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    How to crack CSAT prelims? What is the minimum required pass mark in CSAT?

    csat prelims 2013How to crack csat prelims 2013 ? What is the minimum marks to pass csat 2013.

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    lakshmi dhana
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    Re: How to crack CSAT prelims? What is the minimum required pass mark in CSAT?

    Best books to crack CSAT prelims

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    Re: How to crack CSAT prelims? What is the minimum required pass mark in CSAT?

    Dear friend,

    CSAT stands for Civil Services Aptitude Test. This exam is conducted by Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) once in a year. This is the entry level test for the candidates who want to become an IAS/IPS officer. There are three stages which you have to clear in order to become an IAS, IPS officer. The three stages are:-

    1)- Preliminary Exam/ CSAT
    2)- Mains Exam,
    3)- Personal Interview.

    So, now you can see that in order to become IAS officer or in order to get entry in civil services first you have to clear CSAT exam. Once you successfully clear CSAT exam then you have to appear in Mains exam. CSAT exam comes under civil services exam.

    Eligibility Criteria:-

    1)- You should be an Indian citizen.

    2)- You should have completed your Graduation in any stream from a recognized university.

    3)- For General Category candidates age limit is 21 to 30 years.

    4)- For OBC category candidates age limit is 21 to 33 years.

    5)- For SC/ST category candidates age limit is 21 to 35 years.

    6)- No. of Attempts:-
    • For General Category Candidates:- 4
    • For OBC Category candidates:- 7
    • For SC/ST category candidates:- unlimited

    Exam Syllabus:-

    Paper I - (200 marks)

    Duration: Two 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
    • General Science.

    Paper II- (200 marks)

    Duration: Two 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).

    Books to be referred:-
    • Hindu Newspaper Economy Section – Economy
    • Hindu Newspaper Science and Technology Section – Science and Technology
    • Hindu Newspaper Environment News – Environment
    • Tata McGraw Hill’s (TMH) GS Manual – For General Studies in General
    • Indian Polity for Civil Service Examination by Laxmikant – Polity
    • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra – History
    • NCERT Books for Standard 11 and 12, Oxford School Atlas – Geography
    • Manorama Year Book – Current Affairs + General Awareness
    • India Year Book – Current Affairs + General Awareness
    • Economic Survey of India – Economics

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