This paper presents the application of BIS POS tagset for tagging Sanskrit. Traditionally, the number of grammatical categories for Sanskrit varies from one to five . The language has been exhaustively described in the tradition. And this description is still prevalent in today’s grammar teaching. In such a situation, the application of this tagset, which is a new paradigm with respect to Sanskrit, is a challenge. In this paper, we explore how this tagset could be used in categorizing/describing the language.