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UPSC Prelims 2023 Question Paper & Answer Key (GS Paper -1)

The UPSC Prelims Exam for 2023 is set to take place on May 28th, 2023 (Sunday). Given that the official answer key is only published by UPSC after the final results are announced, aspirants are in need of a trustworthy and accurate source to evaluate their performance in the IAS Prelims exam.


This evaluation is crucial as it shapes the direction of your preparation strategy. The fluctuating trend of the UPSC prelims cut-off often leaves students anxious about their prelims selection. Those on the edge of the expected cut-off are particularly worried about the outcome of the UPSC Prelims.


Understanding the predicament of the students, Legacy IAS is once again providing the most reliable, authentic, and precise “UPSC answer key for prelims 2023”. Aspirants will have access to the IAS Prelims 2023 Answer Key just a few hours after the Prelims General Studies Paper 1.



The link for the “UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2023” will be activated a few hours post Paper 1 (General Studies).


Using the Answer Key for Prelims 2023, candidates can estimate their scores. The official PT Answer Key 2023 will be released shortly after the UPSC Prelims are conducted. The answer key will be available in PDF format as well as JPEG format for all sets – A, B, C, and D.


UPSC Prelims Answer keys will also be available on the following Instagram, Twitter and Telegram channels. For a detailed explanation of Prelims GS Paper 1, follow our YouTube channel. 


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The “UPSC IAS Answer Key” can be used by candidates to calculate their estimated score. The marking criteria for the UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims are as follows: 2 Marks are awarded for each correct answer in Paper I, and 2.5 Marks are allotted in Paper II for each correct answer. However, for each incorrect answer, 1/3rd of the mark assigned to a question is deducted.


The “UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2023” with explanations will assist students in identifying their correct and incorrect responses, and they can calculate the marks they are likely to score in the Prelims exam.


The final selection of candidates for the IAS post is based on the marks obtained in the UPSC Mains exam and Interview. While the UPSC Prelims Exam is the first step of the selection process, the marks are not considered when preparing the Final Merit List.





The UPSC Mains 2023 exam is scheduled to start on September 15, 2023. The official notification for UPSC IAS 2023 was released on February 01, 2023. The UPSC will publish the “UPSC Prelims 2023 Answer Key” on its official website.


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All candidates who will appear for the exam can check the IAS Prelims Answer Key 2023 on the official website.


Candidates should note that various coaching institutes release the Civil Services Prelims Answer key on the same day of the exam. However, UPSC will release the Official answer keys once the Recruitment process is over.

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