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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Prelims
  • 27 Mar, 2023
  • What Is the Civil Service Exam ?

    The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a national-level competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. The examination is conducted annually in three stages - Preliminary, Mains, and Interview - to select candidates for various administrative services of the Indian government. According to APTI PLUS, the best civil services exam coaching in Kolkata (click here), the CSE is considered one of the most prestigious and toughest examinations in India, attracting lakhs of aspirants every year.

  • Prelims
  • 17 Mar, 2023

    PAN is an abbreviation of Permanent Account Number. The Income Tax Department of India assigns an alphanumeric, 10-digit unique number to each taxpayer. Each PAN number is unique and different for each individual.

    The PAN number keeps track of a person’s financial activities and is required for all forms of payment

    A PAN card appears to be a physical plastic card with one’s PAN number, name, DOB, and a photograph printed on it.

    The PAN number is valid for life because it is unaffected by changes in address or job profile and can thus be used as proof of identity.

  • Prelims
  • 16 Mar, 2023

    The National Informatics Centre (NIC) is an Indian government department under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The NIC provides infrastructure, IT Consultancy, IT Services including but not limited to architecting, design, development and implementation of IT Systems to Central Government Departments and State Governments thus enabling delivery of government services to Citizens and pioneering the initiatives of Digital India.


  • Prelims
  • 10 Mar, 2023

    India has approximately 66% of the forest cover worldwide and is ranked among the top 10 countries globally. The country has many jungles and wildlife sanctuaries.

    Different types of forests in India are Tropical Evergreen Forests, Deciduous or Rain Forests, Dry Deciduous Forests, Mountain Forests, Tidal or, Mangrove Forests, Semi-Desert and Desert vegetation, etc. The biggest percentage of Dry thorn and tropical deciduous forests are found in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, etc. 

    Jim Corbett national park, Kanha, Gir, Bandipur, Nagarhole, Namdapha, Wayanad wildlife sanctuary etc., are the most famous forests in India.