Important Books for Odia Literature Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

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.

Odia is a language of the Indo-Aryan family used in the state of Odisha, parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh. Formerly known as Oriya, it is considered one of the 6 classical languages of India. It has been given the status of an official language by listing it in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Odia has a long and illustrious history of literary works since ancient times. UPSC Mains includes Odia literature as one of the optional subjects.

UPSC has mentioned the reading of a few texts for Odia Literature papers for civil service examination.

UPSC Odia Literature Optional Books

Aspirants should analyze UPSC Odia Literature Syllabus for IAS Mains. The optional subject has two parts: Paper-I and Paper-II.

IAS Odia Literature Optional Booklist

Note: The paper-II will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates

The UPSC has mentioned given below texts for Odia Literature Paper-II categorized as Section-A & Section-B:

UPSC Odia Literature Syllabus- Odia Literature Optional Syllabus Paper-II 1

UPSC Odia Literature Syllabus- Odia Literature Optional Syllabus Paper-II 2

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.

UPSC Odia Optional Booklist:- Download PDF Here

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