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APSC Prelims Exam 2013 Analysis, Cut-off mark etc.

On December 29, 2013 Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) successfully conducted the preliminary stage of Combined Competitive Examination. The Assam Civil Service examination was held at 155 centers spread across 23 districts in Assam. A total of 70132 students were selected for the preliminary examination. But the attendance was low – below 70%. APSC Prelims comprised of two papers – Optional Subject of choice and General Studies. The Optional paper was in morning while General Studies paper was in afternoon shift. Here we will discuss the patterns of the two question papers and also the possible cutoff mark.

APSC 2013 Optional Paper:

We talked to several students and examined some question papers. Majority of the students we talked to commented that the optional paper was easy. But it will be wrong to generalize it based on few comments. But we examined Agriculture, Economics, and Political Science papers. The question pattern was same as previous years. We rated the question papers – average. Students with good preparation can easily score up to 90% in those papers. What about your optional paper?

APSC 2013 General Studies Paper:

Several students complained that General Studies question paper was tough. So, we examined the question paper personally. Yes, the paper appears difficult. But it was not a tough question paper. And if an intelligent student carefully approach each question, it is not even difficult. Civil Service examinations in India usually carries questions related to Constitution of India, Indian Politics, Current Affairs, Reasoning / Mental ability and Regional topics. APSC CCE 2013 was no exception. The question paper covered Indian constitution, Indian economics, general knowledge, geography, Assam history, reasoning etc. We think about 70% of the questions were easy for students with good preparation.

The General Studies question paper carried several Assam related questions (about 30 nos). We found that 10 questions were already answered on our Assam Answers section. So students who followed our site definitely answered those Assam related questions correctly.

APSC 2013 Cutoff Marks:

The Combined Competitive Examination (Preliminary) is divided into two question papers. Each paper carries 100 questions with 2 marks for each individual question. So, the total mark of the APSC CCE (Pre) exam is 400. Then what will be the cut off mark of APSC 2013? As there is no official announcement related to the cutoff mark, we can only speculate. We believe that APSC Prelims 2013 cutoff mark will be within 260 to 280 marks.

965 comments in “APSC Prelims Exam 2013 Analysis, Cut-off mark etc.

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  1. OMG, 978 is a lot, it might increase this time…

  2. Tushar on said:

    @nayan,
    Mirzana, last time’s topper, scored 978+158 = 1136 in total.Don’t know about other categories.

  3. nayan on said:

    Does anybody know what were the top scores in each category?

  4. chandana on said:

    Lets hope the results come with transparency.There is buzz in the town that many influential candidates are trying to buy good posts.We can only expect APSC does justice to one and all.

  5. Manas on said:

    Hello everybody ny updates when CCE Mains 2013 results will be declared.

  6. BABUL on said:

    i think this time mains cut off will be as earlier 2009, who will score 45 to 50% of writen exam might get viva calling but the final selection will be 52-53% of toatl 1600……….

  7. BABUL on said:

    i think cut off will be as earlier three is no need to be so much speculative ,who will score 45 to 50% they will get vaba calling but final selection will be on the 50 to 52% of total 1600………….

  8. Tushar on said:

    @ankidel,
    Please refer Gauhati University B.A Geography books for Assam Geography & North East Geography.

  9. ankidel on said:

    can any one please tell me where to get info of assam geography…pressurng on the industry sections and minerals …exam is on 28th september 2014 and i am very confused for the right approach towards assam geography..do help.

  10. bikromjit kakati on said:

    Hey guys, i found the GE paper a bit tough. Not only the grammar portion was tricky, the length of the paper was too long as well. I could not complete the paper and have left a lot of marks. The GS paper was not that easy, but not that tough as well. It however was a long paper, and here also i could not complete the paper. Had left many marks. Guys, how did your GE and GS papers go?

  11. Results might come out in last week of october or first week of November. And i don’t think cut off will shoot up that much.

  12. Pranjit on said:

    Cut off for sc st will be higher than obc….it was so even in prelims this tym…reserved posts for sc and st are only 8 n 26 respectively….while obc has 80

  13. RANAN on said:

    this time cut off mark in mains will be 780 for gen, 700 for obc, 650 for sc, 640 for st. this time many candidates have done good in exam. remember that there is no need to do good in exam by all 2500 candidate appear in exam. the only 486 will be selected for interview. so taking consideration of this fact the cut off mark will be high. because many serious candidate appear this time.

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