UPSC Civil Services prelim examination 2014 admit cards are out and available at the official
Amid uncertainty over the change in pattern of civil services examination doing away with C-
SAT, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) started issuing admits cards to the aspirants for
the preliminary exam scheduled to be held on August 24.
Candidates can download the admit cards available till August 24, according to the information
on the UPSC website or below mentioned link:
Candidates have to insert their name, roll number, registration ID and name & year of
the examination in all the correspondence with UPSC. Candidates who do not have clear
photographs on the e-admit card/ signatures on the scannable attendance lists will have to
bring a photo identity proof viz. aadhar card, driving licence, passport, voter I Card etc. and
two passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an
A three-member government appointed committee is looking into the demands of civil services
aspirants to change the pattern of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) to give level-playing
field to those coming from rural areas. The Center has also earlier asked UPSC to postpone the
"Government will decide on the issue within another 2-3 days," Minister of State for Personnel,
Public grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh had said on Monday.
There has been no change in the date of civil services preliminary examination, which is August
24, according to the admit cards being issued to the candidates.
There are two compulsory papers of 200 marks each in the preliminary examination. These
papers are also known as CSAT I and CSAT II.
The CSAT-II paper carries questions on comprehension, interpersonal skills including
communication skills, logical reasoning and analytical ability, decision-making and problem-
solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy, and English language comprehension skills (of
Class X level).
Students have been objecting to the level of aptitude and English language questions being
asked in the CSAT II paper claiming they are much above the standard prescribed for the
examination. Source: Agency.