There are two qualifying papers out of 9
PAPER A: Any modern Indian language (ex: Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, etc) (300 Marks)
PAPER B: English (300 Marks)
Candidate must score 25% in both papers to qualify
- The papers on Indian languages and English (Paper A and Paper B) will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
- Evaluation of the papers, namely, ‘Essay’, ‘General Studies’ and Optional Subjects of all the candidates would be done simultaneously along with the evaluation of their qualifying papers on ‘Indian Languages’ and ‘English’ but the papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subject of only such candidates will be taken cognizance who attain 25% marks in ‘Indian Language’ and 25% in English as minimum qualifying standards in these qualifying papers.
- Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except the qualifying Language Papers, Paper-A, and Paper-B, in any of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India or in English.
- Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in any one of the languages mentioned above may if they so desire, give the English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks, otherwise accruing to them, and in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.
- The Optional subjects for Paper VI and VII of the mains examination have to be any one of the subjects from the following list:
- 1. Agriculture
- 2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- 3. Anthropology
- 4. Botany
- 5. Chemistry
- 6. Civil Engineering
- 7. Commerce and Accountancy
- 8. Economics
- 9. Electrical Engineering
- 10. Geography
- 11. Geology
- 12. History
- 13. Law
- 14. The literature of any one of the non-English languages listed above
- 15. Management
- 16. Mathematics
- 17. Mechanical Engineering
- 18. Medical Science
- 19. Philosophy
- 20. Physics
- 21. Political Science and International Relations
- 22. Psychology
- 23. Public Administration
- 24. Sociology
- 25. Statistics
- 26. Zoology
6. The literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English.
Remember All the papers except the Language papers A and B can be answered in English or any of the languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India. The optional papers can be answered in English even if none of the other papers has been answered by the candidate in English.