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Name: CSAT
Exam Full Name:: Civil Services Aptitude Test
Category: UPSC Exams
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The Civil Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Examination (UPSC) of Government of India for different civil services in Indian Govenment like:

  1. Indan Administrative Service
  2. Indain Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service 
  4. Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service (Group A)
  5. Indian Audit and accounts Service (Group A)
  6. Indian Custom and Central Excise Service (Group A)
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service (Group A)
  8. Indian Revenue  Service (Group A)
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Group A)
  10. Indian Postal Service (Group A)
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service (Group A)
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service (Group A)
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service (Group A)
  14. Indian Railway Personal Service (Group A)
  15. Post of Assistance Security Officer in Railway Protection Force (RPF) (Group A)
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service (Group A)
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade) (Group A)
  18. Railway Board Secretariat Service (Senior Officer's Grade) (Group B)
  19. Armed Forces Headquaters Civil Service (Senior Officer's Guide) (Group B)
  20. Customs Appraiser's Service (Group B)
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicober Islands, lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service and Police Service (Group B)
  22. Pondicherry Civil Service (Group B)



Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is a part of Preliminary Examination in Civil Service Examination. Prelims are the first stage from the three stage Examination . The Qualified student will get short listed in this stage of examination for the next stage i.e., Main Written Examination and then Interview/personality test.


 Candidates are allowed to Apply Online Only from 22 Feb to 17 March, 2017 till 11:59 p.m. through

Exam Level

National level exam


Contact Information

Educational qualification:

Candidate must hold a any degree from a recognised University.


Age Limit:

A Candidate must attain a age of 21 years and should not exceed by 32 years as on the 1-August-2017

  • Relexation of 5 years is allowed for the SC Candidates.
  • Relexation 3 years is allowed for the OBC Candiates.

Number of Attempts:

General: 6 attemts

OBC: 9 till attempts 35 years

SC/ST: No bar till 37 Years

Other age relaxatios can be seen on UPSC officical website.

Preliminary Examination

Under the new pattern the marks obtained in English will not be counted for preparing final merit list for service selection of IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS etc Civil Service Preliminary Examination comprise two papers both will be of Objective-type.   To practice online for Indian Forest Services, you can follow itest  

Paper-I : General Studies

  1. Current Events.
  2. History of India and International Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance.
  5. Econimic and Social Development.
  6. General Science & Issues.

Duration: 2 Hours

Marks: 200

Paper-II: Aptitude Test

  1. Comprehension.
  2. Logical Reasoning & analytical reasoning.
  3. Decision-Making & problem solving.
  4. General Mental ability.
  5. Basics Numeracy.
  6. English LanguageComprehension skills.

Duration: 2 Hours Marks: 200


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