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The paper 1 is going to be based upon one of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper). Can English be chosen for this paper, since paper 2 is English already?

For Civil Services (Main) Examination, it is clearly defined that among two Qualifying papers, for Paper A one of the Indian Language is to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.

Yes, you are correct - Paper B is English.


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