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Sir, I have done my B.Tech in Electronics & Communication branch. I have a query regarding the optional subject and the medium of the exam of the Mains. I want to take Electrical Engineering subject at my optional subject in CSE as Electronics And Communication subject is not available in the optional subject of UPSC. As you know that the medium of Engineering is English Medium, so if I will take an engineering subject as my optional then I have to write the answers in English language only. My question is regarding the medium of exam. I want to take Hindi medium because I am a Hindi medium student till 12th class and not as comfortable in Humanities subjects in english medium as I am in Hindi Medium and to prepare a fresh optional subject is a tedious task to me. Can I write my answers in Mains in hindi medium and english medium in the Optional subject (Electrical Engineering ). I am asking because if a person takes English literature subject as his optional subject then he can write his optional subject in English language and rest of the papers in Hindi Medium. So on the basis of this I am confused. Please guide me ATUL sir.

You will have to write all the paper in the medium you opt to write the examination. It is not possible to write General Studies and Essay paper in Hindi and optional subject in English.

However, UPSC gives you liberty to opt for choice of language for Interview Stage.

So, give it a cool thought and take a rational decision. It is all about your career and you know what works with you.

If you feel, you have good expression with Hindi; you opt for Hindi medium and pick a new optional subject that has some overlap with General Studies syllabus. As such, you are opting for a subject that is little different from your own subject.

Many engineering background candidates make cross-domain shift and pick a subject from humanities/literature of languages subjects available in the given list.

Even there are many instances where many engineering background candidates have succeeded with Hindi as medium of writing examination.

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