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CSAT Exam 2014 Details for Paper Pattern and Qualifying Criteria

The CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) is the qualifying entrance exam for the selection of eligible candidates in different administrative services. The Civil Services Aptitude Test is the qualifying preliminary entrance exam for the eligible candidates to get selected in the Civil Services examination as conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The UPSC CSAT 2014 Exam is scheduled to be held on 24th August 2014 for all the candidates /applicants. Those preparing for the concerned entrance exam may go through the details of examination pattern and syllabus for the same from here below.

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Name of Exam: Civil Services Aptitude Test

Conducting Authority: Union Public Service Commission

Recruitment for: Group A & B Posts

Eligibility for Exam:

The candidates should have the three years degree in graduation from any discipline of a recognized university/ college to participate in the concerned recruitment exam.

Paper Pattern:

There are basically two stages in the exam- Preliminary Exam /CSAT and Main Exams respectively. The Main Exam can be attempted by only those candidates who have successfully qualified in the Preliminary Examination. The Civil Services Preliminary Examination is the qualifying paper for the Main Examination. It basically consists of two papers of objective type multiple choice questions of 200 Marks each. The candidates will be given two hours for solving each question paper in the Preliminary Exam. The questions will be set in both the languages- English and Hindi respectively.

The marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Exam shall not be taken into account for the final selections. However, the candidates should qualify in the Preliminary Exam in order to appear in the Mains Examination.

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Syllabus for CSAT 2014:

1. Paper I (200 Marks) 2 Hours

Current Affairs of National and International events; Indian Constitution and Governance; History of India and National Movements in India; Indian and World Geography; Panchayati Raj System of Governance; Economics and Social Development Issues; Environmental Issues in India; Biodiversity and Climate Change; Poverty and Demographic Issues in the country etc

2. Paper II (200 Marks) 2 Hours

LR (Logical Reasoning) and Analytical Reasoning; General Mental Ability; Data Interpretation; Decision Making and Problem Solving questions; Communication Skill based questions and Basic Numeracy of Class 10th level

Important Dates:

Date of Opening Applications: 17th May 2014

Dates of Examination: 24th August 2014

Date of Closing Applications: 16th June 2014

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