CSAT Syllabus 2016 | UPSC CSAT Prelims/ Mains Exam Online PDF Download

By | June 18, 2015

CSAT Syllabus

CSAT SyllabusAspirants may check whole CSAT Syllabus 2016 here on this page for UPSC CSAT Prelims / Mains Exam. The previous year question papers (booklets) and CSAT Syllabus can be downloaded online in PDF Format from the official website.

Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) Exam 2016 is prearranged by UPSC every year for the selection of skilled and qualified candidates and it is divided into two parts, CSAT (Prelims) and Civil Services Mains Exams.

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Here we, bharatrecruitment.com are presenting the entire details of CSAT Syllabus 2016 for Prelims and Mains exam.

CSAT Syllabus

CSAT Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

This exam is divided into two sections:

  1. Paper I (General Studies and current Affairs)
  2. Papers II (General Aptitude)

Paper I Syllabus (200 Marks) Time duration: 2 hours

  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc
  • General Science.

Paper II Syllabus (200 Marks) Time duration: 2 hours

  • Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc -Class X level)

CSAT Study Material

CSAT Main Exam Patten & Syllabus:

  • This exam consist total 9 qualifying papers and includes descriptive type questions.
  • Time duration will be of three hours.
Paper-I One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the 8th Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Paper-III Essay 200 Marks
Papers IV & V General Studies (300 Marks for each paper) 600 Marks
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper) 1200 Marks

Main Exam contains following optional subjects:

CSAT Main Exam Optional Papers
Agriculture Management
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science Mathematics
Anthropology Mechanical Engineering
Botany Medical Science
Chemistry Philosophy
Civil Engineering Physics
Commerce & Accountancy Political Science & International Relations
Economics Psychology
Electrical Engineering Public Administration
Geography Sociology
Geology Statistics
Indian History Zoology

Candidates can prepare according to above provided CSAT Syllabus 2016 for better preparation. You may also get other study material and preparation tips through our web portal to get success in your exams.

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