UPSC Sindhi Syllabus

In order to appear for the UPSC Main Exam, a candidate has to choose 1 optional subject. Sindhi is one of the 48 optional subjects from which an aspirant has to select one subject. It is a regional language that is spoken by a lot of people especially in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. The syllabus of UPSC Sindhi Syllabus 2023 comprises of the topics from which the question paper of the exam will be designed. So, it is important for all the aspiring candidates to know and understand the syllabus thoroughly. In this post, we are going to provide the latest UPSC Syllabus for Sindhi.

IAS Sindhi Syllabus 2023

A candidate should select Sindhi as an optional subject if he/she a good knowledge or background in this language. Similarly to the other optional UPSC exams, it also has two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. Both the papers will carry 250 marks each. Candidates can find the syllabus for both papers as given below.

UPSC Civil Service Sindhi optional subject syllabus – Paper I


  1. (a) Origin and evolution of Sindhi language—views of different scholars

(b) Major dialects of the Sindhi language.

(c) Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax

(d) Sindhi vocabulary—stages of its growth, including those in the pre-partition and post-partition periods.

(e) Historical study of various Writing Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi.

(f) Changesin the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to influence of other languages and social conditions.


  1. Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods:

(a) Early medieval literature upto 1350 A.D. including folk literature

(b) Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D.

(c) Late medieval period from 1350 A.D. to 1850 A.D.

(d) Modern period from 1947 and onwards

(Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs and travelogues.)

Sindhi syllabus for UPSC exam – Paper II

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

Section –A

  1. Poetry
    1. ‘‘Sachal Jo Choond Kalam’’: ed. Kalyan B. Advani Published by Sahitya Akademi (Kafis only).
    2. ‘‘Shah Jo Choond Shair’’: ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages).
    3. ‘‘Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka’’: ed. B.H. Nagrani Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)
    4. ‘‘Roshan Chhanvro’’: Narayan Shyam.
    5. ‘‘Shair-e-Bewas’’: by Kishinchand Bewas(“Saamoondi Sipoon’’ portion only).
    6. ‘‘Virhange Khapoi je Sindhi Shair jee Choond’’: ed. H.I. Sadarangani, published by Sahitya Akademi.
  2. Drama
    1. ‘‘Kako Kaloomal’’ (Full-length Play): by Madan Jumani.
    2. ‘‘Behtareen Sindhi Natak’’ (One-act Plays): Edited by M. Kamal Published by Gujarat Sindhi Academy.


  1. ‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel): by Krishin Khatwani.
  2. ‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’ (Novel): by Gobind Malhi.
  3. ‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories) Vol. III. : Edited by Prem Prakash, published by Sahitya Akademi.
  4. ‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays): Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Academi.
  5. ‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories): Sundari Uttamchandani.
  6. ‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism): Edited by Harish Vaswani : Published by Sahitya Akademi.
  7. ‘‘Dr. Choithram Gidwani’’ (Biography): by Vishnu Sharma.
  8. ‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a-ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography): by Popati Hiranandani.

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