UPSCsyllabus.in

All About UPSC Exams

CSAT Syllabus

CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) has two papers:

  1. General Studies 
  2. General Ability Test

CSAT was first time conducted in 2011. There is no sectional cutoff. Marks for both paper I and paper II are combined to select candidates for the Mains exam.

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

List Price: Rs.1295
Price: Rs.818 only!

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 2014
History and Culture  13 20 15 21
Economy  18 12 18 6
Polity 17 25 18 13
Geography 11 11 14 15
Environment & Bio-diversity 22 23 22 21
Science & Technology  19 9 13 17
Current Affairs 7
Total 100 100 100 100

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)

Marking Scheme: Total 80 questions have 200 marks, thus each question is of 2.5 marks. There is a negative marking of 33% or 0.83 marks. Decision making section doesn't have any negative marking.

CSAT Paper II Analysis

Topic 2011 2012 2013 2014
Basic Numeracy 13 3 19 19
General Mental Ability 15 16 12 7
Decision Making & Problem Solving 6 7 6 0
Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning 10 14 12 22
Comprehension (Both English & Hindi) 27 32 23 26
English Language Comprehension Skills 9 8 8 6
Total 80 80 80 80

Comments  

 
#118 shashi goel 2015-03-29 10:03
Hello sir,
I am b.com IInd year student from Delhi university.
I want to prepare for civil exam suggest me subjects yo prepare and authors books...
thank you
Quote
 
 
#117 Jithin George 2015-03-28 18:05
Im a student doing ISC Science as of now
I would like to know the steps required to become an ambassador representing india.
Quote
 
 
#116 krishna.patel 2015-03-26 19:59
Quoting anil101010:
Quoting s@loni:
Hello sir
I am an engineering student presently in final year . My birth date is 25-03-1995 , in which year i would be eligible to take this preliminary examination .
please reply

According to your DOB, did you start going to school with milk bottles in your mouth?



After 21 years u will be eligible.
Quote
 
 
#115 krishna.patel 2015-03-26 19:58
Quoting Imran khan:
Hello sir
CSAT exam graduate % baundtion h kya



NO
Quote
 
 
#114 krishna.patel 2015-03-26 19:56
Quoting minni kumari:
tell me the full syllabus of upsc preliminary and mains

please visit the below Web site for the your query
UPSCPORTAL.COM
Quote
 
 
#113 amraz hameed 2015-03-26 12:27
Sir,
I AM B TECH IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. WHICH SUBJECT
SHOULD I TAKE FOR PREPARATION FOR CIVIL SERVICES PLS REPLY
Quote
 
 
#112 amzad 2015-03-24 00:19
I m b.sc. with math n physics...sugge st me subjects to prepare..
Quote
 
 
#111 Gyanender Kumar 2015-03-23 10:57
Sir,
I AM B TECH IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. WHICH SUBJECT SHOULD I TAKE FOR PREPARATION FOR CIVIL SERVICES PLS REPLY
Quote
 
 
#110 Prashant vibhute 2015-03-23 10:30
Hi sir
Quote
 
 
#109 PRAMOD TIWARI 2015-03-18 19:18
hello sir mujhe sir please ias ke subject ke bare me bataye mera optional subject public administrator hai.
Quote
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

You are here: Home UPSC Syllabus Civil Services CSAT Syllabus