The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants need to choose one optional subject for UPSC IAS mains exam. It plays a significant role in deciding aspirants ranking in IAS Exam. Recent trends show that the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.
The UPSC allows Bengali as one of the optional literature subjects for the UPSC Mains exam. Bengali is one of the 22 official languages of India included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Bengali has a rich literature and illustrious history of translations, original works and philosophy.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
In this article, we provide you with the detailed syllabus for Bengali optional and also the UPSC Bengali Optional Syllabus PDF.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Bengali Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Bengali Literature Books recommended by us in the linked article.
Bengali Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Being a highly specialised subject, candidates who have studied Bengali as a part of their curriculum or have learnt Bangla as their mother tongue should take up this optional. The paper has to be written in the Bengali script.
Bengali Literature consists of two papers (paper-I & paper-II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Bengali Literature syllabus:
UPSC Bengali Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-I):
The syllabus for Bengali Literature Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
UPSC Bengali Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-II):
The syllabus for Bengali Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Bengali literature syllabus is comparatively larger than many other literature syllabuses primarily due to the effects of the Bengal Renaissance. The proliferation of Bengali literature due to the renaissance has made it one of the largest bodies of modern literature among Indian languages. Candidates should keep this in mind while preparing for the UPSC Bengali paper. Also, candidates should solve more questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as from mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Bengali exam.
If the commission makes any changes in the Bengali literature syllabus, it will be reflected in the UPSC Notification; hence candidates are advised to always be updated with the latest notification.
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