IAS Answer Key 2018 is available now for GS Paper 1 and 2. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases UPSC Civil Services Answer Key but later on. Until then, the candidates can check and download IAS Answer Key by coaching institutes like Shankar, Drishti IAS, Chanakya, etc. The answer key of IAS 2018 will contain correct answers in the exam. Candidates can use it to predict their performance in UPSC IAS 2018. 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). Candidates can check process to download IAS Answer Key.

Latest: IAS 2018 Answer Key for Paper 1 and 2 is available now. Download it from below.

UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018

The answer key of IAS Prelims 2018 is made available for General Studies Paper 1 and 2. Candidates can get it for all the four sets of question paper, which are A, B, C, and D. 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 03 Jun 2018, after 4:00 pm
Prelim Exam Result Jul 2018

UPSC IAS 2018 Answer key for Paper 2 Download Here

UPSC IAS 2018 Solutions

UPSC IAS 2018 Answer Key for Paper 1 Download Here

The candidates can download the IAS 2018 answer key from the coaching institutes and from here.

Coaching Institutes IAS 2018 Answer Key Download Here
KSG Study Group Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Chanakya IAS Academy Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Drishti IAS Coaching Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Vision IAS Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Rau’s IAS Study Circle Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Sriram’s IAS Academy Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
BYJU’s Classes Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Vajirao & Reddy Institute Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Spring Board Academy Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Shankar IAS Academy Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key
Career Launcher Click Here to download IAS 2018 Answer Key

How to Download the IAS Answer Key 2018 for Paper 1 and 2?

The UPSC Civil Services examination consists of the Preliminary and Main examination, followed by the interview round. 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.

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.

How to Calculate Marks Using IAS Prelims Answer Key 2018?

Those who wish to know how the marks are to be calculated should know the following:

The paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). For each question, there are four options. The candidate has to select one option for them. In order to calculate marks, the candidates will have to match the answer in the key with that marked in the exam.

  • In GS Paper 1 – for every correct answer add 2 marks.
  • In GS Paper 2 – for every correct answer add 2.5 marks.

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.

Previous year Cut Off of UPSC IAS 2018

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).

IAS Official Answer Key 2018 by UPSC

The candidates should note that the official answer key of Civil Services examination by Union Public Service Commission will be released later on. It will be available with the result of IAS 2018. The release date for the official answer key is not disclosed yet. Using official UPSC IAS Answer Key 2018 for Paper 1 and 2, candidates can estimate marks obtained in both the papers. Answer key of IAS 2018 will be published only for the preliminary exam as it is objective in nature.

Answer Key: The candidates will be able to download the official UPSC IAS Answer Key on www.upsc.gov.in.

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).

UPSC IAS 2018 Result

The result of UPSC IAS 2018 will be prepared on the basis of final IAS Answer Key 2018. The candidates will be able to check the result from upsc.gov.in. The qualifying candidates of prelims exam will be called for the Main examination, which will consist of 9 paper. Those who will qualify as per the result of the Main exam will be called for the Interview round, which 275 marks in all.


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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