UPSC Sanskrit Syllabus 2019 – IAS Mains Optional Subjects

Check out the latest UPSC Mains Sanskrit Syllabus 2019. Sanskrit 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 of Sanskrit 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, Sanskrit 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 Sanskrit Optional Subject.

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UPSC Sanskrit Syllabus

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

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UPSC Mains Sanskrit Syllabus Paper 1

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UPSC Syllabus - IAS Prelims Mains Exam Pattern

UPSC Mains Sanskrit Syllabus PAPER – I

There will be three questions as indicated in the question paper which must be answered in Sanskrit. The remaining questions must be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.

Section-A

  1. Significant features of the grammar, with particular stress on Sanjna, Sandhi, Karaka, Samasa, Kartari and Karmani vacyas (voice usages) (to be answered in Sanskrit).
  2. (a) Main characteristics of Vedic Sanskrit language.
    (b) Prominent features of classical Sanskrit language.
    (c) Contribution of Sanskrit to linguistic studies.
  3. General Knowledge of:- (a) Literary history of Sanskit,
    (b) Principal trends of literary criticism
    (c) Ramayana,
    (d) Mahabharata
    (e) The origin and development of literary geners of:
    Mahakavya Rupaka (drama) Katha Akhyayika Campu Khandakavya Muktaka Kavya.

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    Section-B

  4. Essentials of Indian Culture with stress on a) Purusarthasb) Samskarasc) Varnasramavyavastha
    d) Arts and fine arts
    e) Technical sciences
  5. Trends of Indian Philosophy a) Mimansa
    b) Vedanta
    c) Nyaya
    d) Vaisesika
    e) Sankhya
    f) Yoga
    g) Bauddha
    h) Jaina
    i) Carvaka
  6. Short Essay in Sanskrit
  7. Unseen passage with the questions, to be answered in Sanskrit.

UPSC Mains Sanskrit Syllabus PAPER – II

 Question from Group 4 is to be answered in Sanskrit only. Question from Groups 1, 2 and 3 are to be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate.

Section-A
General study of the following groups:-

Group 1

a) Raghuvamsam-Kalidasa
b) Kumarasambhavam-Kalidasa
c) Kiratarjuniyam-Bharavi
d) Sisupalavadham-Magha
e) Naisadhiyacaritam-Sriharsa
f) Kadambari-Banabhatta
g) Dasakumaracaritam -Dandin
h) Sivarajyodayam-S.B. Varnekar

Group 2

a) Isavasyopanisad
b) Bhagavadgita
c) Sundarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana
d) Arthasastra of Kautilya

Group 3

a) Svapnavasavadattam- Bhasa
b) Abhijnanasakuntalam- Kalidasa
c) Mrcchakatikam-Sudraka
d) Mudraraksasam-Visakhadatta
e) Uttararamacaritam- Bhavabhuti
f) Ratnavali-Sriharshavardhana
g) Venisamharam- Bhattanarayana

Group 4

Short notes in Sanskrit on the following:-
a) Meghadutam-Kalidasa
b) Nitisatakam-Bhartrhari
c) Panchtantra
d)Rajatarangini-Kalhana
e) Harsacaritam-Banabhatta
f) Amarukasatakam-Amaruka
g) Gitagovindam-Jayadeva

Section-B

Questions from Groups 1 & 2 are to be answered in Sanskrit only. (Questions from Groups 3 & 4 are to be answered in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate).

This Section will require first hand reading of the following selected texts :-

Group 1

(a) Raghuvansam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
(b) Kumarasambhavam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
(c) Kiratarjuniyam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10

Group 2

(a) Isavasyopanisad-verses-1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 15 and 18
(b) Bhagavatgita II chapter verses 13 to 25
(c) Sundarakandam of Valmiki Canto 15, Verses 15 to 30 (Geeta Press Edition)

Group 3

(a) Meghadutam-verses 1 to 10
(b) Nitisatakam-Verses 1 to 10 (Edited by D.D. Kosambi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Publication)
(c) Kadambari-Sukanaso-padesa (only)

Group 4

(a) Svapnavasavadattam Act VI
(b) Abhijnansakuntalam Act IV verses 15 to 30 (M.R. Kale Edition)
(c) Uttararamacharitam Act 1 verses 31 to 47 (M.R. Kale Edition)

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