The 2 language papers are among the many obligatory ones within the UPSC CSE examinations and make up for about 25 per cent of the full marks. Evidently, they’re among the many most vital sections of the examination.
Anupam Sharma, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and AIR 2 holder within the 2017-18 IFS examination shared a Tweet detailing his technique to crack language papers simply. He says that by following the tactic, a candidate can full the examination simply in roughly 1-2 hours.
He suggests trying the questions in an order — grammar, passage, précis, and essay.
He says that beneath the grammar sections, ‘error correction’, ‘fill within the blanks’, ‘antonyms’ and ‘phrase meanings’ don’t require an excessive amount of of the candidate’s time. Then again, ‘homophones’, ‘verbs’, and ‘idioms/phrases’ will take a while.
For the passage, look by the content material shortly and underline key phrases in lower than a minute. Take 10 minutes to learn the passage once more and discover the solutions. In one other 25 minutes, write down the solutions.
For précis, bear in mind to stick to the phrase restrict. “Don’t give titles and write in your personal phrases,” he suggests.
There might be 4 decisions within the essay part. The phrase restrict is 600 and takes roughly one hour to finish it. Try it in direction of the tip, the IFS officer opines.
He additionally shared ideas for regional language papers.
Though the full marks for this paper are the identical as English, it takes 4-5 hours to finish this part.
“The order of trying questions throughout the examination must be — grammar, passage, Hindi to English, précis, essay, and English to Hindi.”
Allot 40 minutes for essay, half-hour for passage, 40 minutes for précis, 50 minutes for each translations, and half-hour for grammar, he says.
Out of all of the sections, the interpretation from English to Hindi is probably the most time-consuming and one must take further care right here, says the officer. Thus, try this half in direction of the tip.
Edited by Divya Sethu