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.
Hindi is one of the most popular languages in India and is understood by a vast majority of the population. The Government of India uses Hindi as one of the official languages for communication between various departments along with English. The UPSC Mains exam includes Hindi in the list of optional literature subjects for the Mains IAS exam. Hindi is also one of the options for the compulsory language paper in IAS Mains.
In this article, we will provide you with UPSC Hindi Literature syllabus and its PDF.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Hindi Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Hindi Literature Books recommended in the linked article.
Hindi Optional Syllabus for IAS Mains
Hindi has a vast body of literature including fiction and non-fiction in the form of poetry, prose and essay collections, scientific literature and religious epics. Hindi has a number of dialects, the literature of which are included in the UPSC Syllabus.
The syllabus for this subject includes the development of the Devanagari script from ancient scripts used in the subcontinent, the development of Hindi as the lingua franca of the country during the freedom movement and Hindi grammar in its entirety. It also focuses on literary criticism of various works in Hindi and a number of prominent writers and their works.
Hindi carries 500 marks divided into two papers of 250 marks each.
UPSC Hindi Literature Syllabus for Optional Paper-I:
The syllabus for Hindi 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 Hindi Literature Syllabus for Optional Paper-II:
The syllabus for Hindi Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Hindi literature is a popular choice among IAS aspirants as the study material available for UPSC preparation is vast and easy to find. Candidates may also check Tips for Compulsory Indian Language Paper – Hindi in the linked article.
It is possible to score high in this paper as a large part of the Hindi syllabus can be covered from old NCERT books as compared to other literature subjects which do not have similar availability of study material.
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