upsc held civil service preliminary examination 26 may 2013. More then lakh candidates participated in preliminary examination 2013. After the enactment of csat from 2011, every csat examination now becomes surprising in comparison to previous year examination. After avoiding the optional subject in pre exam and introducing a separate question paper of csat aptitude test in upsc preliminarily examination, definitely upsc will be able to search a good talent for administration. Now upsc leaved the old subjective trained of ias examination.
Mostly questions of csat were base on comprehension type. So it was difficult to judge what the exact answer of is given questions. Only a candidates have good preparation of civil service examination can solve the comprehension type of questions. More then 50% of question of csat paper was concentrated to reading comprehension only. More then 80 % questions was based on comprehension type and 8 questions was based on the decision making.
In starting of csat pattern in 2011 there was no provision of minus marking but after getting experience of two examination, this year negative marking will be applicable. For each question for which a wrong answer has been marked, 1/3rd of the marks assigned to that question will be Deducted as penalty
Answer key of Upsc Exam 26 may Civil service Pre available
Questions paper Analysis | Discussion | questions pape structure of upsc ias exam 26 may 2013
General Study paper was
Subject wise topic wise questions details
Science and Technology 21
History (Freedom struggle + Ancient and Medieval History) 15 (9+6)
Social and Economic policies 5
Current Affairs 2
Difficulty level and Expected cutoff marks
Reading Comprehension (Hindi + English) 28 Moderate to tough
Quantitative Aptitude 13 Easy
Logical Reasoning 10 Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation 09 Easy
Decision Making 08 Easy to Moderate
Syllogism 03 Tough
Reading Comprehension (Only English) 09 Easy to Moderate
Well upsc never publish the cutoff marks for civil service preliminary examination. They just declared the roll no of qualified candidates during the declaration of the results. What do you think what will expected cutoff marks for this year out of 200 marks each paper ? how many questions you have attempted correctly in this examination ? we uploaded the answer key of all set here.. you can check your answer with our answer sheet pf paper I and Paper 2.