Crash Courses


The syllabus for Prelims Crash Course is as following:

CSAT (Prelims) – Paper I

  1. Current Events of National and International importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation.
  7. General Science.

CSAT (Prelims) – Paper II

  1. Comprehension.
  2. Interpersonal skills including Communication skills.
  3. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
  4. Decision Making and Problem Solving.
  5. General Mental Ability.
  6. Basic Numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) – (Class X level).
  7. Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.) – (Class X level).
  8. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Online Classroom Sessions

  1. The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 200+ hours.
  2. To check the weekly timetable schedule for this course.

Tests Timetable

  1. A total of one subjectwise / topicwise practice test each and 2 Mock tests is scheduled for this course.
  2. To check the tests schedule for this course.

Recommended Books / References

The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for CSAT (Prelims) – Paper I.

History Geography
  1. Ancient India: RS Sharma (NCERT book Class XI)
  2. Medieval India: Satish Chandra (NCERT book Class XI)
  3. Modern India (Contemporary India): Satish Chandra Mittal (NCERT Class XII)
  4. India’s Struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra
  1. Geography of India – D.R.Khullar
  2. Oxford India Atlas
  3. Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  4. NCERT Class VI to XII
  5. Human Geography – Majid Hussain
Polity Indian Economy
  1. The Constitution of India: PM Bakshi
  2. Indian Polity: Laxmikanth
  3. Our Constitution – Subhash Kashyap
  4. An Introduction to the Constitution Of India – D.D.Basu
  1. Indian Economy- Dutt and Sundaram
  2. Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
  3. Economic Survey of India
Journals & Magazines Newspapers
  1. Yojana
  2. Kurukshetra
  3. World Focus
  4. Frontline
  1. The Hindu
  2. The Times of India
  3. The Economic Times
Yearbooks and related references
  1. Manorama Year Book
  2. Panorama Year Book
  3. Pratiyogita Darpan
  4. Wizard strategist 13 years’ solution of General Studies

The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for CSAT (Prelims) – Paper II.

English Comprehension & Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary – Oxford University Press
  2. High School English Grammar and Composition – Wren and Martin
  3. The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude – Nishit K Sinha
  4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – Abhijit Guha

Preparation Tips

The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the CSAT (Prelims) – Paper I.

  1. Prepare a regular timetable to cover the entire syllabus.
  2. Be strong in your basics.
  3. Do not waste time memorising facts as you need to just recognise the right choice from the list of options.
  4. Practice as many question papers from the previous years.
  5. Think of strategies of not losing marks due to negative marking.

The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the CSAT (Prelims) – Paper II.

  1. Identify your strong areas of comprehension and aptitude.
  2. Solve these questions first to ensure that you get the answers right.
  3. Do not waste too much time if you get stuck in a particular question.
  4. You should at least be 70% sure of the answer if you do not want to lose too many marks in negative marking.
  5. Practice as many mock tests as possible to be aware of what kind of mistakes you make while solving different kind of problems or aptitude questions.
  6. Practice questions on Permutations & Combinations, Logical Reasoning and Probability.

Joining the course

Regular Student

  1. Students can register as a regular user for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils by making the full payment for the course online.
  2. As a regular user, students can
    1. Participate in virtual classroom sessions and directly interact with the faculty and students during the online coaching classes.
    2. Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) until the final examination.
    3. Gain access to the pre-recorded videos of the registered courses until the final examination.
    4. Participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during the course.
  3. Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

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