UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018
Anangsha Patra, 04 Jun 2018

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018 - The answer key of UPSC IAS has been released for General Studies Paper 1 and 2. Candidates can download here UPSC IAS answer key for all sets - A, B, C and D of both papers. UPSC IAS Prelims answer key 2018 has been released by coaching institutes. IAS answer key mentions the correct answers to 100 questions asked in General Studies (GS) Paper I and 80 questions in Paper 2. Using UPSC IAS answer key 2018, candidates can calculate their probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect responses. To calculate probable score candidates have to follow the marking scheme prescribed by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates for correct answer in GS Paper 1 will score 2 marks. For correct answer in GS Paper 2 candidates will score 2.5 marks. 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answer in both the papers.

 

UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam was conducted on June 3, 2018. The GS Paper I exam was conducted from 9.30 to 11.30 am while Paper II was held from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Read below for more details on UPSC IAS answer key 2018.

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2018 Dates

Events

Dates

UPSC IAS Prelims exam

June 3, 2018

UPSC IAS Prelims answer key (unofficial)

June 3, 2018

UPSC IAS answer key 2018 (official)

After release of final result

UPSC Civil services result of prelims

July/August 2018

How to download UPSC IAS 2018 Answer key?

Candidates can check below the steps to download IAS answer key 2018.

  • Click on the links provided below

  • UPSC IAS answer key will open in PDF format

  • Download the answer key as per your code 

UPSC IAS Answer key 2018 by Coaching Institutes

Name of Institute

Answer key

GS Paper 1

GS Paper 2

Career Launcher

Click here (All Sets)

Click here (All Sets)

Chanakya IAS Academy

Click here (All Sets)

Click here (All Sets)

BYJU's Classes

Click here (Set B)

Available Soon

Rau's IAS

Click here

Available Soon

Drishti IAS

Click here (All Sets)

Click here (All Sets)

KSG

Click here (All Sets)

Available Soon

Shankar IAS Academy

Click here (Set A)

Available Soon

Springboard Academy

Click here (Set D)

Available Soon

NeoStencil

Click here (All Sets)

Click here (All Sets)

Vajiram and ravi

Click here (All Sets)

Available Soon

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Question Paper 2018

Question Booklet

SET A

SET B

SET C

SET D

GS Paper 1

Click here

Click here

Click here

Click here

GS Paper 2

Available soon

Available soon

Click here

Available soon

UPSC Civil Services ( IAS) Prelims Answer Key 2017

Papers

Answer Key

GS Paper -I

Click Here

GS Paper -II

Click Here

UPSC Civil Services Question Paper 2017

Papers

Question Papers

GS Paper -I

Click Here

GS Paper -II

Click Here

How to Use UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2018 to calculate score?

Candidates can check below the marking scheme of UPSC IAS exam 

UPSC IAS marking scheme

  • Candidates will score 2 marks in Paper 1

  • For correct answer in Paper 2, candidates will score 2.5 marks

  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answer in GS Paper 1 and 2

The formula to calculate the aggregate score is given below:

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 IAS Result 2018

IAS result for prelims exam will be declared in July/August 2018. The result will be available online in PDF format. Only those who qualify prelims as per UPSC IAS result 2018 will be are shortlisted for mains. Marks obtained in prelims exam are not counted for final merit list. UPSC IAS result of mains exam will be declared in December. The final result is likely to be announced in March/April.

UPSC IAS Cutoff 2018

IAS Prelims expected cutoff has been released on June 3, 2018. Coaching institutes release the expected cutoff so that candidates can get an idea of their selection for the next stage of selection process. UPSC Civil Services Cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks secured by the last recommended candidate in Prelims, Mains and Personality Test as per their category. UPSC IAS cutoff will be announced by the exam conducting authority, UPSC for Prelims, Mains and final. The cutoff is released after declaration of final IAS result. The previous years’ UPSC IAS cutoff are given in the table below.

UPSC Civil Services Expected Cutoff 2018 

General

OBC

SC

ST

110 (+ or 3)

105 (+ or 3)

100 (+ or 3)

95 (+ or –3)

IAS Cutoff 2017

Category

Prelims

Mains

Final

General

105.34

809

1006

OBC

102.66

770

968

SC

88.66

756

944

ST

88.66

749

939

IAS cutoff 2016

Category

Prelims

Mains

Final

General

116

787

988

OBC

110.66

745

951

SC

99.34

739

937

ST

96

730

920

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