Tamil is one of the oldest languages used in India. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages and has a long and well-documented history of various literary works in poetry, prose, religious and scientific domains. It is included in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution and enjoys the status of an official language of the Union of India. It is used in Tamil Nadu, parts of Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In this article, we bring you the IAS exam syllabus of the Tamil optional papers.
The UPSC includes Tamil literature in the list of optional subjects for the Mains exam. The syllabus of the Civil Services Exam for Tamil includes the history of the language, its literary history, recent trends in the study of the language and the cultural heritage of the people. It also includes important works in ancient, medieval and modern Tamil literature and the various forms of writing used by Tamil writers.
UPSC Tamil Optional Syllabus
The Tamil optional subject consists of two papers carrying 250 marks each. The total weightage for the optional papers is 500 marks.
Tamil Optional Paper I Syllabus:
Tamil Optional Paper II Syllabus:
Study material in Tamil is widely available and this should enable IAS aspirants choosing the optional in their preparation. The syllabus for Tamil is comprehensive, hence, candidates should analyse the pattern of questions from past years’ papers as well as carefully study the recommended texts from the syllabus.
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