GUJARATI – SYLLABUS FOR INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

Gujarati forms an optional subject for the Indian Civil Services Examination. The Gujarati Subject Syllabus for Indian Civil Services Examination is as given below.

PAPER – I

(Answers must be written in Gujarati)

Section-A

Language : Form and history

  1. History of the subject 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. Jaina 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 literary forms):

(a) Medieval

  1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  2. Lyrical: Pada

(b) Folk

  1. Bhavai

(c) Modern

  1. Fiction: Novel and short story
  2. Drama
  3. Literary Essay
  4. Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

  1. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  2. Recent research in folk tradition.

Paper-II

(Answers must be written in Gujarati)

The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed 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

  1. 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 Vishwanath Pathak

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaverchand Meghani

(v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel

(vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

  1. Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi

(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi

(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yashaschandra

The Subject syllabus for Indian Civil Services Examination is subject to modification/change and it is advised to check up for the latest syllabus on the Union Public Service Commission website – http://www.upsc.gov.in/.

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