The UPSC allows Bodo literature as one of the optional literature subjects for the Civil Services Main Examination. Bodo is one of the 22 official languages of India included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Bodo has a literary tradition of translations, original works like dramas, poetry and philosophy which has only been recently recognised in mainstream literature.
The Mains exam which is a part of IAS Exam has two papers of Bodo Literature if chosen as an optional subject by the candidates.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
The paper has to be written in the Bodo script. Candidates can check UPSC Bodo Literature Books in the linked article.
In this article, we provide you with a detailed syllabus for Bodo optional.
Bodo Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Being a language subject, candidates who are proficient in Bodo and have studied it as a part of their curriculum or have learnt Bodo as their mother tongue should take up this optional in UPSC Mains exam.
Bodo 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 Bodo syllabus:
IAS Bodo Literature Optional Paper I Syllabus
The syllabus for Bodo Optional Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
IAS Bodo Literature Optional Paper II Syllabus
The syllabus for Bodo Optional Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants should note that literature of Bodo language for UPSC can potentially increase their chances of selection due to the low competition. Also, rural candidates have an advantage when opting for literature optional subjects as state education boards which have a higher reach in rural areas tend to have well-developed curricula for regional languages.
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