Indian Language Syllabus – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam

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Indian Language Syllabus – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam

(UPSC says, the papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 30% marks in Indian Language and 25% marks in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.)

Qualifying Indian Language Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam

The pattern of questions in the qualifying Indian Language Paper would be broadly as follows:

  • (i) Comprehension of given passages.
  • (ii) Precis Writing
  • (iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
  • (iv) Short Essay
  • (v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice‐versa.

Indian Languages and Scripts Allowed by UPSC for Civil Services Exam

For the Language medium/ literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as under:

English Literature

AssameseAssamese
BengaliBengali
GujaratiGujarati
HindiDevanagari
KannadaKannada
KashmiriPersian
KonkaniDevanagari
MalayalamMalayalam
ManipuriBengali
MarathiDevanagari
NepaliDevanagari
OriyaOriya
PunjabiGurumukhi
SanskritDevanagari
SindhiDevanagari or Arabic
TamilTamil
TeluguTelugu
UrduPersian
BodoDevanagari
DogriDevanagari
MaithilliDevanagari
SanthaliDevanagari or Olchiki