HINDI – SYLLABUS FOR INDIAN CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION

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

PAPER – I

(Answers must be written in Hindi)

Section-A

  1. History of the Language and Nagari Lipi.
  2. Grammatical and applied forms of Apbhransh, Awahatta & Arambhik Hindi.
  3. Development of Braj and Awadhi as literary language during medieval period.

III. Early form of Khari-boli in Siddha Nath Sahitya, Khusero, Sant Sahitaya, Rahim etc. and Dakhni Hindi.

  1. Development of Khari-boli and Nagari Lipi during 19th Century.
  2. Standardisation of Hindi Bhasha & Nagari Lipi.
  3. Development of Hindi as national Language during freedom movement.

VII. The development of Hindi as a National Language of Union of India.

VIII. Scientific & Technical development of the subject Language.

  1. Prominent dialects of the language and their inter- relationship.
  2. Salient features of Nagari Lipi and the efforts for its reform & Standard form of the subject language.
  3. Grammatical structure of Standard Hindi.

Section-B

  1. History of the Language Literature.
  • The relevance and importance of Hindi literature and tradition of writing History of Hindi Literature.
  • Literary trends of the following four periods of history of Hindi Literature.
  • Adikal-Sidh, Nath and Raso Sahitya. Prominent poets-Chandravardai, Khusro, Hemchandra, Vidyapati.
  • Bhaktikal-Sant Kavyadhara, Sufi Kavyadhara, Krishna Bhaktidhara and Ram Bhaktidhara. Prominent Poets-Kabir, Jayasi, Sur & Tulsi.
  • Ritikal-Riti Kavya, Ritibaddhakavya & Riti Mukta Kavya. Prominent Poets-Keshav, Bihari, Padmakar and Ghananand.
  • Adhunik Kal
  • Renaissance, the development of Prose, Bharatendu Mandal.
  • Prominent Writers : Bharatendu, Bal Krishna Bhatt & Pratap Narain Mishra.
  • Prominent trends of modern the subject language Poetry : Chhayavad, Pragativad, Proyogvad, Nai Kavita, Navgeet and Contemporary poetry and Janvadi Kavita. Prominent Poets : Maithili Sharan Gupta, Prasad, Nirala, Mahadevi, Dinkar, Agyeya, Muktibodh, Nagarjun.

III. Katha Sahitya

  1. Upanyas & Realism
  2. The origin and development of the Novels in the subject language.
  3. Prominent Novelists : Premchand, Jainendra, Yashpal, Renu and Bhism Sahani.
  4. The origin and development of Hindi short story.
  5. Prominent short Story Writers : Premchand, Prasad, Agyeya, Mohan Rakesh & Krishna Shobti.
  6. Drama & Theatre
  7. The origin & Development of Hindi Drama.
  8. Prominent Dramatists : Bharatendu, Prasad, Jagdish Chandra Mathur, Ram Kumar Verma, Mohan Rakesh.
  9. The development of  Theatre in the subject language.
  10. Criticism
  11. The origin and development of Hindi criticism : Saiddhantik, Vyavharik, Pragativadi, Manovishleshanvadi & Nai Alochana.
  12. Prominent critics : Ramchandra Shukla, Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram Vilas Sharma & Nagendra.
  13. The other forms of prose in the subject language – Lalit Nibandh, Rekhachitra, Sansmaran, Yatra-vrittant.

Paper-II

(Answers must be written in Hindi)

This paper will require first hand reading of prescribed texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.

Section-A

  1. Kabir : Kabir Granthawali, Ed, Shyam Sundar Das (First hundred Sakhis.)
  2. Surdas : Bhramar Gitsar, Ed. Ramchandra Shukla (First hundred Padas)
  3. Tulsidas : Ramchrit Manas (Sundar Kand) Kavitawali (Uttar Kand).
  4. Jayasi: Padmawat Ed. Shyam Sundar Das (Sinhal Dwip Khand & Nagmativiyog Khand)
  5. Bihari : Bihari Ratnakar Ed. Jagnnath Prasad Ratnakar (First 100 Dohas)
  6. Maithili : Bharat Bharati Sharan Gupta
  7. Prasad : Kamayani (Chinta and Sharddha Sarg)
  8. Nirala : Rag-Virag, Ed. Ram Vilas Sharma (Ram Ki Shakti Puja & Kukurmutta).
  9. Dinkar : Kurushetra
  10. Agyeya : Angan Ke Par Dwar (Asadhya Vina)
  11. Muktiboth : Brahma Rakshas
  12. Nagarjun : Badal Ko Ghirte Dekha Hai, Akal Ke Bad, Harijan Gatha.

Section-B

  1. Bharatendu : Bharat Durdasha
  2. Mohan Rakesh : Ashad Ka Ek Din
  3. Ramchandra Shukla : Chintamani (Part I) (Kavita Kya Hai] Shraddha Aur Bhakti)
  4. Dr. Satyendra : Nibandh Nilaya-Bal Krishna Bhatt, Premchand, Gulab Rai, Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram Vilas Sharma, Agyeya, Kuber Nath Rai.
  5. Premchand : Godan, Premchand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed. Amrit Rai/Manjusha – Prem Chand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed. Amrit Rai.
  6. Prasad : Skandgupta
  7. Yashpal : Divya
  8. Phaniswar Nath Renu : Maila Anchal
  9. Mannu Bhandari : Mahabhoj
  10. Rajendra Yadav : Ek Dunia Samanantar (All Stories)

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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