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:
|Sindhi||Devanagari or Arabic|
|Santhali||Devanagari or Olchiki|