UPSC Civil Services Main Exam : Literature Subject ASSAMESE Syllabus

UPSC IAS Main Exam also gives opportunity to the candidates to opt for the Literature subjects of the laguages mentioned in the Constitution of India. Here we give the Syllabus of Assamese Language

Created On: Sep 23, 2015 16:35 IST

UPSC Civil Services Exam gave various options to the candidates so that the services can get the best talent from the nation. The Civil Services Exam also provides the Literature of Languages which are mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India. Here is the notice as mentioned in the UPSC Civil Services Exam Notification for the candidates.

Note (i) : A candidate may be required to answer some or all the questions in the language concerned.
Note (ii) : In regard to the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to Constitution, the scripts will be the same as indicated in Section-II (B) of Appendix I relating to Main Examination.
Note (iii) : Candidates should note that the questions not required to be answered in a specific language will have to be answered in the language medium indicated by them for answering papers on Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects.


(Answers must be written in Assamese)


(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.

(b) Developments of Assamese prose.

(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.

(d) Assamese vocabulary-and its sources.

(e) Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic suffixes.

(f) Dilectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars.

(g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.

Literary Criticism and Literary History

(a) Principles of Literary criticism upto New criticism.

(b) Different literary genres.

(c) Development of literary forms in Assamese.

(d) Development of literary criticism in Assamese.

(e) Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings, i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background : the proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva-Sankaradeva-post Sankaradeva - Modern period (from the coming of the Britishers)-Post-Independence period. Special emphasis is to be given on the Vaisnavite period, thegonaki and the post-Independence period


This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability. Answers must be written in Assamese


Ramayana (Ayodhya Kãnda only)-by Madhava Kandali.

Pãrijãt-Harana-by Sankaradeva.

Rãsakrïdã-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).

Bargeet-by Madhavadeva Rãjasûya-by Madhavadeva.

Kãthã-Bhãgavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.

Gurucarit-Kathã (Sankaradeva’s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.


Mor Jeevan Soñwaran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Kripãbar Barbaruãr Kãkatar Topola-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Pratimã-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.

Gãoñburhã-by Padmanath Gohain Barua.

Monamatî-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.

Purani Asamîyã Sãhitya-by Banikanta Kakati.

Karengar Ligirî-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla

Jeevanar Bãtat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua)

Mrityunjoy-by Birendrakumar Bhattachary-ya

Samrãt-by Navakanta Barua.

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