UPSC Assamese Syllabus

Many literature papers are available for the candidates to choose as their optional paper in UPSC Civil Services exam. Assamese is one such subject that the candidates with the knowledge of the same can select as one of their IAS exam papers. The important topics related to the Assamese subject from which the questions will be asked in the examination are discussed in its syllabus. Interested candidates can check the details of the UPSC Assamese syllabus 2023 from this article below.

Assamese Syllabus for UPSC exam 2023

The subject of Assamese is divided into two papers, paper I and paper II, which are further categorized into two sections. For both these papers, the detailed syllabus can be found below. Candidates are suggested to strictly follow the syllabus while preparing for their exam.

Syllabus for Paper I (Answers must be written in Assamese)

Section A- Language

  • Development of Assamese prose
  • History of the origin and development of the Assamese Language, its position among the Indo-Aryan language periods in its history
  • Dialectical divergences- the Standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particular
  • Vowels and consonants of the Assamese Language, Rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan
  • Assamese vocabulary and its sources
  • Assamese script- its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.
  • Morphology of the language, conjugation, enclitic definitive and pleonastic suffixes

Section B- Literary Criticism and Literary History

  • Development of literary forms in Assamese
  • Development of literary criticism in Assamese
  • Principles of literary criticism up to new criticism
  • Different literary genres
  • Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings, i.e. from the period of the charyyageeta with their socio-cultural background: the proto Assamese, Pre-Sankaradeva, Sankaradeva, Post-Sankaradeva, Modern period (from the coming of the Britishers), Post-Independence period, Special emphasis is to be given on the Vaisnavite period, the gonaki and the post-independence periods

Syllabus for Paper II (Answers must be written in Assamese)

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section A

  • Gurucarit-Kathâ (Sankaradeva’s Part only) – by Maheswar Neog
  • Râmâyana (Ayodhyâ Kânda – by Madhava Kandali only)
  • Râjasûya – by Madhavadeva
  • Kathâ-Bhâgavata (Books I and II) – by Baikurthanath Bhattacharyya
  • Pârijât-Harana – by Sankaradeva
  • Râsakrîdâ – by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa)
  • Bârgeet – by Madhavadeva

Section B

  • Jeevanar Bâtat – by Bina Barva (BirinchiKumar Barua)
  • Mrityunjoy – by Birendrakumar Bhattacharyya
  • Mor Jeevan Soñwaran – by Lakshminath Bezbaroa
  • Manomatî – by Rajanikanta Bordoloi
  • Purani Asamîyâ Sâhitya – by Banikanta Kakati
  • Kripâbar BorbaruârKakatar Topola – by Lakshminath Bezbaroa
  • Pratimâ – by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla
  • Gâonburhâ – by Padmanath Gohain Barua
  • Kârengar Ligirî – by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla
  • Samrât – by Navakanta Barua
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