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9th June 2015, 08:55 AM
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Re: IAS Exam in Which Language

Hey , you can choose either Hindi or English language to give the IAS exam . IAS exam paper be available in Hindi and English both languages.

Scheme of IAS (Preliminary) Examination:

The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks.

The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi

General Studies Paper - I200 Marks

General Studies Paper - II200 Marks

Scheme for IAS (Main) exam :

One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper)
300 Marks

English (Qualifying Paper)
300 Marks

200 Marks

Papers IV & V
General Studies (300 Marks for each paper)
600 Marks

Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX
Any two subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (300 marks for each paper)
1200 Marks

Total Marks for Written Examination
2000 Marks

Interview Test
300 Marks

Grand Total
2300 Marks

List of Optional Subjects:
Animal Husbandry & Vetinary Science
Civil Engineering
Commerce & Accountancy
Electrical Engineering
Indian History
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
Political Science & International Relations
Public Administration
30th March 2020, 09:55 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Re: IAS Exam in Which Language

Indian Language Syllabus

(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.

IAS Exam Pattern

Exam Mode Offline

Number of Papers 2- General Studies and Civil Service Aptitude Test

Number of Questions Paper 1- 100; Paper 2- 80

Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions

IAS Prelims Total Marks 400

Nature of Exam Qualifying

Exam Duration 2 hours each, +20 minutes for blind students

Exam Language English and Hindi

Indian Languages and Scripts Allowed by UPSC for Civil Services Exam

Language Script
Assamese Assamese
Bengali Bengali
Gujarati Gujarati
Hindi Devanagari
Kannada Kannada
Kashmiri Persian
Konkani Devanagari
Malayalam Malayalam
Manipuri Bengali
Marathi Devanagari
Nepali Devanagari
Oriya Oriya
Punjabi Gurumukhi
Sanskrit Devanagari
Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
Tamil Tamil
Telugu Telugu
Urdu Persian
Bodo Devanagari
Dogri Devanagari
Maithilli Devanagari
Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki

IAS Syllabus
Preliminary Round
Paper 1 – General Awareness

This paper will test the candidates’ knowledge and passion for the country. The questions will be from various aspects like history, geography, economy, etc pertaining to the country. Some of the important topics include:

Events and Happening of National Importance
Impact of Geography in the country
Governance and Constitutional Structure
Current Issues faced by the country
Economic and Social Development
Research and Development
Scientific Developments

Paper 2 – English & General Aptitude

The command of English is mandatory in the field of Public Service and candidates have to score a minimum of 33 % to qualify the exam. The aptitude of a person determines his ability to solve complex problems, time management and agility. The important areas to practice for IAS Exam include

Logical Reasoning
Problem Solving Capacity
Interpersonal Skills
Numerical Ability
Analytical Skills
Antonyms / Synonyms

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