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The IAS Exam is one of the most competitive examinations in India directed by the Union Public Service Commission for enlistment to different Civil Services of the Government of India, including the IAS, IFS, IPS AND IRS. It is directed in two phases – a preliminary examination consisting of two objective type papers (general studies & aptitude test), and a main examination consisting of nine papers of conventional (essay) type followed by a personality test (interview).
After cracking the IAS Prelims, next stage is IAS Mains in IAS Exam which is even more difficult. Candidates have to prepare efficiently keeping all the papers in Mind.
There is a compulsory language paper which should be taken seriously. Failing the compulsory language paper can strip you of your chances to crack this prestigious exam. Here in this article we are going to provide some techniques and preparation tips to cope with the compulsory examination easily.
UPSC also focuses on testing the language skills of the candidate. Candidates have to take two compulsory language papers – one is English and the other is chosen by the candidates. Candidates have to score 25% marks in both the papers to clear the language exam. It is just a qualify exam and it’s score is not include in the final marks sheet. But qualify these papers is compulsory. If you fail, you cannot advance to the next level.
The language papers are of matriculation level or equivalent. But the candidates who are appearing for the first time may find it difficult. So, candidates must get a fair idea of the level of the exam and types of questions asked in the paper.
Following topics are generally asked in the language papers :-
You must devise an efficient strategy for the language papers of your choice because you have to focus on other core subjects. As language paper is of qualifying nature, you should not spend too much time on its preparation. We are providing some preparation tips which could be of much help to the aspirants.
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Usually, you have grip over one language because you study the syllabus in one language. If you are an English medium candidate you would find Hindi paper a tedious one and if you are a Hindi medium student you would find English paper a tedious task. Hence, you must take help from the following tips :-
Apart from learning basics you should keep in mind that marks will depend on answer writing. We are also providing tips for writing effective answers.
Effective answer writing fetches you good marks. While writing essays or letters, keep following points in mind:-
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