Csat 2011 details
The civil servants of India are selected by a rigorous examination process known as the UPSCCivil Services examination, consisting of mainly two phases, the preliminary examination phase,and the mains examination phase. The Union Public Service Commission conducting the civilservice examination is inspired by the pattern corporate recruiters use to select the candidates.Since a high aptitude is necessary to fare well in the job scenario, and also in order to identify thecapability within the prospective employees, so there is a new innovation in the Civil ServiceExaminations. CSAT or the Civil Service Aptitude Test will actually help in the process of choosing employees with an excellent Aptitude and the elimination of the scaling system willhelp a lot, to bring out proper evaluation.The Civil Services Examination initially comprised of an objective type prelims paper withquestions from the subject the candidate chose, and after clearing the prelims, the candidate wassupposed to sit for the mains examination, but at the present moment, the UPSC has decided todo away with the prelims, and include aptitude test instead of that, the format and the syllabus of the mains papers will not change though and will remain as it is.
Pattern of the Exam:
The CSAT will be in the lines of the Common Aptitude Test or the CAT conducted by the IIMsin India, and also some of the Global Aptitude Tests like GMAT, questions are supposed to bedivided into three sections, General Mathematics, Logic and Reasoning, and English LanguageSkills, however the General Studies portion of the Prelims may be included as it is in the aptitudetest.
Candidates aspiring to appear in the entrance exam have to hold an Under-Graduate based degreefrom any of the recognized University or Institute or its equivalent qualification. Aspiringcandidates should also be in between the age limit of 21 and 30 as on 01st of August,2011.However relaxation in both the age limit as well as minimum marks required are offeredfor reservation candidates.
Important Dates (Tentative):
Last date for submission of application form: April, 2011 Date of CSAT Exam: May, 2011
Availability of Application Forms:
Candidates can avail the application form from the different designated Post Office located allover the nation. Candidates have to fill in the application form as per the notification offered indifferent local newspapers. Apart from this, candidates can also obtain the application formthrough post.