UPSC Bengali Syllabus 2019 – IAS Mains Optional Subjects

Check out the latest UPSC Mains Bengali Syllabus 2019. Bengali subject is one of the optional papers in UPSC IAS Mains Exam. Earlier we’ve provided UPSC Mains Syllabus, Now we are providing UPSC Mains Optional Subject Syllabus for Bengali Paper. There is only “ONE” optional subject to choose from the list of optional subjects which are given below. It comprises of two papers each of 250 marks. So, the optional paper has total 500 marks. In UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam, Bengali is one of the Optional Subjects and consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks. Find below the UPSC Syllabus for Bengali Optional Subject.

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UPSC Bengali Syllabus

UPSC Mains Part B  – Optional Subjects
Subject : Bengali Main Examination Syllabus

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UPSC Mains Bengali Syllabus Paper 1

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UPSC Mains Bengali Syllabus PAPER – I

History of Language and Literature. Answers must be written in Bengali.

Section-A

Topics from the History of Bangla language

  1. The chronological track from Proto Indo-European to Bangla (Family tree with branches and approximate dates).
  2. Historical stages of Bangla (Old, Middle, New) and their linguistic features.
  3. Dialects of Bangla and their distinguishing characteristics.
  4. Elements of Bangla Vocabulary.
  5. Forms of Bangla Literary Prose- Sadhu and Chalit.
  6. Processes of language change relevant for Bangla.
    Apinihiti (Anaptyxis), Abhishruti (umlaut), Murdhanyibhavan (cerebralization), Nasikyibhavan (Nasalization), Samibhavan (Assimilation), Sadrishya (Analogy), Svaragama (Vowel insertion)-Adi Svaragama, Madhya Svaragama or Svarabhakti, Antya Svaragama, Svarasangati (Vowel hormony), yshruti and w-shruti.
  7. Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling, and those of transliteration and Romanization.
  8. Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax of Modern Bangla. (Sounds of Modern Bangla, Conjuncts; word formations, compounds; basic sentence patterns.)

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Section-B

Topics from the History of Bangla Literature.

  1. Periodization of Bangla Literature: Old Bangla and Middle Bangla.
  2. Points of difference between modern and pre-modern Bangla Literature.
  3. Roots and reasons behind the emergence of modernity in Bangla Literature.
  4. Evolution of various Middle Bangla forms Mangal kavyas, Vaishnava lyrics, Adapted narratives (Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata) and religious biographies.
  5. Secular forms in middle Bangla literature.
  6. Narrative and lyric trends in the nineteenth century Bangla poetry.
  7. Development of prose.
  8. Bangla dramatic literature (nineteenth century, Tagore, Post-1944 Bangla drama).
  9. Tagore and post-Tagoreans.
  10. Fiction, major authors : (Bankimchandra, Tagore, Saratchandra, Bibhutibusan, Tarasankar, Manik).
  11. Women and Bangla literature: creators and created.

UPSC Mains Bengali Syllabus PAPER – II

Prescribed texts for close study. Answers must be written in Bengali.

Section-A

  1. Vaishnava Padavali (Calcutta University) Poems of Vidyapati, Chandidas, Jnanadas, Govindadas and Balaramdas.
  2. Chandimangal Kalketu episode by Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi).
  3. Chaitanya Charitamrita Madya Lila, by Krishnadas Kaviraj (Sahitya Akademi).
  4. Meghnadbadh Kavya by Madhusudan Dutta.
  5. Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra Chattarjee.
  6. Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by Bankimchandra Chatterjee.
  7. Sonar Tari by Rabindranath Tagore.
  8. Chhinnapatravali by Rabindranath Tagore.

    Section-B

  9. Raktakarabi by Rabindranath Tagore.
  10. Nabajatak by Rabindranath Tagore.
  11. Grihadaha by Saratchandra Chatterjee.
  12. Prabandha Samgraha Vol. 1, by Pramatha Choudhuri.
  13. Aranyak by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee
  14. Short stories by Manik Bandyo-padhyay : Atashi Mami, Pragaitihasik, Holud-Pora, Sarisrip, Haraner Natjamai, Chhoto-Bokulpurer Jatri, Kustharogir Bou, Jakey Ghush Ditey Hoy.
  15. Shrestha Kavita by Jibanananda Das.
  16. Jagori by Satinath Bhaduri.
  17. Ebam Indrajit by Badal Sircar.

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2 Comments
  1. Rajaul Karim says

    Sir can you simplify the question source Bengali paper 2 (1-a,b,c,d,e) question.

  2. Rajaul Karim says

    Sir please tell me How to prepare UPSC Civil Service Mains Bengali paper!

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