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UPSC CSE Answer Key 2022 - Download Prelims and Mains Answer Key PDFs

Updated By Diksha Sharma on 20 Jun, 2022 12:03

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UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2022

UPSC Civil Services 2022 answer key will be released after the examination is over. This year the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2022 are supposed to be conducted on June 5, 2022 and the UPSC Civil Services Mains 2022 will be conducted on September 16, 2022 as per the official notification. Once each of these exams are conducted, 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) 2022 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 2022. Candidates can save and download the answer key for future reference.  

UPSC Civil Services Answer Key Important Dates 2022

Check all the latest UPSC CSE 2022 answer key dates from the table below - 



UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2022

    June 5, 2022

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Result 2022

To be Notified

UPSC Civil Services Answer KeyPost-Result Declaration

UPSC CSE Prelims Answer Key 2022 PDF

The candidates can click on the links provided below to download the PDFs for UPSC CSE Answer Key 2022:

GS Paper ICSAT Papers
Set ASet A
Set BSet B
Set CSet C
Set DSet D

Steps to Download UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2022

  • 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 2022

The table given below shows the marking scheme of UPSC Civil Services 2022 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


How to Submit Objections Against the UPSC CSE Answer Key?

UPSC has also made available to submit objections against the provisional answer key released for CSE 2022. If a candidate finds any incorrect answer to the provisional answer key then they raise objection against the same. CSE answer key objections can be raised released to it within one week from the release of the answer key. Check the steps below to know how to submit CSE answer key objections:

  • Navigate to the official website of Union Public Service Commission's website.
  • Move to the page where answer keys is available. There, candidates can find the 'raise the objection and submission link'

How to Calculate Scores Using UPSC CSE Answer Key 2022?

CSE Answer key 2022 are the most important resource to calculate your marks and check one's performance in the examination. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can estimate their score even before the result is declared. Check the steps below to calculate CSE 2022 Prelims examination.

  • In the first step, candidates can download the answer key from the website or the link which will be provided on this page.
  • Once you have downloaded the answer key, aspirants can check through the answer key and cross-check with the ones they have marked during the exam.
  • Now, based on the marking scheme check no. of right and wrong answers and calculate your total marks.

Marking Scheme:

  • Correct Answer: + 2 marks
  • Incorrect Answer: -2/3 Marks

Formula to calculate CSE 2022 scores: Total scores of CSE 2022 = (Number of correct answers X 2 marks ) – (Number of incorrect answers X 2/3 marks)

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FAQs about UPSC Civil Services Answer Key

What is the UPSC IAS answer key 2022?

UPSC IAS 2022 answer key comprises all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The UPSC 2022 answer key will be released officially in a PDF file only on the official website soon after the conclusion of the exam.

Is there any negative marking for any wrong attempt in the answer key of UPSC prelims?

Yes, UPSC IAS Prelims exam have a negative marking for wrong answers. 

Does UPSC release answer keys for IAS prelims?

Yes, the conducting body releases separate answer keys after the prelims and then after the final result declaration.

Does UPSC release prelims answer key?

Yes, UPSC releases the IAS answer key after the declaration of result and cutoff.

Does UPSC release prelims answer key?

Yes, UPSC releases the IAS answer key after the declaration of result and cutoff.

Does UPSC release prelims answer key?

Yes, UPSC releases the IAS answer key after the declaration of result and cutoff.

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