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Aptitude Buster’s exclusive CSAT Module prepares you on all the sections, viz., Basic Numeracy, Reasoning and Comprehension most effectively. If you watch some of our videos on CSAT (Scroll down) , you will know that our CSAT module will make you acquire the necessary skill sets to crack CSAT

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We will make you crack UPSC CSAT!

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    Aptitude Buster’s Online CSAT course will make you to
  • 1.Learn the technique of elimination. Once you understand the knack of eliminating 2 choices, you can increase the probability of arriving at the right choice by 50%
  • 2. Understand the logic of approaching CSAT Comprehension and answering them accurately and confidently
  • 3.Become “CSAT – Confident”. Learn to stay away from ‘dead trap questions’. There is no need to answer all 80 questions: meaning you can omit close to 20 questions, provided you are confident enough that you have solved close to 60 questions accurately
  • 4.Learn to solve quantitative aptitude using logical approach instead of formula-based approach. This is how you can save time considerably!
  • 5.Identify and avoid ‘dead trap questions’: questions that suck more than 4 minutes time and eventually force you to commit more careless mistakes by adding more stress!
  • 6.Identify and avoid most popular wrong choices.

Points to remember

  • Resorting to usual mathematical way of solving a question consumes a lot of time and reportedly this has been the primary reason for many who failed in CSAT 2022.
  • Ignoring practice on CSAT model comprehension questions has proved fatal again and again. RC questions of other competitive exams is strikingly different from CSAT Comprehension questions

Strategies to crack CSAT

  • Round 1:Identify and answer easy questions first. Select questions for Round 2 & Round 3.
  • Round 2: Attempt the ones when you have understood the logic / concept on which the
  • Round 3: You must solve a question with 100% accuracy approximately within 3 minutes. Overshooting or spending more than 3 minutes is another major reason for failure in CSAT.

Aim to solve at least 60 questions.

AVOID questions for which you have failed to understand the complete meaning. Practice CSAT model Comprehension. There is a significant difference between RC in other competitive exams and CSAT comp

Stay alert. (Average time is 1.5 minutes: 80 questions in 120 minutes) Spending more than 2 minutes on a question is highly risky

Topic wise analysis of UPSC- CSAT Question Paper

Topic Number of Questions
2022 2021 2020 2019
Numbers 7 8 14 10
Averages 1 3 6 3
Percentages 3 2 1 5
Profit and Loss 1 1 3 1
Ratios and Proportion 2 4 3 1
Time and Work 1 1 2 -
Time Speed and Distance 1 1 - 1
Clocks 3 1 - 1
Calendar 1 3 1 3
Permutations and combinations 7 4 3 2
Probability 5 2 1 -
Data Interpretation - - - -
Crept Arithmetic - 5 3 2
Puzzles 1 1 - 3
Syllogisms 2 3 2 1
Direction sense 1 2 1 2
Data sufficiency 6 3 5 2
Number series 3 2 3 2
Non verbal reasoning 1 - - -
Blood relation 1 - 1 1
Others 1 1 3 8
Reading Comprehension 28 28 25 31
Miscellaneous 4 4 2 2
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CSAT Syllabus – GS Paper II – UPSC Prelims 2021


Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Decision-making and problem solving

General mental ability

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.

English Language Comprehension skills

CSAT Exam Pattern

CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test was introduced in 2011. It is the second paper in the UPSC Prelims. Officially, it is known as General Studies Paper-II.

The CSAT exam pattern for UPSC 2021

  • Number of questions: 80 Objective-Type (MCQ) questions
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Negative Marking: Applicable (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
  • Language of CSAT exam paper: English/Hindi
  • CSAT qualifying marks: 66 marks (33% qualifying criteria)

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