UPSC IAS Pre Exam CSAT Introduction
What is CSAT?
When the CSAT 2023 will be held?
CSAT 2023 will be held on 28 May 2023.
The notification for CSAT will be carried out by all major newspapers in India.
The last date to apply is March 21.02.2023 UPSC IAS Pre Exam
About 8,00,000 people are expected to take the test and about 11,000 people will be qualified for the Civil Services (Mains) Exam.
What is the pattern of the CSAT IAS Pre-Exam?
The CSAT has two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. All questions are of objective type. The marks scored in the CSAT are used for determining qualified candidates for the Civil Services (Mains) Exam only. The CSAT score (marks) will not be carried to the next stage (Civil Services Mains Exam)
What is tested on CSAT 2023?
Papers I tests General Awareness.
Paper II tests Logical Reasoning skills/Decision-making skills/problem-solving skills/Communication skills/mental ability/analytical ability/Comprehension skills/numerical aptitude/Data interpretation/English Language Comprehension skills
What is the Syllabus for CSAT 2023? UPSC IAS Pre Exam
Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
– Current events of national and international importance
– History of India and the Indian National Movement
– Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, and 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: Two hours UPSC IAS Pre Exam
– 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).
What is the passing score for CSAT 2023?
CSAT is an elimination test. So, of all the candidates who appeared for the test, the top candidates in each category will be qualified for the next stage. So, the cut-off/pass score will vary each year depending on the caliber of the candidates taking the exam, the difficulty level of the questions, and the number of vacancies projected.
Each paper CSAT has its own cut-off.
No, there is no cut-off separately for each paper. So, both papers have equal weightage. The scores of both papers are combined to get the total score and the top 11,000 – 13,000 candidates are chosen based on total score and applicable reservations.