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Exam Pattern of CSAT Exam
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A. Preliminary Examination : CSAT Paper - I
                                              : CSAT Paper - II
CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) Prelims 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.
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,1.         Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
5.   General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (no subject specialization required)
6.   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
B. Main Examination :
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Qualifying Papers:
Paper A: 300 Marks-One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate
Paper B: 300 Marks- English
Papers to be counted for merit
 
PaperI: Essay - 250 Marks
 
PaperII: General Studies–I:  250 Marks
 (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography otherworld and Society)
 
PaperIII: General Studies –II:  250 Marks
 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
 
PaperIV: General Studies –III:  250 Marks
 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
 
PaperV: General Studies –IV : 250Marks
 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
 
PaperVI: Optional Subject – Paper 1:  250Marks
 
PaperVII: Optional Subject – Paper -2:  250 Marks
 
Sub Total in Written test-1750 Marks+ Personality Test-275 Marks
 Grand Total=2025
Please Note: The Schedule, Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility and Interview Process etc. of exam may change from time to time. Please visit the websites that authenticate the information to check for any such changes taking place. The candidates must read the notification carefully and confirm before making an application or before appearing for the exam. The CSAT Exam’s information available herein might be subject to change