The UPSC Mains is the second level in the Civil Services Examination and consists of 9 papers in total. Out of 9 papers, Paper A is the compulsory Indian Language Paper. The candidates appearing for the Mains exam have to choose one of the Indian languages from the list provided by the Union Public Service Commission in the official notification.
Paper A – Compulsory Indian Language Paper was held on 15th January 2022 (Morning Session).
Download UPSC Mains 2021 English Language Paper from the linked article.
UPSC 2021 Mains Indian Languages Paper
The papers on the Indian Languages will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking. The total marks allotted for this paper is 300 marks and the time duration given is 3 hours.
The aim of the paper is to test the candidates’ ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express ideas clearly and correctly, in one of the Indian languages concerned.
Download IAS Mains 2021 Indian Language Papers PDF
The aspirants can download the compulsory Indian language papers from the links below:
The candidates can download other Mains question papers from the links provided below:
|UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 1||UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 2|
|UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 3||UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 4|
|UPSC Mains 2021 Essay Paper||UPSC Mains 2021 Optional Paper|
The aspirants appearing for the Mains exam can choose one of the Indian languages for the Compulsory paper (Paper A). For these languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates in the written examination will be as follows:
|Scripts to be used in Indian Language Papers|
|Sindhi||Devanagari or Arabic|
|Santhali||Devanagari or Olchiki|
For the Santhali language, the question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.
The aspirants can check out Previous years’ UPSC question papers, from the given link.
The type and nature of Questions asked in Compulsory Indian Language Papers are:
- Comprehension of given passages
- Precis Writing
- Usage and Vocabulary
- Short Essays
- Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa.
The candidates can check other UPSC Mains 2021 Question papers from the linked article.