Compulsory Indian Language Paper For UPSC
The UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination is consist of nine papers. In which compulsory Indian language paper is called Paper A. This paper is qualifying in nature and the marks from this paper do not count in the final merit. But to clear this paper is very must. Aspirants can pass in this paper by getting at least 30% of total marks, i.e., 90 out of 300 marks. The other eight papers in the UPSC Civil Services Examination are 4 GS papers,2 Optional papers,English and Essay papers.
If aspirants do not clear this language paper, the UPSC will not disclose your marks in the GS, optional and essay paper. So, all the efforts done by aspirants will go in vain if aspirants will not take this paper seriously. Aspirants will also not know where they stand in terms of other papers of this UPSC Examination.
List Of Language Papers in UPSC:
Here is a list of languages which aspirants can choose from for their UPSC language paper.
Structure Of Paper A in UPSC Mains Exam
Essay writing 100 marks
Reading comprehension 60 marks
Précis writing 60 marks
English to the compulsory
language chosen for 20 marks
Translating the Compulsory
Indian language to English 20 marks
Usage of grammar and
basic language – 40 marks
Sources For Language Paper A
- Questions asked in this paper are of matriculation or equivalent standards.
- CBSE school level books of std.X will be sufficient for this paper.
- 15 minute daily newspaper reading of your language paper.
- Last year questions practice to get a clarity.
The other language paper in the UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam is the compulsory English language paper, which requires certain special focus by all aspirants . There are a some point to tackle the Compulsory English Paper in UPSC Civil Services Exam following which every UPSC aspirants can walk over the paper with ease.