UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020- Coaching institutes will release the answer key of UPSC Civil Services 2020 for the Prelims exam on May 31, 2020. Candidates will be able to check the correct answers in the UPSC Civil Services 2020 Answer Key. Candidates can use the UPSC prelims answer key 2020 for calculating their probable score. UPSC will release the final IAS answer key 2020 after completing the recruitment process. Along with the answer keys, candidates will be able to download the IAS question papers 2020. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the UPSC Civil Services prelims exam on May 31, 2020. To know more on UPSC Civil Services answer key 2020, candidates can read this article below
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UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020 Dates

Check below the dates pertaining to the release of official and unofficial UPSC Civil Services 2020 answer key. Along with the unofficial answer key, institutes will release the UPSC Civil Services Cut Off 2020

IAS Prelims Answer Key Dates



Date of Preliminary Exam

May 31, 2020

Release of IAS answer key (unofficial)

May 31, 2020

UPSC Civil Services answer key (official)

After recruitment

How to download UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020?

Follow the steps given below to download the answer key of UPSC Civil Services.

Steps to download IAS answer key 2020

  1. Go to the question as per your question paper set below and check the correct key or click on the links ‘UPSC Civil Services answer key’ published by the coaching institutes below
  2. The answer key has been provided set-wise of General Studies Paper 1 and 2.
  3. Choose the set provided to you during the exam.
  4. In the new page, the answer key in PDF file will open
  5. Download UPSC Civil Services answer key and save it.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Answer 20209 by Various Institutes

Download the IAS answer key by various institutes through the links given below. The links will be activated once it is released.

Name of Institute

GS Paper 1 Answer Key

GS Paper 2 Answer Key

Career Launcher

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Available Soon

Vajiram and Ravi

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Dhyeya IASDownload HereAvailable Soon

Drishti IAS

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Shankar IAS Academy

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Springboard Academy

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Rau's IAS

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Civil Services Answer Key 2020 by UPSC


UPSC Civil Services Answer Key

GS Paper -I

Available Soon

GS Paper -II

Available Soon

UPSC Civil Services Previous Year's Answer Key

YearPaper 1Paper 2
2018Download HereDownload Here
2017Download HereDownload Here
2016Download HereDownload Here

UPSC Civil Services Question Papers 2019 for Prelims (Set A, B, C, D)

Question Set

Set A

Set B

Set C

Set D

Download Link Paper I

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Download Link Paper II

How to use UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020 to calculate score?

As per marking scheme, for the correct answer in General Studies Paper 1, candidates will score 2 marks while it is 2.5 marks for GS Paper 2. For incorrect answers in both papers, 1/3 marks will be deducted.

Marking Scheme of UPSC Civil Services 2020


Marking Scheme

Correct response

  • GS Paper I = 2

  • GS Paper II = 2.5

Negative marking

- 1/3 of marks allotted for each question

Marks deducted in Paper I

0.66 marks

Marks deducted in Paper I

0.83 marks

Total marks of prelims

400 (Paper I - 200 marks, Paper II - 200 marks)

Score for Paper I

Correct responses out of 100 X 2 marks – 0.66 marks for each incorrect answer

Score for Paper II

Correct responses out of 80 X 2.5 marks – 0.83 marks for each incorrect answer

Aggregate score

(Correct answers in Paper I x 2) + (Correct responses in Paper II x 2.5) – (Number of incorrect response x marks deducted for each incorrect answer)

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020 Benefits

  • Using UPSC Civil Services answer key, candidates will be able to check the correct answers.
  • Based on the number of answers marked correctly and incorrectly in the exam, candidates can calculate the probable score.

  • Candidates can analyse their performance based on the score

UPSC Civil Services 2020 Qualifying Marks

The examination authority decides qualifying marks for General Studies Studies Paper II which is 33%. There is no qualifying marks for General Studies Paper I. Candidates are required to secure the qualifying marks to pass Paper II. Besides the qualifying marks, UPSC also determines the overall UPSC Civil Services cut off for preliminary exam on the basis of General Studies (GS) Paper I only.

UPSC Civil Services Result 2020

The result of UPSC Civil Services 2020 of preliminary exam will be declared in July 2020. On the basis of the result, candidates will be selected for the mains exam. Civil Services Examination is one of the most coveted exams in the country conducted by UPSC to select candidates for various administrative services Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

Question: Can I raise objections in UPSC Civil Services answer key?


The facility to raise objections in the answer key is not provided by UPSC.

Question: When does official UPSC Civil Services 2020 answer key be released?


The answer key is released after the final recruitment of the exam.

Question: Can I get the answer key of UPSC Civil Service mains exam?


No, the answer key of UPSC Civil Services mains exam is not released by UPSC.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Updates and Articles

Questions related to UPSC Civil Services Exam

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how I can become a ias full process, exam and terms and conditions please thanks

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

In order to appear for UPSC, you just need to be 21 years old and passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university,you can apply even in your final year. UPSC doesn't discriminate among aspirants and hence allow people from all background to appear for this exam.

UPSC Civil Service Exam consists of three level-


Preliminary numbers are not added in the final list, you just need to score the required cut offs against your category.It mainly consists of GS Paper-I consists of the following topic such as History of India and Indian national movement, Indian and World geography, Economic and social development- sustainable development, poverty,inclusion demographics, social sector initiatives etc,Indian polity and governance-constitution,political system,Current Events nationally and Internationally,
General Science,General Issues on environmental ecology,biodiversity and climate change.

and CSAT includes topics such as basic numeracy, comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, general mental ability, decision making and problem solving, interpersonal skills including communication skills. Both consists of 200 marks, MCQs based. Prelims is mcq based, but still it requires knowledge coupled with speed.

Mains is more of a subjective type, one needs to write answer for Four General Studies Paper(GS-I includes Indian Heritage and Culture,History and Geography of the World and Society, GS-II includes Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations, GS-III includes Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, GS-IV includes Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude),Two Optionals, One Essay, two language paper, there are total nine papers here. 250 marks for each paper, total is 1750 marks followed by Personality Test of 275 marks.

Now, coming to your question preparation for UPSC anyway takes two years, that's one year of preparing for the exam and another year of appearing for Prelims, Mains and Interview.

You can go through the gradual steps as mentioned below in order to start your preparation for UPSC:

Be well acquainted with UPSC Syllabus, learn it by heart, that's the most crucial step to crack this exam, to know what to read and what to skip. In addition to this, never ever make a differentiation between prelims and mains, what I mean is do not prepare separately for each, because nowadays what's happening is even in prelims, UPSC frame questions based on Mains syllabus, So, the first towards preparation shall be a integrated preparation for both.

Read any newspaper like The Hindu, or Indian Express on a regular basis to be updated as well as gaining knowledge which shall be highly useful to you in future exam preparation part.

Start with basics, for each subject, you can do with NCERTs for this.

As you progress, move on to other relevant books, keep your resources minimum like Polity by Laxmikanth, History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra etc.

Start practicing answer writing in advance, even in a little way, writing mains is a huge task for nine paper, it requires immense practice along with knowledge.

Practice previous year question paper which you can get from the site of UPSC,in addition mock papers, and test series which you can get it from any of the sites extensively dedicated to UPSC, , it's highly important to evaluate your performance while doing so.

After joining as a NDA officer ,can i give ias exam

Deepshikha Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020
Well,Yes you can go for UPSC examination after getting into NDA. The basic eligibility criterua is that the candidate must hold a graduation degree in any discipline recognized by the government of India. The candidate must be a citizen of India and must be atleast 21 years of age and the maximum age must be 32 years. For Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe,a relaxation of five years is given.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.

I want to be an ias Officer I am in class 8 should I take bsc in inter or ba in inter because I am going to take ba in graduation

Ankita yadav 1st Apr, 2020
Hi aspirant
It's good that you have decided your goal from this age, you should prefer arts side in 12th and then BA with history and political science.

I completed my inter second year (commerce). Goal is to become an IAS officer. So can I join any degree with civils? is this compulsory now? because the institution fee is too high which I cant pay. So can I join any degree college by taking B.A and continue self preparation for upsc?

Pankhuri Kumari 1st Apr, 2020
Hii Sridhar!
You don't need to join civil ourses in order to clear UPSC and become an IAS.  You can join any bachelor's course of your choice and prepare for UPSC by yourself. The eligibility criteria to become and IAS states that the candidate must have completed graduation from a recognised university in any subject stream. So Yes, you can take admissions in BA and like courses and self prepare for UPSC.
Hope this helps.
Good luck!

which courses available after becoming ias officer?can government give permission any ias officer to continue study?please give me detail information

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 31st Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Yes, you can study even after becoming IAS officer. Also, IAS officers are allowed from six months to two years of paid leave to pursue higher studies. You can go for any course of your choice after becoming an IAS. Few of which are as follows:

  • Ph.D
  • MS
  • MBA
  • Acturial Science

Good Luck

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