UPSC(CSAT) Latest Exam Pattern

This is a screening stage of the Examination and has 2 Objective type question papers. Prelim is usually conducted in the month of august every year.

Paper

Name of Paper

Marks

Duration(hrs)

Remarks

I Paper I (General Studies) 200 2 Compulsory Paper
II Paper II (Aptitude Test) 200 2 Compulsory Paper
Total Score of pre Examination 400

This stage has 2 non-ranking but qualifying and 7 ranking type paper all of which will be of eassy type. Mains are usually Conducted in the month of december every year and spans over 5 days.

A Indian Language 300 3 Any one language has to be selected from the language included in the eighth schedule to the constitution Non-Ranking
B English Language 300 3 Compulsory Language Paper
I Eassy 250 3 Compulsory Paper Ranking
II General Studies-I 250 3 Compulsory Paper
III General Studies-II 250 3 Compulsory Paper
IV General Studies-III 250 3 Compulsory Paper
V General Studies-IV 250 3 Compulsory Paper
VI Optional subject-Paper I 250 3 Any 1 subject has to be selected by candidates from a list of 26 subjects specified by UPSC
VII Optional subject-Paper II 250 3
Total Score of Ranking Papers 1750 ............................................................(i)
1 Personality Test 275 ............................................................(ii)
Merit List 2025 ............................................................(i + ii)

*General Studies I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world and society.

*General Studies II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations.

*General Studies III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

*General Studies IV: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude