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UPSC Withdraws Compulsory English From IAS Exams

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UPSC Withdraws Compulsory English From IAS ExamThe candidates appearing for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exams will be able to write the exam in the regional language as listed under schedule of 8 of the constitution, the Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.

Making the announcement of withdrawal of compulsory English and condition of availability of minimum 25 candidates to appear in IAS in regional language at a centre, Minister of State for Personnel and Training, V Narayanasamy, said that the government has addressed the concerns of the members of parliament towards the March 5 notification published by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Narayanasamy further said that the English component of 100 marks from the essay paper will also be dropped. Status quo ante of two qualifying papers of 300 marks each in any modern Indian language and in English shall be restored, he said.

The essay paper will now be of 250 marks, to be written in a medium of the candidate’s choice.

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