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.
Malayalam is a language of the Dravidian family. It is used in Kerala, parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is also used in the Lakshadweep islands and Mahe, which is an administrative part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Malayalam literature is a part of the optional subject list of the UPSC Mains exam.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
In this article, candidates can read the syllabus of UPSC Malayalam literature optional.
Before reading the syllabus, IAS aspirants should read about the Pros of Malayalam Literature as Optional for civil services examination in the linked article.
Malayalam Optional Syllabus for IAS Mains
Malayalam has a long history and the earliest recorded literary work available. The IAS syllabus on the subject includes the history and development of the language, standardisation of grammar and its linguistic features. It also includes the ancient and medieval history of the literature, important works from all time periods, including the modern era and various forms like prose, poetry and essays, etc.
UPSC Malayalam Syllabus
Malayalam literature carries 500 marks distributed in two papers of 250 marks each in UPSC Mains.
Find below the IAS Malayalam Literature syllabus-
IAS Malayalam Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-I):
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to know the exam better and align their preparation accordingly.
IAS Malayalam Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-II):
Malayalam literature study material for UPSC is available from various sources in South India as well as from online sources. Candidates should read all the texts mentioned in the syllabus and understand the history, grammar and literary evolution of the language to be successful in the IAS exam.
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