IAS Answer Key 2018 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2018  after the prelims exam. The prelim exam will be conducted on June 03, 2018. The release date of answer key is not disclosed yet. The Answer Key of IAS 2018 (UPSC Civil Services Prelims) contains correct answers. By going through UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018, candidates can estimate marks obtained in Paper 1, and Paper 2. Immediately after the exam, IAS Answer Key will be released by coaching centers, like Vision, Shankar, Drishti, etc, that will be prepared by UPSC exam preparation teachers. Answer key of IAS 2018 will be published only for the preliminary exam as it is objective in nature (has MCQs). The result of IAS Prelims 2018 will be based on marks calculation on final official answer key which is published by UPSC. Get here UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018 Prelims General Studies (GS) and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018

Answer key of IAS Prelims 2018 will be available for General Studies Paper 1 and 2. It will be availabel for all the four sets, which will be A, B, C, and D. The Civil Services examination consists of Preliminary and Main, followed by the interview. The candidates can check the important dates related to UPSC IAS Answer Key from the table below.

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key Important Dates
Date of Prelim Exam 03 Jun 2018
Issuance of Answer Key for Prelim Exam To Be Announced
Prelim Exam Result Jul 2018

Answer Key: The candidates can download the UPSC IAS Answer Key on www.upsc.gov.in.

How to Download the IAS Answer Key 2018?

After conducting the IAS Prelims UPSC will release the Answer Key for the Prelims. Check the steps to download the Answer key

  • Go to the official website www.upsc.gov.in, or click on the above link for the answer key.
  • Click on examination section, then click on the answer key.
  • Check the examination name and year of the exam.
  • Download the answer key from the link.
  • Take the print out of the answer key for your use.

Significance of IAS Answer Key 2018

  • UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018 of Prelims (CSAT) contains the correct answers for Paper I and Paper II.
  • There are 100 questions of 200 marks in Paper I. Whereas in Paper II there are a no. of questions (which vary year to year) of 200 marks.
  • Those who obtain 33% in GS Paper II and total qualifying marks in GS Paper I will be declared as qualified in the result of UPSC IAS Prelims and they can appear for the IAS main examination or IFS main examination.
  • Here you will get the UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018 of Prelims (CSAT) official (released by UPSC) as well as unofficial (released by coaching centers).

Marks Obtained as per IAS Prelims Answer Key 2018

The paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). For each question, there are four options. The candidate has to select one option for them.

Negative marking is applicable to each question in which a wrong answer has been marked. One-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

In case the candidate has given more than one answer, it is treated as the wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be the same penalty as above for that question.

If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

How to calculate marks form UPSC Civil Services (IAS) 2018 Answer Key?

After downloading the answer key, you must calculate your marks obtained in the Prelims. To do so you will require the marks calculator. We have provided the marks calculator for the very same reason.

Calculate your Marks in GS Paper 1
Calculate your Marks in GS Paper 2
After calculating the marks you can estimate your selection via the cut off of the previous year.

Previous year Cut Off of UPSC Civil Services

After downloading the answer key the next step is to calculate marks and estimating chances of selection. You should obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Prelims, Mains, an interview in order to get selected for the Civil Services.

The minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under:-

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim)* 105.34 102.66 88.66 88.66 85.34 61.34 40.00
CS (Main)# 809 770 756 749 734 745 578
CS(Final) 1006 968 944 939 923 948 830

Note: Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. However, GS Paper-II is qualifying with 33% (66.66 marks).


Previous Year IAS Prelims Answer Key and Question Paper

General Studies Answer Key for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Name of Institute GS Paper 1 Answer Key GS Paper 2 Answer Key
Career Launcher Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published
Chanakya IAS Academy Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published Click Here
Drishti IAS Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published
KSG Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published Click Here
Shankar IAS Academy Click Here – Set A, B, C, D published Click Here – Set B published
Springboard Academy Click Here – Question Paper with Answers published Click Here
Question Paper with Answers Click Here Click Here
Others Click Here (Set A) Click Here
Important – Have a look at UPSC Civil Services Cut off.

GS I Question Paper

GS II Question Paper

UPSC Civil Services

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