Prelims Paper 2 (Aptitude Test)

Preliminary Examination Paper 2


Question Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 2

On Sunday 7th August 2016  

Question Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1


Last Update Sunday 7th August 2016

07-08-2016
Question Paper - Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 Paper 2 (Aptitude Test)

On Sunday 23rd August 2015  

Question Paper of Preliminary Examination 2015 Paper 2 (Aptitude Test) held on August 23, 2015


Last Update Sunday 23rd August 2015

23-08-2015
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 Paper II (Aptitude Test)

On Thursday 11th September 2014  

On August 24, 2014 in the Preliminary Examination 2014 Paper II, total 80 questions were asked. But, as per UPSC instructions in relation to Preliminary Examination 2014, candidates were asked to answer all questions except those in the Section containing English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level).


Last Update Wednesday 11th February 2015

11-02-2015
Preliminary Examination 2013 Paper II (Aptitude Test)

On Tuesday 28th May 2013  Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 Paper II conducted on May 26, 2013 has in all 80 questions.
Last Update Tuesday 28th May 2013

28-05-2013
Preliminary Examination 2012 Paper II (Aptitude Test)

On Tuesday 22nd May 2012  Following the stance taken last year, UPSC has come out with 80 Questions similar to last year in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Paper II conducted on May 20, 2012
Last Update Tuesday 22nd May 2012

22-05-2012
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 Paper 2

On Wednesday 15th June 2011  The following are the questions asked in Preliminary Examination 2011 (CSAT) Paper 2 (Set – D)
Last Update Wednesday 15th June 2011

15-06-2011
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
BOOK-LIST FOR PAPER II (APTITUDE TEST)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested Book-List for important constituents for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: PAPER II (Aptitude Test)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
Solution to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 Paper II

On Tuesday 22nd May 2012  The following are the probable correct answers to the questions asked in Preliminary Examination 2012 Paper II
Last Update Tuesday 22nd May 2012

22-05-2012
Solution to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 Paper 2

On Wednesday 15th June 2011  The following are the probable correct answers to the questions asked in Preliminary Examination 2011 Paper 2 (Set – D)
Last Update Wednesday 15th June 2011

15-06-2011
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013: Analysis of Paper II (Aptitude Test)

On Wednesday 29th May 2013  UPSC has retained same number of questions (80) in Prelims Paper II that was staged on May 26, 2013 in second shift. The question paper continues to be on the same format except share of some constituents going little up or down.
Last Update Wednesday 29th May 2013

29-05-2013
Prelims 2012: Analysis of Paper II (Aptitude Test)… A little lengthy with modest traps

On Monday 21st May 2012  Paper II is again very much on the expected lines and there is nothing that could pose serious trouble to candidates except its length.
Last Update Monday 21st May 2012

21-05-2012
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011: Analysis of Paper II (Aptitude Test)

On Friday 17th June 2011  Looking at the Paper 2, I don’t have hesitation in saying that UPSC has really done justice and the Paper is much easier than what most of the candidates were expecting.
Last Update Friday 17th June 2011

17-06-2011
Model Test Paper for Preliminary Examination 2013 - NIRVANA IAS ACADEMY

On Tuesday 21st May 2013  A practice set for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 contains 80 questions that would be useful for practice. Brought to you by Nirvana IAS Academy, New Delhi. Answers to all questions are given in the end.
Last Update Tuesday 21st May 2013

21-05-2013
Preliminary Examination Paper II: Resource for preparing Mathematics and English

On Sunday 27th May 2012  The level of questions being asked is such that it should not be that difficult for candidates to search for relevant not some extra-ordinary study material.
Last Update Sunday 27th May 2012

27-05-2012
Paper II: Test that will test your aptitude

On Thursday 5th May 2011  The format of question that may be asked in Paper II should include clearer, precise and well-defined questions with innovative touch as UPSC had been asking in Preliminary Examination in past years.
Last Update Thursday 5th May 2011

05-05-2011
Aptitude Tests: What demands these changes throw?

On Friday 7th January 2011  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.
Last Update Friday 7th January 2011

07-01-2011