UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019
Updated on Sep 4, 2019 - 12:31 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019 - Coaching institutes like Neo Stencil, Insights IAS have released the answer key of UPSC Civil Services for Prelims exam. Download the answer key of UPSC Civil Services 2019 by coaching institutes below. Other coaching institutes like Chanakya IAS Academy, Career Launcher, Rau's IAS Circle, BYJU's, Shankar IAS Academy, IAS Baba etc. will also release the answer key of IAS Exam in due course. Candidates who had appeared for the exam can download UPSC Civil Services 2019 answer key along with the question papers for all sets of General Studies Paper 1 and 2 (A, B, C, D). Candidates can use the answer key for checking the correct answers as well as calculating their probable score. UPSC Civil Services 2019 Answer Key by coaching institutes are prepared by the subject matter experts and faculties.

The official UPSC Civil Services answer key 2019 will be released by the examination authority, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), after completion of the recruitment exam. UPSC Civil Services prelims examination was conducted on June 2, 2019. To know more on UPSC Civil Services answer key 2019, candidates can read this article below.

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UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019 Dates

Check below the dates pertaining to the release of official and unofficial UPSC Civil Services 2019 answer key.



Date of Preliminary Exam

June 2, 2019

Release of IAS answer key (unofficial)

June 2, 2019

UPSC Civil Services answer key (official)

After recruitment

How to download UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019?

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

Steps to download IAS answer key 2019

  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 Key 2019 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

Download Here

Available Soon

Chanakya IAS Academy

Available Soon

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Vajiram and Ravi

Download Here

Available Soon


Download Here

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Dhyeya IASDownload HereAvailable Soon

Drishti IAS

Download Here

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Available Soon

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Shankar IAS Academy

Download Here

Available Soon

Springboard Academy

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BYJU’s Classes

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Rau's IAS

Download Here

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Civil Services Answer Key 2019 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

Candidates can also check an download the question papers of UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam for Paper I and II held on June 2, 2019. Check set-wise Civil Services question papers below.

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

Click Here

Click Here

Click Here

Click Here

Download Link Paper II

How to use UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019 to calculate score?

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

Marking Scheme of UPSC Civil Services 2019


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 2019 – Its 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 2019 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 2019

result of UPSC Civil Services 2019 of preliminary exam will be declared in July, 2019. 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 2019

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


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

Question: When does UPSC Civil Services 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.

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Best institute for preparation of IAS EXAM in india

hrithik jain 27th Jan, 2020


Delhi is famous for IAS coaching in India and you can also some of the names in other big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune etc.

Here are some of the name:

1. Vajiram and Ravi

2. Raju's IAS

3. Elite IAS

4. Classic IAS

5. Vajirao and Reddy

6. Vision IAS

These are some of the few names, you can look out for others and see their prospectus/brochures for more clarity.


what is cse exam for becoming a IAS OFFICER creitiria

Aditya kumar Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
Hello Vamsi

The examination you need to clear to become an IAS officer is UPSC .

UPSC examination has 3 stages which are listed below :-

  • The first stage of the exam is Preliminary examination , it is objective type examination
  • The second stage, Mains it is written type examination
  • If you manage to clear both prelims and mains then you are to go through interview/personality test .

And if you managed to clear all the three rounds mentioned above, then congratulations you may become an ias officer.

Check the criteria to be eligible for UPSC examination which are given below :-

  • Age Limit is 21 to 32 years
  • Educational qualification for UPSC is graduation in any stream
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible

I hope that you find this helpful


I am class 10th student and I want to become an IAS officer. my 10th just complete and I am not able to understand what I want to do thereafter for become an IAS.i cant understand in which stream I want to go.

Shareef 25th Jan, 2020



You can go into any stream you want, like if you select MPC, maths will help you,if you go for Bi.P.C, Biology will help you... But whatever you choose,you need to have a grip on other subjects too...just by your inter, graduation books, you have no chances to become IAS officer, you need to take a special coaching for it... So, firstly complete your studies successfully with  a greater percentage and then go for coaching...To appear for UPSC Exam, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in any stream. So you can pick any stream in your Graduation.  CSAT exam has 2 papers. Paper 1 covers Current events, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues. Paper 2 covers topics like Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, decision making and problem solving, General Mental ability and basic mathematics. But in Civils Mains exams, you need to select a subject as your 2nd paper and so most students pick those subjects for their Graduation so as to help them in their preparation. So, this is where you need to take a call on your plan B. So your plan should be to pick a easy subject in your Bachelors so that your concentration can be more on preparing for Civils.


after 12 which institute in chandigarh is best for coaching of ias

Indrajit Gupta 25th Jan, 2020

Hello mukul,

Hope you are doing well!

There are some best coaching Institute for IAS in Chandigarh:-

•ALS IAS Coaching.

•Raj Malhotra’s IAS Coaching institute.

•IAS Today Academy.

•Stellar IAS Coaching Center.

•Simran IAS Academy.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!


best science colleges for 11th and 12th in Mumbai I want to become an IAS FIRST I WANT TO DO GRADUATION THEN LAW THEN PREPARATION FOR IAS

Kanupriya Gupta 27th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Here are some of the best PU Colleges in Mumbai-

  1. Mumbai College of Arts Commerce and Science
  2. Mother Teresa English High School and Junior College
  3. Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya and Junior College
  4. Vedant International High School and Junior College of Science and Commerce
  5. Holy Spirit Junior College

About your choice of your subject, your graduation does not determine how well you will scroll in UPSC. It marks on the basics of reading the newspaper everyday and understanding the subjects which are going to be the exam. It is important to understand your choice and pattern of subjects as it is peculiar.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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