[Download PDF] UPSC CSE IAS Prelims 2023 CSAT Question Paper

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Dear Friends,

After the 2nd Session of Prelims is over, UPSC CSE IAS Prelims 2023 CSAT question paper is out, and we are uploading the PDF of the same. You can download the PDF from the following link:

UPSC CSE IAS PRELIMS 2023 CSAT Question PAPER PDF

The question paper of GS Paper 1 of UPSC Prelims 2023 was already released. You can download the same from this Page.

About Prelims CSAT Paper 

The CSAT paper is of 200 marks with 80 questions. It is a qualifying paper; candidates need to score a minimum of 33% or 66.66 marks out of 200 to qualify for the mains. The questions in the CSAT paper are aimed at testing the candidates’ skills in comprehension, interpersonal skills, logical reasoning, analytical ability, decision-making, problem-solving, basic numeracy, data interpretation, etc.

Remember that the Prelims is a screening test, and the marks obtained in this stage are not counted for determining the final order of merit. Only those who qualify in the Prelims are eligible to appear for the Main examination.

year GS Paper CSAT Paper
2015Paper I Paper II 
2016Paper I Paper II
2017Paper I  PaperII 
2018PaperI PaperII  
2019Paper I    Paper II 
2020Paper I  Paper II  
2021Paper I Paper II
2022Paper I Paper II
2023Paper I Paper II

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