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# UPSC CSAT Previous Year Question Papers with Exam Analysis

The Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), is a highly competitive preliminary exam for candidates aspiring to join India’s civil services. The UPSC 2204 prelims exam comprises two papers: General Studies (GS) and CSAT.

A crucial strategy for preparation is studying CSAT Previous Year Papers. This article offers a comprehensive guide on how to effectively utilize these past papers to excel in the exam and achieve success.

## UPSC CSAT Previous Year Paper- 2023

The 2023 CSAT exam was conducted on 28 May 2023. Aspirants who are preparing for the 2024 UPSC CSAT exam can check CSAT PYQ topic-wise below:-

 UPSC 2023 CSAT Topic-wise Question Number of Questions Reasoning Ability 14 Reading Comprehension 27 Basic Numeracy/Maths/Data Sufficiency 39 Total 80

## UPSC CSAT Previous Year Paper- 2022

The UPSC 2022 CSAT exam was conducted on the 5th of June, 2022. The 2022 CSAT previous question paper PDF is one such paper that candidates can access and download from the below link.

Solving the CSAT previous year papers topic-wise can give candidates a better understanding of the exam pattern, difficulty level, and types of questions that can be expected in the upcoming exams. Aspirants who are preparing for the upcoming UPSC CSAT exam can check the CSAT previous year paper below:-

## UPSC CSAT Previous Year Paper- 2021

The 2021 CSAT question paper is one such paper that candidates can access and download from the below link. Solving the CSAT previous year papers can give candidates a better understanding of the CSAT exam pattern, difficulty level, and types of questions that can be expected in the upcoming exams.

Below you can also check the number of questions asked from various topics.

 UPSC 2021 CSAT Topic-wise Question Number of Question Number System 9 Data Sufficiency 6 Profit, Loss, and Discount 1 Average 4 Algebra 5 Percentage 1 Ratio 2 Time, Speed and Distance 1 Time and Work 1 Data Interpretation 2 Selection / Combination 2 Geometry / Mensuration 2 Directions 2 Statement/ Conclusion 3 Series 3 Ranking – DS 2 Row arrangement 1 Single/Two Question RCs (Critical Reasoning Based) 27 Clocks and Calendar 4 Logical Puzzles 2 Total 80

## UPSC CSAT Previous Year Paper- 2020

Aspiring candidates who wish to prepare for the UPSC CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) exam often seek the previous year papers to get a better understanding of the exam pattern, types of questions asked, and difficulty level can download CSAT pyq topic-wise pdf 2020 from below link.

 UPSC 2022 CSAT Topic-wise Question Number of questions Data Sufficiency 5 Profit Loss Discount 3 Algebra 7 Average 4 Number System 15 Percentage 1 Ratio 1 Mixtures 1 Time and Work 1 Time Speed Distance 2 Data Interpretation 1 Statement Conclusion 2 Directions 1 Geometry 2 Blood Relations 1 Sequence 2 Analogy 1 Row arrangement 1 Word formation 1 Single/Two Question RCs (Critical Reasoning Based) 25 Calendar 1 Logical puzzle 2 Total 80

## UPSC CSAT Previous Year Paper

CSAT question paper is available for download from a given link and can help candidates practice and improve their performance in the CSAT exam.

## Topic-Wise Analysis, CSAT PYQ 2011-2020

Preparing for the UPSC CSAT exam requires thorough and strategic preparation, which includes solving CSAT previous year’s question papers. An analysis of the previous year’s question papers from 2011 to 2020, topic-wise, can help aspirants identify important areas of focus for their preparation.

Such an analysis can highlight topics that are frequently covered in the CSAT exam and those that require more attention. By understanding the weightage of each topic and the level of difficulty, aspirants can create a more targeted and effective study plan.

 Year\Topics Math & Basic numeracy Logical & Analytical reasoning Data Interpretation Decision making Reading comprehension 2011 11 17 5 8 39 2012 3 28 0 9 40 2013 11 21 9 6 33 2014 20 23 6 0 31 2015 30 18 2 0 30 2016 31 21 0 0 28 2017 28 22 0 0 30 2018 18 22 14 0 26 2019 32 18 0 0 30 2020 42 12 0 0 26

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## FAQs

### Is UPSC CSAT tough?

In 2023, CSAT question paper was extremely difficult. Students from Science and IIT backgrounds also found the exam tough and could not clear the exam.

### What is the CSAT paper in prelims?

The CSAT evaluates your aptitude, reasoning, and comprehension skills.

### What is the CSAT exam for UPSC?

The full form of CSAT is the Civil Services Aptitude Test. It was introduced in the year 2011 as a part of the UPSC Civil Services Exam (Preliminary) to test the analytical skills, reasoning ability and aptitude of IAS aspirants. In this comprehensive guide to the CSAT exam, we have covered the following topics: CSAT