UPSC CSAT Previous Year Question Paper with Answer Key

CSAT became a part of the UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2011, marking a significant change from the earlier Preliminary examination format, which consisted of a single paper focusing on General Studies knowledge.

In 2015, CSAT transitioned to being a qualifying paper, where candidates needed to secure a minimum of 33% or 66 marks out of the allotted 200 to clear the Civil Services Preliminary Examination.