Dominance of Hindi & Regional Languages in UPSC’s Civil Service Examination

By Apoorv Agrawal Jan 2, 2020

In a good sign to UPSC aspirants who are preparing in hindi or their regional languages that Out Of the 812 students who cleared the Civil Services examination in 2019, about 60 percent i.e 485 of them have achieved success through Hindi or regional language.


  • Hindi and regional languages ​​made a strong comeback last year in Civil Services Examination
  • For the first time in the last 30 years, more than 50 percent of the candidates are from these languages.
  • This has been revealed in the data released by the Union Public Service Commission.
  • Of the 812 students who succeeded, 485 achieved success through Hindi or regional language.

Hindi and regional languages ​​have made a strong comeback in the country’s most prestigious civil service examination last year. For the first time in the last 30 years, more than 50 per cent of the candidates are from these languages. This was revealed in the annual data released by the Union Public Service Commission. It is considered the trend of return of regional languages ​​in this examination. After this, the number of students taking examinations from these languages ​​has also started showing signs of increasing rapidly.

The point is not only to get success by taking exams through these languages, but the trend of passing them as an optional subject has also increased. Of the 812 students who cleared the Civil Services examination last year , 485 achieved success through Hindi or regional language. This is about 60 percent of the total students. In 2017, in 1056, 533 students were successful in Hindi and regional languages. Experts believe that this trend has started again when students of these languages ​​were given relief in this examination after the recent controversies.

Government had to bow down
Let us tell you that four years ago there was a fierce movement of students in the preliminary examination of the Civil Services Examination conducted by UPACC regarding the C-SAT paper. It was alleged that students of Hindi or regional languages ​​are facing a lot of difficulty. There were indications of this allegation in the result. Regional and Hindi-speaking students agitated for two years demanding the removal of this paper. The matter was strongly raised even in Parliament. The government remained in a state of confusion on this issue for a long time. Ultimately, the government had to bow to the demands of the students. There

Will be a report on
reforms, there has also been a stir over the long pending reforms in the Civil Services Examination. According to UPSC sources, the PMO has given the task of making a report to the team of NITI Aayog to consider its pending proposals.

By Apoorv Agrawal

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