Good news for civil services who wants to write civil services main exam in regional language. Now with the new amendments aspirants will be able to civil services main exam in chosen regional language. Now aspirants can also chose literature of any of the 22 language list in 8th schedule and English as optional paper even if they have not studied the same in college level. Minimum qualification to appear for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam is qualified in Civil Services Preliminary Exam.
Under the new pattern the marks obtained in English will not be counted for preparing final merit list for service selection of IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc. The maximum marks for essay paper increased to 250. (Earlier essay paper was given 200 marks maximum). The Civil Services Main Exam will now be of 1750 marks, which should be distributed as Four papers of General Studies – 1000 Marks, two papers of an optional subject 500 marks and essay paper 250 marks. As per the amendment, the English component (of 100 marks ) from the essay paper will also be dropped and the two qualifying papers of 300 marks each in any modern Indian language and in English — as in previous years — will be restored.