UPSC CSAT 2019

Exam Date : June 3, 2019
Result Date : July 15, 2019

Application forms, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for UPSC CSAT 2019

  • UPSC CSAT conducted by Union Public Service Commission is the Phase I of 3-Phase selection process of the civil services examination

  • CSAT is the preliminary examination of UPSC Civil service Exam

  • The filling of online Application Form for UPSC CSAT 2019 will commence in month of March /April

  • Preliminary/CSAT examinations is an objective type test. Click here for more information.

  • The Exam duration is 2 hours each.

  • Questions based on general awareness is asked in CSAT Paper-I. 

  • CSAT Paper-I consists of 100 questions and carries 200 marks.

  • CSAT Paper-II is conducted to assess comprehension skills, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning ability, decision-making and problem-solving skills, general mental ability, basic numeracy skills and English language comprehension skills of the class 10th level.

  • CSAT Paper-II is a qualifying paper which means its marks won’t be added to Paper-I and its score is not considered as eligibility criteria for mains exam.

  • CSAT paper-II has objective type 80 questions for 200 marks.

  • Each question carries 2.5 marks and there is negative marking for every incorrect answer of 0.83 marks. 

  • UPSC CSAT exam Paper I and Paper II will be conducted on the same day.


Important details of UPSC CSAT

Exam Name

UPSC PRELIMINARY EXAM

Commonly known as

UPSC CSAT

Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body

UPSC

Posts Offered

Government Posts


About UPSC CSAT Exam:

  • The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year to select candidates for Civil Services Main Exam.

  • Those who pass the Mains Exam and Interview can join prestigious Indian government services such as IAS, IPS, etc.

  • The Indian Administrative Services is special as it works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hindrance.

  • An IAS officer holds important positions in the Union Government, States, and public-sector undertakings.

  • An officer selected into the IAS gets exposure in various roles like the Collector, Commissioner, Chief Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, etc.

The Civil Services Exam is a paper-based test and consists of three successive stages:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective type) comprising 2 exams: General Studies/CSAT Paper-I and CSAT Paper-II

  • Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview)

  • Candidates can have a look at the Important Dates, Syllabus, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Results, etc. for CSAT from this article.


 Attainable Govt. Posts through UPSC CIVIL Services Exam:

  • Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Group A

  • Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group A

  • Indian Administrative Service

  • Indian Police Service

  • Indian Foreign Service

  • Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group A

  • Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise), Group A

  • Indian Postal Service, Group A

  • Indian Defence Accounts Services, Group A

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group A (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)

  • Indian Revenue Services (IT), Group A

  • Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group A

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group A

  • Indian Defence Estates Service, Group A

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group A

  • Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group A

  • Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group A

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Services, Group B

  • Indian Trade Service, Group A (Gr. III)

  • Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group B.

  • Indian Corporate Law Service, Group A

  • Armed Forces Headquarter civil service, Group B (Section Officer’s Grade)

  • Pondicherry Police Services, Group B

  • Pondicherry Civil Services, Group B

Discussion Forum



Q
Eligibility for Deaf Candidates in UPSC CSAT

I am a Deaf candidate opting for UPSC CSAT 2017.What are my privileges regarding Eligibility?

Asked By: Tarun Shah,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Deaf candidates will be given exemptions regarding Age limit and the No. of attempts for UPSC CSAT.

The maximum Age Limit of Deaf Candidates can be up to 42 years for UPSC CSAT.

The number of attempts for UPSC CSAT is based on the category of the candidate:

  • General - 9
  • OBC - 9
  • SC/ST - Till the upper age limit

Q
IPS through UPSC CSAT Civil Services Exam

How long doest it take for me to get placed as an IPS Officer after I clear my UPSC CSAT?

Asked By: Anish Mathews,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Once you've cleared your UPSC CSAT Mains, you must undergo a Physical Fitness Test taken by Specially Trained Doctors/

Once the candidate meets all the physical fitness requirements and successfully completes the 6 months training in their allocated cadre and the 1-month academic training, he/she is confirmed as an IPS officer and will take the placement in the allocated cadre.


Q
Preliminary Exam for UPSC CSAT

Why do we need to attend the prelims for CSAT?

Asked By: Deepika Basu,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The preliminaries for UPSC CSAT act as a preparation segment for CSAT Mains and is also a filter for the CSAT Mains.

Those candidates who have cleared the prelims will be provided a shot at CSAT Mains and to a further extent, the chance to be a part of the IAS service in India.


Q
UPSC CSAT 2017 Union Public Service Commission

Can you give me a brief about the Union Public Service Commission?

Asked By: Prakriti Jain,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Union Public Service Commission is India's central agency authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Sevices Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination and other exams. The agency's charter is granted by the Constitution of India. Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution, titled as Services Under the Union and the States, provide for a Public Service Commission for the Union and for each state. The examination conducted for Civil Servants has a success rate of 0.1%–0.3%.


Q
UPSC CSAT 2017 number of stages

How many stages does the CSAT exam have?

Asked By: Ankit Chauhan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The UPSC CSAT exam has two stages which are as follows: -

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective type) comprising 2 exams: General Studies and CSAT
  • Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview).

Q
UPSC CSAT 2017

what is the Civil Service Exam based on

Asked By: SujataTashi,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Civil Services Exam is a paper based test and consists of two successive stages:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective type) comprising 2 exams: General Studies and CSAT
  • Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview)

Q
UPSC CSAT 2017

what is UPSC all about and does it serves for

Asked By: Sachin Talpade,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year to select candidates for Civil Services Main Exam.

Those who pass the Mains Exam and Interview can join prestigious Indian government services such as IAS, IPS, etc.

The Indian Administrative Services is special as it works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hindrance. An IAS officer holds important positions in the Union Government, States, and public-sector undertakings.

An officer selected into the IAS gets exposure in various roles like the Collector, Commissioner, Chief Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, etc


Q
CSAT 2017 Number of times the exam is conducted every year

How many times will the CSAT exam be conducted every year?

Asked By: Shekhar Verma,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The CSAT will be conducted once every year.


Q
CSAT 2017 Overview

Can you give me an overview about the CSAT exam?

Asked By: Bishita Sharma,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to select candidates for the Civil Services Main exam. The candidates have to pass the Main exam and Interview so as to join prestigious Indian government services. The Civil Services Exam is a paper based test and consists of two successive stages which are the preliminary examination and the Civil Services Main examination. 

The Indian Administrative Services works internally for the smooth functioning of law and order without any hindrance.


Q
CSAT 2017 Query regarding when the candidate can start working

If I pass the Main exam. Can I start working?

Asked By: Ashish Mehta,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

You have to pass the main exam and you also have to clear the interview round to be eligible for the prestigious Indian government services.


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