Latest information on CSAT 2018 exam with its notification, exam dates, eligibility, application form also including paper pattern, test centres and CSAT result.
Union Public Service Commission - UPSC conducting Civil Services Aptitude Test - CSAT will actually help in the process of choosing employees with an excellent Aptitude and the elimination of the scaling system will help a lot, to bring out proper evaluation.
CSAT 2018 Important Dates / Notification:-
The CSAT is seemed to be promising in its vision of enhancing, both the attitude and aptitude of the deserving candidates.
The CSAT is the new examination scheme, which is yet to be established, as a replacement for the existing preliminary examination. And this has been planned to get executed in the year 2011 onwards. The existing preliminary examination comprises of two objective type question papers, in which one paper consists of questions from general studies and the other paper consists of questions from the optional subjects.
The choice of the optional subject is left to the candidates and hence, the optional paper varies from one candidate to the other. The government was receiving constant complaints regarding the examination pattern, saying that it was based on some biased ground, etc… Hence, the government has come up with the concept of aptitude test.
CSAT 2018 Eligibility:-
Candidates aspiring to appear in the entrance exam have to hold an Under-Graduate based degree from any of the recognized University or Institute or its equivalent qualification.
CSAT 2018 Pattern:-
The pattern of CSAT comprises of two objective papers, much similar to the preliminary examination structure, but differs from the preliminary examination pattern in its syllabus category. The CSAT syllabus structure comprises of objective type questions that in turn give special emphasize on the aptitude skills and decision making skills of the participating candidates. Another major objective of CSAT would be to measure the ethical and moral aptitude of the candidates.
Anyways, the CSAT also bears the common general studies paper and the other paper would be concentrating on the aptitude skills of the candidates, rather focusing on the optional subjects. According to my perception, this concept of CSAT is praiseworthy, because in the earlier pattern, i.e. in the preliminary examination pattern, the objective type question papers were based on the general studies and the optional subjects (the optional subjects are chosen by the candidates), hence the students weren’t brought to light regarding the ethical values and moral attributes.
CSAT 2018 Syllabus:-
Total Marks: 200
Duration : 2 Hours
* Current events of national and international importance
* History of India and Indian national movement
* Indian and World Geography- physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
* Indian Polity and governance – constitution, political system, panchayati raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
* Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
* General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change-that donot require subject specialization
* General science.
Total Marks: 200
Duration : 2 Hours
* 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)
* English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduce at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE).