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.
Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language used in parts of Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in India. It is included as one of the official languages of the Union of India in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. It is included as one of the optionals in the list of optional subjects of UPSC Mains exam.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
In this article, IAS aspirants can read the optional syllabus of Nepali for the civil services examination.
Once aspirants decide their optional subject for the civil services exam, they may check UPSC Nepali Literature Books in the linked article.
Nepali Optional Syllabus for IAS Mains
The syllabus of the subject includes history and development of Nepali literature and language. It also includes the grammar, folklore and various genres of literature in the language. In addition to this, specific works in Nepali also form part of the UPSC Syllabus.
Nepali carries 500 marks distributed over two papers of 250 marks each. The following is the syllabus prescribed for the IAS exam:
UPSC Nepali Optional Paper I Syllabus:
The syllabus for Nepali Optional Paper-I for civil services examination is given in the pictures below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
UPSC Nepali Optional Paper II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Nepali Optional Paper-II for civil services examination is given in the pictures below:
The study material for Nepali literature is not widely available and hence it is not a very popular choice for candidates, However, low competition can increase the chances of success in this paper. Candidates should read all the prescribed texts from the syllabus, focussing particularly on the development of Nepali literature in India.
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