UPSC IAS MAINS Indian Language Gujarati Exam Syllabus 2016-2017

UPSC IAS Gujarati Syllabus 2016-2017
UPSC IAS MAINS GUJARATI EXAM SYLLABUS. Get UPSC GUJARATI SYLLABUS details. Get UPSC IAS/Civil Services MAINS Syllabus, Paper structure & Applicable Topics covered in UPSC  GUJARATI EXAM Syllabus. Earlier we’ve provided IAS MAINS Exam Pattern & Structure for 2016 & 2017 exams. IAS INDIAN LANGUAGE GUJARATI MAIN SYLLABUS 2016: Gujarati is the official language in the state of Gujarat, as well as an official language in the union territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. In IAS mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In UPSC Mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Gujarati is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the Gujarati language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Gujarati language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Gujarati literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Gujarati paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Gujarati mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of IAS Gujarati mains exam.

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(Answers must be written in Gujarati)
Gujarati Language : Form and history

  1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.
  2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.
  3. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri. History of Gujarati Literature Medieval :
  4. Jaina tradition
  5. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
  6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara) Modern:
  7. Sudharak yug
  8. Pandit yug
  9. Gandhi yug
  10. Anu-Gandhi yug
  11. Adhunik yug

Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):
(a) Medieval

  1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  2. Lyrical: Pada
    (b) Folk
  3. Bhavai
    (c) Modern
  4. Fiction: Novel and short story
  5. Drama
  6. Literary Essay
  7. Lyrical Poetry
    (d) Criticism
  8. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  9. Recent research in folk tradition.


(Answers must be written in Gujarati)
The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.


  1. Medieval (i) Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
    (ii) Kadambari-Bhalan
    (iii) Sudamacharitra-Premanand
    (iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
    (v) Akhegeeta-Akho
  2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug (vi) Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
    (vii) Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
    (viii) Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govardhanram Tripathi
    (ix) Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
    (x) Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neelkanth


  1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug (i) Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
    (ii) Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
    (iii) Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak
    (iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaverchand Meghani
    (v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
    (vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah
  2. Adhunik yug (vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
    (viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi
    (ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yashaschandra

Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS Gujarati literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS Gujarati main syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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