UPSC Bengali Literature Syllabus

The UPSC allows Bengali as one of the optional literature subjects for the UPSC. 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.

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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. In this article, we provide you the detailed UPSC syllabus for Bengali optional and also the UPSC Bengali Optional Syllabus PDF.

Bengali syllabus for UPSC

Bengali consists of two papers (paper I and paper II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the IAS Bengali syllabus:

UPSC Bengali Optional Paper I:


UPSC Bengali Optional Paper II:


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.

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