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How is UPSC Preliminary Test 2011 new Pattern?

The new UPSC PT pattern comprises of two objective papers. There are new inclusions and shuffling of some areas of studies in the PT syllabus pattern.

May 11, 2011 05:34 IST
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UPSC Preliminary Test : Pattern
UPSC Preliminary Test : Pattern

The UPSC PT pattern comprises of two objective papers. It differs from the preliminary examination (PT) in its syllabus pattern. There are some inclusions of new areas of studies and some shuffling of the topics in the syllabus. The GS paper is composed with the traditional GS subjects, with a few new introductory topics. They are - Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues in Polity. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change have been added in the GS paper of the UPSC PT 2011.

The new UPSC PT CSAT syllabus comprises objective type questions that give special emphasize on the aptitude skills and decision making skills of the candidates. Another major objective of CSAT is interpreted as to measure the ethical and moral aptitude of the candidates in decision making. The two papers of the UPSC PT comprise (1) General studies paper as Paper I and (2) Aptitude Test paper as Paper II. Aptitude Test paper, i.e. Paper II, i.e. CSAT has replaced the traditional optional subjects and it concentrates on the aptitude skills of the candidates.

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