GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course For Civil Services Examination 2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam is widely regarded as the oldest competitive exam in India. Lakhs of aspirants prepare and register for the exam every year even though the success rate is less than 1%. The enormous competition requires you to put in remarkable efforts, for which you need quality training and study material.

Considering the need of UPSC aspirants, The Civils Guru has brought GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course for the batch of 2024. This premium test series comes with the finest study material prepared by brilliant professionals. Our GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course consist of comprehensive information, weekly mock tests, final tests, and model answers.

UPSC Exam Pattern

Structurally, Group A and Group B posts of government are filled by selecting the candidates who have cleared UPSC exams and the interview. UPSC prelims and UPSC mains are the two exams followed by the interview. The Civils Guru’s GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course is designed to help candidates prepare for prelims and mains exams.

UPSC Prelims Pattern and Syllabus

Being the first stage of the exam, prelims consist of objective-type questions where answers are marked on OMR sheets. The duration of the exam is 2 hours for each section. UPSC prelims cum mains test series prepares you to qualify for the next stage, which is the Mains exam.

The first section of the exam is general studies (paper 1), and the second section is the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). CSAT is also referred to as general studies – paper 2. Both the sections carry 200 marks each. Syllabus of the test as follows:

General Studies Paper 1

  • Current affairs
  • Indian History and National Movement
  • Indian and world geography
  • Polity and Governance
  • Economic and social development
  • Environmental ecology, biodiversity, etc.
  • General science, Science and Technology

CSAT/ General Studies Paper 2

  • Comprehension
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical ability and logical reasoning
  • Problem-solving and decision making
  • Basic numeracy and data interpretation

The Civil Guru’s GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course touches on all the topics mentioned above. 

UPSC Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC mains in the second stage which is divided into part A and Part B. Candidate has to choose one Indian language compulsorily for part A. Whereas part B comprises of English language, General Studies, and optional subject. The Civils Guru GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course also covers the General Studies part of the UPSC mains exam.

48 optional subjects are available for part B of the UPSC mains exam. Part B is further subdivided into 8 papers. Paper 1 is an essay; paper 2 to 5 is concerned with general studies. Paper 6 and 9 is about the optional subject. The time duration for all 9 papers of the UPSC mains exam is 3 hours each. The exam follows a typical question-answer format where the answers need to be descriptive.

The Civils Guru GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course you for the general studies of both prelims and mains exam.


  • Test series covers entire topics of Prelims and General studies of mains exam
  • We also provide model answers after every exam session
  • Weekly mock tests are conducted based on the exact pattern of UPSC
  • Doubt clearing sessions are conducted as per the student’s need

Why Choose Us

The Civil Guru’s GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course is a comprehensive package for the UPSC exam preparation. Our most experienced professors prepared the test series who have years of experience in mentoring the aspirants. The Civil Gurus has the brightest professors who also help students regarding the choice of study material that needs to be referred.

Our GS + CSAT Prelims Cum Mains Course prepare you for every element of the Civil Services Exam. Get in touch with us to know more about our excellent program.

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