UPSC Prelim Test Syllabus

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The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) comprises Paper I and Paper II.

PAPER 1

Pattern:

Total Marks: 200
Duration : 2 Hours

SYLLABUS

  • Current events  of national and international importance
  • History of India  and Indian national movement
  • Indian and World Geography- physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
  • Indian Polity and governance – constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
  • Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
  • General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change-that  donot require subject specialization
  • General science.

 

PAPER 2

 

Pattern:

Total Marks: 200
Duration : 2 Hours

SYLLABUS

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. –Class X level)
  • English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduced at this stage in the Civil Services (Main)Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE).

 

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