(BREAKING NEWS) UPSC Declares Official Syllabus for Civil Services (Prelim) Exam 2011 which includes CSAT.


Syllabus for 2011 UPSC Aptitude Test for Prelims

From Civil Service Examination 2011, Preliminary Examination would consist of two papers- Paper I and Paper II. The syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination would be as under:

(Paper 1) (200 marks) - Duration : Two hrs.

  • 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  donot require subject specialization
  • General science.

(Paper II) (200 marks) – Duration : Two hrs

  • 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)

Courtesy: Union Public Service Commission - UPSC


It is easier than previous one...

Not so easier than previous.

well drafted syllabus.....

information given is helpful but can u please give the information about number of questions in each paper

thanks for this information but can you please tell us about the number of questions in each paper


happy to see new syllabus for prelims but it may affect the preparation for the mains. but it really improves the screening of the people for the best people... ALL THE BEST

mmmmmmmm can we have the detals

The inclusion of aptitude pattern in the prelims will definitely give out good result... This not only tests the knowledge of the aspirant but also his/her application of knowledge and his capabilities to service.. This pattern is surely welcomed...

I dont see any welcome change accompanying CSAT.Sadly UPSC has cast out ppl from lower strata who used to look up civil services as an aim to change lives and land as a motivation to others.Do you think that now ppl frm so humble background like ppl whose parents were rickshaw pullers,farmers and those who dint get english during their education wud be able to clear this exam.No they will not bcos this wasnt an aptitude.Govt has been biased to for ppl who are born rich and can avail gud education and sadly ppl here are supporting a morally wrong cause(though it does benefit me but i am straight against it).pls ppl ask ur innervoice that is a correct decision and come out for the cause of those poor who have no one to listen...It is not the time count personal benefits rather wake up for ppl who dont even get their daily bread and butter....