UPSC Preliminary exam was held on October 10, 2021, across the country to recruit officers in 14 union services. Although it has been 10 days since the exam was conducted but the official answer key compilation for UPSC prelims has not been released yet. However, now top coaching centres have released the complete solved paper with relevant explanations on their respective websites and Youtube channels.
Coaching classes like Kautilya Academy, Byju’s IAS, Learning Capsules and online learning platforms like Unacademy have released the solved answer key of the UPSC IAS exam on their official websites and Youtube channels. The coaching classes have provided deep explanations for each question as well. This shall help all the aspirants who are preparing for the UPSC exam 2022. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check out their websites and Youtube channels to know their chance of qualifying for the IAS prelims exam.
As of now, there is no update regarding the release date of the official UPSC CSE prelims answer key 2021. Hence, for the time being, they can resort to the answer key released by the coaching classes. This UPSC answer key is also helpful in speculating the approximate score by the candidates in the exam. For that, they have to simply follow the official marking scheme prescribed by the commission.
As per test-takers, the level of questions asked in UPSC CSE preliminary 2021 can be kept at a moderate to difficult level. This year, the questions asked demanded a fundamental approach by the candidates. The maximum number of questions in the GS paper 1 were asked from the static portion. Questions from current affairs witnessed a relative decline. Some questions, surprisingly, were also asked from Sports and Person-in-News.
The candidates can simply visit the Youtube channels of the coaching classes and then find the UPSC Prelims answer key. Thereafter, they can compare the answers marked by them with the ones notified by the educators. In order to calculate the marks scored in the UPSC CSE exam, the candidates have to simply add 2.5 marks for each correct answer in the GS paper 1 and CSAT paper. Along with this, they have to deduct 0.33 marks against the wrong answer marked in the UPSC IAS preliminary exam.
Follow the Youtube channel links mentioned in the table below to access the UPSC Prelims answer key: