Free Sanskrit classes offered to IAS aspirants in UP


Yogi Adityanath government will offer a third session of free coaching to those aspirants who opt for the Sanskrit language from November 1. The measure is part of the government's efforts to encourage young people to learn the language. In the Civil Services exam, aspirants are urged to choose Sanskrit as their main subject.

Sanskrit-speaking candidates have ranked in the top ten in the State civil service tests for the past two years. Four of them were chosen as government servants. A total of nine people qualified for other competitive exams.


Aspirants for the Civil Services will be guided from the preliminary examination to the interview stage under the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan (UPSS) free coaching program. The curriculum will last 10 months and will be divided into three sections, with professionals teaching grammar, philology, philosophy, Sanskrit theatre, prose, and poetry, among other subjects. Free coaching is available to aspirants between the ages of 21 and 35 who have finished their graduation or any equivalent examination from a UGC recognized university.


There will be 100 bi-lingual questions in Sanskrit and Hindi on the admission exam. There will be 85 questions about general studies and 15 questions about Sanskrit general knowledge, grammar, and literature. The UPSS website is where students can register.


Candidates who pass the UPSC 2020-21 preliminary tests will be awarded direct admission. 15 students will be selected and given a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 if they maintain a 75 percent attendance rate and submit satisfactory monthly progress reports.


The application form must be filled out between August 9 and September 5 to be considered for admission to the program.


By the end of September 2021, the third session's admission examination will be held at several locations within the state capital. The results are scheduled to be released by the end of October.