IN-DEPTH CIVIL SERVICES APTITUDE TEST (CSAT) COACHING
Rau’s IAS CSAT Foundation course 2024 is taught by an exceptionally gifted team of teachers who specialise in IAS coaching. The course offers foundation classes of 100+ hours, regular topic tests during the teaching modules and Rau’s IAS CSAT test series 2024 after completion of the course.
ON-CAMPUS (OFFLINE) BATCHES
Comprehensive coverage of entire CSAT syllabus in timebound manner.
Small Offline Batches for individual attention
Mentorship and Unlimited Doubt Solving
Percentage class by Swaminathan
Introduction to Quantitative Aptitude
Introduction to Reading comprehension
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Our UPSC CSAT Course 2024 is designed to help you ace the CSAT paper without any doubt. With our unique teaching methodologies, you’ll develop confidence to tackle all questions in the UPSC CSAT paper.
Civil Services Aptitude Test, CSAT is one of the two compulsory papers of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination. This is also known as GS Paper-II of UPSC Prelims exam. It was introduced in the year 2011 to test the administrative aptitude of candidates – analytical skills, logical reasoning, comprehension, general mental ability and basic numeracy.
It must be noted that CSAT is a qualifying paper, i.e., you must get the minimum qualifying marks (of 33%) to be eligible to get shortlisted for UPSC Mains Exam.
The latest CSAT paper pattern for UPSC is:
It must be noted that the UPSC CSAT paper is qualifying in nature, i.e., you will not be able to clear UPSC Prelims, if you do not get the minimum qualifying marks in CSAT (GS Paper 2), however high you may score in GS Paper 1.
Yes, CSAT is a Qualifying Paper, i.e., marks secured in the UPSC CSAT paper will not be considered towards the marks making the cut-off for the UPSC Mains exam. In other words, marks secured in this UPSC CSAT paper will not determine the selection of the candidate for UPSC Mains Exam. The cut-off for IAS Mains exam, therefore, is purely determined by the marks secured in Prelims GS Paper I. Minimum qualifying marks for CSAT are fixed at 33%. CSAT Paper is of 200 marks. That means a minimum of 66 Marks are to be secured in this Paper for eligibility for consideration in the cut-off list for the IAS Mains exam.
For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one‐third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question is deducted as a penalty.
CSAT Paper includes questions on comprehension, 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. of class X level) and data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. of Class X level).
33% of the total 200 marks or 66+ marks.
Course durations can vary depending on the type of program and the specific needs of the students. In the regular batch, the duration is 2.5 months, and for the weekend batch, it is 6 months.