Thursday, July 14, 2011

UPSC aspirants can now choose Indian languages for interview

 The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has informed the Bombay high court that candidates, who opt for an Indian language medium (other than Hindi) for the written Civil Services exam, can henceforth either choose the same Indian language, English or Hindi for the interview.

Similarly, even those candidates, who give the main exam in English, can now choose English, Hindi or any other Indian language for the interview, opted by them for the compulsory Indian language paper in the written part of the test, UPSC said, in an affidavit, recently.

The affidavit was submitted in response to a PIL filed by IAS aspirant Chittaranjan Kumar, challenging the existing rule that requires a candidate to give the interview in English, if he had appeared for the main examination in that language.

The candidates, who are, as per the present policy, exempted from the compulsory Indian language paper, will have to appear for the interview in English or Hindi only, the affidavit said, adding that these were the recommendations submitted by an expert committee, formed specially to look into the issue.

The recommendations had been accepted by the UPSC and forwarded to the Government with a request to send comments or observations. After hearing from the government, the UPSC would incorporate the necessary changes and implement them, the court was told.

Accordingly, Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice GS Godbole disposed of the petition.


  1. Hi sir,
    i completed my btech biotechnology in 2009,now iam preparing for civils,i came from rural background,i studied in telugu medium upto my in engineering,thats why i would like to write in telugu medium.i have chosen my optionals geography,anthropology.but iam not able to getting any material in telugu medium.would you pls suggest the msterial for telugu medium esp for anthropology.plssss sir,your suggestions wiil be very helpful to id

    pls sir anthropology ki telugu material ekkada available avutundo,a material chadavalo cheppandi sir plsss

  2. Dear suneel,

    Both Geo & Anthro are heavy optionals and material in telugu is not enough, need to depend on english material can see my earlier posts where i have given list of books can be in touch with us in orkut, itcsa can also contact la excellence institute for help in telugu medium..all the best

    1. hello sir,
      my name Anil kumar.Sripada.i have cleared priliminary-2012.i want to write in telugu as medium in optionals are pub.admin&anthropology.iam getting difficulty in physical anthro,no proper meterial in telugu.i have been studying in english but difficult to trnslate.sir could you help to come out from this problem.plz refer any antho telugu meterials in.

      ...........thank you.

  3. hello sir,

    i have completed my MBA and studying LLB final year through Osmania university. i am very much interested in civil services. i have opted for LAW and Anthropology for mains. Could you please suggest me on how to gather material for both the optionals especially for anthropology. I am very much acquainted with english, i can manage with LAW as it is self subject, but unable to gather material for anthro, i have got B.M.Das and P.Nath are they sufficient for Physical part or do i have to go for some other books. Also please advice me on Law as well, can i go with it and crack CS, is it possible for me...

    Waiting for your response
    Thank you in advance....

  4. Sir i am sreenivasulu came from raral backgroud.I have completed my MCA in Narayana Engineering College.I am interested to write the civil services exam in telugu medium with the optionals Telugu lit., and Pulic Admin.I can work hard but i don't know how to prepare for general studies for both prelims and mains.So pls convey my request and give me the suggetion as early as possible.

  5. hello sirs i am kumar . i want to give this attempt with anthro in telugu pls somebody can guide me in getting the notes for that.i am very much in urgency .pls help me