How to Calculate UPPSC PCS Prelims Marks 2022 - Check Steps for General Studies Paper

By Abhishek Jain |Updated : June 13th, 2022

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) shall be conducting the UPPSC PCS Preliminary exam on 12 June 2022 across various centers in the state. The exam is 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 will be eager to know how they can calculate their marks using the UPPSC answer key  how to calculate the marks for the UPPSC Prelims 2022 Exam.

The UPPSC PCS Prelims paper consists of only multiple-choice questions (MCQ). UPPSC PCS Prelims Answer key 2022 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 2022

UPPSC Prelims 2022 consist of two papers General Studies Paper-I and CSAT Paper-II. General Studies Paper-I 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.

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, 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


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Calculation of Marks for General Studies Paper 2 (CSAT)

  • UPPSC Prelims Paper II 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 thinking that the candidate has got 30 incorrect answers.
  • Then, the total score of the candidate in CSAT Paper II would be:
  • Correct answers 70 x 2 = 140 marks
  • Incorrect answers mark 30x 0.66 = 20
  • Total Score in UPPSC Prelims 2022 Exam Paper II would be 140 – 20 = 120 Marks

Note: There will be no marks deducted for that question that is left blank.

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 2022 Prelims Exam and if you have the unofficial answer key as well in your hand, then go on and estimate your UPPSC 2022 Prelims Score.

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

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

  • There will be no marks deducted for that question that is left blank. 

  • Aspirants can Calculate there marks by using this formula

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

  • 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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