IAS Answer Key 2020 – Check the unofficial answer key, exam analysis, and question paper of IAS 2020 Exam from this page. Several coaching institutes such as Drishti IAS, Rau IAS and Shankar IAS Academy etc has released the unofficial IAS answer keys right after the exam. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the official answer key for IAS 2020 at the upsc.gov.in. Candidates can use this official answer key to estimate the scores in the IAS examination. For each correct answer marked, candidates, are awarded +2 marks. And for each incorrect answer, negative marking of 2/3 marks are done. IAS result 2020 is prepared on the basis of answer keys released by UPSC. Check the article given below to know more about the IAS answer key 2020 including the procedure to download the answer key, use of answer key, the process of objection.
Latest: UPSC IAS 2020 paper 1 and 2 unofficial answer key, exam analysis and question papers are now available. Check below.
IAS Answer Key 2020
After the IAS examination both, unofficial and official answer keys are made available. Candidates are advised to use only the official answer key to calculate the result.
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Unofficial Answer Key 2020
|Unofficial Answer Key||UPSC IAS GS Paper I||UPSC IAS GS Paper II|
|Drishti IAS||Click here||Click here|
|RAU IAS||Click here||Click here|
|Shankar IAS Academy||Click here||Click here|
Question Paper of IAS Prelims 2020
Candidates can download the question paper of IAS Prelims 2020 (paper 1 and paper 2) from the links provided below:
|UPSC IAS |
|General Studies Paper I||General Studies Paper II|
|Set A||Click here||Click here|
|Set B||Click here||Click here|
|Set C||Click here||Click here|
|Set D||Click here||Click here|
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UPSC IAS 2020 Exam Analysis of General Studies/CSAT Paper 2
The second shift of UPSC IAS 2020 exam of General Studies/CSAT paper on October 04, 2020 is conducted from 02:30 PM to 04.30 PM. As per unofficial sources, the overall level of difficulty of the paper is easy to moderate. Read on for a detailed analysis of the exam.
Level of Examination
The overall level of the examination of first shift was of Easy to Moderate level.
- Around 14 questions were asked from the subject economics which includes topics from FDI, Gold Tranche, TRIMS, etc.
- 16 question were asked from Polity. The topics covered in this section were from DPSP, fundamental Rights, Union Government, Preamble, and Basic Structure.
According to the Expert Analysis by Abhishek Patil
UPSC IAS Pre exam paper is totally based on application rather than on current affairs. This year, questions asked in the UPS IAS Pre exam were from science and technology, economy, while history and geography have traditional questions. Also, questions asked related to agriculture with recent trends on Agri procurements, MSP, and on Eco- Friendly Agriculture Practices.”
UPSC IAS 2020 Exam Analysis of General Studies Paper 1
The first shift of UPSC IAS 2020 exam of General Studies paper on October 04, 2020 is conducted from 09.30 AM to 11.30 AM. As per unofficial sources, the overall level of difficulty of the paper in this section was moderate. Read on for a detailed analysis of the exam.
Level of Examination
The overall level of the examination of first shift was of Moderate to Difficult level.
Number of Good Attempts
70-80 is considered as the number of good attempts in GS paper 1.
- Questions asked from the Environment sections were lesser.
- Candidates also reported that the GS paper is a little bit tricky and the questions are unpredictable.
- Mostly questions asked from the current affairs before COVID -19.
- One of the candidates is also reported that 80 % of the paper was conceptual.
For information related to important dates of IAS answer key 2020 check the table below.
|UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020||Important dates|
|IAS 2020 prelims exam date|
04 Oct 2020
|Release of unofficial answer key||Same day of exam i.e 04 Oct 2020|
|Release of official answer key||To be announced|
|IAS 2020 mains exam date|
|Declaration of result||To be announced|
Download answer key here: Candidates can download IAS answer key 2020 as per schedule at upsc.gov.in.
IAS 2020 Cut Off Marks
Check the cut-off marks for the previous year from the image provided below. With the help of the IAS previous year cut off marks, candidates can expect/ estimate the Qualifying Marks for IAS 2020.
Official and Unofficial UPSC IAS Answer Key 2020
After the commencement of the examination, two answer keys – official and unofficial- are available to guide candidates to estimate their scores. Let us have a look at what actually is the difference between unofficial and official answer key.
Unofficial answer key
- These answer keys are released by coaching centers and its teachers.
- It is released after few hours of examination.
- Some of the answers provided in this answer key are wrong.
- Candidates can take reference to this answer key for a rough idea about their score in IAS.
Official answer key
- Official answer keys are released by UPSC.
- It is made available on the website.
- All the questions of this answer key are correct.
- Calculation of marks for selection is done through this answer key only.
How to download IAS Answer Key 2020?
UPSC releases answer key for IAS 2020 at the website after the exam. UPSC IAS Answer Key are made available in the form of PDF. Candidates can download UPSC IAS answer key to use it result or raising an objection. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the IAS answer key 2020.
1st step: Go ot the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in.
2nd step: On the top of the screen, ‘examination’ tab is present. Click on that tab.
3rd step: A drop down list will appear. ‘Answer key’ option is on the 6th.
4th step: Click on the ‘answer key’ link.
5th step: A new page will open having the answer key for each year and each examination. Search for IAS 2020 examination.
6th step: Download the answer key and use it as per need.
How to Estimate score from official IAS Answer Key 2020?
After the release of answer key, IAS aspirants can immediately download UPSC IAS answer key from the website. With the help of the official UPSC IAS answer key 2020, candidates can estimate the final score as well. If confused how to do that, follow the instructions below.
1st step: Follow the below-mentioned steps to download UPSC IAS answer key from the website.
2nd step: Cross check the answer you marked with the correct answers provided in the answer key.
3rd step: Note down the number of correct and incorrect answers.
4th step: Now, with the help of marking scheme and formula below calculate the IAS 2020 scores.
Formula to calculate IAS 2020 scores
Total scores of IAS 2020 = (Number of correct answers X 2 marks ) – (Number of incorrect answer X 2/3 marks)
Objections Against IAS Answer Key 2020
After the release of answer key, UPSC provides an opportunity to raise an objection against UPSC IAS answer key. Objections can only be raised if a candidate finds any incorrect answer. The process to raise the objection against the answer key is conducted online on the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in. Objections can be submitted within one week from the releases of answer key. We have provided here a simple step by step guide on how to raise objections against the official answer keys.
Step 1: Go to the website and look for the answer key download link. Click on it.
Step 2: The objection link is also available there. Click on it.
Step 3: For each question, carefully enter your objection and upload supporting documents.
Step 4: When all objections are raised, proceed to pay the fees.
Step 5: Click on submit to complete the process.
Past 5 Years UPSC IAS Question Papers and Answer Keys
Here are all past 5 years question papers and answer keys of IAS exam.
|Year of exam||IAS Paper 1||IAS Paper 2|
|Qs Paper||Ans Key||Qs Paper||Ans Key|
|2018||Get here||Get here||Get here||Get here|
|2017||Get here||Get here||Get here||Get here|
|2016||Get here||Get here||Get here||Get here|
|2015||Get here||Get here||Get here||Get here|
|2014||Get here||Get here||Get here||Get here|
What after IAS Answer Key 2020 Release?
UPSC declares the result for IAS 2020 on the website, upsc.gov.in after the releases of UPSC IAS answer key 2020. Candidates can check result by visiting the website and navigating to the ‘result’ section. A list having the roll numbers of the selected candidates is released. Candidates are called for main examination once qualified pre-examination with the minimum required marks.
The selection procedure for IAS 2020 is done in 3 stages – preliminary test, main examination and then interview/personality test. To be selected as an IAS officer, candidates have to qualify each round of selection and secure higher rank in the list.
IAS 2020 Examination Pattern
Answer key for preliminary examination IAS 2020 is released online. After the release of answer key, check the examination pattern for Main examination and interview round.
|Paper||Name of the Paper||Marks|
|Paper A||Any selected Indian languages as in schedule|
8th of Constitution – Qualifying in nature
|Paper B||English – Qualifying in nature||300|
|Paper II||General Studies I||250|
|Paper III||General Studies II||250|
|Paper IV||General Studies III||250|
|Paper V||General Studies IV||250|
|Paper VI||Optional Subject||250|
|Paper VII||Optional Subject||250|
Candidates who qualify preliminary and mains examination are called for interview round/personality test. Maximum marks for the interview round is 275 marks. The main aim of the interview round is to test the caliber of the candidate for the service.
Indian Administrative Service examination is conducted by UPSC for the selection of one of the three arms of All India Services. To apply for Indian Administrative Services, candidates must have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Being one of the toughest examinations of India, selection for IAS is done in 3 stages. First stage is preliminary examination, second is main examination and third is personality test. Some of the notable IAS officers are Narinder Nath Vohra, Naresh Chandra, T.N.Seshan, Vinod Rai, Yogendra Narain, Duvvuri Subbarao.
IAS 2020 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : 2/3 marks for each incorrect answers are deducted from the total score of IAS.
Ans : Yes. Candidates are provided with an opportunity to raise an objection against the provisional answer key.
Ans : The answer key will be available online at the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in.