CSAT to replace IAS Pre Exam 201

The government will soon come out with a detailed syllabus of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) — a new scheme of examination, which is to replace the existing Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination from 2011. The test is meant for shortlisting candidates for the CS (Main) Examination, being conducted every year to recruit officers in IAS, IFS, IPS and other elite central services.
The Centre had in March approved the proposal for introduction of CSAT in place of CS (Preliminary) from next year, and subsequently asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to work out its syllabus