UPSC Prelim Exam - Paper 2

Aptitude Test:
Syllabus for Aptitude Test
  • Comprehension
  • 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) 
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
Important Books for Aptitude Test (CSAT - Paper 2)
  • R. S. Aggarwal - Arithmatic
  • Pratiyogita Darpan - Sankhyatmak Abhiyogyata
  • Pratiyogita Darpan  New reasoning test
  • Pratiyogita Darpan  Aptitude Test
  • Arihant publications - Aptitude Test
  • Other books of R. S. Aggarwal on Interpersonal skills and reasoning are very useful