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Civil Services Prelims Exam: A Detailed Analysis

Being a part of the Indian Administrative Services is probably a dream many graduates see for themselves. This year itself, approximately 4.64 lakh students took the Civil Services Prelims Exam for 1129 odd vacancies in various departments of the Government of India. Let us take a closer look at the Prelims Exam and create strategies that will help you fulfill your dreams.

Overall Analysis:
• The Civil Services Prelims exam consists of 2 papers:
i. Paper - 1: General Studies
ii. Paper - 2: Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)
• Each paper comprises of 200 questions and is of 120 minutes.
• As per data available for this year, a candidate needs to score at least 33% or roughly 66 marks in both the papers to be eligible for the Mains Exam.
• The overall difficulty level of the paper varies between Moderate and High.


Two Additional Attempts for UPSC’s Civil Services Examination from 2014

Civil Services Examination – Relaxation on Number of Attempts

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Govt. of India has just released a notice mentioning that Government has approved “two additional attempts to all categories of candidates w.e.f. Civil Services Examination 2014, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates, if required.

There is no restriction on number of attempts by a candidate belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) and a candidate belonging to other Backward Class is allowed to attempt Civil services examination as many as seven times.

Check official announcement @ https://persmin.gov.in/AIS1/Docs/MoreAttempts.pdf

Important Dates for CSAT 2014

Event Date
Date of notification 17-05-2014
Last date of receipt of application 16-06-2014
Date of CSAT 2014 24-08-2014

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Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 2013 (UPSC) Solution & Answer Keys

Hope the CSAT aspirants are all set to appear for CSAT (UPSC Preliminary Exam) on Sunday, the 26th of May, 2013. Going by the reputation of this test, it is expected that students might see some surprises. At the same time, the competition is very severe as more than four lac aspirants are expected to write this test. So after the exam, test takers will be anxious to know about their chances of clearing the test. They would be eager to know the right answer key and the expected cut offs. This year again, TCYonline.com, India’s largest online test prep platform, will upload the CSAT 2013 answer key on the day of the test itself. The subject experts will solve Paper I and Paper II and upload the solutions on the website. You can check the answers on CSAT 2013 Answer Keys and CSAT 2013 Solutions 5 PM onwards on the day of the test. Visit the Link https://www.tcyonline.com/exam-analysis/csat-2013-solutions for the following advantages

• Answer keys to both the papers • Expected cut offs • Live discussion with other test takers of nation Students, who want to attempt CSAT 2011 and 2012 papers, can visit CSAT 2011 Paper CSAT 2012 Paper


Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) 2012 (UPSC) Solution & Answer Keys

CSAT (UPSC Preliminary Exam) is scheduled for Sunday, the 20th of May. More than three Lac aspirants are expected to sit for the test. After the test, Test takers will be anxious to know how well they did and to tally their answers with the right ones.

www.TCYonline.com, India’s largest online test prep platform, will upload the CSAT 2012 answer keys and CSAT 2012 solutions (where required) on the day of the test. Our subject experts will solve Paper I and Paper II and host the CSAT 2012 Solution Keys on the website. You can check the answers and solutions (where necessary) on https://www.tcyonline.com/exam-analysis/csat-2012-solutions after 7 p.m. on the day of the test.

Visit the link for CSAT Answer Keys & solutions