Kannada Literature is an optional subject in the UPSC Civil Services examination. The language is widely used in Karnataka, southern Maharashtra and parts of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India, Kannada is one of the 22 official languages of India.
Aspirants should analyze the syllabus of Kannada literature optional for IAS Mains. Kannada has a long history and very rich literature which is still evolving. The optional subjects have two papers: Paper-I and Paper- II. Candidates who have studied Kannada throughout school and college or have learnt it as their native language should opt for this subject. All answers are required to be written in Kannada.
Kannada Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Kannada literature carries 500 marks distributed in two papers of 250 marks each in UPSC Mains.
UPSC Kannada literature Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Kannada literature Optional Paper II syllabus:
Kannada literature as an optional could be highly advantageous due to the low number of aspirants choosing the subject. There have been IAS toppers with Kannada optional in recent UPSC exams. However, a command over the language and reading all the books listed in the syllabus are very important for success.
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