UPSC Prelims 2021 Answer Key | UPSC 2021 Answer Key Set A, B, C and D and CSAT 2021 Answer Key


2021-10-09 | Priyanka Chaudhary

The UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 General Studies Paper 1 will take place from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and General Studies Paper 2 from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM on the 10th of October 2021. For each set of UPSC Prelims 2021 GS Paper 1 and Paper 2, UPSC Prelims 2021 Answer key has been provided here by the PendulumEdu experts. We will update the UPSC Prelims 2021 Analysis and expected cut-off soon. A video on the topic-wise analysis and answer key of UPSC prelims 2021 will also be released.

We believe in accuracy and we will provide you with the most accurate and correct answer key of all sets of UPSC 2021 prelims.

The most accurate answer key of UPSC Prelims 2021 of all sets (A, B, C and D) is given for your reference below:

PendulumEdu will also provide the UPSC Prelims 2021 answer key pdf download after some time. Also, we will provide the Civil Services Prelims 2021 papers of all sets for your reference.

UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 and Paper 2

UPSC Prelims 2021 Answer Key Set A, B, C and D

 

The level of the Paper was Moderate to Difficult. There were many questions from subjects like Polity and Indian Economy. There were questions from Sports section also like Laureus World Sports Award, 32nd Summer olympics, ICC World Test Championship, etc. 

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Answer Key of General Studies Paper 1 All Sets

Q. No.

Set A

Set B

Set C

Set D

1

 

B    

2

 

B  

 

3

 

A  

 

4

 

C  

 

5

  C  

 

6

  C  

 

7

  D  

 

8

  A  

 

9

  A  

 

10

  B  

 

11

  D  

 

12

  A    

13

  A  

 

14

  B  

 

15

  *  

 

16

  C  

 

17

  D  

 

18

  B  

 

19

  C  

 

20

  D  

 

21

  C  

 

22

  A    

23

  B    

24

  C    

25

  B  

 

26

  A  

 

27

  B  

 

28

  D  

 

29

  A  

 

30

  B  

 

31

  C  

 

32

  B  

 

33

  B  

 

34

  A    

35

  B    

36

  D    

37

  *  

 

38

  A  

 

39

  D  

 

40

  D  

 

41

  C  

 

42

  B  

 

43

  D  

 

44

  A  

 

45

  B  

 

46

  C  

 

47

  C  

 

48

  C  

 

49

  A  

 

50

  D  

 

51

  B  

 

52

  B    

53

  B  

 

54

  D  

 

55

  D  

 

56

  D  

 

57

  D    

58

  C    

59

  B    

60

  D    

61

  C    

62

  B    

63

  B    

64

  D    

65

  A    

66

  A    

67

  B    

68

  C    

69

  A    

70

  C    

71

  B    

72

  B    

73

  B    

74

  B    

75

  C    

76

  B    

77

  B    

78

  A    

79

  A    

80

  B    

81

  B    

82

  B    

83

  A    

84

  D    

85

  A    

86

  B    

87

  C    

88

  D    

89

  D  

 

90

  D  

 

91

 

A

 

 

92

 

C

 

 

93

 

D

 

 

94

  B    

95

 

D

 

 

96

 

D

 

 

97

 

A

 

 

98

 

D

 

 

99

 

C

 

 

100

 

A

 

 

 

Now, as you have seen the UPSC Prelims answer key of the general studies paper 1, you can calculate your UPSC Prelims 2021 score with the help of below mentioned UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme of Civil Services General Studies Paper 1 2021:

Timing: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

There will be 100 questions in GS Paper 1.

Each correctly answered question will fetch you +2 marks. Unattempted question will fetch 0 marks.

Each wrongly answered question will result in negative marking of -2/3 marks.

For example, if you answers 80 questions correctly, 15 questions incorrectly and leaves 5 questions unattempted, your score will be = 80*(2) – 15*(2/3) + 5*(0) = 150.

UPSC CSAT 2021 Answer Key of Set A, B, C and D:

UPSC Civil Services CSAT 2021 Answer Key of All Sets

Q. No.

Set A

Set B

Set C

Set D

1

 

 

 

C

2

 

 

 

A

3

 

 

 

A

4

 

 

 

C

5

 

 

 

C

6

 

 

 

C

7

 

 

 

C

8

 

 

 

B

9

 

 

 

D

10

 

 

 

B

11

 

 

 

A

12

 

 

 

C

13

 

 

 

A

14

 

 

 

B

15

 

 

 

D

16

 

 

 

B

17

 

 

 

A

18

 

 

 

C

19

 

 

 

C

20

 

 

 

B

21

 

 

 

D

22

 

 

 

B

23

 

 

 

C

24

 

 

 

B

25

 

 

 

C

26

 

 

 

C

27

 

 

 

B

28

 

 

 

D

29

 

 

 

D

30

 

 

 

D

31

 

 

 

A

32

 

 

 

D

33

 

 

 

D

34

 

 

 

D

35

 

 

 

C

36

 

 

 

A

37

 

 

 

C

38

 

 

 

C

39

 

 

 

D

40

 

 

 

B

41

 

 

 

A

42

 

 

 

C

43

 

 

 

C

44

 

 

 

A

45

 

 

 

B

46

 

 

 

B

47

 

 

 

D

48

 

 

 

A

49

 

 

 

C

50

 

 

 

B

51

 

 

 

C

52

 

 

 

C

53

 

 

 

B

54

 

 

 

C

55

 

 

 

B

56

 

 

 

B

57

 

 

 

B

58

 

 

 

A

59

 

 

 

D

60

 

 

 

D

61

 

 

 

C

62

 

 

 

C

63

 

 

 

D

64

 

 

 

A

65

 

 

 

B

66

 

 

 

B

67

 

 

 

B

68

 

 

 

D

69

 

 

 

D

70

 

 

 

C

71

 

 

 

B

72

 

 

 

A

73

 

 

 

A

74

 

 

 

B

75

 

 

 

B

76

 

 

 

D

77

 

 

 

C

78

 

 

 

D

79

 

 

 

A

80

 

 

 

A

 

Marking Scheme of Civil Services General Studies Paper 2 2021:

Civil Services General Studies Paper 2:

Timing: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

There will be 80 questions in GS Paper 2.

Max Marks: 200

The General Studies Paper 2 is a qualifying paper only. You need to score at least 33 % marks in this paper to qualify it.

Each correctly answered question will fetch you +2.5 marks. Unattempted question will fetch 0 marks.

Each wrongly answered question will result in negative marking of -2/3 marks.

For example, if you answers 50 questions correctly, 10 questions incorrectly and leaves 10 questions unattempted, your score will be = 50*(2.5) – 10*(2.5/3) + 10*(0) = 116.67.

PendulumEdu wishes you all the best for your upcoming exams and hope you qualify for the UPSC Prelims 2021. Qualifying students will then take Mains Exam which consists of total nine papers: Paper-A (Language Paper), Paper –B (English) [Qualifying in nature], Essay paper, General Studies Paper-I, General Studies Paper-II, General Studies Paper-III, General Studies Paper-IV, and Optional Papers I and II. Marks obtained in UPSC Mains Exam and Personality Test decides the ranking of an individual clearing the final merit list. 

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.”

― Chantal Sutherland

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UPSC Prelims GS Paper 1 and CSAT

What are the timings of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam?

UPSC Civil Services General Studies Paper 1 timing is 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and UPSC CSAT Paper timing is 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM.

What is the minimum score required in UPSC CSAT Paper?

The minimum score required in UPSC Prelims GS Paper 2 or CSAT paper is 33 %. The marks of CSAT are not added as CSAT is a qualifying paper only.

When will the UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 be released?

The UPSC Answer Key of Prelims 2021 will be declared after the final result of the selection is announced. You can check the UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 at PendulumEdu.

When is UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 Scheduled?

UPSC Prelims 2021 is scheduled to be held on 10 October 2021

Priyanka Chaudhary

Joined On : 01-Jan-19

Priyanka is an expert in General Awareness and has experience of over 5 years of teaching various subjects of General Awareness and Current Affairs.

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