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Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 2011 – Syllabus & Pattern
The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. Detailed below is the new syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination, which is brought to the notice of the prospective candidates intending to appear at the Civil Services Examination (CSE) in 2011 onwards:
1. Scheme of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011/ Pattern of Civil Services Aptitude Test 2011
 
No. of Papers2

Nature of Papers
  • Objective Type/ Multiple Choice Question paper
  • Compulsory for All (There is going to be no optional subject from 2011)

Paper I – General Studies
  • Total marks - 200 marks
  • Duration – 2 hours

Paper II – Aptitude
  • Total marks - 200 marks
  • Duration – 2 hours
 
 

2. Syllabus
 
   
 
Paper I | 200 marks | Duration: 2 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 specialization
 General Science
   
Paper II | 200 marks | Duration: 2 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)
  
 i)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: The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduced at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE). 
  
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