Many of you might be fearful of the latest pattern of UPSC Preliminary Examination due to a dreadful Paper II i.e. CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). Some people clear UPSC Prelims GS Paper I with cut off but cannot clear the cut off of UPSC GS Paper II/ CSAT.
Focus on difficult topics first – like Reading Comprehension, Passages, Quantitative Aptitude and then moving towards the Logical Reasoning and Mental Aptitude.
Priority on your practice in class – After teaching it is important to practice, and given that we have less time for UPSC Prelims 2021, our focus would be that you practice in class itself.
More focus on sharpening your Critical Thinking, Basic Common Sense and CSAT Skills!
Most Unique Techniques for CSAT! Mr. Pratik Parate has cleared at least 5 Exams – IBPS PO, RRB PO, SBI, EPFO, SSC, State PSC etc. following these techniques which are applicable in CSAT too.
Practice, Practice & Practice!
We will start with the Priority wise Topics first.
Reading Comprehension takes time to improve accuracy and efficiency.
Then we will proceed with Priority Topics of Quantitative Aptitude – Number systems, Quadratic Equations, Permutations & Combinations, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion etc. which are important according to UPSC Previous Years Question Papers.
Duration: 1 months
Schedule: Mon, Wednesday, Saturday.
Time: 2 PM to 3 PM
Mode of class: Online/ Recorded
Lengthier and Time-consuming nature of the questions year after year.
Weak foundation with respect to Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension.
Lack of concentration after the GS Paper I of UPSC Prelims.
Reading Comprehension passages are getting difficult and time consuming.
Lack of practice and lack of understanding of questions regarding Assumption, Inference, Incorrect etc.
Lack of basic conceptual clarity of Mathematics and unnecessarily complication of simple concepts.
Lack of Basic Common sense which is unfortunately uncommon!
CSAT was introduced in 2011 in the UPSC Prelims Examination to test the Aptitude of aspirants in the Analytical skills, English Comprehension, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude for IAS aspirants.
Total number of Questions = 80 MCQ/ Objective type questions.
Maximum Marks: 200.
Each Question carries 2.5 marks for every right question.
There shall be a negative marking of 1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question.
Time: 2 hours
Type of Exam: Offline exam
Date of CSAT exam: 5th June 2022
Language of CSAT exam paper: English/Hindi
CSAT qualifying marks: 66 marks (33% qualifying criteria)
The CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) syllabus for UPSC 2022 shall comprise the following broad categories:
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)
|Year\Topics||Math & Basic Numeracy||Logical & Analytical Reasoning||Reading comprehension||Decision making||Data Interpretation|
Being a qualifying paper, it is important to get at least 33 % marks which are 66 out of 200. . A cursory look at the trends in CSAT paper suggests that the difficulty level of the paper is increasing year on year.
The CSAT comprises the following broad topics:
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