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The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination which is common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service  Examination, and acts as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

CSAT (Prelims) Pattern

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry maximum of 400 marks. This exam is only a screening test; the marks obtained in the prelims are only for qualifying for main exam and are not counted for determining final order of merit.

Prelims Paper

Duration

Questions

Marks

Paper I - General Studies

2 Hours

100

200

Paper II - Aptitude

2 Hours

80

200

Total

 

 

400

In General Studies Paper - II, minimum qualifying marks is 33%. You will be selected for Mains exam based total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper - I.

Civil Services (Mains) Pattern

The pattern has changed from 2013 main examination. The new pattern is: 

#

Paper

Subject

Marks

1

Paper A

Indian Language (Qualifying)

300

2

Paper B

English (Qualifying)

300

3

Paper I

Essay

250

4

Paper II

General Studies - I

250

5

Paper III

General Studies - II

250

6

Paper IV

General Studies - III

250

7

Paper V

General Studies - IV

250

8

Paper VI

Optional Subject Paper 1

250

9

Paper VII

Optional Subject Paper 2

250

 

Total

 

1750

 

 

Interview (Personality Test)

275

 

Grand Total

 

2025

Prelims Question of the Day

With regard to various types of unemployment, consider the following statements :

  1. If in an economy there is surplus workforce in one sector and there is short supply of workforce in the other sector then it is known as disguised unemployment.
  2. Disguised unemployment is found in agriculture sector in India.
  3. Frictional unemployment is caused by periodical increase and decrease in the growth of economy. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?.

(a)1 and 3 only

(b)1,2 and 3

(c)2 only

(d)2 and 3 only

Mains Question of the Day

1.GS - Ethics differ in public and private relationships. Comment.(200 Words)

2.Political Science -Examine Pakistan as a factor in Indo-American relations during the Cold War.(250 Words).

3.SOCIOLOGY -Describe the distinctive features of tribal communities in India. Discuss the factors affecting tribal identity.(250 Words).

Sociology - Thinkers