Name of Entrance Exam


Category of Exam

National Level Exam

About Exam

UPSC has come out with a Notification towards changing the pattern for the civil services entrance exams. The Union Public Service Commission on Monday announced a new syllabus for the preliminary exam, replacing the optional subject with an aptitude test.

The new syllabus, applicable for the 2011 exams, will have two papers. The first will be general studies, which includes current events, Indian history, geography, polity, economic and social development, general issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change - not requiring subject specialisation - and general science.

The second paper, which will be the aptitude test, will include aptitude skills including comprehension, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning, decision making and problem solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension skills of class 10th level


Exam pattern and syllabus

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration

• 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  : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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