French Syllabus for IAS Main Exam 2011

Here is the syllabus of French for IAS (Main) Exam 2011 to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in October/ November 2011.

Created On: Aug 10, 2011 09:56 IST
Modified On: May 1, 2013 12:02 IST

Union PubliC Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services Examination for appointment to the various services including India Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS). The syllabus to be covered for the French is divided in two parts as mentioned below:

FRENCH

PAPER-I

Answers must be written in French except in the case of question requiring translation from French to English.

Section-A

1. Main trends in French Literature

a) Classicism

b) Rommanticism

c) Realism

2. Art in France

a) Romanticism

b) Realism

c) Impressionism

3. The Vth Republic

(a) De Gaulle and the Vth Republique

(b) May 1968

(c) Pompidou

(d) Giscard d' Estaing

(e) Mitterrand

(f) Chirac

4. Translation : French to English (2 passages of socio-politico-economic nature of 200 words each).

Section-B

1. Main trends in French Literature

a) Symbolism

b) Surrealism

c) Theatre of the Absurd

2. Art in French

a) Surrealism

b) Cubism

c) Abstract Painting

3. The Vth Republic

a) Parts politiques en France

b) Place et rôle du Président de la Ve Republique

c) Le gouvernement

d) Le Parlement

e) Le Senat

4. Translation : English to French 2 passages of socio-politico-economic nature of 200 words each.

 

PAPER-II

Answers must be written in French

Section-A

This paper will require an in-depth reading of the following texts and the questions will be designed to test the candidate’s critical
ability.

1. XVIIth Century

a) Corneille : Le Cid

b) Racine : Andromaque

c) Moliere : L’Avare

2. XVIIIth Century Beaumarchais: Le Mariage de Figaro

3. XIXth Century

a) Lamartine : Le lac Le Vallon

b) Victor Hugo : La Conscience. Elle Avait Pris Ce Pli.....Demain, Dés L' Aube

c) Victor Hugo : Hernani

d) Musset : Souvenir. La Nuit de Decembre

e) Marimee : Colomba

f) Balzac : Eugenie Grandet

g) Flaubert : Madame Bovary

h) Baudelaire : L’Invitation au Voyage, Recueillement. L’Albatros. 50 UPSC Employment News 19 - 25 February 2011

i) Rimbaud : Le Dormeur du Val

j) Verlaine : Chanson d’Automne,Mon Reve Familier, II Pleure Dans mon Coeur...

Section-B

4. XXth Century

a) Appolinaire : Nuit Rhenane, Le Pont Mirabeau

b) Jacques Prevert : Pour Faire Le Portrait d’Un Oiseau, Barbara.

c) Paul Eluard : Liberte

d) Paul Valery : Les Pas, La Fileuse

e) Andre Gide : La Symphonie pastorale

f) Camus : L’Etranger

g) Sartre : Les Mains Sales

h) Lonesco : Rhinoceros Francophonie :

a) Gerard Besette : Le Libraire

b) Ananda Devi : Le Voile de Draupadi

c) Cheikh Hamidou : L’Aventure

Kane Ambigiüe

d) Abdellatif Laabi : Poemes enprose

1. L’Arbre a poemes (L’Etreinte du Monde)

2. Les Reves viennent mourir sur la page (L’Etreinte du Monde)

5. Essay of general nature on a contemporary theme.

 

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