Prelims/CSAT

Preliminary Examination is the first stage of Civil Services Examination and is just a screening test.

It consists of Two Question Papers worth 200 marks each and Two hours duration.

At this stage you face a stiff competition as a large number of candidates appear in Preliminary Examination.

Your result is solely dependent on marks secured in Paper I (General Studies) as Paper II (Aptitude Test) has been made qualifying.


Road-map to success in Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

As the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 2, 2019, it is time for action. All of you aspiring for Civil Services Examination 2019 would be focusing on your study-material and would leave no stone unturned to make your preparation effective.

Remember, success in Prelims only will get you chance for the next step – Main Examination.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs): Rationale behind adopting such pattern in Preliminary Examination

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

In Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, Objective Type, Multiple Choice Questions are asked.

These questions check aspirant’s knowledge, their ability to recall facts and figures, verify their skills to evaluate given information or to make sure aspirant’s capacity to apply accumulated knowledge to the given situation.


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Some Most Important Aspects Pertaining to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2019

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

For all those planning to appear in Civil Services Examination 2019, the first stage Preliminary Examination is the first target and your aim is to crack Prelims so that your journey towards dream destination – IAS continues.

June 2, 2019 is the D-day and all your preparations are expected to be on target and you would be ready to face Prelims confidently.


Last Update Sunday 17th February 2019

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Civil Services Aptitude Tests: What demands the changes throw?

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

The Aptitude Tests are designed in such a way which attempt to measure whether the candidate has the specific abilities and intellectual capabilities required for the job.


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While attempting Prelims Question Papers, how to tackle ‘Negative Marking’?

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

UPSC has moved a step ahead with CSE 2011 and in addition to cut down on ‘Guesses’ and ‘Luck’ with penalty on wrong answers introduced few years back, now UPSC is insisting on candidates who have the aptitude for the job in question - Civil Services by means of some questions with inbuilt negative marking.


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Negative Marking - UPSC opts for cleaning the froth

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

Introduction of ‘Negative Marking’ is one such bold step which is intended to provide help to serious candidates and will require core understanding of the topic and the subject.


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Negative Marking - The reasons behind this move

On Sunday 17th February 2019  

To tackle the ‘Negative Marking’ one needs to develop clear conceptual clarity, sharp memory and recall which can eliminate the chances of getting confused in examination hall.


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