The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants need to choose one optional subject for UPSC IAS Exam. It plays a significant role in deciding the aspirants ranking. Recent trends show that the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.
In UPSC Mains 2017, 39 candidates appeared with the Punjabi Language as their optional subject. [UPSC 69th Annual Report Data]
Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language which is the lingua franca of the state of Punjab. It is also widely used in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana along with parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu. It is one of the official languages of India and is written in both Gurumukhi and Persian derived Shahmukhi script.
Punjabi literature is included in the UPSC Mains as an optional subject in civil services examination.
This article lists out the UPSC Punjabi literature Syllabus for the IAS Mains exam. Punjabi is written in the Gurumukhi script for the Civil Services Exam.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Punjabi Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Punjabi Literature Books recommended in the linked article.
Punjabi Optional Syllabus for IAS Mains
Punjabi literature syllabus consists of topics like the history of the language and literature, its major literary traditions, major dialects and development of the Gurumukhi script. It also includes a critical analysis of major works by famous authors in Punjabi.
Punjabi optional consists of two papers of 250 marks each. Find below the Punjabi syllabus:
UPSC Punjabi Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-I):
The syllabus for Punjabi 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 Punjabi Literature Optional Syllabus (Paper-II):
The syllabus for Punjabi Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Punjabi has a rich literary tradition of poetic works, novels, and essays. The success of the Punjabi community has also enabled Punjabi literature to become very popular and study material is not hard to find. However, only serious students of the language should take up this optional to be successful in the IAS exam.
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