Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper I and II are all about aptitude that aims to test intelligence, aptitude or ability of the candidate. It is an instrument designed to produce a quantitative assessment of the candidate.
These aptitude tests are based on multiple choice questions. These are significant and reliable as everyone answers the papers in the same examination conditions resulting in fair evaluation.
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.
Moreover, the design of the aptitude test is such that the influence of any particular subject does not have much impact.
Aptitude tests have become a regular feature in the selection procedures for Civil Services recruitment world over as these assess candidate’s skills including logical reasoning, judgement, decision making and comprehension.