Why is CSAT More Important in IAS Prelims?

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As we know, IAS examinations are prestigious but difficult, and CSAT may cause issues and may even throw planning off. Why can it happen? CSAT is a Civil Services Aptitude Test that students have to crack with a minimum of 33% marks. It means getting 66 out of 200. Students must know that both General Studies Paper-II and CSAT are the same.

Students get 80 questions in total, and they get 2 hours to attempt these questions. Every question has a 2.5 mark assigned to it.

Why Do Students Need to Be Wary of CSAT?

It might appear for students to take the CSAT exam lightly. The first reason is that they may believe that since they need to obtain only 33% marks, they need to focus less on it and more on General Studies Paper-I. Secondly, the marks will not get counted in their merit. Therefore, this paper doesn’t need too much focus. However, this approach brings about their downfall.

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