How much time can one should devote for Preparing CSAT Portion for UPSC Prelims.

One-month rigorous preparation is enough for Preparing CSAT portion for crash course for upsc prelims 2022. But I am not talking about 1month single devotion of CSAT, rather it could be simultaneous. What is needed is discipline and punctuality. So let me explain what should be the strategy:

So, the best way for preparing the CSAT is analyse the previous year question papers first then decide what strategy should be followed.

Get a comprehensive CSAT manual like the one published by Tata McGraw Hill or Join any Prelims Crash Course. (Some coaching’s like EDEN IAS provide CSAT crash courses of 30 days, you can also join them.)

If you are not so weak in the CSAT but still getting less marks in mock tests then at least practice CSAT every Sunday and solve some questions from the numerous mock question papers found in the book.

Candidates who are struggling with the CSAT paper should practice at least 1 hour daily. This can be reduced to weekly 3-4 hours or 1 mock paper For per week depending on your requirement.

If you consider yourself extremely weak in CSAT you must take a Test Series and should take classes with any reputed coaching institute. In any case, taking up a test series helps as it not only keeps one on its toes, it also keeps one familiar with the CSAT pattern and topics.

Lastly, in qualifying papers like CSAT you should try to maximize your strengths rather than your weaknesses. The overall aim should be to get basic familiarity with any area you are not comfortable with so that you do not miss out on easy questions.

There is no point in spending excessive time for a paper that is only qualifying in nature so keep in mind the amount of time you are going to devote to CSAT And Find Near By Best UPSC Coaching in Delhi

Section-wise Basic strategy:


Best way for speeding up your comprehension skill is reading the editorials, articles, columns etc. with more attention. Do not be in a hurry to finish them – take time to understand the comprehension summary.

Work upon your vocab by reading newspapers like The Hindu and The Indian Express.

Logical reasoning and analytical ability:

First thing finds out that which part of reasoning is asked in CSAT paper then you need to do practice and practice for preparing this part. The more patterns and types you will practice, the easier it will get in the exam hall.

Basic Numeracy:

This section does not carry a lot of weightages (7-10% questions). For this section, aspirants can take any standard book and then they can practice from this book.

What is the best material available online for ‘Ethics Integrity and Aptitude’ for IAS?

Ethics is a moral philosophy or philosophical treatise which studies human behaviour and tries to determine whether an act performed is morally right or wrong. In nutshell, Ethics is a set of moral principles by which people conduct themselves-personally, socially and professionally.


Determinants of Ethics are the sources from which an ethical standard arises. In fact, these are factors in human behaviour that determine whether an act is good or bad. There are multiple determinants of ethics viz. Religion, Laws, Societal rules, Individual values and preferences, Knowledge and Time etc.

However, on broader note, there are three such determinants of ethics, namely the object, the end, and the circumstances

Nature of Action/ the Object: Ethicality depends upon the fundamental nature of action itself. Object means what the free will chooses to do in thought, word, or deed or chooses not to do.

For instance, a murder is an unethical act in itself and it cannot be justified by any intention or under any circumstances. On the other hand, acts like polluting the environment are unethical but it can be justified if it’s within ecological limits and used for good purpose like rural electrification.

The End/ Intent/ Motive of Action: Intention behind an action must be ethical and only then; the action can be possible ethical. If intention is wrong, no action can be ethical even if the action is good in itself. The end is meant the purpose for which the act is willed, the end is the intent, the motive or the reason why an action is performed.

For instance, charity done for vested interests by unscrupulous NGOs is unethical even if its charity. On the other hand, breaking a traffic rule can be ethical if a policeman does it to catch a criminal.

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