UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023

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This year UPSC conducted Civil Services Preliminary Examination on 28th May 2023. With the help of the UPSC Prelims 2023 Answer Key released by Chahal Academy, candidates can calculate their tentative score and check their chances of clearing UPSC Prelims Result 2023. ...

The cut off for UPSC Prelims Paper 1 (General Studies) is not fixed and will be decided on the basis of, how tough it is for majority of the candidates: if it is tough for majority of the candidates cut off will be lower (may be around 90) if it easy cut off marks could go even more than 110, only while Paper 2 (CSAT) is qualifying in nature i.e., you just need to score minimum 66 marks in paper 2. Also there is negative marking for every wrong answer i.e., 1/3rd marks which will be deducted for every wrong question for gs 0.66 and for csat 0.83 (csat is qualifying exam at 33% marks, one qualifies it).

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination every year in three stages. The first stage of the Civil Services Exam is the Prelims. The UPSC Prelims is an objective type exam which comprises two papers each of 200marks, namely, Paper 1 General Studies - GS (100 questions) and Paper 2 CSAT (80 questions). Prelims Exam Generally gets held in may to june but because of covid last year's exam was conducted late hence this year's prelims also got delayed and conducted on 10th oct 2023. Next year there won't be any delay and it will be conducted on time, 28th May 2023.

UPSC Prelims 2023 General Studies (GS) Answer Key: Paper 1 CSE

Que Set A Answer Key Set B Answer Key Set C Answer Key Set D Answer Key
1 A A B B
2 B B B C
3 B B D D
4 A D C B
5 D D B B
6 D B B C
7 C B D B
8 A A D D
9 D C C C
10 D D C A
11 C A A A
12 C A B C
13 A C A D
14 A D D
15 C A C C
16 D D C D
17 B B C A
18 C B D C
19 B B A A
20 C C D A
21 D C B A
22 A C C B
23 B A D A
24 A A B D
25 B C B C
26 B D C C
27 C B B C
28 C C D D
29 C B C A
30 C C A D
31 A A A B
32 A B C C
33 C B D A
34 A D C
35 A D C B
36 D D D A
37 B C A D
38 B A C D
39 B D A B
40 C D A C
41 A D B B
42 B A C B
43 B B A D
44 D A C C
45 D B B B
46 B B A B
47 B C D D
48 A C D D
49 C B B C
50 D C C C
51 B B A A
52 C B B B
53 A D B B
54 C C D A
55 B B D D
56 A B B D
57 D D B C
58 D D A A
59 B C C D
60 C C D D
61 A A A D
62 C B A A
63 D A C B
64 D D A
65 C C A B
66 D C D B
67 A C B C
68 C D B C
69 A A B B
70 A A C C
71 B A D C
72 C C A C
73 D D B A
74 B D A A
75 B C B C
76 C D B D
77 B A C B
78 D C C C
79 C A B B
80 A A A C
81 A B C A
82 B C C B
83 A A A B
84 D C B D
85 C B C D
86 C A D B
87 C D B B
88 D D C A
89 A B B C
90 D C C D
91 B B A A
92 B C B A
93 D D B C
94 C B A
95 B B D A
96 B C D D
97 D B C B
98 D D A B
99 C C D B
100 C A D C

UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-off Marks of Last 7 years

Sr. Year GS Cut Off Marks
1 UPSC 2015 107.34/200
2 UPSC 2016 116.00/200
3 UPSC 2017 105.34/200
4 UPSC 2018 98/200
5 UPSC 2019 98/200
6 UPSC 2020 93/200
7 UPSC 2021 88/200
8 UPSC 2022 88.2/200

We at Chahal Academy are releasing the most accurate and the most comprehensive Answer Key with Marks calculator for both for Paper 1 General Studies and Paper 2 CSAT....

Events Date of Event
UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 28th May 2023
UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Result July 2023 (in 30-40Days Expected)
UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Official Answer key UPSC Releases the official answer key only after declaring the final selections.
UPSC CSE Mains Exam 16th Sept 2023
UPSC CSE Exam Calender Download Official Exam Calendar

UPSC Prelims 2023 CSAT Answer Key: Paper-2 CSE

Que Set A Answer Key Set B Answer Key Set C Answer Key Set D Answer Key
1 A D B C
2 D C B C
3 C B B B
4 D C A A
5 B B C D
6 B C B A
7 A D A D
8 A D C A
9 D C B C
10 C D C A
11 C B A D
12 A B D C
13 B B C B
14 A A D C
15 D C B B
16 D B B C
17 D A A D
18 A C A D
19 C B D C
20 A C C D
21 B C D A
22 B A C D
23 B B B C
24 A A C D
25 C D B B
26 B A C B
27 A D D A
28 C A D A
29 B C C D
30 C A D C
31 D A C B
32 C D A B
33 D C B B
34 C B A A
35 B B D C
36 C B A B
37 D A D A
38 D A A C
39 C D C B
40 D C A C
41 A B D D
42 A B D A
43 A D B A
44 C D C B
45 A D D B
46 C A C D
47 A D D C
48 C A D A
49 A A C D
50 B C B B
51 D D A B
52 A D A B
53 A B A D
54 B C C D
55 B D D D
56 D C C A
57 D D A D
58 D D C A
59 D C A A
60 B B B C
61 D D B A
62 D A B A
63 B A D A
64 C B D C
65 D B D D
66 C D A C
67 D C D A
68 D A A C
69 C D A A
70 B B C B
71 B A D D
72 B A A D
73 D A A B
74 D C B C
75 D D B D
76 A C D C
77 D A C D
78 A C A D
79 A A D C
80 C B B B

Best of Luck to All Those Who Have Appeared in IAS/UPSC Civil Services 2023 Prelims Examination.

IAS/UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2023 CSAT Paper 2 Answer Key will be available soon for all the sets SET A, SET B, SET C and SET D.