Konkani Literature is an optional subject in the UPSC Civil Services examination. The language is widely used in Goa, coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra. It is included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India, making Konkani one of the 22 official languages of India.
Aspirants should analyze the syllabus of Konkani literature optional for IAS Mains. Konkani has a long history and rich living literature. The optional subjects have two papers: Paper-I and Paper- II. Candidates who have studied Konkani in a formal educational environment or have learnt it as their mother tongue should opt for this subject. All answers are required to be written in Konkani.
Konkani Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Konkani literature carries 500 marks distributed in two papers of 250 marks each in UPSC Mains.
UPSC Konkani Literature Optional Paper I syllabus:
UPSC Konkani Literature Optional Paper II syllabus:
Konkani as a literature subject does not have many takers in the UPSC exam. However, candidates who opt for Konkani would find the syllabus smaller than most other optionals subjects which lends itself well to focussed preparation. Previous years’ papers are a good source to analyze the pattern of questions asked in the Civil Services Examination.
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