IAS Answer Key 2020 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the answer key for IAS 2020 at official webiste, upsc.gov.in. After UPSC civil services preliminary examination, UPSC releases the answer key. Candidates can use this official answer key to calculate their estimated scores in IAS examination. For each correct answer marked, candidates are awarded with +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 IAS answer key 2020 including the procedure to download answer key, use of answer key, process of objection.
IAS Answer Key 2020
After 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. For information related to important dates of IAS answer key 2020 check the table below.
|Important events||Important dates|
|IAS 2020 prelims exam date||31 May 2020|
|Release of answer key||To be announced|
|IAS 2020 mains exam date||18 Sep 2020|
|Declaration of result||To be announced|
Download answer key here: Candidates can download IAS answer key 2020 as per schedule at upsc.gov.in.
Official and Unofficial Answer Key of IAS 2020
After the commencement of the examination, several coaching centres and institutes relases answer keys for IAS. But only official answer keys are reliable. Now let us have a look on 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 calculate score with official IAS Answer Key 2020?
After the release of answer key, IAS aspirants can immediately download the answer key from the website. With the help of official answer key, candidates can calculate their estimated score as well. If confused how to do that, follow the instructions below.
1st step: Follow the below-mentioned steps to download the 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.
|For each correct answer||+2 marks|
|For each incorrect answer||-2/3 marks|
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)
How to download IAS Answer Key 2020?
UPSC will release answer key for IAS 2020 at the website. Answer keys are made available in the form of PDF. Candidates can download answer key to use it result or raising 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.
Objections against IAS Answer Key 2020
After the release of answer key, UPSC provides an oppurtunity to raise objection against the 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.
IAS Result 2020
UPSC declares the result for IAS 2020 on the website, upsc.gov.in. 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.
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|
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.