Hindi, which is the unofficial language of India had been chosen by 485 candidates as their mother tongue who were selected through the Civil Services Exam 2018. Out of which 812 candidates opted for regional languages as their mother tongue for the central civil services examination 2018, said government on Thursday.
About Civil Services Exam:
The civil services exam is conducted annually at National Level by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) which is India’s central premier recruiting agency, for the recruitment of various civil service officers like IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service) and IPS (Indian Police Service). The exam is conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
Year Wise Data: According to the data given by the Minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Upper House of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
In 2017, 1,056 candidates passed the civil services exam with 633 choosing Hindi as their mother tongue.
In 2016, 1,209 candidates passed the civil services exam with 664 choosing Hindi as their mother tongue.
In 2015, 643 out of 1,164 candidates and in 2014, 743 out of 1,363 candidates preferred Hindi as their mother tongue.
“Government wants a workforce which reflects gender neutrality and women candidates are encouraged to apply and engage in the civil services with female candidates exempted from payment of fees for central civil services exams,” said the Minister.