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IAS Mains Assamese Syllabus

Last Updated - December 28, 2016

IAS Exam is held on multiple dates starting from December 03 to December 09, 2016. In IAS, Main exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In IAS Mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. You can choose Assamese language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Assamese language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Assamese literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Konkani paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Assamese mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed IAS Assamese Syllabus.


IAS Mains Assamese Paper 1

Answers in IAS Mains Exam must be written in Assamese language only.

Section A: Language

a. History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.

b. Developments of Assamese prose.

c. Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.

d. Assamese vocabulary-and its sources.

e. Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitive and pleonastic suffixes.

f. Dialectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars.

g. Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.

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Section B: Literary Criticism and Literary History

a. Principles of Literary criticism up to New criticism.

b. Different literary genres.

c. Development of literary forms in Assamese.

d. Development of literary criticism in Assamese.

e. Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings, i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background: the proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva Sankaradeva-post SankaradevaModern 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 period.


IAS Mains Assamese Paper 2

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates' critical ability. Answers must be written in Assam’s language.

Section A

  1. Ramayana (Ayodhya Kanda only)-by Madhava Kandali.
  2. Parijat-Harana-by Sankaradeva.
  3. Rasakrida-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).
  4. Bargeet-by Madhavadeva
  5. Rajasuya-by Madhavadeva.
  6. Katha-Bhagavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.
  7. Gurucarit-Katha (Sankaradeva's Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.

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Section B

  1. Mor Jeevan Sonwaran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
  2. Kripabar Barbaruar Kakatar Topola-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
  3. Pratima-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.
  4. Gaonburha-by Padmanath Gohain Barua.
  5. Monamati-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.
  6. Purani Asamiya Sahitya-by Banikanta Kakati.
  7. Karengar Ligiri-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla
  8. Jeevanar Batat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua)
  9. Mrityunjoy-by Birendrakumar
  10. Bhattachary-ya
  11. Samrat-by Navakanta Barua.

Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS Assamese literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS Exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS Mains Assamese Syllabus and previous papers for reference.


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