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 belowLatest- IAS Admit Card 2020 to be released shortly. Check the IAS Exam Analysis 2020
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)
UPSC Civil Services answer key (official)
Follow the steps given below to download the answer key of UPSC Civil Services.
Steps to download IAS answer key 2020
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
Vajiram and Ravi
Shankar IAS Academy
UPSC Civil Services Answer Key
GS Paper -I
GS Paper -II
Download Link Paper I
Download Link Paper II
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
GS Paper I = 2
GS Paper II = 2.5
- 1/3 of marks allotted for each question
Marks deducted in Paper I
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
(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)
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
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.
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).
The facility to raise objections in the answer key is not provided by UPSC.
The answer key is released after the final recruitment of the exam.
No, the answer key of UPSC Civil Services mains exam is not released by UPSC.
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