Many Appear in the UPSC Preliminary Exam in Patna

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Patna: Thousands of candidates for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preliminary test appeared in Patna on Sunday with aspirants' post-exam reaction varying from 'too easy' to 'rather complicated' depending on the subject of the test.

Students said they did not expect so many questions though most questions were from the current affairs (45), followed by Polity with 20 questions, History (13), Environment (10), Geography and Science (5 each), and economics (2).

In the second sitting students were subjected to Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) comprising of reasoning, math, and Hindi and English Comprehension. The test consisted of 80 questions for a total mark of 200. One must score at least 66 marks in this test in order to qualify for the main.

Officials said the cut-off line in general category is expected to be between 110 and 114 while the cut-off for OBC category could be between 106 and 110. For SC/ST, it is expected to be between 90 and 92.

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