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.
The UPSC list of optional subjects consists of 25 non-literature and 23 literature subjects. This list includes Sindhi literature optional as one of the choices allowed in the UPSC Mains exam.
In this article, we will provide the IAS syllabus for Sindhi Literature optional for civil service examination.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Sindhi Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Sindhi Literature Books recommended in the linked article.
Sindhi Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Sindhi is one of the 22 languages recognised by the constitution of India. It originated in the Sindh province of undivided India and has a large number of speakers scattered throughout the country. Major states having a significant number of Sindhi speakers are Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
Sindhi literature has a rich literary tradition. It is the earliest eastern language into which the Quran was translated Sindhi works include religious, philosophical and scientific texts. Sindhi for the civil services examination is written in both Devanagari and Persian scripts. Aspirants who have learnt Sindhi during formal education, or have learnt Sindhi as their native language can opt for this subject to score well in the Mains exam. The syllabus for UPSC covers Sindhi literature from the medieval period to the modern period.
The Sindhi optional subject carries 500 marks divided into two papers(Paper I and Paper II) of 250 marks each:
UPSC Sindhi Literature Optional Paper-I Syllabus:
The syllabus for Sindhi Literature Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
UPSC Sindhi Literature Optional Paper-II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Sindhi Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Candidates who opt for Sindhi should study all the texts mentioned in the syllabus and solve previous years’ papers to prepare well for the Sindhi exam. This paper has a high probability of success due to the very low number of candidates appearing for the subject.
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