UPSC Proposes Removal Of Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)

CSAT exam consists of 7 papers like any Indian language, English, General Studies, Personality Test etc. The exam further tests the candidate's comprehension, communication, and decision-making skills.

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Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) was a mandatory test for people appearing for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams. UPSC exams consist of 3 parts i.e. Preliminary, Main and Interview. In order to qualify for the Main Written exam of UPSC, students have to first qualify Preliminary CSAT Written Exam.

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CSAT exam consists of 7 papers like any Indian language, English, General Studies, Personality Test etc. The exam further tests the candidate's comprehension, communication, and decision-making skills. According to a recent move proposed by the UPSC Council, CSAT exams won't be mandatory from the curriculum year 2019-2020.   

Notably, in 2015, due to a mass protest, CSAT was made as a 'qualifying test' and candidates appearing for the exams had to score a minimum of 33 per cent. The new move has come as a relief for UPSC aspirants. 

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