The IAS (UPSC CSE) exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. The candidates are required to choose one optional subject for the IAS (UPSC CSE) Mains exam. The aspirants should choose the optional subject wisely, so that they can obtain a good score in the Mains Exam and can upgrade their ranks in the merit list.
In India, Sanskrit is one of the oldest and classical languages. Sanskrit is an illustrious Scientific history of epics, philosophy, scientific works, fiction. Sanskrit is used in few villages and in day to day life. The IAS (UPSC CSE) exam considered Sanskrit as one of the optional subjects.
In IAS (UPSC CSE) Main exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. You can choose Sanskrit language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Sanskrit language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Sanskrit literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Sanskrit paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Sanskrit mains paper is 3 hours. Candidates preparing for the exam should take a look at the syllabus for a better understanding of the questionnaire, Check IAS Syllabus
Here will be three questions as indicated in the question paper which must be answered in Sanskrit. The remaining questions must be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.
General study of the following groups:-
Short notes in Sanskrit on the following:-
Questions from Groups 1 & 2 are to be answered in Sanskrit only. (Questions from Groups 3 & 4 are to be answered in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate).
This Section will require first hand reading of the following selected texts :
Sanskrit is the primary sacred language of India. Improve writing skills for IAS Mains Sanskrit literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS Exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS Mains Sanskrit Syllabus and previous papers for reference.
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Candidate can download previous year papers of IAS Mains Sanskrit for a better understanding of the examination and its pattern
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