URDU

Urdu– Syllabus for Indian Civil Services Examination

Urdu 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 Urdu)

Section-A

Development of the subject language

(a) Development of Indo-Aryan

  • (i) Old Indo-Aryan
  • (ii) Middle Indo Aryan
  • (iii) New Indo Aryan

(b) Western Hindi and its dialects Brij Bhasha Khadi Boli, Haryanavi Kannauji, Bundeli-Theories about the origin of the subject language

(c) Dakhani Urdu-Origin and development, its significant linguistic features.

(d) Social and Cultural roots of Urdu language-and its distinctive features. Script, Phonology, Morphology, Vocabulary.

Section-B

(a) Genres and their development :

  • (i) Poetry : Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida, Marsia, Rubai, Jadid Nazm,
  • (ii) Prose : Novel, Short Story, Dastan, Drama, Inshaiya, Khutoot, Biography.

(b) Significant features of :

  • (i) Deccani, Delhi and Lucknow schools
  • (ii) Sir Syed Movement, Romantic Movement, Progressive Movement, Modernism.

(c) Literary Criticism and its development with reference to Hali, Shibli, Kaleemuddin Ahmad, Ehtisham Hussain, Ale-Ahmad Suroor.

(d) Essay writing (covering literary and imaginative topics)

PAPER-II

(Answers must be written in Urdu)

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

Section-A

  1. Mir Amman Bagho-Babar
  2. Ghalib Intikhab-e-Khutoot-e Ghalib
  3. Mohd. Husain Nairang-e-Khayal Azad
  4. Prem Chand Godan
  5. Rajendra Singh Apne Dukh Mujhe Bedi Dedo
  6. Abul Kalam Azad Ghubar-e-Khatir

Section-B

  1. Mir Intikhab-e-Kalam-eMir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)
  2. Mir Hasan Sahrul Bayan
  3. Ghalib Diwan-e-Ghalib
  4. Iqbal Bal-e-Jibrail
  5. Firaq Gul-e-Naghma
  6. Faiz Dast-e-Saba
  7. Akhtruliman Bint-e-Lamhat

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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