Current Event of National & International importance.
History of India & Indian National Movement.
Indian & World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian Polity & Governance- Constitution & Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic & Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity & Climate. Change- that do not require subject specialization.
Interpersonal Skills including communication skills
Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability
Decision Making & Problem Solving
General Mental Ability
Basic Numeracy (numbers & their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)(Class X Level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc- Class X level)
Note 1: The CSAT paper is qualifying in nature, a candidate needs to score just 33% of the marks in this paper to qualify. Note 2: It is mandatory for the candidates to write both the papers of the Prelims Stage. In case a candidate does not attempt both the papers will be disqualified.