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CSAT Syllabus

CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) has two papers - General Studies and General Ability Test. CSAT was first time conducted in 2011.

General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - 1 (2014) 1st Edition General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper - II 2014 1st  Edition General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper

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CSAT General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus

CSAT Paper I: 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Questions: 100

  1. Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement
  3. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (no subject specialization required)
  7. General Science

CSAT Paper I Analysis

Topic 2011 2012 2013
History and Culture  13 20 15
Economy  18 12 18
Polity 17 25 18
Geography 11 11 14
Environment & Bio-diversity 22 23 22
Science & Technology  19 9 13
Total 100 100 100

CSAT General Ability Test Paper 2 Syllabus

CSAT Paper II: 200 Marks; Duration: Two Hours; Number of Questions: 80

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4. Decision making and problem solving
  5. General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  7. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  8. Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)

CSAT Paper II Analysis

Topic 2011 2012 2013
Basic Numeracy 13 3 19
General Mental Ability 15 16 12
Comprehension 27 32 23
Decision Making & Problem Solving 6 7 6
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 10 14 12
English Language Comprehension Skills 9 8 8
Total 80 80 80


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#148 rohitash kumar 2014-03-22 12:12
sir i want to preparation for civil ias exams plz tell me syllabous for pre and main exam
#147 rohitash kumar 2014-03-22 12:10
sir i want to preparation for ias civil exams..what is the syllabous for pre and main exams....and howmany subject we can choose for this....plse guide.........
#146 mounika e 2014-03-10 21:03
I'm new to it.I wanna start preparation for civil services examination.Can u pls help me out in dis???
Please lemme know the syllabus n preparation tips.

#145 Govind Madhav 2014-03-08 17:32
Dear Sir,

Please give advise because i am new here want to attempt upsc test. and tell about study material and preparations.
#144 Christ kumar 2014-02-28 18:34
It was useful ... Thanks for it started from Jan 2014 for my preparations for UPSC exam.
#143 Shaam 2014-02-21 21:29
Sir, i am new civil service aspirants..pls suggest me for the examination syallbus and what books i have to use to get success in upsc.. :-) :-)
#142 VIVEK 123 2014-02-16 18:56
:D :lol: :-) ;-) 8) :-| :-* :oops: :sad: :cry: :o :-? :-x :eek: :zzz :P :roll: :sigh:
Plase tell me about new syllabus
#141 VIVEK. 2014-01-22 16:54
pls give the detail of basic numeracy (means what to read in basic numeracy;syllab us). also suggest me a gud book for csat.
#140 Mahalinga 2014-01-22 08:19
Sir how to prepare for cs preliminery 2 paper .which is refer the boks sirQuoting Mahalinga:
Sir i am kannad medium student bt i hope of clear the cs 1 paper but 2 paper is i belive the tough paper so plz give me sugestion sir

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