Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
With the introduction of the CSAT, the UPSC now intends to choose Civil Servants who not only have the knowledge but also the aptitude for reasoning and analytical brain. The UPSC has made the CSAT of only qualifying nature and one needs to only get 33%.
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision-making and problem solving
- 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)
The Paper II provides huge avenue for scoring high marks, so make full throttled preparation as this could be the deciding factor for qualifying the Prelims exam.