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  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC CSAT 2023 Question Paper 

    The Union Public Service Commission conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 and Paper 2 today, May 28, 2023. The GS Paper-I was conducted from 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Students found the GS exam to be moderate.
    In the second session, UPSC Conducted the Paper-II (CSAT) exam from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Civil Services Aptitude Test, also known as General Studies Paper-II, tests the analytical skills, reasoning ability, and aptitude of Civil Services aspirants.
    The UPSC Prelims Paper-II had 80 objective-type questions. Candidates were allotted complete 2 hours to attempt these questions. CSAT is a qualifying examination, where candidates are required to score a minimum of 33% to qualify it.
    As per the initial reactions of the candidates, the CSAT Paper-II was moderate to difficult. The reading comprehension part was lengthy.

  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC PRELIMS 2023 Questions

    The Union Public Service Commission successfully conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims Paper-I today, May 28, 2023. The General Studies (GS Paper 1) was held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 at various examination centres across the country.
    The UPSC Prelims Paper-II (CSAT) will be held today from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Meanwhile, students, teachers, and parents can check the GS Paper-1 exam analysis here. As per the initial reaction of the students, the first paper (General Studies) was moderate. Candidates also felt that the Prelims cutoff is expected to rise this year.
    The UPSC CSE Paper-I had 100 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. Candidates were given complete 2 hours to complete the GS Paper-1. Candidates must note that the General Studies Paper will be considered for the Prelims cutoff.

  • Prelims
  • 28 May, 2023
  • UPSC Prelims Cut-off 2023

    The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2023 Preliminary was held in two shifts – paper 1 (General Studies) and paper 2 (CSAT). Around 6 lakh candidates appeared for the UPSC IAS Prelims 2023 exam held on May 28 across the country. The UPSC cut-off 2023 is the minimum marks required to appear for the next stage of the selection process.

  • Miscellaneous
  • 14 May, 2023
  • List of books for UPSC recommended by Toppers'

    One should religiously stick to the previously referred standard textbooks, self-made notes, current affairs resources, etc. This not only saves precious time but also results in easier recall and knowledge reinforcement.

    To give you a head start, we have created this checklist of the best books for UPSC (IAS) Prelims and Mains preparation. Recommended by IAS toppers, these books (apart from NCERTs) will help you get clarity and a good hold on subject fundamentals.

  • Miscellaneous
  • 09 May, 2023
  • Powers of IAS and IPS officers

    The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) are two of the most

    prestigious civil services in India. These services are responsible for the administration and

    maintenance of law and order in the country. The IAS and IPS officers have been given immense

    powers and responsibilities to ensure that the country runs smoothly and that the citizens are safe

    and secure.

  • Prelims
  • 30 Apr, 2023
  • UPSC CSE Admit Card 2023 release date

    The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon be releasing the UPSC IAS 2023 Admit Card for prelims. The Commission will release the admit card on its official website- upsc.gov.in. The UPSC IAS 2023 exam for prelims is scheduled to be held on 28 May 2023.

  • 29 Apr, 2023

    UPSC Civil Services Examination is considered one of the toughest exams in India. It consists of three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Each stage requires a different approach, but it is important to have an integrated approach to ensure success.

    In this blog, we will discuss how to have an integrated approach for all three stages of the exam.

  • 29 Apr, 2023

    Becoming an IAS officer is a dream for many aspiring civil servants in India. However, only a few of them are able to make it to the top ranks of the civil service exams. What separates the IAS toppers from the other aspirants?

  • Prelims
  • 18 Apr, 2023
  • UPSC CSAT Marks Calculation

    The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the most prestigious exams in India, and cracking it requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and scoring system. The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) is a crucial component of the CSE, and it is essential for aspirants to have a clear understanding of how the marks for this paper are calculated as recommended by the UPSC CSE coaching in Kolkata (click here).

    In this blog, we will discuss the various aspects of UPSC CSAT marks calculation in detail.