UPSC Answer Key 2019 - IAS Prelims GS 1 And CSAT

On 11th August 2020, UPSC Answer Key for civil services 2019 has been released. Earlier, on 4th August 2020, the UPSC Final Result 2019 was declared.  Candidates can check/download the UPSC Answer Key 2019 for IAS Prelims in this article. The UPSC Prelims 2019 was conducted on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination every year in three stages. The first stage of the Civil Services Exam is the IAS Prelims. The UPSC Prelims is an objective type exam which comprises two papers, namely, General Studies I and General Studies II (CSAT).

While UPSC answer keys are released by the commission after the entire exam process for the year gets over. The commission has released UPSC Answer Key for all sets – A, B, C, and D. Check and download the IAS Answer Key below:

UPSC Answer Key 2019 – General Studies

The official answer key released by UPSC is mentioned in the table below:

UPSC Official Answer Key

Q.No Series A Series B Series C Series D
1. d d b a
2. b d b d
3. c b a a
4. a b c b
5. c b d d
6. d c a c
7. c a b a
8. a a b c
9. d a a c
10. a b b d
11. d d d b
12. a d a a
13. d c a d
14. b d d b
15. d d d b
16. a b d c
17. c b a d
18. d a c a
19. c a b a
20. a c b a
21. a d a d
22. a a d a
23. a d a a
24. b b b d
25. d d d d
26. d a c d
27. a c a a
28. d d c c
29. c c c b
30. a a d b
31. d d b c
32. d b a b
33. c c d c
34. d a b c
35. d c b b
36. b d c b
37. b c d c
38. a a a b
39. a d a c
40. c a a c
41. d a c b
42. d a b b
43. b a c a
44. b b c c
45. b d b d
46. c d b a
47. a a c b
48. a d b b
49. a c c a
50. b a c b
51. c b d d
52. b b d b
53. c a b c
54. c c b a
55. b d b c
56. b a c d
57. c b a c
58. b b a a
59. c a a d
60. c b b a
61. b d d a
62. a a d a
63. d a c a
64. b d d b
65. b d d d
66. c d b d
67. d a b a
68. a c a d
69. a b a c
70. a b c a
71. a b a d
72. d a a a
73. a d a d
74. b b b b
75. d b d d
76. c c d a
77. a d a c
78. c a d d
79. c a c c
80. d a a a
81. d c d d
82. a b a d
83. a c d b
84. d c b b
85. d b d b
86. d b a c
87. a c c a
88. c b d a
89. b c c a
90. b c a b
91. b a d d
92. b d b d
93. a a c c
94. c b a d
95. d d c d
96. a c d b
97. b a c b
98. b c a a
99. a c d a
100. b d a c

UPSC Answer Key 2019 – General Studies (Set A-D):-Download PDF Here

UPSC Answer Key 2019 – CSAT

The official UPSC Answer Key for Prelims Paper-II i.e. CSAT is given in the table below:

UPSC Official Answer Key 

Q.No Series A Series B Series C Series D
1. d c a d
2. d c a d
3. b d c a
4. b b a d
5. b c d b
6. a d c d
7. d b c d
8. c b d c
9. c a d c
10. c b a d
11. d c d b
12. b c b d
13. c a d b
14. d a d b
15. b c c d
16. b a c d
17. a d d b
18. b c b c
19. c c d b
20. c b b b
21. d d b c
22. b a d a
23. a d d b
24. a b b d
25. c b c b
26. c d b c
27. b b b b
28. b c c d
29. b b a c
30. d b b b
31. a b b b
32. d d b d
33. b b c d
34. b a b a
35. d a d a
36. b c c c
37. c c b a
38. b b b d
39. b b d c
40. b d d c
41. a d d c
42. a a d c
43. c d b d
44. a b b b
45. d d b c
46. c d a d
47. c c d b
48. c c c b
49. a d b a
50. b b d b
51. b d a c
52. b b d c
53. c b b d
54. b d b d
55. d b d b
56. c b b b
57. b c c b
58. b b b a
59. d b b d
60. d c b c
61. b a d b
62. d b b d
63. d b a a
64. b b a d
65. c c c b
66. b b c b
67. b d b d
68. d c b b
69. d b c c
70. a b c b
71. d d d b
72. b d b b
73. d d c d
74. d d d b
75. c b b a
76. c b b a
77. d b a c
78. b a b c
79. d d c b
80. b c c b

UPSC Answer Key 2019 – CSAT (Set A-D):-Download PDF Here

Aspirants can check the UPSC Answer Keys for UPSC 2018, 2017, and 2016 either on the official UPSC website or at the linked article.

Calculating score with the help of UPSC Answer Key

Candidates can calculate their UPSC Prelims score with the help of these answer keys. In both GS 1 and CSAT, there is negative marking. For every incorrect answer, 1/3rd of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted.

  1. For General Studies I, every incorrect answer incurs a penalty of 0.66 marks
  2. For General Studies II (CSAT), every incorrect answer incurs a penalty of 0.83 marks.
  3. The difference is there because, in GS paper 1, there are 100 questions of 2 marks each while in CSAT there are 80 questions of 2.5 marks each.
  4. In the case of GS 1, the candidates need to score above the UPSC Cut Off for that particular year to qualify for the Mains stage of the Civil Service Examination. Candidates can check the expected UPSC Cut Off 2019 at the linked article.
  5. Also, the UPSC Cut Off varies depending on the category of the candidates as well.
  6. The GS 2 or CSAT is a qualifying paper in UPSC Prelims and candidates have to score 33% or above to advance to the Mains stage.
  7. Candidates should calculate their expected marks based on the UPSC Answer Key given above, and if their marks are close to the average cut off from previous years, then they should start with the Mains preparation.

For more details on calculating their UPSC Prelims 2019 score, candidates can check here.

UPSC Preparation

2 Comments

  1. B lalmalsawm Simte

    where can i get the past question sir, can you give me the link?

    1. Hi
      You can the UPSC Previous Years’ Question Papers from the linked article.

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