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    Let me know about the changes of UPSC prelims exam?

    Let me know about the changes of UPSC prelims exam?
    thank u

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    Re: Let me know about the changes of UPSC prelims exam?

    hi aspirant,

    greetings,upsc has changed the preliminary examination pattern from last year(2011).as per the present syllabus optionals are removed in preliminary stage.
    so now you have to appear for two papers.the syllabus is as the following:

    Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    Current events of national and international importance
    History of India and Indian National Movement
    Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
    Indian Polity and Governance Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
    General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization
    General Science.

    Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    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.) (Class X level)
    Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)
    English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

    Note -
    Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
    The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.


    currently there is no change in the mains pattern.all the best.

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    Re: Let me know about the changes of UPSC prelims exam?

    changes in preliminary exam:
    previously (till 2010) candidates have to choose an optional subject for preliminary exam. now the scheme is modified. No optional subject needs to be chosen. Instead, a compulsory paper called CSAT( civil service aptitude) has been added. This is done so as to bring all candidates on par. In the earlier method, candidates' marks depends on the option they choose and difficulty level of that particular option's question paper.So UPSc has to adopt a scaling system to treat candidates from different options equally. TO do away with such a practice and in order to test the decision making, problem solving and language skills which have become very essential in the current situation this new CSAT pattern is introduced.
    earlier option subject had 150 questions
    in CSAT 80 questions- 200 marks- questions on quantitative aptitude, reasoning&logical, data interpretation, ENglish language comprehension etc are asked
    Paper 1:
    as far as general studies is concerned, the syllabus for earlier paper and the current pattern is the same, only number of questions reduced in the new pattern to 100 ( earlier 150 questions). THe questions in GS have become more analytical, current oriented.

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