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IAS Mains Punjabi 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 Punjabi language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Punjabi language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Punjabi literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Punjabi paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Punjabi mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed IAS Syllabus.


IAS Mains Punjabi Paper 1

Answers must be written in Punjabi in Gurumukhi Script

Section A

(a) Origin of Punjabi language : different stages of development and recent development in Punjabi language : characteristics of Punjabi phonology and the study of its tones: classification of vowels and consonants.

(b) Punjabi morphology : the numbergender system (animate and inanimate), prefixes, affixes and different categories of Post positions: Punjabi word formation: Tatsam. Tad Bhav, forms: Sentence structure, the notion of subject and object in Punjabi: Noun and verb phrases.

(c) Language and dialect; the notions of dialect and idiolect; major dialects of Punjabi; Pothohari, Majhi, Doabi, Malwai, Puadhi; the validity of speech variation on the basis of social stratification, the distinctive features of various dialects with special reference to tones. Language and script; origin and development of Gurmukhi; suitability of Gurmukhi for Punjabi.

(d) Classical background; Nath Jogi Sahit Medieval literature : Gurmat, Sufti, Kissa and Var Janamsakhis.

Section B

(a) Modern Mystic, romantic, progressive Trends and neomystic (Vir Singh, Puran Singh, Mohan Singh, Amrita Pritam, Bawa Balwant, Pritam Singh Safeer, J.S. Neki). Experimentalist (Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Ravinder Ravi, Ajaib Kamal) Aesthetes (Harbhajan Singh, Tara Singh) Neo-progressive (Pash. Jagtar, Patar) Origin and Development of Genres :

(b) Folk Folk songs, Folk tales. Riddles, literature Proverbs. Epic (Vir Singh, Avtar Singh, Azad Mohan Singh) Lyric (Gurus, Sufis and Modern Lyricists-Mohan Singh Amrita Pritam, Shiv Kumar, Harbhajan Singh)

(c) Drama (I.C. Nanda, Harcharan Singh, Balwant Gargi, S.S.Sekhon, Charan Das Sidhu) Novel (Vir Singh, Nanak Singh, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, K.S. Duggal, Sukhbir, Gurdial Singh, Dalip Kaur Tiwana, Swaran Chandan) Short Story (Sujan Singh, K.S. Virk. Prem Parkash, Waryam Sandhu).

(d) Socio- Sanskrit, Persian and cultural Western. Literary influences Essay (Puran Singh, Teja Singh, Gurbaksh Singh) Literary (S.S. Sekhon, Attar Singh, Criticism Kishan Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Najam Hussain Sayyad).

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IAS Mains Punjabi Paper 2

Answers must be written in Punjabi in Gurumukhi Script

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

Section A

a) Sheikh Farid The complete Bani as included in the Adi Granth.

b) Guru Nanak Japu Ji Baramah, Asadi Var

c) Bulleh Shah Kafian

d) Waris Shah Heer

Section B

a) Shah Jangnama (Jang Mohammad Singhan te Firangian) Dhani Ram Chandan Vari Chatrik (Poet) Sufi Khana Nawan Jahan

b) Nanak Singh Chitta Lahu (Novelist) Pavittar Papi Ek Mian Do Talwaran

c) Gurbaksh Zindagi di Ras Singh (Essayist) Nawan Shivala Merian Abhul Yadaan. Balraj Sahni Mera Roosi Safarnama (Travelogue) Mera Pakistani Safarnama

d) Balwant Gargi Loha Kutt (Dramatist) Dhuni-di-Agg Sultan Razia Sant Singh Sahityarth Sekhon (Critic) Parsidh Punjabi Kavi Punjabi Kav Shiromani

Improve writing skills for IAS Mains Punjabi 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 Punjabi Syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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