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UPSC Civil Services Examination Syllabus of “Gujarati” Preliminary and Mains Exam.

Syllabus of “Gujarati”

Paper-1

(Answers must be written in Gujarati) 

Section – A

Gujarati Language: Form and history

1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.

2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.

3. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri. History of Gujarati Literature Medieval:

4. Jaffna tradition 5. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)

6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern:

7. Sudharak yug

8. Pandit yug

9. Gandhi yug

10. Anu-Gandhi yug

11. Adhunik yug

Section – B

Literary Forms: (Salient features, history and development of the following any forms):

(a) Medieval

I. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta

2. Lyrical: Pada

(b) Folk

3. Bhavai

(c) Modern

4. Fiction:

Novel and short story

5. Drama

6. Literary Essay

7. Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

8. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism 9. Recent research in folk tradition.

Paper-2

(Answers must be written in Gujarati) The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be de-signed to test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section – A

1. Medieval

(i)Vasantvilas phagu-AJNATKRUT

(ii) Kadambari-BHALAN

(iii) Sudamacharitra-PREMANAND

(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-SHAMAL

(v) Akhegeeta-AKHO 2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

(vi) Mari Hakikat-NARMADASHANKAR DAVE

(vii) Farbasveerah- DALPATRAM

(viii) Saraswatichandra-Part-I GOVARDHANRAM TRIPATHI

(ix) Purvalap- ‘KANT’ (MANISHANKAR RATNAJI BHATT)

(x) Raino Parvat-RAMANBHAI NEELKANTH

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

(i) Hind Swaraj-MOHANDAS KARMACHAND GANDHI

(ii)Patanni Prabhuta- KANHAIYALAL MUNSHI

(iii) Kavyani Shakti- RAMNARAYAN VISH-WANATH PATH AK

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- ZAVERCHAND MEGHANI

(v) Manvini Bhavai-PANNALAL PATEL

(vi) Dhvani-RAJENDRA SHAH

2. Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-UMASHANKAR JOSHI

(viii) Janantike- SURESH JOSHI

(ix) Ashwatthama- SITANSHU YASHASCHANDRA

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