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UPSC IAS Prelims:General Studies Paper II CSAT:Paper Pattern

Paper Pattern of IAS Prelims General Studies Paper II CSAT has been created by analysis of previous year paper made by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This is specially analysed to assist candidate to prepare his strategy for prelims examination. This analysis will help candidates to prioritize his/her study plan based on personal strengths and weakness. 

Jun 1, 2015 11:48 IST
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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has notified syllabus of IAS Prelims Examination on 23rd May 2015, which would help candidates in preparing their strategy for Civil Service Examination. Well-planned systematic strategy adopted by candidate provides an edge over other candidates.

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UPSC IAS Prelims General Studies Paper II (CSAT) Syllabus


Jagran Josh has observed previous year papers of IAS Preliminary Examination to deduce a paper pattern, and systematic observation of previous year papers of General Studies Paper II concluded that UPSC has favourable inclination towards Comprehension (Hindi or English language based on medium), Logical Reasoning, Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability, Data Interpretation and Decision Making questions. Whereas Government decided to remove English Language Comprehension from CSAT Paper in 2014.

Though, recent decision of UPSC making General Studies Paper II (CSAT) qualifying in nature has brought a full stop to cross-subsidization through CSAT in Civil Services Prelims Examination but it’s importance still prevails as any score below 33% in General Studies Paper II would automatically disqualify candidate from appearing in civil services mains examination. Now, candidates need to plan their strategy to clear prelims precariously so as to maintain the balance between General Studies Paper I and II.

Candidate should plan his systematic study for General Studies Paper II (CSAT) based on syllabus pattern and prioritize his preparation considering the paper pattern in recent years. UPSC has prioritized few topics in recent years where they especially focus on Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability.

 

S.No.

Paper Pattern Year Wise

Year 2014

    1.  

Comprehension

26 Questions

    2.       

General Mental Ability (including Maths)

15 Questions

    3.

Data Interpretation

6 Questions

    4.

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

27 Questions

    5.

English Language Comprehension Skill

6 Questions

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

S.No.

Paper Pattern Year Wise

Year 2013

 

    1.      

Comprehension

      23 Questions

    2.      

General Mental Ability (including Maths)

     12 Questions

    3.

Data Interpretation

     7 Questions

    4.

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

   24 Questions

    5.

English Language Comprehension Skill

     8 Questions

    6.

Decision Making

    6 Questions

UPSC

S.No.

Paper Pattern Year Wise

Year 2012

    1.

Comprehension

 32 Questions

    2.

General Mental Ability (including Maths)

4 Questions

    3.

Data Interpretation

0 Questions

    4.

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

 29 Questions

    5.

English Language Comprehension Skill

8 Questions

    6.

Decision Making

7 Questions

UPSC

S.No.

Paper Pattern Year Wise

Year 2011

    1.     

Comprehension

27 Questions

    2.

General Mental Ability (including Maths)

14 Questions

    3.

Data Interpretation

2 Questions

    4.

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

20 Questions

    5.

English Language Comprehension Skill

9 Questions

    6.

Decision Making

8 Questions

UPSC

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