The CSAT (preliminary examination for civil services) 2013 was held 26th May, 2013 (Sunday). Paper-I was from 9:30 to 11:30 AM while Paper-II was from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Topic-wise break-up for both the papers is given below:

Topic Number of Questions
Paper I
Indian Polity 18
Economy 18
History & Culture 15
Science 13
Geography 14
Environment 22
Paper II
Reading Comprehension 23
English Passages 8
Data Interpretation 6
Quantitative Ability 12
General Mental Ability 7
Analytical Reasoning 18
Decision Making 6