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UPSC Aptitude Test Syllabus

The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 2011 would consist Paper I and Paper II. Full knowledge of the English applicants has superior opportunity to succeed in CSAT 2011.

Paper 1


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.

Paper 2


Total Marks: 200
Duration : 2 Hours


  • Comprehension
  • 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).


Source: http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/SV/13018_4_2008-AIS-1.pdf

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  1. Ankit (IAS Topper)
    October 19th, 2010 at 04:31 | #1

    yar ye to bhot easy syllabus hai CSAT ka…

  2. Anchal
    October 19th, 2010 at 04:35 | #2

    The syllabus for csat exam is too easy but what about the age limit ?
    Please tell me about complete syllabus and age limit at anchal.kat2@gmail.com

  3. ANIL
    October 19th, 2010 at 05:09 | #3

    dude its look like easy syllabus but very confusing ….vht abt material of syallabus ??????

  4. October 19th, 2010 at 05:21 | #4

    Ankit (IAS Topper) :yar ye to bhot easy syllabus hai CSAT ka…

    mar gaye yaar

  5. sree
    October 19th, 2010 at 05:29 | #5

    age limit depends on category.
    in notification u ll find all d details……..

  6. ripu daman
    October 19th, 2010 at 06:10 | #6

    easiest stuff for IAS this is nt done nd there must be some surprise in the main exams i knw Indian govt

    October 19th, 2010 at 06:40 | #7

    dear sir,i want to get all information about csat 2011 syllabous.

  8. October 19th, 2010 at 06:47 | #8

    ek model paper ki jarurut hai

  9. October 19th, 2010 at 06:58 | #9

    it is a new change for all the asparaints of UPSC. So , it will be tough or easy it cann’t be said but it is a interesting challenge to all the students .

  10. Aspirant
    October 19th, 2010 at 07:09 | #10

    If Paper is that much then all of the indians can crack the prelims but it is not so jo simple dikhta hain wahi tough hota hain

  11. prem
    October 19th, 2010 at 07:23 | #11

    sir plese give me all information obout age limit & chance of exam attend

  12. thiyagu.c
    October 19th, 2010 at 07:40 | #12

    sir, please send me all details about th e upsc syllabus

  13. Abhishek Kumar Singh
    October 19th, 2010 at 07:45 | #13

    sirf syllabus s kuch nahi hota, the questions in the topics could be even jumbled to answer, wherein u will have the options and a limited time to solve and clear the cut-offs. believe its the most toughest part when u will c that even a logic mistaken leads to one of the given option..

  14. October 19th, 2010 at 08:17 | #14

    Hey could you tell me about the study materials for the new Syallabus,,pls email, sgraj@usa.com

  15. sunny dev
    October 19th, 2010 at 08:53 | #15

    I want to know that numeric or mathmatics has been included in pre exam of civil service plz send feed back

  16. pratima
    October 19th, 2010 at 09:24 | #16

    please send me about CSAT on my mail pratima81090@rediffmail.com
    I am last year engineering student.

  17. rahul
    October 19th, 2010 at 09:51 | #17

    competition high.. very high

  18. rahul
    October 19th, 2010 at 09:55 | #18

    wait beta..
    let this come put officially..

  19. Ravi Shankar
    October 19th, 2010 at 09:56 | #19

    Syllabus is quite confusing. It’s not an easy syllabus. UPSC has given some large topics in a few sentences. It’s not a self-explantory syllabus as earlier was. Saying this as an easy syllabus is actually a silly comment.

  20. Dnyaneshwar
    October 19th, 2010 at 10:39 | #20

    Hello guys…….i have been preparing for MPSC as well as UPSC since 3 years..! this one pattern is very nice and rough for select good candidates..! i like this pattern..! chalo ARTS leke kuch to faayda hua mera..he hehe he ehe he

  21. archana
    October 19th, 2010 at 10:42 | #21

    there is nthing in dis world easy or difficuilt.. these topics covers a large area,sylabus should b more detailed as we cant guess the level nd kind of the pattern.. pls provide more details in this regard.

  22. Ravi Shankar
    October 19th, 2010 at 11:01 | #22

    Changing is always in favour of serious candidate. Previous syllabus was burdensome and went to fevour of such candidates who didn’t deserve .

  23. October 19th, 2010 at 11:40 | #23

    I want full description of CSAT syllabus

  24. ravi
    October 19th, 2010 at 12:03 | #24

    jin jin bhaiyon aur behno ne ise easy syllabus kaha hai na unki ga*nd mein exam ke bad dekhunga ki phata hai ya nahi…….phadu syllabus hai

  25. hema
    October 19th, 2010 at 12:58 | #25

    is the paper objective r descriptive? can anyone please inform the details

  26. hema
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:01 | #26

    open category its 29yrs and 3 attempts as per my knowedge verify it

  27. Raghav
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:07 | #27

    Hi when this UPSC notification for 2011 exams is expected to be out…any body has any update on the decision on age as there was earlier a proposal for reducing it to 25 years..

  28. vineet
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:37 | #28

    i think at the first luk it luks like ok, we can say that it can be an easy syllabus, but what abt the pattern of questions? are we going 2 be tested at the same level as the mba students r tested. bcoz csat has quite a similar syllabus as of mba exams.

  29. laxmi narayan
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:51 | #29

    i think this syllabus is IAS combined with CAT.i dont see it be a easy one.now,it is skill+labour unlike labour in previous ones.I hope that the the age limits will remain the same.

  30. ashok
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:54 | #30

    what kind of question can be in toppic “interpersonal skills”?
    can anyone explain.

  31. krish
    October 19th, 2010 at 13:59 | #31

    Quite challenging syllabus, however, time is so little. I am just waiting for the subscribed books….Once any info is found, kindly let, “all know about it”…Good luck preparing for the toughest and challenging exam…

  32. rahul
    October 19th, 2010 at 14:28 | #32

    indian history will contain all the three parts ie ancient,medieval and modern or only modern indian history??????????

  33. Ahmad
    October 19th, 2010 at 14:32 | #33

    nothing is easy in this world and nothing is impossible but if u think abt syllabus…….. so ready for brain exercise bcz aptitude test is not easy…….and competitors are lot bcz this is equal syllabus to all streams Guys

  34. asit
    October 19th, 2010 at 16:07 | #34

    but pahle wala syllabous achha tha
    @Ankit (IAS Topper)

  35. sanj
    October 19th, 2010 at 16:08 | #35

    it is for pre. So paper will be objective type.

  36. asit
    October 19th, 2010 at 16:10 | #36

    ofcourse this is easy but there is a lot of competitors and equivalent to many exams

  37. Ravinder
    October 20th, 2010 at 00:31 | #37

    sir i wanna know syllabus of main exam ias 2011

  38. Abonita
    October 20th, 2010 at 02:49 | #38

    What is the age limit to appear in UPSC? Is there any age relaxation for Govt. employees? Please send the complete syllabus of CSAT in my mail.

  39. deepti
    October 20th, 2010 at 03:13 | #39

    rahul eve i got da same doubt..pls do leme knw cos i got 2 knw its nly modern histry..

  40. Juthika
    October 20th, 2010 at 03:40 | #40

    How to apply for CSAT. Can we register online?

  41. Mohsin
    October 20th, 2010 at 03:44 | #41

    Whatever be the syllabus, it is for all. Makeup mind and jump into the battle. If paper will be easy competition will be tough one.

  42. October 20th, 2010 at 05:29 | #42

    syllabus is interesting
    but need a model question paper

  43. tausif from amu
    October 20th, 2010 at 05:37 | #43

    arey yaar arts stream walon ka kya hoga, fir se partiality ho gayi

  44. tausif from amu
    October 20th, 2010 at 05:40 | #44

    dear sir , i want to gather full information abt the CSAT

  45. Mrinal
    October 20th, 2010 at 05:59 | #45

    Don’t take it so lightly. It is difficult to answer light questions compared to the fact that it is easier to answer the difficult questions because we prepare for those. So friends be serious and get ready take on the challenge…Good luck to all..

  46. B K THAKUR
    October 20th, 2010 at 06:16 | #46

    are you writing that is a easy then I agree with your point but could you tell me what is the educational qualification required for CSAT

  47. B K THAKUR
    October 20th, 2010 at 06:26 | #47

    could you please tell me about the necessary education required for CSAT

  48. October 20th, 2010 at 06:33 | #48

    Will this change in syllabus applicable for IES 2011 exam also, please reply.


  49. sunny kumar
    October 20th, 2010 at 06:36 | #49

    sir ,please give me idea about ias in detail and how to prepration. i m 2nd yr BCA student.

  50. October 20th, 2010 at 06:59 | #50

    THANKS UPSC…………..

  51. pradeep
    October 20th, 2010 at 07:44 | #51

    That’s ok. However could you let us know the Age Limit for this Exam

  52. Mritunjya 2008
    October 20th, 2010 at 08:12 | #52

    The changes lessens down the burden of preparation,Superb it is !!

  53. Mritunjya 2008
    October 20th, 2010 at 08:17 | #53

    Since U r a budding engr.It is go’nna too easy,Only to do is prepare for current events/schemes/projects/and other recent happening.Prepare well for traditional G.S.

  54. sourav
    October 20th, 2010 at 09:10 | #54

    sir g age limit batayie jammu and kashmir waalon ke liye

  55. Aniket
    October 20th, 2010 at 09:27 | #55

    I also need the answere of this question

  56. virendra
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:16 | #56

    Bandhu, syllabus reading marne me jitna chota lag raha hai …..isme trick bhi utna hi hai . But i believe , designer of this syllabus is really brilliant and you believe or not they have giving chance to every one to compete. Bhailog aalochak na ban kar ye socho ki isse karna kaise hai ….sabki issi me bhalai hai nahi to critics hi bante rah jayenge. Anyway ….Best of luck to all

  57. rahul
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:19 | #57

    i think its only modern histry bcoz even in the earlier sylaabus there is the same line as in the current one(iindian history and indian national mvmnt).so i thnk its only mod his………

  58. Aspirant
    October 20th, 2010 at 10:32 | #58

    It seems easy for a while but consists vast range. we need to more focus to crack the exam. It is purely based on understanding not learning facts

  59. October 20th, 2010 at 10:48 | #59

    yaar jinka ho gaya vo to easy hi kahenge marey gye hum .pahley cum se cum subject command to thi, ab tho G.K k liye pura MAHABHARAT padho.

  60. October 20th, 2010 at 10:51 | #60


  61. PL Saini
    October 20th, 2010 at 11:06 | #61

    @Ankit (IAS Topper)
    Sabhi ko aisa hi lagta hai!
    But No one is very sure!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. October 20th, 2010 at 11:46 | #62

    archana :
    there is nthing in dis world easy or difficuilt.. these topics covers a large area,sylabus should b more detailed as we cant guess the level nd kind of the pattern.. pls provide more details in this regard.

  63. Vinoth
    October 20th, 2010 at 12:18 | #63

    How about registration? online?
    Is anyone from chennai interested in group studies or share study material?


  64. nilesh
    October 20th, 2010 at 12:46 | #64

    the age limit makes me nervous and disappointing.

  65. sanjeet kumar vishwakarma
    October 20th, 2010 at 12:56 | #65

    ye syllabus to thikhai age limit me kya change hua hai pata chal jata to jyadfa thik hota

  66. Chayanika S
    October 20th, 2010 at 13:19 | #66

    Thanks a lot for uploading the syllabus onto your website! It was of great help; saved me time.
    But looking at the syllabus, the content appears to be much shorter than anticipated or even expected to be a part of such an important exam. Can any revision be expected?
    And what material should i refer to?

    Seeking your help desperately!

  67. shashi
    October 20th, 2010 at 13:28 | #67

    My son is doing btec with computer science branch. Can he appear for civil services exam If he appears for civil services exam then whether he has subject of his branch pls let clear my qurries

  68. October 20th, 2010 at 14:32 | #68


  69. Shitanshu
    October 20th, 2010 at 14:52 | #69

    Sir need a model test paper for CSAT

  70. prasanna ramasamy
    October 20th, 2010 at 16:14 | #70

    hare yaar… dont weigh the stuff of upsc easily…. its always a challenge to crack the all india exam..thats what the exam is… easiness or toughness will be decided after may 2011… but everyone comes on equal par…thats it

  71. Suraj
    October 20th, 2010 at 18:03 | #71

    1/4 is maths

  72. Vaibhav Bajpai
    October 21st, 2010 at 04:11 | #72

    Hello everyone!!

    I read the whole thread, saw mixed response from eveyone but overall ppl are happy that syllabus has become easier compared to previous prelims!!
    A good sign of IAS committee changing their stance on recruiting managers/administrators rather than crammers, technical ppl who cant face the administration!! Long awaited change has finally come of age!!

    Well from my experience, where I have cleared a few competitive exams (JEE, CAT), as far as I know the shorter the syllabus, more difficult it becomes. To cross check–check out Psychology/histroy and Geography syllabus. Geograpahy’s syllabus is long but it defines the scope (well within boundaries) but psychology/history syllabus is short but one needs to cover too much ground to get hold of the subject.

    Also I feel the easier the paper, higher the cut-off leading to tougher competition. So the easier/shorter the syllabus, more and more we need to prepare to succeed!!

    All the best to all of you for CSAT 2011!!

  73. tapan
    October 21st, 2010 at 05:49 | #73

    i wana know da age limit n csat exam date or month in2011.

  74. Punit Sharma
    October 21st, 2010 at 05:50 | #74

    wow that is great!!!

  75. Sagar
    October 21st, 2010 at 07:12 | #75

    sir i want to say only one thing that the students from the Arts and commerce stream are badly effected by the new CSAT, and the Science students get the benifits. As we know that there is a huge scope for the science students- they can join NDA, Airforce, Engineering etc, but the students of arts stream have only the oppurtunity to compete and to do better in the Civil services only. so if possible then kindly knowledge abt the age limit and a new pattern question on my Email add- aman_Sarkar2006@yahoo.com.

    October 21st, 2010 at 10:11 | #76

    The sibling of CAT :) :(

  77. October 21st, 2010 at 14:43 | #77

    please send the exams updates and data to the above Email Id

  78. Ajay Kumar
    October 21st, 2010 at 15:14 | #78

    Can any body tell me that how many question will be there in the each paper,please
    send me on: ajaykumar050185@gmail.com

  79. Ajinkya
    October 22nd, 2010 at 06:56 | #79

    Sir, the paper objective r descriptive,age limit

  80. manohar reddy
    October 22nd, 2010 at 07:58 | #80

    i want to know the scope of paper2 pattern i.e..is it more mathematics oriented …….or else it stresses more on language understanding………….

  81. shah faisal
    October 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 | #81

    @Ankit (IAS Topper)
    haah easy,arey jahan se tum log sochna band karte ho ,wahan se upsc sochna suru karta hai….
    samjhe bachu

  82. somanshu
    October 22nd, 2010 at 10:16 | #82

    @laxmi narayan

    it only seems easy;but i dnt think ki ye easy hoga.

  83. October 22nd, 2010 at 14:14 | #83

    Hi All……Nothing is so easy and if you think this about UPSC than you might be taken for a toss in examination hall. THOUGH THEY WONT SET A PAPER EXACTLY ON CAT PATTER…….WHAT UPSC NEED IS TO CRACK THE CORE i.e. CANDIDATES MUST KNOW THE BASIC FUNDAS. This is one of the stages of long exam and not the only paper to clear UPSC…That UPSC also know…..

    I would urge you all not to loose hope since UPSC will not judge you on the CAT pattern. This time also most of the aspirants have same kind of thinking we use to have in school days i.e. rather than sticking to Basic/NCERT we were hell bent upon reading more and ignoring BASICS. UPSC will frame a question on Basics of Maths and Reasoning (Though questions could be easy but solving it with short formulas and within quick time is the ball game). Please see below strategy I can share with you:


    Your strategy should remain the same since this part deals with the GS we had in the previous pattern (No Change). However, more stress should be given on Current Affairs pertaining to National and International level.
    Inclusion – Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change – For this please subscribe for the publications of Ministry of Environment and Forest since detailed knowledge is not required and you are not doing a graduation course in this.
    1. Logical reasoning and Analytical ability
    Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (Top Seller for clearing Bank PO and Other Competitive Exam). This book typically deals with the reasoning based on LOGIC, ASSUMPTION, VERBAL & NON VERBAL. Just command over this book and practice it and you will feel the difference while solving model test papers.
    2. General Mental Ability & Basic Numeracy
    Its Math’s this time and you need to have good knowledge of approx 30-35 chapters including Usual Math’s, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Charts and Graphs etc. This all can be found in one Book that again is the Backbone of for competitive exams (conducted by Govt) i.e. M Tyra.
    3. Decision Making & Problem Solving
    What we know is that under this section candidate will be tested on Ethical and Moral decision making capability. For this a specific book has not been published yet. However, you can refer to the books which might put you under a situation to assess the criticality and requirement with Demand of the given time and come out with decision. Just think from the perspective of rational decision and you will head towards right direction to find the answer.
    4. Comprehension/ English language comprehension skills
    Now coming down to the Language…….This time emphasis has also been given to the language which is Global. Since aspirants from rural background would also sit in this exam so UPSC will never set a paper which becomes impossible for a person who hails from Hindi Medium. It is going to be a test of language keeping Grammar and Compression at hand. Just work on Synonyms, Antonyms, Arrangements/Rearrangements of words/Phrases, Error recognition, Fill in the Blanks and most importantly Paragraph reading. You might have to enrich your Vocabulary for that matter. Just go on with 1 good book Govt based competitive exam (Bank PO, SSC, and Railways etc) and 1 high end book for this language e.g. for CAT preparation to be on safer side. There is nothing wrong in studying more words and exploring more on language because Math’s might not be there with you 20 yrs down the line in future but English would surely be.
    Hope this might help you who seek information pertaining to the same. If problem still persist we can share the info/thought again.

    Regarding age……Age is still the same i.e. 30 for General. Age reduction and changes in Mains have been recommended but still under consideration……but as of now it’s the same.



  84. Akash Ojha
    October 23rd, 2010 at 04:23 | #84

    Ya the syllabus is easy but you cant expect lolly pop questions at such a nationalized test.There may be some twist.Are they supplying sample papers for it.

  85. Akash Ojha
    October 23rd, 2010 at 04:25 | #85

    Ya the syllabus is easy but you cant expect lolly pop questions at such a nationalized test.There may be some twist.Are they supplying sample papers for it?

  86. Abhishek
    October 23rd, 2010 at 09:56 | #86

    Implementation of CSAT really a good decision as it will provide a same ground to every aspirant of CS. It will definitely work and help to bring out good talent with good supervision and leadership skills. It will prove that a good leader must not be a subject expert whether he should have a moral values in his ideas and accurate decision making power.

  87. Justin
    October 24th, 2010 at 04:48 | #87

    I like the newly implemented system(CSAT)as it gives the aspirants an opportunity to think,not just to study. Though the syllabus may seem easy to the aspirants but i tell you my dear fellow competitors think twice before commenting coz after all this exam is not such a dumb thing. it is going to test the real qualities of a person required to be a true administor.

  88. yuvasre
    October 24th, 2010 at 05:01 | #88

    sir , can you please send me the updates of the csat exam to the above email id..

  89. sanjay j panchal
    October 24th, 2010 at 08:39 | #89

    can any body tell me what’s the syllabus is? what is the 2 nd paper details. which type of que.will be asked by upsc which or what types of book will have to be read or which institute’s material/books are help ful. and how can i read to the point because i have not allocate a more time for reading please send me reply

  90. sanjayain j
    October 24th, 2010 at 10:47 | #90

    ham wanha se sochna suru karte hai janha se 2011 ka pre khatam hoga

  91. October 24th, 2010 at 16:09 | #91

    its a good syllabus but our 2011 preliums paper is easy ho ga kay????????????????????

  92. Gulshan sharma
    October 25th, 2010 at 06:07 | #92

    Hello every one, its Gulshan sharma, m graduate in statistics, can any one plz let me know about the preparations for CSAT.

  93. jitendriya bhoi
    October 25th, 2010 at 06:29 | #93

    hi…….. i think nothing is impossible 4 a willing heart so dont think about t syallabus n start ur preparation all t best ……….

  94. sarita mor
    October 25th, 2010 at 06:46 | #94

    sir, would u please tell me about the study material of the new csat test.and from where v get this study material?

  95. sarita mor
    October 25th, 2010 at 06:56 | #95

    Dear Sir, i wanna to get information about the age limit for appearing the U.P.S.C. civil services exam related to new pattern.

  96. Vrushabh
    October 25th, 2010 at 08:21 | #96

    Really a challenging syllabus for aspirants and wonderful approach for searching the bright brain for challenging administrative services

  97. varnika
    October 25th, 2010 at 09:27 | #97

    its gud but i need complete information about the syllabus

  98. Vaishali Jain
    October 26th, 2010 at 04:10 | #98

    Dear All,
    You all seem to be higly devoted people for civil services exam. Hats off to you all. Lemme introduce myself, I am Vaishali Jain, B.E + MBA and currently working in Indore in a manufacturing firm as a marketing head of the department. I have no idea about UPSC or MP-PSC exams, but I am willing to give them a try. I know it sounds like a bad plan but then I really want to know complete information about any of the above mentioned exams. How to prepare for them & what are the do’s & dont’s ????? I even dont know about the dates of the exam & would like to know the tentative dates even.
    @ Ankit (IAS Topper) I will really be happy if you can brief me all about IAS exams & how to go ahead with it.
    I will be eagerly waiting for any of your’s response. My ID is: vaishalijain11@gmail.com , please help me out guys. Time is very short & I want to rock :)

    October 26th, 2010 at 09:14 | #99


  100. Saranya
    October 27th, 2010 at 04:41 | #100

    The syllabus seems to be easy. It ll be better if we get a model question paper too. :)

  101. October 27th, 2010 at 06:28 | #101

    i want know the pattern of paper. its look easy but wts the pattern &suggest me books name .

  102. raaj
    October 27th, 2010 at 10:58 | #102

    what are the dates of the exam of IAS in 2011and when the form will be released?

  103. sneha jha
    October 27th, 2010 at 11:54 | #103

    sir!!! i wanna have the full knowledge of upsc exam pattern and syllabus also i wanna know about the study material………. please help me.

  104. subashchandrabose.k
    October 27th, 2010 at 12:09 | #104

    paper 2 more complicated . rural people is more affected in aptitude test and English communication skills. so please help which books refer paper 2

  105. dinesh kumar
    October 27th, 2010 at 17:01 | #105

    hi dnt under estimate upsc it wont opt for an easy pattern as this exam needs some extra vision

  106. dinesh kumar
    October 27th, 2010 at 17:06 | #106

    as said by faisal bayya upsc starts from our last end of thinking upsc has its uniqueness in india

  107. dinesh kumar
    October 27th, 2010 at 17:20 | #107

    hi prathima this csat is a new pattern which needs some broad vision and tackling the problems.i think this exam also helps to check the administrative capability of an individual.so first go through the syllabus u ll come to know what and how to prepare?for more querries post to my mail dinu.3636@gmail.com

  108. Pratyush
    October 27th, 2010 at 21:59 | #108

    Age Limits

    (a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2010, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1980 and not later than 1st August, 1989.

    (b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

    (i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.

    (ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

    (iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.

    (iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:

    (v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2010) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.

    (vi) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2010 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

    (vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

  109. abhishek mohanty
    October 28th, 2010 at 07:51 | #109

    sir kindly send me the civil servises syllabus of 2011

  110. vikram
    October 28th, 2010 at 09:44 | #110

    is there only one exam i mean not like pre and mains 2 exams

  111. October 28th, 2010 at 11:56 | #111

    oh!it seems easy enough for intelligents coz cramming se bach gaye yaar.Bt wt about study material GUYS!pata chle to mujhe bhi batana.

  112. Neha
    October 28th, 2010 at 12:10 | #112

    luck opened for engineers at least…. they can now directly prepare for the mains exam..

  113. Arvind Bhatt
    October 28th, 2010 at 15:00 | #113

    October Kaa Tohfaa!! Congrats you all!!Best of Luck!!
    Paper is Objective!

  114. sonal
    October 29th, 2010 at 09:30 | #114

    hey i wana knw wats d age limit n date n month of the xam . . .

  115. Ashish chikara
    October 29th, 2010 at 18:22 | #115

    ye itna easy nahi hai jitna upsc ne dikhya hai……..dnt forgot ye upsc hai bewkufo ko ias ni banayge ………..jab 12 june ko exam hoga to sabki aakhy khulange ……….mukharjee nagar mai to yahi chal ra hai

  116. angel
    October 30th, 2010 at 12:00 | #116

    ds shuld nt b done… ds is nt fair with students preparing frm last 3 4 or more yrs… n kya h ye ek ias banane k liye ek student ko cat level plus ias ka purana partten 2no padhna padega jo ki sahi nhi h.. kitna burden padega ek bacche pe??? n who d hell vl b responsible 4 it???

  117. Kumar Rajesh
    October 30th, 2010 at 14:10 | #117

    ye bahu hi achcha hogya hai…ab subject choice tention nahe rahega… it’s equal exam….like that…. Bank PO, SSC, and other compition exam….

  118. October 30th, 2010 at 14:16 | #118

    i am appearing in third year with arts can i appear for this exam by history

  119. October 30th, 2010 at 14:43 | #119

    It is the most easy examination and a best oppurtunity for students

  120. amala
    October 30th, 2010 at 17:34 | #120

    i want to know more about both papers ,pattern of questions in both papers .

  121. sarvesh 119222
    October 31st, 2010 at 06:00 | #121

    upar se dekhne me to bahut easy par andar kya hoga e exam me pata chalega. par maja aaega qki aaina dekhkar to sabhi sawr lete ha…………………………

  122. praveen
    October 31st, 2010 at 09:29 | #122

    dost padna padega good for them preparing for cator bankin best of luck @Ankit (IAS Topper)

  123. Vishal
    October 31st, 2010 at 14:34 | #123

    iam an engineer so the Paper-2 looks easy …but i think Paper-1 syllabus is highly volatile ……UPSC is never easy but its beautifull.

  124. modassar ahmad
    November 1st, 2010 at 06:34 | #124

    csat syllabus is very good and i think it will truly analyse the intelligence of candidates…

  125. rajeev kumar
    November 1st, 2010 at 18:07 | #125

    wooooow so nice syllabus ths time best of luck u all..

  126. Parag@
    November 1st, 2010 at 18:12 | #126

    I am appearing for B.Sc.2(pcm) from gen category.
    My Question is, UPSC exam and CSAT are same or different?
    what is the age limit for it?
    How many subjects are there to study?
    I listen about the optional subject, what’s the matter of it?
    Reply soon……..

  127. rakesh
    November 1st, 2010 at 19:00 | #127

    Age limit has not changed but dont take syllabus too easy rather it is exhaustive but very very interesting and a combination of bank PO exam and civil services exam . If you have prepared for bank PO/MBA exam earlier this syllabus would really be fantastic


  128. ruthmary
    November 2nd, 2010 at 15:29 | #128

    sir,please give me details adt the age limits and which options r better to science students.

  129. pawan kumar
    November 3rd, 2010 at 09:12 | #129

    hi friends,
    if anybody is having the model papers of csat then please share it for me

  130. Kailas Hire
    November 3rd, 2010 at 17:28 | #130

    csat syllabus is not hard for student of upsc.
    I think ALL IS WELL…………………………………………………………………………………777.

  131. November 4th, 2010 at 08:25 | #131

    mains is still same dude……….dnt worry.sir pls giv me information abt age limit,,,,,,,

  132. D.mittal
    November 4th, 2010 at 22:55 | #132

    Kitnay Question Hongay or kaya yeh CAT kay Level Kaa hoga Negative Marking hogi yaa nahi. Present Koi Book Markit mai uplabad hai yaa nahi. UPKAR yaa Kisi or publication ki

  133. November 5th, 2010 at 04:50 | #133

    @Ankit (IAS Topper)

    Ankit Bhai, yaar easy hai to humari thodi help kerona please. just some tips to crack in one go. and please don’t tell me “”” nadeeemmmm you need to study hard” thanks i do that. i want some concreat answer… like yaar this kind of reading works or i studied in this specific manner.


  134. Vimal K V
    November 5th, 2010 at 06:22 | #134

    This will bring injustice to those students who study Arts subjects.But too good for Science stream.They will enter very easily……….

  135. Saishree
    November 6th, 2010 at 05:52 | #135

    Hi guys..could anyone please tell me what are the study materials and point of contacts for preparing for CSAT. I am new to this forum so require your guidance. I am a S/W engineer.

  136. subhash
    November 6th, 2010 at 12:07 | #136

    age limit as as-usual for 2011, but who are at the age of 28 ..or more , make sure to give ur best shot , maybe age limit can be dropped in 2012 .
    well upsc looking for best candidates , coz 30yr is more enough , one can complete phd before any arts subjects and can give , so i think it can drop upto 27 or 26 , for 2012 . good luck for exams.

  137. subhash
    November 6th, 2010 at 12:09 | #137


    u have look for brief detail in some of the orkut communities or in web u can find , wat really upsc is , btw upsc aka csat , upsc prelims changed to csat for 2011

  138. lalit
    November 7th, 2010 at 07:59 | #138

    i m a medical student….i dont understan which optional sub should take it….bcoz medical sci optional sub is very tough as compared to history n sociallogy sub..plz guide me

  139. lalit
    November 7th, 2010 at 08:05 | #139

    • Age Limits: 21 to 30 years for open category, 21 to 35 years for SC/ST and 21 to 33 years for OBC/SBC/NT B/ NT C/ NT D/ VJ as on 1st August, 2011.
    • Status: A candidate, admitted, will be considered to be a full time candidate provided he/she is not doing any other course and is willing to undergo training on full time basis. Any one engaged in any other course, when or if admitted will be treated as a part-time candidate

  140. Khasim
    November 7th, 2010 at 12:10 | #140

    HI! one and all… dis z d easiest syllabus which z given by upsc for ciivils prelims in 2011. But v should make a lot hard work. I think dis wil make some struggle for the aspirants who have the rural back ground bt dont loss ur confidence. all the best.

  141. debarati
    November 7th, 2010 at 15:36 | #141

    as per my knowledge age limit is 30 & no. of attempts 4…for general category.

  142. November 8th, 2010 at 09:33 | #142

    sir actually i’m confused about csat,will be there 1 exam or 2 ?nd sir which is the better subject option for engineeering student?

  143. November 8th, 2010 at 14:19 | #143

    All the best to the all aspirants of CSAT 2011…………
    change in syllabus will change our destiny
    so do not think about syllabus carry on ur preparation……

  144. pratyay choudhury
    November 8th, 2010 at 17:24 | #144

    i am studying in 10th standard and i am an aspirant for IAS.please tell me can i give the CSAT???nd also tell me about the ias exam nd its preparations.

  145. Sunil
    November 9th, 2010 at 08:01 | #145

    Hi….!!! Sir
    Plz send me details about new pattern for UPSC Exam 2011.

  146. chandu
    November 9th, 2010 at 13:29 | #146

    sir, i have completed my b tech in 2009 and now iam taking my cat training in time and will it be usefull for writing csat. and when will the notification for 2011 upsc will be published and where can we find it. please help me in preparation to crack this test and please tell methe necessary books for preparing mains also

  147. chandu
    November 9th, 2010 at 13:31 | #147

    sir, can u guide me which subject will u prefer to choose for b tech students from ECE background as an optional subject.

  148. balagopal
    November 9th, 2010 at 18:02 | #148

    i am interested to become IPS so i preffer civils give me some tips to prepare for prelims preparetion now i am b.pharm final year. give me some ideas

    November 10th, 2010 at 15:26 | #149

    CSAT syllabus is a perfect syllabus, but what is the age limit

  150. simran
    November 11th, 2010 at 06:39 | #150

    i am quite confused abt the syllabus of CSAT
    just want to know whether its good for those who cant mug up and mediocer in study
    other ques is if someone has already cleared SSC (as may be syllabus of CSAT is same) is it easy for them to crack pre easily or not

    n give d guidelines for those who r already in service n find it difficult to devot a lot for study

  151. srinivas
    November 11th, 2010 at 07:45 | #151

    Sir to write cse is there any age relaxation for upsc in service candidates.

  152. Ankur
    November 11th, 2010 at 10:09 | #152

    What equal opportunities….whr all the OBC’s,SC’s and ST’s reservation Gone…. ?

  153. manish
    November 11th, 2010 at 11:38 | #153

    hiiiiiiiiiii….2 ol aspirants….
    though the UPSC seems to have given chance 2 most of us 2 appear 4 civil services xams with a new hope with its concise syllabus…however i feel that it wud b as tough as it was b4 ..not in terms of lengthy syllabus but in terms of quality and ability evaluation

  154. ashais
    November 11th, 2010 at 17:05 | #154

    yar jinko maths ni ati unka kya hoga jaise ki mai…….mai kya karu koi muje batao

  155. ADITI
    November 11th, 2010 at 18:59 | #155

    Can you please suggest some coaching classes for CSAT Paper 2. I have heard Zion Education in Delhi is very good for paper 2. If u can suggest it would be great.

  156. Raj kumar
    November 12th, 2010 at 08:54 | #156

    Sir, please give me details the age limits and eligibility for csat 2011 exam.

  157. paul sanjeev
    November 12th, 2010 at 13:06 | #157

    yeap, the momentum of csat syllebus is rather easy even interesting, it will provide a dynamic knowledge to be a dynamically qualified servent which is too much required for our progressive nation, all the best!

  158. Arpita Khare
    November 13th, 2010 at 13:57 | #158

    Hello Sir,
    Please help me by telling the correct and effective approach for cracking CSAT 2011.
    Kindly mail me the details.

  159. kailash gedam
    November 14th, 2010 at 12:20 | #159

    it’s really the best way of judging the right candidates for serving the people of india towards the sustainable development in the context of curruption free public administration.

  160. November 15th, 2010 at 12:25 | #160

    after reading some comments, the questions need 2 be answered are
    1: age limit…….?
    2: eligibility criteria……?
    3: date of exam…..?
    4: fee of application form…..?

  161. November 16th, 2010 at 07:51 | #161

    hiii, Ankit. dont b complescent. its UPSC. ur over-confident makes u to pay for it. please , dnt mind, its my personal opinion

  162. November 16th, 2010 at 07:56 | #162

    Hiii, age limit for general category is 21-25, last date for application for prelims MAY,2011 is 1st week of FEBRUARY,2011.
    Most probably, xam will commence frm 20th May,2011.

    With Regards,

  163. November 16th, 2010 at 08:09 | #163

    hiii guys, wat abt Study Material?
    Please give some information regarding it

  164. Devendra singh chauhan
    November 16th, 2010 at 09:27 | #164

    hello, no course is easy as far as IAS is concerned. so best of ur luck. we only need to work hard with coll mind

    November 16th, 2010 at 17:04 | #165


  166. neha
    November 17th, 2010 at 12:56 | #166

    plz send me the complete syllabus of csat exam and some model test paper based on this pattern

  167. sahana
    November 18th, 2010 at 11:59 | #167

    hai fnds, i am sahana,persuing B.E(3rd year).can u give me the complete info abt csat 2011 pattern and also give the details abt optional subjects.pls send ur message to sahana.repaka@gmail.com.pls frnds i want urs help.

  168. sahana
    November 19th, 2010 at 16:38 | #168

    pls frnds,give me full details about csat2011 and it’s optional subjects.plsssssss………….

  169. anubhuti
    November 22nd, 2010 at 04:17 | #169

    actual this exam is developing the aptitude level not atitude level this pattern is realy gud for younger ….

  170. Magdalene
    November 22nd, 2010 at 05:42 | #170

    Its really pretty good to have a change. I think if a model paper of this exam is released that would be good and very helpful too. i wana know the age limit for csat exam and also the exam date and month 2011 to be conducted.


  171. Magdalene
    November 22nd, 2010 at 05:54 | #171

    age limit hasnt changed well i wanted to know details about the other things as i have specified above sir


  172. sunita maan
    November 22nd, 2010 at 06:33 | #172

    hi i also going to prepare for the csat i just want to 9 that what about coaching centres is they really give the study matirail? is there any benefit of join the coaching centre & kindly also suggest the any acadmy for that.

  173. November 22nd, 2010 at 09:57 | #173

    CSAT ka syllabus dekhne me easy hai.but real complication exam time me lagega .there is noting easy or tough. all depends on individuals

  174. SHIV
    December 11th, 2010 at 15:28 | #174

    pattern of pre exams change only , age limits are same as previous 30 years to general applicant.

    thanx to virappa moily ,minister of law.


  175. SHIV
    December 11th, 2010 at 15:38 | #175


  176. SHIV
    December 11th, 2010 at 16:11 | #176




  177. deepna
    December 11th, 2010 at 18:55 | #177

    has it been finalized whether it will b ‘csat’ or ‘cse(prelims’? bcoz after preparing for csat, it shld not b that they say it is cse;so pls kindly do inform sir.

  178. bhuvnesh mangal
    December 13th, 2010 at 12:54 | #178

    guys suggest me d best books 4 csat 2011

  179. December 13th, 2010 at 14:05 | #179

    no dear, don’t take easy. when you jump into preparation aboundance of knitting would be found.

  180. nitesh
    December 13th, 2010 at 14:48 | #180

    Dear All,will you plz suggest me books for CSAT preparation…

  181. chandana
    December 13th, 2010 at 15:22 | #181

    can u suggest me some tips to get through cse@Ankit (IAS Topper)

  182. rajeshverma
    December 14th, 2010 at 06:17 | #182

    sir ji arts subject walo ki taraf bhi thoda dhyan dijiye.

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