There are two qualifying papers.They are listed below.
1. Modern Indian Language
2. General English
Marks scored in these papers are not counted for ranking. Minimum Scoring is 35%. The paper consist of an Essay, Translation, Precis writing, Sentence formation, idioms / proverbs and their meaning etc.
The right strategy is to answer all the questions in the examination without over confidence.
Here are some help tools for tackling Indian Languages in the UPSC exams, ranging from the syllabus to reading list and other tips. These resources on Indian Languages also includes IAS Question Papers of Indian Languages. We wish you to adopt the best strategy and become successful. We try our best to provide as many resources for your prepration as possible, but if you can add to this list please feel free to send us links or matter.