UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 13 Feb, 2020 16:15

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UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

The UPSC Civil Services 2020 answer key will be released after the examination is over. The answer key will be released on the official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates will be allowed to download the answer key once it is issued by UPSC. 

The UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary Exam) 2020 will be held on 31st May 2020, and it will consist of 2 papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The answer key that will be released will also be distributed paper-wise. The answers of different sets of Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be given in the answer key of UPSC Civil Services 2020. Candidates can save and download the answer key for future reference.  

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key Important Dates 2020



UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020

31st May 2020

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Result 2020

July 2020

UPSC Civil Services Answer KeyPost-Result Declaration

Steps to Download UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

  • Go to the official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

  • Go to the ‘Home’ page and click on the ‘Examination’ menu.

  • Click on the ‘Answer Key’ under the Examination menu.

  • Click on the link given below, denoting GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2.

  • A PDF file will open with the answers of the questions asked in the preliminary examination of UPSC Civil Services.

  • Download the PDF file and take a print out of it for future references.

Marking Scheme of UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2020

The table given below shows the marking scheme of UPSC Civil Services 2020 answer key.


Paper - I

(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).




Paper B



Note:- Papers to be counted for merit



Paper – I




Paper - II

General Studies-I

Note:- (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)


Paper - III

General Studies -II
Note:- (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)



Paper - IV

General Studies
Note:- (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)




Paper - V

General Studies – IV
Note:- (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)



Paper - VI

Optional Subject – Paper 1


Paper - VII

Optional Subject – Paper 1


Sub Total (Written test)


Personality Test


Grand Total


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