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UPSC Aptitude Test instead of Civil Services Prelim Exam

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UPSC Aptitude Test

The way India selects its civil servants will change in a year.

The government has divid­ed in replace the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination with the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which will test candi­dates for their aptitude and ana­lytical abilities rather than their ability to learn by rote.

Nearly 1.7 lakh candidates take the objective type prelim­inary examination the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts every May for screening candidates.

The CSAT is expected to come into effect from Civil Services Examination 2011.” Prithviraj Chavan, minister of state, personnel ministry, told Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

For candidates who clear t lie preliminary round, there is the main round. The UPSC will push for changes in the Civil Service (Mains) Examination depending on the response to the new format.

The preliminary exam has two papers — the first is gen­eral studies and is common for all; candidates can choose the second paper from a list of about two dozen subjects. The general studies paper may be tweaked, but it is the second paper that will undergo the big change.

UPSC chairman Professor D.P. Agrawal has constituted a committee to work out the details of the papers, the offi­cial said. “The panel will make its recommendations by April-end. Then the UPSC will dis­cuss it with the government and finalize the content.

Author: Aloke Tikku
Source: Hindustan Times

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  1. ashish
    March 11th, 2010 at 05:33 | #1

    can’t get detail information of new format.

  2. Dipti
    March 17th, 2010 at 06:21 | #2

    Pattern of aptitude qestion paper.How would they expect us to answer the questions?

  3. Sheena Salwan
    March 21st, 2010 at 04:28 | #3

    On what basis will the aptitude test take place?

  4. rama
    March 21st, 2010 at 07:21 | #4

    will it be easy to cope up with the new syllabus?it will be easier if v get to the know the syllabus in detail and also the suggestions for study materials please.

  5. ajay
    March 22nd, 2010 at 07:41 | #5

    will the syllabus vary for the new pattern?

  6. Jishad K.P
    April 5th, 2010 at 14:30 | #6

    i, (Jishad K.P from Kerala) thought the intention of Civil Service Exam Prilim is to understand a candidate’s ability to understand & get a view of his/her the world & what he intended to contribute to the society as a public servant. the decision to change the pattern of the prilim on aptitude test is not logical because the civil service exam is not lik (JEE)IIT or (CAT) IIM. The decision to change the pattern of prilim based on aptitude test is totally disappointing & discourage the candidates. The candidate should b intellectual & intelligent so the change in the pattern of prilim ignore the intellectual part which is very important for a public servant. I hope the UPSC & the Govt. will look into the new reform & alter the needed change in the process of selecting candidates based on aptitude test

  7. bdchange
    April 11th, 2010 at 04:04 | #7

    @Jishad K.P
    being just intellectual is not enough you should have good problem solving skills,you should be able to tackle different situations and show quick responses.i think this is a great step from upsc and we must appreciate such changes.finally we can say that our examination system is shifting its stress from rote learning to logical reasoning.three cheers for UPSC……..!!!!!!!!!

  8. April 16th, 2010 at 05:16 | #8

    Yeah. You are true. This change is in the correct direction.This will make a candidate a good allrounder.Just Mug up potential is not a good measure…(personal opinion).

    @Jishad K.P,
    This process will improve the quality of selected IAS Holders.
    I personally wanna se more Engineers as public servants than good for nothing guys.!!

  9. gopu
    April 21st, 2010 at 04:09 | #9

    Is there any reduction in the maximum age limit for general category candidates in CSE-2011????

  10. Naini Jindal
    May 8th, 2010 at 05:27 | #10

    yes this is best thing to select the appropriate candidate…..
    As the part which is mug up did’nt last for ever………..
    BUt when we will get the detail information of new syllabus….

  11. May 11th, 2010 at 07:16 | #11

    THE Objective of csat is definately encouraging,appreciatable,but i beleieve this is a stupendous task and requires a meticulous implementation keeping in mind the perspective of candidates.It will enable Upsc to select the best of lot.the elimination process will be more clear keeping in mind right to information act 2009-10.

  12. May 13th, 2010 at 22:29 | #12

    its ok that goverment is changing the examination pattern for preliminary exam. govement can do the cahnges whatever they want is syllabus but the shall not change the age criteria because it affects to the candidate from those who r from rural areas. because there is not that much awareness about UPSC exam. in my case i am fro rural area, i understood the whole preocess about upsc when i become 25 year old. its a request to the goverment to not to change the age criteria for this examination. so that people like me can prepare for the same. thank you, Pradeep pawar.

  13. prasanth vaniyam
    May 13th, 2010 at 23:26 | #13

    please avail new pattern, eligibility,age limit and syllabus of csat 2011

  14. Shalu
    May 14th, 2010 at 00:02 | #14

    Please tell me something about new format of CSAT.Where i can find its syllabus???

  15. lata100
    May 15th, 2010 at 05:51 | #15

    is there ny change in d no of attempts for general category candidates in civil services examinations 2011??

  16. neha
    May 16th, 2010 at 06:05 | #16

    one thing that is bothering me, if anybody enlighten me about this! what is the exact pattern for prelims? an aptitude test, general science and is there anything else also? i mean any third subject?

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