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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

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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)

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

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#125 navin kakkar 2014-12-16 09:43
Thank you
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#124 sagar rd 2014-12-06 11:29
Quoting shaligram dhoni:
I m completed b h m s plz help me to get books for preparation of CSAT examination

hi the best book for aptitude paper in prelims is tata mcgrah hill
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#123 shaligram dhoni 2014-12-03 19:26
I m completed b h m s plz help me to get books for preparation of CSAT examination
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#122 shaligram dhoni 2014-12-03 19:24
I m completed b h m s plz help me to get books for prepartion for CSAT examination
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#121 kamli 2014-11-13 18:18
hello sir
m a mgt student..wish to crack civils...i want to take social sciences and public admin as my subjects...are they esy...also leme know the time when forms are out
regards and thank you
sona
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#120 madhurima shiny 2014-11-06 20:37
Hi,I want to prepare for civil exams.I am a science student.what are the subjects i will choose?PLEASE GUIDE ME
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#119 Abbutalha 2014-11-03 13:44
good noon sir i have completed my b.sc i am preparing for c sat but i am feeling nervous about the how to face it n provided my the materials sir pls pls yours sincerely
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#118 shashi kant sharma 2014-10-18 01:52
dear sir,
please provide me details how to prepare and key to crack this nutshell. Plz give me sugestion to prepare.
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#117 meghana koundinya 2014-09-27 14:05
sir i am bcom first year so how can prepare foe these exams . thank u
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#116 DEEPTHI_T_C 2014-09-21 19:39
sir may i know the books prefered for the civil service exam .i am very much interested in this .also the study tips sir.i am thankful to you sir.
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