UPSC Urdu Syllabus 2018 – IAS Mains Optional Subjects

Check out the latest UPSC Mains Urdu Syllabus 2018. Urdu 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 Urdu 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, Urdu 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 Urdu Optional Subject.

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UPSC Urdu Syllabus

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

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UPSC Mains Urdu Syllabus Paper 1


UPSC Mains Urdu Syllabus Paper 2


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UPSC Mains Urdu Syllabus PAPER – I

(Answers must be written in Urdu)


Development of Urdu 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 Urdu 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.

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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, the 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)

UPSC Mains Urdu Syllabus 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.


  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


  1. Mir Intikhab-e-Kalam-e- Mir (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

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  1. Afreen says

    Hello, I want to crack upsc exam with Urdu language. I have several questions regarding this because searching various sites I am unable to get complete details about exam in Urdu. Can you please give me some guidance?

  2. MD Mudassir says

    I want to select Urdu optional sub. I take some knowledge from your website

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