Civil Service Examination
In the year 2011, the preliminary examination was renamed as the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). Based on the recent pattern, the preliminary examination has two papers which are objective type. It covers topics related to current events and issues of national & international importance such as Indian Polity & Governance, History of India & Indian National Movement, Indian & World Geography, Environmental Ecology, Climate Change and General Science, Biodiversity, Economic and Social Development, etc. The Second paper is designed to gauge the analytical ability, interpersonal skills, problem solving, basic numeracy, data interpretation, logical reasoning, English language comprehension skills, decision making skills and mental ability of a candidate.
The candidates who are able to crack the preliminary exams are eligible for the civil service main examination. In the main examination, aspirants can choose two optional subjects like Commerce and Accountancy, Geography, History, Mathematics, Geology, French, English, Chinese or any regional language like Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Oriya, etc. However, some subject combinations are restricted by the UPSC. The main examination encompasses nine papers, which are essay type. Last but not the least; the main paper is followed by the interview wherein, the qualified candidates' aptitude is evaluated. Moreover, the number of attempts for the civil service exam is limited (Four times) for general category aspirant but the OBC category candidate can attempt the exam seven times and the SC/ST candidates have the privilege to attempt the exam as many times as they want.
Civil Services Syllabus
Syllabus for Civil Services Preliminary Examination To attain the pinnacle of success in life and to make a prosperous career, one needs to study wholeheartedly for the civil services examination. The syllabus for this examination is meticulously set and designed by the UPSC every year. With some significant changes, now the preliminary examination is better known as th...Read More
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