The Compulsory English and Indian language papers will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and of qualifying nature only.
Tips on IAS Main's Compulsory English Paper's Comprehension. Reading Comprehension in the Compulsory English Paper of the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam is to evaluate your understanding and grasp on English language.
Pattern of the Compulsory English and Indian Language Papers of the IAS Main exam. The aim of the compulsory papers is to test the candidate's ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly in English/Indian language concerned.