Get UPSC PRELIMS APTITUDE TEST PAPER 2 SYLLABUS & TOPICS 2017 details. The Preliminary exam for the UPSC Civil Services examination for 2017 will be held on 18th June 2017[sunday]. We had already provided UPSC Prelims Notification 2017. Also Read the UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern & Prelims exam structure for 2017 exam. Students who are preparing for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 must know about the UPSC PRELIMS APTITUDE TEST PAPER 2 SYLLABUS & PRELIMS GENERAL STUDIES TOPICS 2017. There are 2 papers in Prelims exam – General Studies and Aptitude or CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test). General studies is the prelims paper 1 and UPSC Aptitude Test is the Paper 2. Also Read UPSC PRELIMS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 1 SYLLABUS & TOPICS 2017

CIVIL SERVICES Prelims Aptitude Test Paper 2 syllabus (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problemsolving
  • 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).

Points to be remember before appearing UPSC Prelims exam paper:

Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of prelims Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.Prelims paper 2 (Aptitude test) is of qualifying nature, but candidate must score at least 33% marks in this paper. However, marks of this paper are not counted for writing the Mains examination..The questions in the UPSC Prelims exams are objective type also called as multiple choice questions.There is “Negative Marking” in the Prelims exam. There is a penalty of 33% marks or 0.83 marks for every wrong answer. Though decision making and problem solving section doesn’t have negative marking.Since 2013, it’s for the first time the Indian Forest Service (IFS) aspirants are combined with the Civil Services candidates to take the Preliminary examination. The aspirants who may clear the Preliminary exam have to separately write the Mains exams for Indian Forest Service.Two hours (120 minutes) duration for Aptitude paper (prelims paper 2). Blind candidates are allowed extra time of twenty minutes for each paper.There are 80 questions in prelims paper 2 and total 200 marks for Aptitudepaper (prelims paper 2)so one question is of 2.5 marks.It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) examination for the purpose of evaluation.

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