ISBN 9789381069356,UPSC CSAT Paper II: Civil Services Aptitude test

UPSC CSAT Paper II: Civil Services Aptitude test

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Made Easy Publications - New Delhi

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789381069356

ISBN-10 9381069352


Number of Pages 472 Pages
Language (English)


The exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the Civil Service Examination (CSE) is a competitive exam that is conducted nationwide in India for recruitment in such areas of interest as the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Revenue Service etc. As part of a rigorous examination process, there is first a Preliminary examination, a Main examination and then a Personality Test. The Civil Service Exam is considered to be one of the most difficult of all the competitive examinations in the world.

Divided into five sections, the book takes into account General Mental Ability, Basic Numeracy, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Decision Making and Problem Solving, and Data Interpretation. All the chapters in the book are supplemented with a Theoretical aspect, Practice Exercises and Solved Examples. The solved exercises and practice exercises come with complete detailed solutions. Few of the chapters in the General Mental Ability section are, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Average, Clocks and Calendar, Probability, Progression, and Geometry. The Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability section consists of topics like Coding & Decoding, Logical Venn Diagram, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Test, and Analytical Reasoning.

Graphs, Pie-charts, Tables, Data Sufficiency and Bar Diagrams are the topics covered under Data Interpretation. The final Chapter is Decision Making and Problem Solving. The book CSAT-UPSC: Theory and Problems with Explanations Civil Services Aptitude Test (Paper-2) covers all possible questions that can be expected in CSAT. Various shortcuts, techniques and tricks of solving questions are discussed in the book. The author has also illustrated various aspect of Vedic Maths in the book so that students get comprehensive knowledge of the subject.

The book is written in a lucid manner and caters to students from all academic backgrounds.
Table of contents : -
Section A Basic Numeracy

1. Number System

Section B General Mental Ability

1. Average
2. Ratio & Proportion
3. Percentage
4. Profit & Loss
5. Simple Interest & Compound Interest
6. Time & Work
7. Time, Speed & Distance
8. Clocks and Calendar
9. Surds, Indices & Logarithms
10. Progression
11. Permutations & Combinations
12. Probability
13. Geometry

Section C Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

1. Blood Relations
2.Coding & Decoding
3. Cubes and Dices
4. Direction Sense Test
5. Miscellaneous Puzzles
6. Logical Venn Diagram
7. Analytical Reasoning
8. Logic

Section D Data Interpretation

1. Graphs
2. Tables
3. Bar Diagrams
4. Pie-charts
5. Data Sufficiency

Section E Decision Making and Problem Solving

1. Problem Solving
2. Decision Making