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.
Marathi is the main language used in the state of Maharashtra and is also used in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan family of languages.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Marathi literature is included in the UPSC Mains as an optional subject in civil services examination.
In this article, we provide you with the detailed syllabus for Marathi optional and also the UPSC Marathi Optional Syllabus PDF.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Marathi Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Marathi Literature Books recommended by us in the linked article.
Marathi Optional Syllabus for IAS Mains
The UPSC Marathi Literature syllabus consists of the grammar of the Marathi language, its history and dialects. Unlike other literature papers, it also includes concepts related to linguistics in a general sense such as basic functions of language, different factors affecting the development of dialects etc.
Apart from these, it includes literary criticism of various works by famous writers in Marathi and reading of prose and poetry.
Marathi papers carry 500 marks with each paper carrying 250 marks.
UPSC Marathi Optional Paper I Syllabus:
The syllabus for Marathi Literature Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
UPSC Marathi Optional Paper II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Marathi Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Marathi literature is vast and has a well-documented history of literary works from the medieval period. Publications in Marathi also played an important role in the freedom struggle which shaped the development of the literary movements until modern times. Study material for the subject is easily available from various sources and IAS aspirants should take care to carefully read and understand the works prescribed by the syllabus. Previous year’s question papers are of great help when preparing for optional papers.
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