CSAT, as the name suggests, is a test of appropriate attitude of the candidate towards Civil Services Examination. It is worth noticing that Civil Servants hardly need those subjects in their office through which they have been appearing in preliminary examination till 2010 like History, Political Science, Philosophy, Geography, Sociology etc. Despite having good understanding of these subjects, candidates were found lacking expected fundamental abilities for Civil services many times like logic, calculating ability, ability of effective communication through language, ability of understanding data and making decisions on their basis etc. Such candidates remain a burden only on Administration as well as country even after becoming an IAS & IPS officer due to lack of administrative abilities. Therefore, CSAT will be a medium of testing those abilities which must be present in an Administrative Officer.
Segments of CSAT
- Decision Making & Problem Solving
- Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
- Interpersonal Skills and Communication Skills
- English Comprehension
- General Mental Ability
- Numeric Skills