That there are nearly 1,250 aspirants for each post. Of the 352 posts, 60 are for Class I officers in the state government while the remaining 292 are for Class II officers. The GPSC had announced the examination in June and aspirants were asked to fill up their forms by June 30. GPSC Answer keys will be uploaded on the GPSC website on Oct 14th, 2014 Tuesday.
This time many questions were on women-related schemes and rights. In the general studies section, eight questions out of 150 were on women and child-related laws and policies such as Women Empowerment Week observed in Gujarat from August 1 to 15 this year, and on the state government's Mission Mangalam. This year, there were three questions in Paper 3 on schemes launched by Narendra Modi after he became Prime Minister.
English could have posed problems for some examinees but the aspirants found the papers on Gujarati and on English language quite easy. But they said that the 'reasoning section' of the paper was tough. This time, the commission had added reasoning in the second paper which was of 150 marks. There were a lot of tricky questions on logistics too.
Most examinees found Paper 3 on general studies quite taxing. There were 150 questions - 100 of one mark each and 50 of two marks. Earlier, there used to be 200 questions of one mark each. This time, many students were unaware of the new format. Since there was negative marking for every three incorrect answers, the section consumed a lot of time left the paper unfinished.