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 allows Urdu literature as one of the optional literature subjects for the Civil Services Main Examination. Urdu is one of the 22 official languages according to the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. Urdu has a rich and growing body of literary works including poetry, prose and other literature and was widely used as the lingua franca of large parts of the country till recently. It is still used in parts of northern India and Hyderabad. UPSC Mains includes Telugu Literature as one of the optional subjects.
In this article, we provide you with detailed UPSC syllabus for Urdu Literature optional.
Once an aspirant gets familiar with the Urdu Literature Syllabus, he/she must follow the UPSC Urdu Literature Books recommended in the linked article.
Urdu Literature Syllabus for UPSC
Being a language subject, candidates who are proficient in Urdu and have studied it as a part of their curriculum or have learnt Urdu as their mother tongue should take up this optional. The paper has to be written in the Persian script.
UPSC Urdu exam consists of two papers (Paper-I & Paper-II) in civil services examination. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.
Find below the IAS Urdu syllabus:
UPSC Urdu Literature Optional Paper-I Syllabus:
The syllabus for Urdu Literature Paper-I for civil services examination is given below:
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
UPSC Urdu Literature Optional Paper-II Syllabus:
The syllabus for Urdu Literature Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:
Urdu has one of the largest numbers of speakers in the country and hence the syllabus is dynamic. Material on Urdu is not hard to find and IAS aspirants can easily prepare for this paper. Candidates should solve more questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as from mock tests to be able to crack the UPSC Urdu exam. Urdu as a language has a well documented literary history which should be the focus of preparation.
You can also check the articles relevant to UPSC IAS exam preparation in the table below: