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CSE Answer Key 2021: Important Dates, How to Download, Objections

Updated On - May 25 2021 by Swagota Nandi

CSE Answer Key 2021 Prelims will be released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) around third week of October 2021 (tentatively). Candidates can use the answer key to calculate the no. of right and wrong answers and get an estimate of their score they have secured in the examination. +2 marks are awarded for each correct answer, however, for each wrong answer, a negative marking of 2/3 marks are done. UPSC CSE result is prepared based on the answer key released. The direct link to download UPSC Answer Key will be linked here once it has been released by the conducting authority. Candidates can check the article below to know more about CSE 2021 Prelims Answer Key.

CSE Answer Key 2021 Important Dates

Check the table below for dates related to CSE 2021 answer key:

CSE prelims exam date27 Jun 2021
10 Oct 2021
Release of unofficial answer keySoon after the exam gets over
Release of official answer keyThird week of October 2021
CSE mains exam date17 Sep 2021 Delayed

How to Calculate Scores Using CSE Answer Key 2021?

CSE Answer key 2021 are the most important resource to calculate your marks and check one's performance in the examination. Candidates who have appeared in the examination can estimate their score even before the result is declared. Check the steps below to calculate CSE 2021 Prelims examination.

  • In the first step, candidates can download the answer key from the website or the link which will be provided on this page.
  • Once you have download the answer key, aspirants can check through the answer key and cross-check with the ones they have marked during the exam.
  • Now, based on the marking scheme check no. of right and wrong answers and calculate your total marks.
Marking Scheme:
  • Correct Answer: + 2 marks
  • Incorrect Answer: -2/3 Marks
Formula to calculate CSE 2021 scores:
Total scores of CSE 2021 = (Number of correct answers X 2 marks ) – (Number of incorrect answers X 2/3 marks)

How to Download CSE Answer Key 2021?

UPSC CSE 2021 answer key releases online at the official website. Candidates can also look for the direct link to download the answer key from this page. Check the simple steps below to download UPSC IAS 2021 answer key:

  • Firstly, visit the official website of UPSC to check the IAS answer key
  • Now, move to the 'examination' tab soon after which the answer key tab appears on the screen.
  • Navigate to the 'CSE Prelims answer key' link. Now, the answer key will appear in front of the screen. 
  • Therefore, calculate the score based on the downloaded answer key.

Official and Unofficial UPSC IAS Answer Key 2021

Once the examination has been held successfully two types of answer key releases. Official answer key by the conducting authority and another unofficial answer key by coaching centres to guide candidates to calculate their score. Let's check the difference between the two:

Unofficial answer key
  • These answer keys are released just after few hours of examination
  • Unofficial answer key is released by private coaching centres
  • Chances are that these answers are not completely correct.
  • Candidates who have appeared can take a rough idea of their score in CSE.
Official answer key
  • The official answer key is released on the official website of UPSC.
  • CSE Answer key is released by UPSC.
  • All the answers are correct 
  • The result is prepared through the calculation of the answer key only.

How to Submit Objections Against the CSE Answer Key?

UPSC has also made available to submit objections against the provisional answer key released for CSE 2021. If candidate finds any incorrect answer the provisonl answer key then they raise objection against the same. CSE answer key objections can be raised released to it within one week from the release of answer key. Check the steps below to know how to submit CSE answer key objections:

  • Naigate to the official website of Union Public Service Commision's website.
  • Move to the page where answer keys is available. There, candidates can find the 'raise the objection and submission link'

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