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 exam is Persian.
Aspirants should analyse the syllabus of Kashmiri literature optional for IAS 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.
UPSC Kashmiri Literature Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Kashmiri Literature Optional Paper II syllabus:
Kashmiri 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 all the books listed in the syllabus are very important for success.
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