UPSC IAS Answer Key 2022 (All SET) - Download Prelims and Mains Answer Key PDF With Solutions

By Arpit Kumar Jain|Updated : February 22nd, 2022

UPSC Prelims Exam 2022 is expected to be conducted on June 5, 2022, tentatively. The commission will release UPSC Prelims answer key 2022 within 50 days of the commencement of the examination. Interested candidates can bookmark this page to get all the latest updates about UPSC Exam 2022 answer key.

Here we have shared the links to download the answer key for UPSC Exam 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and so on.

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022 will be released by the commission within 50 days after the commencement of the examination. Candidates who will appear in the UPSC CSE exam 2022 will be able to download the answer key from the official website of the Union Public Service Commission

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022

UPSC will administer the UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 2022 on 05 June  2022 in two shifts. Shift 1 includes Paper 1 for General Studies and Paper 2 for CSAT. After the IAS Exam 2022, candidates can download the unofficial UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022 for SET A, B, C, and D. Exam experts shall provide UPSC 2022 prelims question paper with answers so that aspirants can calculate their marks for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

  • In GS Paper 1, Candidates must secure the minimum cutoff marks to be eligible for the Mains Exam 2022. 
  • In the Paper 2 CSAT Exam, candidates must score 33% marks to be qualified. It is a qualifying paper and the marks are not counted.

You must also check the expected IAS Prelims cutoff to determine your standing in the selection process. You must begin the preparation for IAS Mains Exam 2022. The UPSC prelims 2022 official answer key pdf will be released by UPSC on the official website in due time.

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Dates 2021-2022

It is important to note all the important dates concerning IAS Prelims answer key 2022

UPSC IAS Exam 2022 Events

UPSC CSE Exam Dates

IAS Dates 2022

IAS Notification & Application Start Date 2022

04 March 2021

02 February 2022

UPSC CSE the Last Date to Apply Online

24 March 2021

22 February 2022

IAS Prelims Exam Date 2022

10 October 2021 

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Answer key 2022 (Unofficial)

10 October 2021 

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2022

29 October 2021

To be announced

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer key 2022 (official)

to be announced

05 June 2022

How to download Official UPSC Prelims Answer Key PDF 2022?

After the complete IAS selection process, UPSC will release the answer key for UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 on the website, i.e. the UPSC CSE 2022 answer key will be available in October 2022, tentatively. Answer keys for UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 will be available in pdf format. The UPSC Prelims 2022 answer key can be downloaded by candidates using the direct link mentioned below (to be updated)

Follow the steps mentioned below to download IAS 2022 prelims answer key official 

  • Step 1: To obtain the UPSC 2022 Official Answer Key, go to the above-mentioned direct link.
  • Step 2: Select the ‘examination' tab from the drop-down menu. Select it by clicking on it.
  • Step 3: You'll see a drop-down menu appear. The option 'Answer key' will appear.
  • Step 4: Go to the ‘answer key' link and click it.
  • Step 5: A new page with the solution key for each year and examination will open. Look for the UPSC CSE preliminary exam in 2022.
  • Step 6: Download your answer key for Sets A, B, C, and D.
  • Step 7: Evaluate your marks using the Setwise UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Answer key.

How to calculate UPSC IAS Prelims Marks?

To calculate the Prelims Marks 2022, refer to the UPSC CSE 2022 answer key mentioned here.

How To Calculate UPSC Prelims Marks for Paper 1?

  • There are 100 Questions in the UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 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 are required to qualify for Paper-2.

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

Unofficial UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 - GS Paper 1

Download UPSC Pre GS Question Paper with Answer Key - Check SET C 

SubjectSET C -Original Question noNew Sl noAnswer Option
Polity11B
 22B
 33B
 44D
 65D
 126B
 137B
 148D
 159A
 1610A
 1711A
 1812C
 1913A
 2014D
 2715C
 2816C
 2917C
 3018B
Economics811C
 822A
 833B
 854B
 915C
 926C
 937B
 948A
 959B
 9610D
 9711 
 9812A
 9913D
 10014D
IR111C
 462B
 603B
 844C
Miscellaneous81C
 92B
 103D
Geography311C
 322B
 333B
 344B
 415B
 426B
 437A
 448D
 459B
 4710A
 4811C
 5012D
Environment71D
 492D
 723B
 734D
 745A
 756B
 767C
 778C
 789C
 7910A
 8011D
 8612A
 8713D
 8814D
 8915A
 9016C
S and T211A
 222A
 233D
 244B
 255D
 266D
 357C
 368A
 379B
 3810C
 3911A
 4012B
 7113C
Ancient621A
 642B
 703B
medieval551A
 652D
 683A
art and culture51D
 512B
 593A
 614C
 675D
 696C
Modern History521B
 532A
 543C
 564C
 575D
 586A
 637A
 668C

UPSC Prelims Question Paper PDF: Download SET-Wise

UPSC Prelims GS Question Paper 2021
IAS Prelims GS Paper 2021 - SET A
IAS Prelims GS Paper 2021 - SET B
IAS Prelims GS Paper 2021 - SET C
IAS Prelims GS Paper 2021 - SET D
UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2020
IAS Prelims CSAT Paper 2021 - SET A
Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 CSAT Question Paper 2 PDF SET-A Here
IAS Prelims CSAT Paper 2021 - SET B
Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 CSAT Question Paper 2 PDF SET-B Here
IAS Prelims CSAT Paper 2021 - SET C
Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 CSAT Question Paper 2 PDF SET-C Here
IAS Prelims CSAT Paper 2021 - SET DDownload UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 CSAT Question Paper 2 PDF SET-D Here

UPSC Prelims Official Answer Key: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015

Download IAS Prelims Answer key pdf From teh direct link mentioned below for both GS and CSAT 

Year

GS Paper 1 Answer Key

CSAT Paper 2 Answer key

   

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2020

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2019

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2018

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2017

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2016

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2015

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2020

UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 was conducted on 04 October 2021. A per the paper patter, Two papers were conducted, Paper 1 for General Studies and Paper 2 for CSAT. Candidates can download UPSC 2020 prelims question paper with answers from the direct link mentioned below. 

Exam Experts have provided IAS Prelims Answer Key 2020 for SET 1, B, C and D. Both IAS Prelims Paper 1 Answer key and Paper 2 answer key is mentioned below.

 UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Question Paper with Answer Key and Exam Paper Analysis

Download IAS prelims question papers PDF of Paper 1 and Paper 2 for SET A, B, C, & D here. 

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2020 with Answer Key
Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 GS Question Paper:1 PDF SET-A HereDownload UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 GS Answer Key PDF
Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 CSAT Question Paper:2 PDF SET-A HereDownload UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 CSAT Answer Key PDF

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2020: Paper 1

Question No.

SET A

SET B

SET C

SET D

1

B

D

A

B

2

B

D

D

A

3

A

C

B

C*

4

D

D

B

A

5

B

A

C

A

6

D

A

D

D

7

D

C

A

A

8

A*

D

B*

A*

9

A*

A

C*

D

10

C

A

C

D

11

B

C

A*

C*

12

A

B

A

A

13

B

B

D

D

14

A

D

A

B*

15

D

D

A

A

16

D

C

C

D

17

D

D

A

A

18

D

D

D

C

19

D

C

C

D

20

C

D

D

C

21

C*

B

B

A*

22

B

A

A

A

23

A

B

C*

D

24

C

A

A

A

25

C

D

A

A

26

A

D

D

C

27

B

D

A

A

28

A

D

A*

D

29

A

D

D

C

30

A

C

D

D

31

C

B

C*

B

32

B

B

A

D

33

B

A

D

A

34

D

D

B*

B

35

D

B

A

B

36

C

D

D

C

37

D

D

A

B

38

D

A*

C

B

39

C

A*

D

B

40

D

C

C

B

41

D

C*

B

A

42

D

B

D

D

43

C

A

A

B

44

D

C

B

B

45

A

C

B

C

46

A

A

C

D

47

C

B

B

A

48

D

A

B

B*

49

A

A

B

C*

50

A

A

B

C

51

B

A

D

B

52

D

D

D

B

53

A

B

C

A

54

B

B

D

D

55

B

C

A

B

56

C

D

A

D

57

B

A

C

D

58

B

B*

D

A*

59

B

C*

A

A*

60

B

C

A

C

61

C*

A*

C

C*

62

A

A

B

B

63

D

D

B

A

64

B*

A

D

C

65

A

A

D

C

66

D

C

C

A

67

A

A

D

B

68

C

D

D

A

69

D

C

C

A

70

C

D

D

A

71

B

C*

C*

B

72

A

A

B

A

73

C*

D

A

B

74

A

B*

C

A

75

A

A

C

D

76

D

D

A

D

77

A

A

B

D

78

A*

C

A

D

79

D

D

A

D

80

D

C

A

C

81

A*

B

B

D

82

A

D

A

D

83

D

A

B

C

84

A

B

A

D

85

A

B

D

A

86

C

C

D

A

87

A

B

D

C

88

D

B

D

D

89

C

B

D

A

90

D

B

C

A

91

A

B

B

C

92

D

A

B

B

93

B

C*

A

B

94

B

A

D

D

95

C

A

B

D

96

D

D

D

C

97

A

A

D

D

98

B*

A*

A*

D

99

C*

D

A*

C

100

C

D

C

D

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 A

Set B

Set C

Set D

1

D

D

A

B

2

D

A

A

B

3

C

C

A

C

4

D

B

B

B

5

B

B

C

C

6

C

D

C

C

7

A

C

D

C

8

B

A

C

A

9

C

C

D

D

10

A

D

C

C

11

B

A

D

D

12

B

A

D

A

13

C

A

C

C

14

B

B

D

B

15

C

C

B

B

16

C

C

C

D

17

C

D

A

C

18

A

C

B

A

19

D

D

C

C

20

C

C

A

D

21

A

B

D

D

22

A

B

A

D

23

A

C

C

C

24

B

B

B

D

25

C

C

B

B

26

C

C

D

C

27

D

C

C

A

28

C

A

A

B

29

D

D

C

C

30

C

C

D

A

31

D

D

B

A

32

A

D

B

A

33

C

C

C

A

34

B

D

B

B

35

B

B

C

C

36

D

C

C

C

37

C

A

C

D

38

A

B

A

C

39

C

C

D

D

40

D

A

C

C

41

D

A

C

D

42

D

B

C

D

43

D

B

B

B

44

B

D

D

B

45

A

A

C

C

46

D

D

B

A

47

D

D

D

C

48

D

C

C

B

49

D

A

C

C

50

C

B

B

A

51

D

C

D

A

52

D

C

D

B

53

B

B

D

B

54

B

D

B

D

55

C

C

A

A

56

A

B

D

D

57

C

D

D

D

58

B

C

D

C

59

C

C

D

A

60

A

B

C

B

61

C

D

A

D

62

C

D

B

D

63

B

B

B

D

64

D

B

D

B

65

C

C

A

A

66

B

A

D

D

67

D

C

D

D

68

C

B

C

D

69

C

C

A

D

70

B

A

B

C

71

A

D

D

C

72

B

D

D

C

73

B

D

B

B

74

D

B

B

D

75

A

A

C

C

76

D

D

A

B

77

D

D

C

D

78

C

D

B

C

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2019

The Union Public Service Commission had conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims 2019 exam on 02nd June 2019. In UPSC CSE Prelims 2019, the questions asked in Paper 1 were as usual more conceptual rather than factual. The question paper had touched upon almost all the areas of the prescribed syllabus. Download the official UPSC Answer Key for Prelims 2019 for Both GS & CSAT. 

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2019 with Answer Key
UPSC CSE Prelims 2019 Question Paper (Set-A) - Paper 1Download UPSC Prelims Paper 1 Official Answer Key 2019
UPSC Prelims 2019 CSAT Question PaperDownload UPSC Prelims Paper 2 Official Answer Key 2019

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We present you with the analysis of the UPSC CSE Prelims 2019 GS Paper I (Set- A).

SubjectSub-topicsBreak-upNo. of Questions
History of India
Ancient India7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 236
Medieval India1, 12, 13, 16, 17, 216
Modern India + Indian National Movement2, 4, 5, 6, 14, 156
India and World GeographyStatic GK18, 20, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 3811
Indian Polity and GovernanceStatic GK45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 61, 66, 69, 76, 81, 8517
Economy and Social DevelopmentStatic GK24, 57, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 9021
General Science and Sci-TechScience & Tech26, 39, 43, 44, 75, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 10014
Ecology and EnvironmentEnvironemnt22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 40, 41, 42, 58, 59, 68, 7812
Current AffairsLatest News & Events3, 19, 54, 884

UPSC Prelims Answer Key- Previous Year Cut Off

Candidates can review the UPSC IAS Prelims Previous Year Cut Off and prepare appropriately, bearing in mind the changes in the cut off during the year 2015-2019. The provided cut off is based on a total of 200 points.

Category

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

General

92.51

98

98.00

105.34

116.00

107.34

SC

74.84

82

84.00

88.66

99.34

94

ST

68.71

77.34

83.34

88.66

96.00

91.34

OBC

89.12

95.34

96.66

102.66

110.66

106

PwD 1

70.06

53.34

73.34

85.34

75.34

90.66

PwD 2

63.94

44.66

53.34

61.34

72.66

76.66

PwD 3

40.82

61.34

40.00

40.00

40.00

40

PwD 5

42.86

61.34

45.34

-

-

-

EWS

77.55

90

-

-

-

-

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  • UPSC declares official answer key after completing all the stages and declaring the final result.

  • Our UPSC expert team predicted the UPSC IAS Prelims Expected Cut off 2021-2022 you can check and calculate your score.

  • IAS Prelims 2022 result declares by UPSC within 50 days after conducting the exam.

  • UPSC releases the official Prelims answer key for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 on the official website. You can download the official UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2019, 2018 from the direct link mentioned here. 

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