Kashmiri Literature is an optional subject in the UPSC Civil Services examination. The language is used in the Kashmir valley of Jammu & Kashmir as well as in parts of Punjab and Delhi. Included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India, Kashmiri has been given the status of an official language of the Union of India. The script used to write Kashmiri in the UPSC IAS Exam is Persian.
Aspirants should analyse the syllabus of Kashmiri literature optional for UPSC Mains. The optional subject has two parts: Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates who have studied Kashmiri throughout school and college or have learnt it as their native language should opt for this subject.
Kashmiri Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Kashmiri literature carries 500 marks distributed in two papers of 250 marks each in UPSC Mains. Aspirants should also refer to UPSC Kashmiri Literature Booklist to complement their strategy for IAS exam.
UPSC Kashmiri Literature Optional Paper I Syllabus:
Given below is the Kashmiri Literature syllabus (Paper-I) for IAS Mains:
IAS aspirants who are targeting for UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to align your preparation accordingly.
UPSC Kashmiri Literature Optional Paper II Syllabus:
Given below is the Kashmiri Literature syllabus (Paper-II) for IAS Mains:
Kashmiri Literature as an optional could potentially increase the chances of a candidates’ selection due to the low number of aspirants choosing the subject. However, a command over the language and reading suggested books in a way where it fulfils syllabus’s demand, is a necessity.
The table below has a few relevant articles about UPSC IAS exam preparation: