UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper II 2023 (CSAT)
Paper was held on Sun, May 28, 2023 9:00 AM
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Basic Numeracy

Raj has ten pairs of red, nine pairs of white and eight pairs of black shoes in a box. If he randomly picks shoes one by
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In how many ways can a batsman score exactly 25 runs by scoring single runs, fours and sixes only, irrespective of the s
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There are four letters and four envelopes and exactly one letter is to be put in exactly one envelope with the correct a
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What is the remainder when 85 × 87 × 89 × 91 × 95 × 96 is divided by 100?
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What is the unit digit in the expansion of (57242)9×7×5×3×1?
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If ABC and DEF are both 3-digit numbers such that A, B, C, D, E and F are distinct non-zero digits such that ABC&nbsp;+&
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D is a 3-digit number such that the ratio of the number to the sum of its digits is least. What is the difference betwee
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Three of the five positive integers p, q, r, s, t are even and two of them are odd (not necessarily in order). Consider
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Consider the following in respect of prime number p and composite number c. 1. \$\frac{\mathrm{p}+\mathrm{c}}{\mathrm{p}
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A 3-digit number ABC, on multiplication with D gives 37DD where A, B, C and D are different non-zero digits. What is the
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For any choices of values of X, Y and Z, the 6-digit number of the form XYZXYZ is divisible by:
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125 identical cubes are arranged in the form of a cubical block. How many cubes are surrounded by other cubes from each
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How many distinct 8-digit numbers can be formed by rearranging the digits of the number 11223344 such that odd digits oc
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A, B, C working independently can do a piece of work in 8, 16 and 12 days respectively. A alone works on Monday, B alone
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Let x be a positive integer such that 7x + 96 is divisible by x. How many values of x are possible?
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If p, q, r and s are distinct single digit positive numbers, then what is the greatest value of (p + q) (r + s)?
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A number N is formed by writing 9 for 99 times. What is the remainder if N is divided by 13?
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Each digit of a 9-digit number is 1. It is multiplied by itself. What is the sum of the digits of the resulting number?
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What is the sum of all digits which appear in all the integers from 10 to 100?
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ABCD is a square. One point on each of AB and CD; and two distinct points on each of BC and DA are chosen. How many dist
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A box contains 14 black balls, 20 blue balls, 26 green balls, 28 yellow balls, 38 red balls and 54 white balls. Consider
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A principal P becomes Q in 1 year when compounded half-yearly with R% annual rate of interest. If the same principal P b
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How many natural numbers are there which give a remainder of 31 when 1186 is divided by these natural numbers?
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Let pp, qq and rr be 2-digit numbers where p &lt; q &lt; r. If pp + qq + rr = tt0, where tt0 is a 3-digit number ending
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What is the sum of all 4-digit numbers less than 2000 formed by the digits 1, 2, 3 and 4, where none of the digits is re
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What is the number of selections of 10 consecutive objects in clockwise direction out of 12 objects arranged in a circle
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If today is Sunday, then which day is it exactly on 1010 th day?
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There are three traffic signals. Each signal changes colour from green to red and then from red to green. The first sign
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40 children are standing in a circle and one of them (say child-1) has a ring. The ring is passed clockwise. Child-1 pas
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Question: Is (p + q - r) greater than (p - q + r), where p, q and r are integers ? Statement-1: (p - q) is positive. S
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In a party, 75 persons took tea, 60 persons took coffee and 15 persons took both tea and coffee. No one taking milk take
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Consider a 3-digit number. Question: What is the number? Statement-1: The sum of the digits of the number is equal to
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For five children with ages a &lt; b &lt; c &lt; d &lt; e; any two successive ages differ by 2 years. Question: What is
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In an examination, the maximum marks for each of the four papers namely P, Q, R and S are 100. Marks scored by the stude
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A flag has to be designed with 4 horizontal stripes using some or all of the colours red, green and yellow. What is the
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A rectangular floor measures 4 m in length and 2.2 m in breadth. Tiles of size 140 cm by 60 cm have to be laid such that
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There are five persons&nbsp;P, Q, R, S and T each one of whom has to be assigned one task. Neither P nor Q can be assign
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There are large number of silver coins weighing 2 gm, 5 gm, 10 gm, 25 gm, 50 gm each. Consider the following statements:
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What is the remainder if 2192&nbsp;is divided by 6?
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AB and CD are 2-digit numbers. Multiplying AB with CD results in a 3-digit number DEF. Adding DEF to another 3-digit num
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A cuboid of dimensions 7&nbsp;cm × 5 cm × 3 cm is painted red, green and blue colour on each pair of opposite faces of d
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The letters of the word "INCOMPREHENSIBILITIES" are arranged alphabetically in reverse order. How many positions of the
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Comprehension

Which one of the following statements best reflects the most rational, practical and immediate action required to ensure
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Which one of the following statements best reflects what is implied by the passage?
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the most logical and rational message conveyed by the author of the
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the crucial message conveyed by the author of the passage?
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Which one of the following statements best implies the most rational assumption that can be made from the passage?
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the crux of the passage?
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the most logical and rational implication conveyed by the passage?
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Which of the following statements best reflects the logical inference from the passage given above?
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the most logical and rational inference that can be drawn from the p
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Based on the above passage, the following assumptions have been made: 1. Collection, processing and segregation of muni
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the crux of the passage?
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Based on the above passage, the following assumptions have been made: 1. Organic farming is inherently unsafe for both
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Which one of the following statements best reflects the most logical, rational and practical message conveyed by the aut
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Food consumption patterns have changed substantially in India over the past few decades. This has resulted in the disapp
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Scientists studied the vernal window transition period from winter to the growing season. They found that warmer winters
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A global analysis of nitrogen use efficiency a measure of the amount of nitrogen a plant takes in to grow versus what is
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Along with sustainable lifestyles, climate justice is regarded as a significant principle in environmental parlance. Bot
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Sourcing food from non-agricultural lands (uncultivated systems such as forests, wetlands, pastures, etc) in addition to
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While awareness on use/misuse and abuse of antibiotics is common knowledge, as is the impact of dosing poultry with anti
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Benefits of good quality school education accrue only when students complete and leave school after having acquired the
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The paradox of choice is illustrated by the story of Buridan's ass. Jean Buridan, the 14th century philosopher, wrote ab
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Household finance in India is unique. We have a tendency to invest heavily in physical assets such as gold and property.
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Pharmaceutical patents grant protection to the patentee for the duration of the patent term. The patentees enjoy the lib
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India should ensure the growth of the digital economy while keeping personal data of citizens secure and protected. No o
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In India, while the unemployment rate is a frequently used measure of poor performance of the economy, under conditions
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"Science by itself is not enough, there must be a force and discipline outside the sciences to coordinate them and point
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"The last end of the state is not to dominate men, nor to restrain them by fear; rather it is so to free each man from f
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Data Interpretation

Question: Is p greater than q? Statement-1:&nbsp;p × q is greater than zero. Statement-2: p2 is greater than q2. Whic
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Logical Reasoning and General Mental Ability

If 7 ⊕ 9 ⊕ 10 = 8, 9 ⊕ 11 ⊕ 30 = 5, 11 ⊕ 17 ⊕ 21 = 13, what is the value of 23 ⊕ 4 ⊕ 15?
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If 'ZERO' is written as 'CHUR', then how is 'PLAYER' written?
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Consider the following statements : 1. A is older than B. 2. C&nbsp;and D are of the same age. 3. E is the youngest.
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Consider the following including the Question and the Statements : There are 5 members A, B, C, D, E in a family. Ques
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Choose the group which is different from the others:
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What is the middle term of the sequence Z, Z, Y, Y, Y, X, X, X, X, W, W, W, W, W ____, A?
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Consider the following: I. A + B means A&nbsp;is neither smaller nor equal to B. II. A - B means A is not greater than
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Consider the sequence ABC_ _&nbsp;ABC_DABBCD_ABCD that follows a certain pattern. Which one of the following complete
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Consider the following statements in respect of five candidates P, Q, R, S and T. Two statements are true and one statem
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Let P, Q, R, S and T be five statements such that: I. If P is true, then both Q and S are true. II. If R and S are tru
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