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UPSE Civil Services Examination Syllabus of “Assamese” Preliminary and Mains Exam.

Syallabus of  ” Assamese ” 

Paper – 1

(Answers must be written in Assamese)



(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 lanuuage-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic suffixes.

(f) Dilectical divergences- the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars.

(g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till I 9th century A.D.


Literary Criticism and Literary History

(a) Principles of Literary criticism upto 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 betthinings, i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background the proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva -Sankaradevaspost Sankaradeva — Modem 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.

Paper – 2

This paper Kill require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and designed to test the  candidates’ critical ability. (Answers must be written in Assamese


Ramayana (Ayodhyra Kanda only) by Madhava Kandali. 

PArijat-Harana by Sankaradeva.

Rasakrida by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).

Bargeet by Madhavadeva

Rajastlya by Madhavadeva.

KathA-Bhagavata (Books I and II)  by Baikunthanath


Gurucarit-Katifft (Sankaradeva’s  Part only) ed. by Maheswar Neog


Mor Jeevan Sonwaran by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Kripabar Barburaur Kalatar Topola  by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Pratima by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.

Gaonburha by Padmanath Gohain Barua.

Monamati by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.

Purani Asamiya Sahitya by Banikanta Kakati.

Karengar Ligiri by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla

by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua) Mrityunjoy by by Birendrakumar Bhattacharyya 

Samrat by Navakanta Barua.


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