IPS Answer Keys

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Service Exams like the Indian Police Service (IPS) every year. The preliminary exam of UPSC IPS of 2022 was scheduled for June 5th, 2022. The UPSC generally releases its answer keys after the final result of the Civil Service Examination is posted. The candidates aspiring to give the IPS exam this year can check The IPS answer keys to get an idea of the exam question and answers. The candidates who have already sat for the UPSC exam 2023 can also check their mistakes by going through the answer keys of the UPSC exam.

The UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023 is available in the linked article.

Complement your IPS Preparation by solving the UPSC Previous Year Question Papers!! Also, refer to the links below:

UPSC IPS Answer Key 2022

The answer key for IPS Prelims has been discussed below:

UPSC Prelims Answer Key for General Studies Paper-I

There are 100 questions in the General Studies Paper- I. Each of the questions carries two marks. Therefore, the total mark in this paper is 200. There is a negative marking for each wrong answer that is one-third of the total marks in each question will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates can access the IPS Answer Key 2022 for General Studies Paper-I here.

UPSC Prelims Answer Key for General Studies Paper-II or CSAT

There are 80 questions in General Studies Paper-II, each of which carries 2.5 marks. There is a negative marking of deduction of one-third of the total marks assigned to the question in this paper. Candidates can access the General Studies Paper-II or CSAT answer keys here.

Steps to obtain IPS Answer Keys

  • Go to the official page, upsc.gov.in.
  • Click on the ‘Examinations’ tab, which can be found on the home page.
  • Choose the tab ‘Answer Keys’ from the menu available on the Homepage of the UPSC official website.
  • It will get redirected to a new page, and appropriate links will get
  • Search for IFS, IAS, IPS answer vital tabs.
  • A PDF copy will appear, which can be downloaded. Candidates can then check the answers.

Candidates can also get the previous year IAS Prelims topic-wise questions from 2013 to 2022 in the links given below:

Modern History Questions in UPSC Prelims Ancient History Questions in UPSC Prelims
Art and Culture Previous Year Questions in UPSC Prelims Polity Questions in UPSC Prelims
UPSC Prelims Economy Questions UPSC Prelims Environment & Ecology Questions
UPSC Prelims Geography Questions Science and Technology Questions in UPSC Prelims

Score Calculation with Answer Keys

In order to tally the UPSC preliminary exam score, the candidates have to keep the information given below in mind.

  1. The General Studies Paper-I contains 100 questions, and the General Studies Paper-II or CSAT contains 80 questions.
  2. Each of the two papers in the preliminary exam contains 200 marks each.
  3. A negative mark of 0.66 will be deducted for every incorrect answer in General Studies Paper-I, and 0.833 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer in the General Studies Paper-II or the CSAT paper.
  4. The candidates who would score above the cut-off marks given by the UPSC will be eligible for the Mains exam.
  5. In case the score of the candidate according to the answer keys is close to the expected cut-off, then the candidate is suggested to prepare for the IPS main exam. Candidates can find out more about calculating scores after negative marking in UPSC Prelims here.

UPSC Prelims 2023 Strategy

The following suggestions should be considered:

  • Emphasis should be given to current affairs while revising for the exam.
  • Too much information might be overwhelming. Therefore, it is always suggested to make some key points in the notes.
  • Standard sources like the Yojana, PIB, Hindu Newspaper, and Kurukshetra will be helpful for getting information specific to the UPSC exam.
  • Experts recommend NCERT books for clearing the basic concepts of each subject.
  • Stress should be put on avoiding getting negative marking by reducing the number of mistakes in the exam.

The candidate should carefully follow the syllabus and go through the previous years’ question papers and IPS exam answer keys. The ideal way is to make mistakes while practising and revise thoroughly before giving the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions on IPS Answer Keys


Are the same questions in the IPS exam repeated every year?

Generally, the questions asked in the UPSC exam are not the same but similar in pattern. Students going through the previous year’s questions can get an idea of the pattern.


Are the official IPS answer keys released by UPSC?

Yes, UPSC officially releases the answer key on their website. The answer keys are released after the end of the exam.


Are IPS answer keys 2023 released?

No, the answer keys for the 2023 exam are still not released. We will update the answer keys as soon as they are released.

Related Links:

UPSC Cut-Off UPSC Syllabus
UPSC Results UPSC Monthly Current Affairs Magazine
UPSC Prelims UPSC Mains
UPSC Books Civil Services Exam
UPSC Notification 2023 NCERT Notes for UPSC Preparation


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