UPSC CIVIL SERVICES APTITUDE TEST (UPSC CSAT)

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UPSC Civil Services Aptitude Test

UPSC has come out with a Notification towards changing the pattern for the civil services entrance exams. The Union Public Service Commission on Monday announced a new syllabus for the preliminary exam, replacing the optional subject with an aptitude test.

The new syllabus, applicable for the 2011 exams, will have two papers. The first will be general studies, which includes current events, Indian history, geography, polity, economic and social development, general issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change - not requiring subject specialisation - and general science.

The second paper, which will be the aptitude test, will include aptitude skills including comprehension, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension skills of class 10th level

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From Civil Service Examination, Preliminary Examination would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II.  The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under :
 
(Paper 1) (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.
  • Current events  of national and international importance
  • History of India  and Indian national movement
  • ndian 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 II) (200 marks) – Duration : Two hrs

  • 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)

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