UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020
Updated on Jan 9, 2020 - 3:44 p.m. IST by Mohit.dhyani
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the UPSC IAS 2020 answer key for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination after the declaration of final results. However, candidates can also check the answer key of UPSC IAS 2019 on the day of examination from websites of different institutes like Chanakya IAS Academy, Career Launcher, Rau's IAS Circle, BYJU's, Shankar IAS Academy, IAS Baba, etc. The UPSC IAS answer key 2020 will be released on the PDF format for all sets i.e A, B, C, and D. The PDF file of the UPSC IAS answer key will have the correct option mentioned with the respective question number. Candidates can check the UPSC IAS 2020 answer key for prelims exam to check the number of correct questions and can estimate their scores. For more details about the UPSC IAS answer key, 2020 candidates can check the article below.

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020 - Important Dates



Date of Preliminary Exam

May 31, 2020

Release of IAS answer key (unofficial)

May 31, 2020

UPSC Civil Services answer key (official)

After the complete recruitment

Steps To Download UPSC IAS 2020 Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of UPSC -

  • Now click on the “Examination Tab” and select “Answer Key” from the drop-down menu.

  • Click on the “UPSC IAS answer key 2020 ”.

  • UPSC IAS 2020 PDF file will open.

  • Download the PDF file for future reference.

UPSC IAS Previous Year Answer Key


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UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020 by Various Institutes

Name of Institute

GS Paper 1 Answer Key

GS Paper 2 Answer Key

Career Launcher

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Chanakya IAS Academy

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Vajiram and Ravi

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Dhyeya IAS

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Drishti IAS

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Shankar IAS Academy

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Springboard Academy

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BYJU’s Classes

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Rau's IAS

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

Question Set

Set A

Set B

Set C

Set D

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Download Link Paper II

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Marking Scheme Of UPSC IAS 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)

Paper I Score

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

Paper-II Score

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)

Benefits Of UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020

Candidates check the answer key of UPSC IAS 2020 to check the number of correct questions and to calculate their scores. Different institutes release the UPSC IAS answer key on the same day of examination. Candidates can also use UPSC IAS 2020 answer key to calculate expected cutoff marks.

UPSC IAS Result 2020

The results for UPSC IAS 2020 will be released by the conducting body after the successful completion of the written exam. The results will be published in PDF format having names and roll numbers of all qualified candidates. The final results will be released by UPSC after the completion of the mains examination and interview round.

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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

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

If you want to do the graduation in law why you wnat to get admission in 11th science. You can get admission in any Arts stream and can take admission in law college and after completing the graduation you can apply for the IAS exam after preparation.

I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


best stream to go for UPSC i.e ias or ips

Aditya kumar Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020
Hello there


There's nothing like good or best stream for upsc , as for upsc you just need to be a Bachelor in any stream so you can choose any stream of your subject , for example if you are interested in Physics then you can go for bsc physics abd tgen later on you can choose physics as your optional paper for physics.
So , it all depends on your interests.
But yes , if you are interested in history, Polity, Economics etc then the best option for you will be Arts stream regarding upsc examination.
This is because , in upsc exam you will have subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Economics and these are the subjects which you will be reading in arts as well . So , it will definitely help you.

I hope that it helps you :-)


I want to do the IPS and IAS. But i am studying in diploma in mechanical engineering(final year). What to do....?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

If you want to become and IAS or an IPS you will have to appear in Union (Public Service Commission)UPSC examination conducted every year.This exam is of three stage (Prelims(objective), Mains(written) and Interview).

But the eligibility to appear in UPSC examination requires a candidate to have completed graduation(UG) from a recognized university.
So, diploma diploma holders are not eligible for the upsc exams so i would recommend yo to complete your diploma and do graduation in any stream of your choice.

I hope this helps.
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