Prelims Syllabus

UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus


CSAT General Studies Paper 1 Syllabus

CSAT Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours. 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 General Studies Paper 2 Syllabus

CSAT Paper II - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours. 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).

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 choices, objective type.