Format of CSAT Test

CSAT has two papers. Paper 1 is for General Studies, and Paper 2 is for General Ability Test.

Details Of CSAT Paper I:

CSAT Paper I is to test the General Studies of the students. This paper has 200 marks, duration of the exam is 2 hours and there are 100 questions in the paper.

1.    Current Affairs: Events of national and international importance

2.    History of India and Indian National Movement

3.    Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.

4.    Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

5.    Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

6.    General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (no subject specialization required)

7.    General Science


Details Of CSAT Paper II:

CSAT Paper II is General Ability Test. This segment has 200 marks, duration of the exam is 2 hours and there are 80 questions in the paper.

1.    Comprehension

2.    Interpersonal skills including communication skills

3.    Logical reasoning and analytical ability

4.    Decision-making and problem-solving

5.    General mental ability

6.    Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. - Class X level)

7.    English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

8.    Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (The aptitude will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)


Marking Scheme Of The Paper:

In that paper there are 80 questions that have dedicated 200 marks, which means each question is of 2.5 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.83 marks or 33%. However, the Decision Making Section doesn't have any negative marking. For more information about the exam pattern, you can call our faculties and ask for their help.