UPSC Answer Keys

UPSC civil service examination has three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. IAS Prelims has two papers – General Studies and CSAT. Both the papers are of objective type. While the General Studies paper has 100 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ), CSAT has 80 MCQs. It is important for aspirants to practise the IAS Exam past year question papers and hence, this article provides you with the answer keys of 2015-2019 UPSC Prelims GS and CSAT.

Download UPSC Answer Keys Year-Wise (2015-2019)

BYJU’S Free IAS Prep also provides solved papers of the IAS prelims both the GS papers I and II to aid your preparation. Practice these question papers and boost your IAS preparation. Solving question papers is the best way to assess your preparation levels and also the ideal manner to internalise all that you have learnt. The official answer keys of UPSC Prelims (2015-2018) are provided below and for UPSC prelims 2019, we have provided the answer-key made by the experts in the UPSC field to ensure the credibility of the solutions.

Click on the relevant links below for the UPSC IAS answer keys:

UPSC Prelims 2019 Answer Key

UPSC Prelims 2019 Answer Key Paper 1:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims 2019 Answer Key Paper 2:- Download PDF Here

For more on UPSC Answer Key 2019, aspirants may check the linked article.

UPSC Prelims 2018 Answer Key

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 1:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 2:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims 2017 Answer Key

UPSC 2017 Prelims GS Paper I Booklet Series ‘A’:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 1:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 2:- Download PDF Here

To read the analysis of UPSC Prelims 2017 GS Paper 1, check – Solved Paper Answer Key UPSC Prelims 2017 GS Paper 1.

UPSC Prelims 2016 Answer Key

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 1:- Download PDF Here

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper 2:- Download PDF Here

To read the analysis of UPSC Prelims 2016 GS Paper 1, check – Solved Paper UPSC prelims 2016 answer key GS Paper 1

Why should you solve previous UPSC question papers?

IAS aspirants should solve previous year question papers for UPSC 2020 as these will help them for the following reasons:

  • Helps you assess your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Helps you learn time management in solving the questions.
  • Gives you sufficient exam practice before the actual exam.
  • Helps you understand the areas where you are lacking and hence, can make the course correction early on during the preparation process.
  • Acclimatizes you with the UPSC pattern and question paper style.
  • Helps you understand what are the areas from where questions are asked repeatedly and regularly in the IAS exam. You can then focus on those areas.

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