Government Exam Preparation Gets Easier with Regional Languages
For candidates aspiring to secure government jobs in various competitive exams, there’s fantastic news. Often, despite knowing the correct answers to many questions in the exam, candidates struggle to respond. This dilemma arises because they often fail to comprehend the essence of the questions asked.
Now, the government is on the verge of making things easier for candidates. This is because candidates will soon be able to take central government job exams in their local languages. Recently, Union Minister Jitendra Singh revealed that the government has decided to conduct the SSC government job recruitment exam in 15 languages.
Creating Opportunities for the Youth
Minister Singh expressed during the 14th Hindi Advisory Committee meeting of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, “This historic decision will enhance the participation of local youths and promote regional languages. Consequently, lakhs of candidates will participate in exams in their mother tongue or regional languages, leading to improved chances of their selection.”
Diverse Languages, Inclusive Exams
Minister of State for Personnel, Singh, stated, “A recent decision has been made to conduct government job exams in 15 Indian languages, ensuring that no young individual misses out on job opportunities due to language barriers.” Referring to recruitment exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, he added, “Apart from Hindi and English, question papers will now also be set in 13 regional languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri (Meitei), and Konkani.”
Technical Education in Vernacular Languages
Entrance exams like JEE, NEET, and UGC NET are being conducted in 12 languages. The minister highlighted, “Although there is currently a shortage of high-level study material for UPSC exams, efforts are underway in coordination with the Ministry of Education to promote specialized books in Indian languages. Medical education has already begun in Hindi in Madhya Pradesh, and soon, engineering studies will also commence in Hindi, with translations of its textbooks in progress.”