Previous years cut off

As the exam is nearing few days from today. lets glance through the previous years cut off which will make you more comfortable in the last phase of your preparation.

Central Armed Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2015

Cut-off marks (Out of 250) of Paper-I :

Paper‐I    General   O.B.C.   S.C.   S.T.   Ex‐S

                      111          110        95        95        38

Cut-off marks (Out of 450) in Paper I & II:

Paper‐I +                  General*     O.B.C.*    S.C.*    S.T.*    Ex‐S**

Paper‐II                          172              170          153        149       68


* Subject to a minimum of 25% (50 marks ) in Paper-II

** Subject to minimum of 10% (20 marks) in Paper-II but 15% in aggregate i.e. Paper I+Paper II

Marks (Out of 600) obtained by the last recommended candidate:

Final         General       O.B.C.     S.C.     S.T.    Ex‐S

                       276              274         251      245      204

Ex‐S = Ex Servicemen


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Drainage system of India

Indus River System

The Indus originates in the northern slopes of the Kailash range in Tibet near Lake Manasarovar. It follows a north-westerly course through Tibet. It enters Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir. It forms a picturesque gorge in this part. Several tributaries – the Zaskar, the Shyok, the Nubra and the Hunza join it in the Kashmir region. It flows through the regions of Ladakh, Baltistan and Gilgit and runs between the Ladakh Range and the Zaskar Range. It crosses the Himalayas through a 5181 m deep gorge near Attock, lying north of the Nanga Parbat and later takes a bend to the south west direction before entering Pakistan. It has a large number of tributaries in both India and Pakistan and has a total length of about 2897 km from the source to the point near Karachi where it falls into the Arabian Sea. Continue reading “Drainage system of India”

List of Biosphere Reserve in India

Biosphere Reserve in India

Biosphere reserves are areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems which promote the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. They are internationally recognized within the framework of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme and nominated by national governments. The Ministry of Environment and Forest provides financial assistance to the respective State governments for conservation of landscape and biological diversity and cultural heritage. Biosphere reserves serve in some ways as ‘living laboratories’ for testing out and demonstrating integrated management of land, water and biodiversity. There is a World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR) under the MAB Programme. Within this network, exchanges of information, experience and personnel are facilitated. Continue reading “List of Biosphere Reserve in India”

chiefs of armed forces

  1. General Dalbir Singh Suhag —- chief of Army staff
  2. Air chief Marshal Arup Raha—– chief of Air staff
  3. Admiral R K Dhowan ————– chief of Naval Staff
  4. Air marshal PP Reddy ————  chief of the Integrated Defence Staff
  5. IPS Prakash Mishra —————  central reserve police force (CRPF)
  6. IPS Sudhir Singh    —————    central industrial security force (CISF)
  7. IPS Krishna Chaudhary ———— Indo- Tibetan border police (ITBP)
  8. IPS B D Sharma ——————— Shashastra seema bal (SSB)
  9. IPS R C Tayal ————————-National Security Gaurds (NSG)
  10. Lt.Gen Ramesh Rana————— Assam Rifles(AR)

Languages mentioned in the constitution

Part 17 of the constitution deals with the official language in articles 343 to 351 .At present the 8th schedule of the constitution specifies 22 languages(originally 14 languages).These are Assamese, Bengal, Bodo, Dogri(Dongri), Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili(maithili), Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Sindhi was added by the 21st amendment act of 1967.

Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali was added by 71st amendment act of 1992.

Bodo, Dongri, Maithili and Santhali was added by the 92nd amendment act of 2003.

All about Asst commandant Examination

Asst commandant exam is held every year by UPSC. Asst commandants are Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers(DAGO) in the elite para military forces viz. central reserve police force(CRPF), central industrial security force(cisf),Indo-Tibetan border Police(ITBP), Border security force(BSF), Shashastra seema bal(SSB) which comes under the ministry of home affairs. Continue reading “All about Asst commandant Examination”