To judge the aptitude, intellect and suitability of the candidates aspiring to join the coveted Civil Services, the UPSC (Union public Service Commission) has introduced the topics designed to evaluate the candidates on these counts in the CSAT Paper 2. Cracking the CSAT Paper 2, fourth edition has been designed with a whole new and polished approach after intensive analysis of the previous years’ examination pattern (2011-13). The contents of this best-selling book have been re-strategized to equip the aspirants for the exam effectively and exhaustively.
This book has been divided into 8 Sections - Comprehension, Basic Numeracy, General Mental Ability, Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, Decision Making & Problem solving, Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills, Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability and English Language Comprehension, with complete coverage of study material as per the prescribed syllabus and pattern by the UPSC. Solved Papers of UPSC (Pre) CSAT Paper 2 (2011-13) have been given in the beginning to give the aspirants an insight into the examination pattern and the level of questions asked in previous year's exam. A Master Strategy with previous year's Trend Analysis has been given to give a right direction to the preparation for CSAT Paper 2, 2014. The contents in the book have been presented scientifically and logically as per the competition level of UPSC Civil Services Exam. More number of comprehension based questions and questions based on Graphs, Charts, Tables etc have been included in the book. For better understanding of the concepts, UPSC (CSAT) and other States' PSC previous years' questions (1995-2013) have also been incorporated in the book. All new fully solved 10 Crack Sets compiled by the experts to give the candidates competitive edge and confidence, and make them ready to face CSAT 2013 have been given at the end of the book. As the whole coverage of the book has been kept identical to the format of the exam, it will act as a standard reference material for all the needs related to CSAT Paper 2.