x 2 = 140 marks
  • Incorrect answers mark 30x 0.66 = 20
  • Total Score in UPPSC Prelims 2023 Paper 2 would be 140 – 20 = 120 Marks

Note: There will be no marks deducted for an un-attempted question.

Aspirants are also advised to check the UPPSC Syllabus in a detailed way before starting off with the preparation, to get a better understanding of the exam pattern and to comprehend the standard of examination. So, now you know how to calculate your total score in UPPSC 2023 Prelims Exam and if you have the unofficial answer key as well in your hand, then go on and estimate your UPPSC 2023 Prelims Score.


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FAQs on Calculation of UPPSC Prelims Marks

  • To calculate the UPPSC Prelims marks, candidates will have to follow a simple calculation formula as mentioned above. Aspirants can calculate their marks by using the following formula:

    Total marks obtained by the Aspirant = (Number of correct answers X 1.33 - Number of Incorrect answers X 0.44).

  • Every correct answer carries a positive 1.33 mark whereas every wrong answer has a negative ⅓ mark. The ⅓ rd of the total marks allotted to every wrong answer is taken as a negative mark subtracted from the grand total.

  • There will be no mark deduction for a question that will be left un-attempted. For others that are attempted incorrectly, a deduction of 1/3rd of the total marks will be done.

  • Paper 1 will decide the Cut off marks and Paper 2 will be qualifying in nature. The candidates need to score 33% marks in paper 2. There will be a negative marking of 0.33% for each wrong answer.

  • A candidate needs to score a minimum of 66 marks (33% of the total marks) in the CSAT paper for qualification.


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