The Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Aptitude Test (UPSC CSAT) 2022 is a part of the preliminary exam of the Civil Services Examination (CSE). The CSAT Exam is designed to judge the analytical ability, reasoning skills and aptitude of the candidates. More importantly, it is only a qualifying paper meaning that candidates only have to clear the 33% cutoff to clear the CSAT exam. No rank list is prepared for this paper. So, all those candidates who clear the required cutoff move to the next stage.
The official notification for the Exam was released on 2nd February 2022 by the Union Public Service Commission which provides all the necessary details about the exam. The UPSC CSAT Exam is a great career opportunity for Engineering, Medical Science, and Law students and for students holding a bachelor’s degree. Candidates who qualify for the Preliminary Examination move forward to the Mains Examination. Thereafter, candidates who ultimately qualify for the Mains Examination along with the Personal Interview stage are selected for the Civil Service Posts all over India.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The results for the UPSC CSAT Preliminary Examination have been released on 22nd June, 2022. Candidates can visit the official website to access the same.
The result of the UPSC CSAT will have the names of the candidates who have cleared the preliminary exam.
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If a candidate’s name is not on the list, they cannot ask for recalculation. There is no option for recalculation.
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In the UPSC CSAT exam, there are two papers.
Paper-II is a qualifying exam. To clear this exam, every candidate must score 33%. That is equal to 66 marks.
General Sciences Paper I is the one with cut-off marks. Every year, cut-off marks are different. For UPSC CSAT, the commission will declare the cut-off marks after UPSC Mains. Candidates will not get the list just after the result of the UPSC CSAT exams,.
For different categories, cut-off marks are different.
|Category||Cut-off marks for 2018||Cut-off marks for 2019||(Expected)Cut-off marks 2020|
Few factors decide the cut-off marks every year. Some of those factors are-
The commission declares the cut-off marks for UPSC CSAT itself. They declare these cut-off marks after announcing the result of UPSC CSAT, mains, and interviews. Candidates can check this list on the UPSC official website.
Candidates can compare different cut-off lists from different years. This way they can have an idea of the range of expected cut-off marks. Candidates must check the cut-off marks of their category. Each category has different cut-off marks.
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Ans. CSAT prelims exam for 2022 will be scheduled on 5th June 2022. The first shift of CSAT prelim exam started at 9:30 am and finished at 11:30 am, followed by second shift that started at 2:30 pm and finished at 4:30 pm. Paper I and II both are of 200 marks each to be attempted in 2 hours with paper I with 100 questions and paper II with 80 questions. CSAT mains exam will follow CSAT prelims exam, the exam date of CSAT mains is on 16th September 2022. The result of CSAT will be announced after 4 weeks of exam date. Hence the result of CSAT will be on somewhere in last week of October 2022.
Ans. UPSC conducts CSAT exams in three stages, CSAT prelim exam, CSAT mains exam and personal interview. CSAT preliminary exam has two papers namely General Studies I and General Studies II.
GS paper I has 100 questions whereas GS paper II has 80 questions. Both papers are of 200 marks each. The CSAT prelim exam 2022 took place on 5th June 2022. In order to qualify in paper I candidate need to score at least 33% marks. There is cutoff marks in order to qualify in Paper II . The cutoff marks depends upon number of candidates appearing in CSAT prelims exam on that year, number of vacancies, how tough papers were in the exam, evaluation standards and previous cutoff marks. In year 2020 cut off score of UPSC is as listed below
Prelims – 92.51 out of 200 (46.25%)
Mains – 736 out of 1750 (42.05%)
Interview – 944 out of 2025 (46.61%)
UPSC Prelims 2021 was conducted on 10th October 2021, UPSC Cut Off 2021 was released on 30th May 2022.
Ans. UPSC conducts CSAT exams to recruit eligible candidates for the post of IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS and other civil services position. The competitive exam takes place in three stages, CSAT prelim exam, CSAT mains exam and personal interview. Candidates after appearing for CSAT preliminary exam will be eager to know what is cut off marks. The candidates who secures cut off marks in preliminary exam are only those eligible to appear in UPSC mains exam papers. The cut off marks for CSAT preliminary exam are published by UPSC on their official website. Based on how candidate has performed in the CSAT prelims exam, Candidates need to assess their score and if they feel they could secure more than the cut off marks they can start preparing for CSAT Mains exam.
Ans. Civil Services Aptitude Test preliminary exam contains two papers, first one is known as General Studies I where as another one is General Study II. Both exams are of objective type offline exam and exam time is two hours, each paper is of 200 marks. Candidates in order to qualify score 33% marks whereas there is negative marking of 1/3 of total marks for question for each incorrect answer.
The prelims exam 2022 took place on 5th June 2022, both papers were taken on same day , first one was from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and second paper was on 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The result declared for this prelims exam from UPSC is final and there is no option or UPSC do not consider request for rechecking of papers or recount of marks. Candidates have to appear exam next year.
Ans. CSAT prelims exam cut off marks depends upon various factors such as
The cutoff marks differs for each of the candidate’s category as per the list below
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