The UPSC CSE Prelims exam consists of two compulsory General Studies Paper I and Paper II exams. Both papers consist of multiple-choice, objective questions with 200 marks allocated per question and serve to qualify candidates for the main examination. Their purpose is to cover broad subjects such as History, Geography, Indian Culture, Politics & Society, Economics & Ecology as well as Science & Technology.
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Since 2011, UPSC Prelims candidates taking the General Studies (GS), also known as CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test), must pass a qualifying exam known as General Studies or Civil Services Aptitude Test. The General Studies exam comprises multiple-choice questions on various subjects worth up to 200 marks designed to test candidates’ logical reasoning and analytical thinking abilities.
The General Studies (GS) syllabus can be divided into three distinct areas that each carry an equal weightage in the final rank calculation process. Category 1, which covers world history and culture; while Categories 2 through 3 cover politics, governance, social justice issues, economic development and international relations as well as science & technology issues within India’s economy as well as ecological/environmental matters respectively. Each section of GS syllabus comes complete with its own question paper for assessment.
Starting in 2011, the Civil Services Examination’s Prelims Examination’s General Studies 2 Paper, more commonly referred to as CSAT course, became a qualifying paper for admission. This section of Civil Services Examination tests candidates’ aptitude and analytical thinking abilities. At Tathastu ICS Institute’s CSAT Course we offer extensive study material and daily practice sessions designed to prepare our students for this challenging examination as well as online resources such as eBooks and webinars that give flexibility in study schedule. Furthermore, Tathastu provides personalized attention through doubt-clearing sessions and one-on-one mentoring.