Manipuri is a Tibeto-Burman language used in the state of Manipur in North East India. It is also used in contiguous areas of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Manipuri is included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India and is one of the official languages of the Union.
The Mains exam which is a part of IAS Exam has two papers of Manipuri Literature if chosen as an optional subject by the candidates. The UPSC allows candidates to choose Manipuri literature as an optional subject.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
The paper has to be written in the Manipuri script. Candidates can check UPSC Manipuri Literature Books in the linked article.
In this article, we provide you with a detailed syllabus for Manipuri Literature optional for civil services examination.
Manipuri Literature Optional Syllabus for IAS
The syllabus for this subject includes the importance of the Manipuri language, its history and development as well as its linguistic features. It also includes important works from ancient, medieval and modern literature.
Being a language subject, candidates who are proficient in Manipuri and have studied it as a part of their curriculum or have learnt Manipuri as their mother tongue should take up this optional in UPSC Mains exam.
Manipuri Literature consists of two papers (paper-I & paper-II) in UPSC Mains. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.
Find below the IAS Manipuri syllabus:
UPSC Manipuri Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-I)
The syllabus for Manipuri Optional Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2022, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
Manipuri Optional Paper II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Manipuri Optional Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Resources for studying Manipuri are available online as well as in universities across the North East. IAS aspirants should read all the literature included in the syllabus. Candidates can also read research papers available online on Manipuri linguistics and literary history for success in the UPSC exam.
To read more on UPSC preparation, check out the following links: