UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 PDF & Answer Key All Sets

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 PDF & Answer Key All Sets: Union Public Service Commission has successfully conducted the UPSC Prelims Exams 2021 on 10th October 2021. The exam was conducted in two different shifts. UPSC (IAS) Prelims General Studies Paper 1 contained 100 questions on subjects Indian Polity, History, Indian Economy, Geography, Art and Culture, Science & Technology and Current Affairs, etc. Whereas 80 questions were asked in Paper 2 based on aptitude.

About 10 lakh applicants are expected to appear for the UPSC exam 2021. A total of 712 vacancies will be filled through the UPSC exam 2021. Candidates who have appeared for the exam are now waiting for the answer key to check their score. In this article, we are sharing UPSC Question Papers 2021 PDF & UPSC Answer Key 2021 PDF of all sets.

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 PDF: Overview

Name Of The ExamUPSC CSE Prelims 2021
Name Of The OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Job TypeCentral Government Job
Posta NameIAS, IPS, IRS, IFS and Indian Railway Services etc.
Total Vacancies721
Job LocationAll Across India
UPSC Prelims Exam Date 202110th October 2021
Exam ModePen and Paper Mode (Offline)
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Answer Key Date 202110th October 2021
UPSC Mains Exam Dates 20227,8,9,15 & 16 January 2022
StatusReleased
Official Siteupsc.gov.in

UPSC Exam Analysis 2021

  • As per the reports, the paper was ‘tougher’ than previous years’ papers.
  • Questions regarding the pandemic as well and India-China ties were also asked.
  • Assertion and reasoning questions were the toughest and have left many confused.
  • The paper 1 was of 200 marks.
  • Candidates have to attempt 100 questions based on General Studies including Indian History, Economics, Indian and World Geography, Science and technology etc.
  • Each right question gets a +2 and every incorrect response gets a negative 0.66 mark.

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC CSE Prelims Exams 2021 consists of 2 compulsory papers for 200 marks each. The Preliminary exam is of qualifying nature and marks scored in Paper 1 will be counted to select the students for UPSC Mains Exams 2022.

PaperSubjectMarks
Paper 1General Studies (GS)200 marks
Paper 2Aptitude Test200 marks
  • UPSC Prelims Exams 2021 was conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • There was objective type multiple choice questions.
  • The total time duration for both the papers was 2 hours each.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for UPSC Prelims is 33%.

UPSC Question Paper 2021 PDF

The question papers being provided here are being provided by the candidates who have appeared for the UPSC CSE Prelims Exams 2021 on 10th October 2021. We would like to thank each and every aspirant for sharing these question papers.

The aspirants who are planning for the upcoming UPSC IAS Exam can download the UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 for their preparation from the below link.

Download UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 PDF (Set A)

Download UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 PDF (Set B)

Download UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 PDF (Set C)

Download UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 PDF (Set D)

Download UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2021 PDF

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2021 PDF Hindi

Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 GS Question Paper:1 PDF SET-A 

Download UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 GS Question Paper:1 PDF SET-B 

UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2021

Download UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2021 PDF (English)

Download UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2021 PDF (Hindi)

UPSC Answer Key 2021 PDF

UPSC CSE Answer Key 2021  PDF will help the applicants to know their correct and incorrect responses and they can calculate the marks that they are going to score in the Prelims exam.

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UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 PDF

The official UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 PDF will be uploaded on the official website after the recruitment process is over. Till then, you can have a look at the unofficial UPSC Prelims Question Paper Answer Key prepared by experts which has been updated below.

Download UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021 PDF For All Sets

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How To Download UPSC Answer Key 2021 PDF?

Candidates can download the official UPSC Answer Key 2021 by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Step-1: Browse the official website of UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in.
  • Step-2: On the homepage, click on “Examination>>Answer Keys”.
  • Step-3: Click on the answer key link against “Civil Service Preliminary Examination Answer Key 2021-22
  • Step-4: The UPSC Civil Service Answer Key 2021 pdf is opened, download the pdf and compare your responses to those detailed in the answer key.

UPSC Prelims Cut Off 2021

The candidates can have a look at the expected and previous year cut off marks to have an idea about this year UPSC Prelims 2021 Cut Off Marks.

CategoryUPSC Cut Off (Expected)
General90-95
EWS75-80
OBC85-90
SC70-75
ST67-72
PwBD-169-71
PwBD-262-65
PwBD-339-41
PwBD-438-40

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will UPSC release the UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2021?
Ans. – UPSC will release the official UPSC Answer Key after the exam process.

Q. Can I raise objections to the UPSC Prelims Question Paper Answer Key?
Ans. – No, there is no option to raise objection/challenge the UPSC Prelims Question paper Answer Key 2021.

Q. From where can I get UPSC 2021 prelims answer key for GS & CSAT?
Ans. – We have published UPSC 2021 Prelims Answer Key For both papers, you can download It from examstocks.com.

Q. From where can I download the UPSC Question Paper 2021 PDF All Sets?
Ans. – You can download the all sets of UPSC Question Paper 2021 PDF from this page.

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