[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
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(To View online on google docs): Click me.

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

  1. Thhanks a lot Mrunal.

    1. Hi sanmugam!

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

  2. 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. 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. 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. Can somebody please help with Tamil Optional Papers?

    3. 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. mam can u send any model question papers for tamil

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

    its nice. Really vry gud Sir. :)

  6. Hi

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

    Jithin Joseph

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

      1. sruthi, did u get telugu compulsory paper?

      2. please sir…telugu paper also

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

    Ankit Haldar

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

  8. hello sir,

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

    Thanking you

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

  10. Sir,Please upload Kannada Literature Paper.

  11. 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

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

  13. sir please publish telugu paper also.

  14. thanks for provide it

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

  16. 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…..

  17. sir please upload telugu paper

  18. Sir please upload Telugu (Compulsory Regional Language)

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

  20. sir please try to upload telugu compulsory paper

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

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

  23. pls upload physics optional papers 2013 sir

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

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

  26. 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…

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

  28. Thank you about this

  29. Hi ,
    Did u get any material for Tamil optional

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