Different Components of Paper II

Different Components of Paper II


PAPER II : Gain a comprehensive and realistic understanding of CSAT

On Monday 7th March 2011  Broad classification of Preliminary Examination Paper II (CSAT) syllabus and a little brief about each constituent listed in the syllabus.
Last Update Saturday 11th January 2014

11-01-2014
Comprehension

On Monday 7th March 2011  For facing Preliminary Examination Paper II effectively, you need to be well conversant with techniques to attempt questions from ‘Comprehension’ section. It is a very significant area and a lot of questions were asked in Prelims 2011 and 2012 from this section.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Interpersonal skills including communication skills

On Monday 7th March 2011  There were a lot of apprehensions about the constituent ‘Interpersonal skills including communication skills’ as the syllabus framework was announced but, the questions asked in Prelims 2011 and 2012 from this section cleared all the doubts around.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Logical reasoning and analytical ability

On Monday 7th March 2011  The questions asked in Prelims 2011 and 2012 from Logical reasoning and analytical ability section were relatively simple and standard of questions was not at all puzzling.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Decision making and problem solving

On Monday 7th March 2011  This topic clearly points out at one major quality the Civil Servant need to posses and on expected lines the questions asked from Decision making and problem solving sections in Prelims 2011 and 2012 were practical and were aimed to assess the candidate’s capacity to judge and decide.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
General mental ability

On Monday 7th March 2011  This section used to be a part of erstwhile General Studies Paper. Now, it has been included in Paper II and most of the questions asked from this section require common sense and presence of mind.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)

On Monday 7th March 2011  As it suggests, UPSC has included it in Aptitude Test to assess your mathematical and analytical skills.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)

On Monday 7th March 2011  A good number of questions were asked from English Language Comprehension skills section both in Preliminary Examination 2011 and 2012. This is a section that cannot be ignored and with little effort and practice you can gain workable knowledge of English language which will be quite helpful.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011