Can a candidate write the Civil Service (Main) Examination in English and take the interview in Hindi or any other Indian language?

Candidates opting for Indian Language medium for the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination may choose either the same Indian Language or English or Hindi as the medium for the interview.

Candidates can also opt to write the Civil Services (Main) Examination in English and can choose either English or Hindi or any other Indian Language opted by them for the compulsory Indian Language Paper in the written part of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, as the medium for interview.

The candidate has to indicate the language medium of interview at the time of filling up of the Detailed Application Form (DAF).

However, the candidates, who are exempted from the compulsory Indian Language Paper, will have to choose either English or Hindi as medium of Interview or Personality Test.