Civil Service is one of the most esteemed and reputable career opportunities in India today, with thousands of meritorious candidates vying to get through a lucrative career in Indian Administrative Services, or other prestigious positions in government departments and ministries. The Civil Services Aptitude Test is the best benchmarking examination, with the aim of selecting the best of merits for the next important main examination, qualifying which the candidates are eligible to appear for the personality test. With CSAT 2012 being anticipated to be conducted during the second week of June 2012, it is high time that you prepare hard for the same. This examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, and detailed notifications and recruitment advertisement will be available at the official website of UPSC.

To qualify in the Civil Services examination, a clear cut concept is significantly important. While this is one of the toughest recruitment examinations in India today, it is important to start preparing a year ahead. In getting a good score in this examination, it is paramount that you are exceptionally proficient in your subject. A basic knowledge will not help you out here. General awareness being an important section in this examination, the candidate must read at least one leading English newspaper, and one local daily to keep yourself updated with the events happening around. Watching international news channels will help you to remain updated with the international events, and improve on your general knowledge.

The candidates appearing for CSAT 2012 must also be well-versed with the Indian Constitution, and related topics. Knowledge about the latest acts and amendments, national and international matters, government policies, and the Indian political system is important for the candidates. If mathematics is the subject of panic, try to get your basic right on a priority. Brush up with the basics of sixth to ninth standard, and practice more and more. The more you practice, better you can improve your accuracy and speed. Learn the important shortcuts; this will save you plenty of time during mental ability section. Knowledge about Indian Law and Order, and economic system is also important. UPSC provides comprehensive syllabus for all the papers in Civil Service examination.

Practice is the key mantra towards a success in civil services. Plenty of sample question papers are available to help you with your preparation for CSAT 2012. Refer the official website of UPSC for important recruitment notifications and other details.

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