UPSC IAS Preliminary CSAT


The Civil Service Examination is held under Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The jobs through Civil Service Examination are very desiring for the job seekers. This is usually said that the Union Public Service commission (UPSC) platform mainly reserve for the extra ordinary and most brilliant aspirants of India. This is because you need lots of hard work in terms of study and intelligence. So you need actual patience to crack the examination of UPSC. The Civil Service Examination is also known as Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). This part was added later in the examination pattern of UPSC. The CSAT was included into the examination pattern just because to know and to understand the mental intelligence of the deserving candidates. This is simply nothing but a high quality selection process to refine and collect the top class merits of India to fulfill the various prestigious posts of Indian UPSC.

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UPSC IAS CSAT Examination Pattern 2016:

There are 2 papers included into the CSAT Preliminary Examination. These are Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 consists with the GENERAL STUDIES. History, Geography, Current Affairs, Economics, General Issues, and General Science are usually included into the GENERAL STUDIES section. There will be 100 MCQs and you will get 2 hours to answer the questions.

Paper 2 consists with the high quality and high level APTITUDE. 80 questions will be there and the candidates will get 2 hours time to answer the questions. Please note it very carefully that you have to get at least 33% marks to qualify into the 2nd level of examination process of UPSC_CSAT.

The Preliminary Examination of UPSC_CSAT usually follows the bellow mentioned Examination Pattern, Number division, and Examination Duration:

 

Prelims Paper

Duration

Questions

Marks

Paper I - General Studies

2 Hours

100

200

Paper II - Aptitude

2 Hours

80

200

Total

 

 

400



The Subjects and Topics or Chapters division of PAPER 1 is provided below:


Subjects

Topics Under


Current Affairs

Events of national and international importance

History

India and Indian National Movement

Indian and World Geography

Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.

Economic and Social Development

Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

General Issues

Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

General Science

Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Indian Polity and Governance

Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Once a candidate will qualify into the 2nd round of examination process, he or she will appear into the next examination level which is called Main Examination.

The Examination Pattern, the number division and the total number of the examination are as follows:

#

Paper

Subject

Marks

1

Paper A

Indian Language (Qualifying)

300

2

Paper B

English (Qualifying)

300

3

Paper I

Essay

250

4

Paper II

General Studies - I

250

5

Paper III

General Studies - II

250

6

Paper IV

General Studies - III

250

7

Paper V

General Studies - IV

250

8

Paper VI

Optional Subject Paper 1

250

9

Paper VII

Optional Subject Paper 2

250

 

Total

 

1750

 

 

Interview (Personality Test)

275

 

Grand Total

 

2025




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