Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2012 Syllabus for General Studies & CAST Question Paper

By | May 19, 2012

Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2012 (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination. Civil Services Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2012 shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each. Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Paper I – General Studies (200 marks)

General Studies Paper consist of 100 multiple choice questions- each question carry 2 marks.  Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2012 Paper – I consists of 100 questions based on General Studies. (Total Marks: 200)

Duration: Two hours

Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2012 Paper 1 Syllabus (General Studies)

Current events of national and international importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography ofIndia 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- Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) – 200 marks

Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) Question Paper consist of 80 multiple choice questions- each question carry 2.5 marks. CSAT 2012 Paper –II consists of 80 questions based on Maths, Aptitude, English & Reasoning. (Total Marks: 200)

Duration: Two hours

Civil Services Aptitude Test 2012 Syllabus| Civils Paper 2 CSAT 2012 Syllabus


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, datasufficiency etc. – Class X level)

English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

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