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.
Malayalam is a language of the Dravidian family. It is used in Kerala, parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is also used in the Lakshadweep islands and Mahe, which is an administrative part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Malayalam literature is a part of the optional subject list of the UPSC Mains exam.
The article will be very helpful for candidates who are aspiring to preparation for IAS Exam.
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UPSC Malayalam Literature Optional Books
This optional subject has carefully outlined syllabus and if IAS aspirants have great clout in framing the Malayalam dialect, then they can pick this as their optional subject in civil services examination.
Aspirants should analyze UPSC Malayalam Literature Syllabus for IAS Mains. The optional subject has two parts- Paper-I and Paper-II.
IAS Malayalam Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II
The suggested readings for Malayalam Literature optional paper I & II are given in the table below:
|Malayalam Literature Books for IAS Preparation|
|All the novels, short stories, poems and biographies prescribed in the syllabus|
|Malayalam magazine such as Bhashaposhini which talks about contemporary issues in the Malayalam Literature world|
|Kairaliyude Kadha – M. Krishna Pillai|
|Malayala Sahithya Charithram – Kalaghattangalilude – Erumeli|
|Civil Service exam Malayalam Optional paper I – Jobin S Kottaram|
|Civil Service exam Malayalam Optional paper II – Jobin S Kottaram, Renu Raj, Aswathy|
All the aspirants who are going to sit for UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to align their preparation as per the syllabus, exam pattern and more.
IAS aspirants may read about the Pros of Malayalam Literature as Optional for civil services examination in the linked article.
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