UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 Official Answer Key – GS and CSAT Papers

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UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 Official Answers Keys have been just released. Candidates, who appeared for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023 can now check the answer key at the official UPSC website — UPSC CSE Prelims examination was held on 28th May 2023 in 2 sessions. The result of the same was released on 12th June 2023. You can download the PDF of the same using the Below given links.

UPSC CSE Prelims 2023 Official Answer Key GS Paper 1 

UPSC CSE 2023 CSAT Paper Official Answer Key

Following are the question papers, if you are unable to find one:

GS 1 Question Paper

GS 1 Question Paper With Detailed Explanations

CSAT Question Paper 

Note: UPSC has dropped one question from GS Paper in the official answer key. It is usually done for the doubtful questions and same question is also not considered in the final scores calculation for prelims exam. Following is the question

In India, which one of the following Constitutional Amendments was widely believed to be enacted
to overcome the judicial interpretations of the Fundamental Rights?
a) 1st Amendment
b) 42nd Amendment
c) 44th Amendment
d) 86th Amendment 



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Why UPSC CSE Prelims Official Answers Keys are released every year?

UPSC never releases any official document to check answers other than for the prelims exam. It is because written exams are objective type and there can be no single good answer for any question.

Also, every year, there is some doubt or controversy around the correct answers of the prelims questions. Even answer key of all the top coaching institutes are not same.

Therefore, the official answer key provides a transparent method for candidates to assess the correctness of their responses against the officially correct answers.

It allows candidates to have a clear understanding of the marking scheme and how the answers are evaluated.

Official answer keys are often used by future candidates as a reliable resource for exam preparation. By analyzing previous years’ answer keys, aspirants can gain insights into the types of questions asked and the expected answers, aiding in better preparation.

About UPSC CSE Prelims Exam

For those, who are new to this examination, UPSC CSE Prelims exam consists of 2 papers, that are conducted on the same day in 2 sessions. Both papers are objective type papers.

First paper consists of 100 General Studies questions from various subjects like Polity, Environment, Geography, Science and tech, History Art and Culture, Current Events. It is the paper of which marks are calculated in the cutoff.

2nd Paper is CSAT Paper, in which Math, reasoning and Comprehension type questions are asked. It is qualifying paper. This paper is check first, if a candidate is qualified in this exam, then only his GS Paper score will be calculated. Qualifying marks are 33%.

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