Qualifying English Language Syllabus -UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam

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The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in the English Language. Minimum marks needed is 25%.

Qualifying English 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.
The pattern of questions would be broad as follows:‐

  • (i) Comprehension of given passages
  • (ii) Precis Writing
  • (iii) Usage and Vocabulary
  • (iv) Short Essay.

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’s ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian language concerned.