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Advantages of writing mains in Vernacular language

Hi guys
What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing mains in Vernacular language?Please throw some light on this issue!

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  • edited December 2
    +ves- EXPECTED

    1. Examiner would have limited exposure to talents of country. So s/he may award u more for normal answers as others in same medium of exam may be writing less well than u.

    2. Ease of understanding one's own vernacular language.


    -ves- FOR SURE

    1. Question paper will be of same level. But material/coaching/newspaper available in vernacular language is below par wrt English ones. So definitely one will lose out there.

    2. Examiner may be a good bilingual and intellectual one so advantage of writing in vernacular and getting relatively higher marks for same level of knowledge may not be a reality.

    3. In future as an admin u may not be posted in a vernacular cadre so good knowledge of a national common language (English/Hindi) will be still required. If u don't learn it u will feel outcaste.


    4. Upsc in not life. Vernacular basic knowledge is enough. Learning global language like English will open the vistas of other knowledge and benefits in life.

    5. CSAT m or 3rd 4th attempt k baad SSC etc. m bhut kaam aati h English ki knowledge :D

    6. "Vernacular don't get social respect. Because wo to sbko aati h !" (You may disagree here) ;)


    Conclusion-

    If you are a good bilingual with enough knowledge of English then keeping a vernacular medium will definitely help you. Because then u can take advantage of both sides. Otherwise.... :mrgreen:
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  • Thank you
    @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh
    Totally agree with your 6th point...
  • edited December 3
    It's different for different languages
    Basically they also need to work hard but in different way like understanding the question given in English, finding right term for technical terms like inflation etc.
    My friend taken exam in Tamil medium with pub ad, he scored very well and got IAS in 2nd attempt, he always telling this repeatedly he not referred anything except one local coaching institute notes.
    So it's like good command over the language and just avg answer with some coaching institute notes yield very good marks in comparison with marks awarded in English medium ans copy as told by choti singh.

    (but it varies with medium, some languages getting not that good results as I can see DoPT manual, also even change in individual examiner may have major impact, one person may award liberally, another do strictly)
    like Base effect, smaller things, disproportionate effect, may be positive or negative. So don't go unless its ur natural choice.
    Hunt alone
  • Lone Wolf said:

    It's different for different languages
    Basically they also need to work hard but in different way like understanding the question given in English, finding right term for technical terms like inflation etc.
    My friend taken exam in Tamil medium with pub ad, he scored very well and got IAS in 2nd attempt, he always telling this repeatedly he not referred anything except one local coaching institute notes.
    So it's like good command over the language and just avg answer with some coaching institute notes yield very good marks in comparison with marks awarded in English medium ans copy as told by choti singh.

    (but it varies with medium, some languages getting not that good results as I can see DoPT manual, also even change in individual examiner may have major impact, one person may award liberally, another do strictly)
    like Base effect, smaller things, disproportionate effect, may be positive or negative. So don't go unless its ur natural choice.

    Bhai check ur inbox up have query
  • +ves- EXPECTED

    1. Examiner would have limited exposure to talents of country. So s/he may award u more for normal answers as others in same medium of exam may be writing less well than u.

    2. Ease of understanding one's own vernacular language.


    -ves- FOR SURE

    1. Question paper will be of same level. But material/coaching/newspaper available in vernacular language is below par wrt English ones. So definitely one will lose out there.

    2. Examiner may be a good bilingual and intellectual one so advantage of writing in vernacular and getting relatively higher marks for same level of knowledge may not be a reality.

    3. In future as an admin u may not be posted in a vernacular cadre so good knowledge of a national common language (English/Hindi) will be still required. If u don't learn it u will feel outcaste.


    4. Upsc in not life. Vernacular basic knowledge is enough. Learning global language like English will open the vistas of other knowledge and benefits in life.

    5. CSAT m or 3rd 4th attempt k baad SSC etc. m bhut kaam aati h English ki knowledge :D

    6. "Vernacular don't get social respect. Because wo to sbko aati h !" (You may disagree here) ;)


    Conclusion-

    If you are a good bilingual with enough knowledge of English then keeping a vernacular medium will definitely help you. Because then u can take advantage of both sides. Otherwise.... :mrgreen:

    Thank you @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh ji!
  • Lone Wolf said:

    It's different for different languages
    Basically they also need to work hard but in different way like understanding the question given in English, finding right term for technical terms like inflation etc.
    My friend taken exam in Tamil medium with pub ad, he scored very well and got IAS in 2nd attempt, he always telling this repeatedly he not referred anything except one local coaching institute notes.
    So it's like good command over the language and just avg answer with some coaching institute notes yield very good marks in comparison with marks awarded in English medium ans copy as told by choti singh.

    (but it varies with medium, some languages getting not that good results as I can see DoPT manual, also even change in individual examiner may have major impact, one person may award liberally, another do strictly)
    like Base effect, smaller things, disproportionate effect, may be positive or negative. So don't go unless its ur natural choice.

    Thank you @lone wolf
  • Hi guys
    What are the advantages/disadvantages of writing mains in Vernacular language?Please throw some light on this issue!

    Gave mains in 2016, in Malayalam, and got selected too.

    Let me first tell you the disadvantages:

    . Translation of technical terms, especially in geography, but applicable to all the subjects
    . No substitute for the hindu, or other standard current affairs stuff
    . The question paper will be in English/Hindi, so one will have to translate the question first in his head
    . Lack of quality coaching: doesn't matter, if you don't believe in coaching centres, just like me
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