UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2023 Answer Key Released

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2023 Answer Key: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently released the answer keys of UPSC Prelims exam held in 2023. All the candidates who appeared for the UPSC Prelims 2023 exam can now download the answer key of Civil Services Prelims GS-I and GS-II Exam 2023 by visiting the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in.

The GS 1 exam was conducted from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the exam held on 28th May 2023. After this, Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) was conducted from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The UPSC Main exam was held in September 2023 in two shifts: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The final stage of the selection process, the interview for personality test was held between January and April 2024.

In the answer key released by UPSC, the Commission has removed one question from each series of Paper 1 General Studies 1. Paper 1 had a total of 100 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. Meanwhile, Paper 2 of General Studies 2 had a total of 80 questions with a maximum of 200 marks. Negative marking was applicable in the exam.

How to Download Answer Key?

To download UPSC Prelims 2023 Answer Key, candidates can follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC https://upsc.gov.in/.
  2. After this go to the ‘Examination’ tab given on the home page.
  3. Now select the option of ‘Answer Key’. You will be redirected to a new page showing the answer keys for the GS 1 and GS 2 exams.
  4. You click on it. This will open a PDF file, which will contain the answer key of the concerned exam.
  5. You can download the answer key and take a print out of it for future reference.

This year 1016 candidates were selected

This year there is a difference of 32 marks between All India Rank 1 and 2, Animesh Pradhan scored 892 marks in the written exam. and 175 in the personality test, making his total score 1067. This year 1,016 candidates have been shortlisted.

UPSC had released the final result of Civil Services Examination in April, in which Aditya Srivastava had secured All India First Rank. After him, Animesh Pradhan had secured the second All India rank and Donuru Ananya Reddy was at the third position. Aditya Srivastava scored a remarkable score of 899 in the written test and 200 in the personality test, taking his total score to 1099.