[Download] Tamil (Compulsory Regional Language) Question Paper of UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Mains Exam 2013

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Download link at bottom, first I’m copy pasting the analysis by the gentleman who emailed this Tamil paper:

It was tough, I must admit. The essay question is so tough to write for 300 words on how we live in the things we do rather than the time we spend. And in the comprehension, the questions asked where nowhere to be found in the passage. We had to understand what the author wanted to say and write it totally in our own words by linking it to the question.

Précis writing was the same story. So tough to reduce it to the amount of words. But I guess most of them(including me) found the paper tough since we always do not prepare the compulsory paper as a main subject. It is just a passing subject! Not that much writing practice like other subjects(Main problem since the script itself changes! ).

But I wouldn’t get too scared since I wouldn’t say the paper was untouchable. It was more challenging and not the usual convenient types. The logic of having the language paper is always debated and the paper like this makes the debate more heated. The English translation passage was same as compulsory Hindi paper (Raman’s failure in ICS exam). but the Hindi paper was more tough than the Tamil paper. My friends have written it and are afraid they are going to fail because of this.

End of Copy paste: here are the links for Tamil Regional language paper of UPSC Mains 2013
(To Download PDF): Click Me
(To View online on google docs): Click me.

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So far 38 Comments posted

  1. Sanmugam

    Thhanks a lot Mrunal.

    1. praveen

      Hi sanmugam!

      How are you preparing for this paper! if you have something to share please let me know!

  2. Aspirant

    Dear Mrunal,

    Please upload Marathi language Optional paper. Also add history and put your thoughts on the optional subject should choose to IAS 2014.

  3. Tamil selvi

    This paper isn’t really tough. Difficulty level is equivalent to school level exam paper and UPSC has not even asked any tough grammar stuff. So quite happy about it. And also lot of it is taken directly from the Tamil Nadu State board Tamil book and doesn’t require much preparation as they are more general.Any one choosing Tamil is supposed to have some level of proficiency in that language but the problem now is that lot of them don’t have even the minimum proficiency say upto grade 10 in any regional languages and hence blame the paper even though it’s so simple.

    1. Suresh

      Good to hear that atleast some people are not complaining about language paper(Tamil).It was not damn tough as made out by the anaylsis.If someone who studied upto 10th level in TN can certainly crack this paper without much difficulty

    2. Aspirant

      Can somebody please help with Tamil Optional Papers?

    3. praveen

      Dear Tamilselvi,

      How to prepare! for this paper! is there any compiled book and reference you have if so please let me l know!

      Also Let me know anything that might help me on the subject!

    4. barath

      mam can u send any model question papers for tamil

  4. Test_taker

    The regional language paper remains the same for all and only the language changes…..so irrespective of the language, paper was equally difficult/easy for all and only the subjective ease of one to dabble with his/her language would have made it easy.

  5. khushboo

    Ahaaaan…..Sir new mobile version..!!!!

    its nice. Really vry gud Sir. 🙂

  6. Jithin Joseph


    Can you please upload Malayalam Compulsory Regional Language paper as well.
    Thanks in advance

    Jithin Joseph

  7. Chandu

    telugu paper?

    1. sruthi

      Mrunal sir,
      please upload telugu compulsory paper.Thanks in advance.

      1. ajay

        sruthi, did u get telugu compulsory paper?

      2. Abhiram

        please sir…telugu paper also

  8. Ankit Haldar

    Please post the Bengali Compulsory Regional Language paper as well.
    Thanks in advance

    Ankit Haldar

    1. Chandralekha

      me also want bengali question paper….both optional & compulsory…..plz mrunal sir…

  9. Vinod

    hello sir,

    It is really helpful to me from you.
    If Possible please upload KANNADA regional paper 2013 sir.

    Thanking you

  10. vinoth

    only paper i completed fully in this main exam:-)

  11. Manjunath

    Sir,Please upload Kannada Literature Paper.

  12. selvah

    paper is so simple.problem is translation into different languages ,they made it dito word by word instedof tanslating according to the grammaer of particular language.the only paper i have completed 1/2 an hour before this paper only

  13. veeresh

    Sir, it would be helpful if u could upload kannada literature optional paper..thank you..

  14. raghu ram

    sir please publish telugu paper also.

  15. kan

    thanks for provide it

  16. kan

    Really paper is easy.(but time is a concerning factor)

  17. ashish vatshayayan

    bhai log upsc ne sabki raid laga di bas…sara coaching classes dhara ka dahra rah gaya…….but surely paper was requiring knowledge not the raatu public…..

  18. santosh

    sir please upload telugu paper

  19. Prashanth

    Sir please upload Telugu (Compulsory Regional Language)

  20. Kartheek

    Sir please upload Telugu literature optional paper… it’ll be a great help

  21. jahnavi

    sir please try to upload telugu compulsory paper

  22. Salim Malik

    @jahnavi ..U can get a xerox copy in Ashok Nagar x roads.

  23. SATYA

    Bhayya…could u post Telugu Literature paper as well…Badly need it….

  24. parthiban

    pls upload physics optional papers 2013 sir

  25. florida

    sir,if paper (a )any one india language is not compulsory for healing in north east what we have to do?

  26. Hari TR

    Can u kindly upload chemistry optional papers, I was not able to find it anywhere.

  27. john

    can someone post a strategy for clearing Tamil qualifying paper ? what books to read inorder to write those essays… my tamil writing is pretty bad…

  28. vijaytha

    Please suggest the books / reference material to prepare for tamil paper 1 and 2 . Thanks in advance!

  29. prabu

    Thank you about this

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