Monday, June 2, 2014

Syllabus for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary (CSAT) Examination 2014


Civil Service Preliminary (CSAT) Examination (Paper - 1 & 2) 

IAS Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 1 (GS) 

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. 
Paper I - (200 marks) 
Duration: Two hours 

  • Current events of national and international importance. 
  • History of India and Indian National Movement. 
  • Indian 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 do not require subject specialisation 
  • General Science. 


IAS Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 2 (APTITUDE) 
Paper II- (200 marks) 
Duration: Two hours 
  • 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)


Note 1 : Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the  Syllabus of Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper. 

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. 

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/ she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.