CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test is an obligatory segment of Civil Services Examination. The CSAT exam is considered as the screening test of Civil Services Main examination. These exams are conducted by Union Public Service Commission of India every year. It is also known as Civil Services Preliminary Examination.


When is it conducted?

The exam is generally conducted in the month of September. You can get the notification regarding the exam in April or May. The last date for receiving the application form is last week of June. The result is usually out in the month of October.


Who can apply for this exam?   

The commission has some strict rules about the eligibility of the candidates who can appear in the examination. You need to be aware of these rules so that you can prepare yourself for the same. The candidate must be an Indian Citizen for the post of IAS and IPS. The age limit is between 21 years to 30 years.

For other civil services, the candidates can be:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1 1962 with the intention of permanently residing in India.

A person who is of Indian origin and now migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia with the intention of permanently settling in this nation.


What Are The Educational Qualifications?

A degree from any University that is incorporated by the Act of the Central Or State Legislature in India.