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.
Telugu is one of the classical languages of India. It is a language of the Dravidian family and is primarily used in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam, an administrative division of Pondicherry. It has a rich tradition of literary works including poetry, drama, novels and short stories. The Indian Constitution recognises it as one of the 22 official languages of India and it is also included in the UPSC Mains optional subjects list.
For details on similar optional subjects syllabus, check the linked article.
In this article, we will provide you with UPSC Mains Telugu Literature Syllabus.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Telugu Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Telugu Literature Books recommended in the linked article.
Telugu Literature Syllabus for UPSC
The syllabus for Telugu includes concepts such as the evolution of the language, the effects of various factors and other languages in the development of Telugu, its grammar, dialects and processes used in translation into the language. It also includes the history of literature, various schools of writing and genres in which literature is available. Along with these concepts, major works by prominent Telugu authors are part of the syllabus.
UPSC awards a maximum of 500 marks for an optional subject. There are two papers carrying 250 marks each.
Find below the Telugu optional syllabus:
UPSC Telugu Literature Optional Paper I Syllabus:
The syllabus for Telugu 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 Telugu Literature Optional Paper II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Tamil Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Telugu optional syllabus differs from other literature optionals due to its focus on various literary problems of the language in addition to literary criticism of specific works. The study material for the syllabus is easy to find in universities across South India. It is highly advisable to read all the texts mentioned in the syllabus focussing on texts included for Paper-II.
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