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So, first start with understanding the pattern and syllabus of Prelims to know the course of Action.


Paper Name Syllabus Time Marks
General Studies


  • 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • General Science.
2 hours


General Studies (Paper-II) /


  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Decision making and problem-solving;
  • General mental ability;
  • Basic numeracy,
  • Data interpretation
2 hours 200


When the pattern was changed in 2015, then the CSAT (GS Paper-II) was made qualifying instead of the earlier pattern where it was included in the total marks to calculate the merit/cut-off of the exam.


For further detailed subject-specific syllabus, refer to our micro-listed syllabus of each subject. (LINK)


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