The Uttarakhand Public Service Commission UKPSC Upper Subordinate exam (PCS PRE) was successfully held on 29 January 2017 at various examination centres.

Just like the third exam of year 2016-17 conducted by UKPSC viz. RO/ARO PRE Exam 2016, UKPSC Lower Subordinate Pre exam 2016, UKPSC upper subordinate exam (pcs pre) conducted on 29 January 2017 was neither tough nor easy. This time UKPSC cautiously prepared questions and published answer keys within a week. Only one question was wrong in CSAT i,e 90*6+8.2, which will give bonus marks to each candidate. The chances of controversy are almost nil this time.

In General Studies (Paper-I), maximum questions were easy to moderate, some questions were completely factual (date/year type Rattu questions), some questions meant to be left without exact answers. Two questions were bonus as the questions itself provided the answers! Viz. Question on BRICS (Jim O’Neill) and question on Doab and Rivers (match the list)!!!Uttarakhand GK questions were easier than UKPSC RO pre exam 2016, so it will provide good chance to the candidates of other states.

In CSAT (Paper-II), language of English passage was tough but the questions based on the passage were easy. Even then English part was not easy for hindi background students. But the Hindi passage was very easy and so does the questions based on it. Questions based on maths were easy for the maths background students but the paper was lengthy so attempting each and every question of maths would have taken its price. Six questions on Assertion and reason beautifully tested the logical reasoning of candidates. Overall, maths background students will have upper edge in CSAT paper.

So, overall the paper was good for serious candidates.

The candidates of other states also appeared in this exam but unconfirmed information predicts that their number has reduced to a great extent as compared to the previous PCS exam conducted by UKPSC. After negative marking the expected cut off for general boys may be

GS – 90-92 questions (MARKS- 90-92)

CSAT- 60-62 questions (MARKS 90-93)

Total cut off marks- 180-185.

Category wise cut off marks is as follows:-

 Category The expected cut-off Marks UKPSC PCS PRE Exam
General (boys) 180-185
General (girl) 155-160
OBC 170-180

So, those who have scored more than 185 marks should start preparations for UKPSC PCS Mains.

Best of Luck Guys!

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  1. Sir m getting 157 marks in UK general women category. Is their any chance? Nd also plz suggest expected cutoff for N.T exam.

  2. Sir I am scoring 60 in paper 1 and 96 in paper 2 hence my overall is 156 and I belong to UK general women category. Is their sectional cutoff or overall cutoff? Is their any chances??

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