UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022 Out: Download UPSC Answer Key PDF for GS 1 and CSAT

By Shubhra Anand Jain|Updated : June 7th, 2022

UPSC Answer Key comprises the answer to the questions asked in the UPSC Prelims exam. UPSC Prelims is objective in nature, and the commission releases the answer key of Prelims 50 days after commencement of all stages of the UPSC Exam. Unofficial UPSC Answer Key 2022 for Prelims has been released. As per the UPSC Calendar 2022, the UPSC Prelims 2022 was conducted on 5 June 2022. As per the analysis, the difficulty level of the paper was moderate-difficult. 

After the completion of UPSC Prelims 2022, our experts have provided the UPSC Prelims answer key 2022 PDF. Candidates can check the answer key to evaluate their scores. However, the original score may differ from the expected score. Additionally, we have provided the UPSC Answer key for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and so on which would help the candidates while practicing the previous year’s question papers.

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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. However, our team has provided you with the answer key right after the completion of the Prelims exam. Candidates can download the answer key from here.

UPSC administered 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 UPSC 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.

Download UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022 for GS Paper 1

The UPSC Answer Key 2022 has been compiled by our UPSC experts based on the UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022 PDF. Download the answer key UPSC 2022 paper 1 using the direct link given below. 

Download UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022 for CSAT 

UPSC Prelims Exam 2022 was held on 05 June 2022. Download the UPSC CSAT 2022 answer key PDF using the direct link mentioned below. 

UPSC Prelims 2022 Answer Key in Hindi

Download the UPSC prelims 2022 question paper PDF in Hindi answer key for both GS paper 1 and CSAT. 

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Dates 2022

It is important to note all the important dates concerning UPSC Answer Key 2022

UPSC IAS Exam Events 2021-22

IAS Dates 2022

IAS Notification & Application Start Date 2021-22

02 February 2022

UPSC CSE the Last Date to Apply Online

22 February 2022

IAS Prelims Exam Date 2021-22

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Answer key 2021-22 (Unofficial)

05 June 2022

UPSC CSE Prelims Result 2021-22

To be announced

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer key (official)

To be announced

How to Download Official UPSC Prelims Answer Key PDF 2022?

After the complete IAS selection process, UPSC will release the UPSC 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 are available in pdf format. The UPSC Prelims 2022 answer key can be downloaded by candidates using the direct link mentioned below

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 Answer key.

How to calculate Prelims Marks with UPSC Answer Key?

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 that is left blank. 

Download IAS Prelims Answer key PDF [2015 to 2021]

Download the previous year UPSC Prelims Answer Key PDF using the direct link mentioned below. 

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GS Paper 1 Answer Key

CSAT Paper 2 Answer key

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2020

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2019

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2020

UPSC Prelims Exam 2020 was conducted on 04 October 2021. As per the paper pattern, 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 are mentioned below.

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 Here

Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 GS Answer Key PDF

Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 CSAT Question Paper:2 PDF SET-A Here

Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 CSAT Answer Key PDF

UPSC 2019 Prelims Answer Key

The Union Public Service Commission 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 1

Download UPSC Prelims Paper 1 Official Answer Key 2019

UPSC Prelims 2019 CSAT Question Paper

Download UPSC Prelims Paper 2 Official Answer Key 2019

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.

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UPSC IAS Answer Key 2022 FAQs

  • The UPSC Answer Key 2022 will be released after the commencement of all stages of the UPSC Exam. however, our experts have prepared the UPSC Prelims to answer key 2022, which can be referred to by the candidates to evaluate their expected score. 

  • Union Public Service Commission is solely responsible for releasing the UPSC Answer key. But UPSC releases the answer key 50 days after the completion of the UPSC Exam. candidates who want to check the answer key for Prelims before that can check out the above.

  • Candidates can download the UPSC Answer Key 2021 directly from the official website of UPSC. However, we have also provided the direct link to download the answer key for 2021 Prelims to make things easier for the candidates.

  • Candidates can download the UPSC Answer Key from the official website of UPSC by following the steps. First, visit the official website of UPSC, and Select the ‘examination' tab from the drop-down menu. Select the option “Answer Key” and click on it. It will redirect you to a new page with the solution key for each year's exam. Find out the answer key for the particular year you want, and then download the answer key for sets A, B, C, and D.

  • UPSC Answer Key helps the aspirants to find out the expected marks in the Prelims exam. Knowing the expected marks helps the candidates to figure out whether they will crack the Prelims exam or not and further start their preparation for the UPSC Mains exam.

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