UPSC:Write Exams In Languages. Not As 8th Schedule

UPSC Writing Exams In Languages
The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) may come up with a decision to allow its candidates to write exams in Languages and not as included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. This format shall be into action very soon.

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs R.P.N Singh told the Lok Sabha that, A high level committee who was appointed by the UPSC in July 2009 had recommended that the All India Services and Central Services Examinations should not be restricted just to English and the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.


He stated that the committee recommendation also says that candidates should be allowed to answer in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution or in English, so long as the candidate has completed his/her Graduation in that language.

Moreover, a minimum if 25 students would be required for the UPSC to be able to conduct examinations in that Language.

R.P.N.Singh also said that the committee recommendation also said that the UPSC could review its policy on the Language fro Examination once in every three years.

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