(Paper) Civil Services Exam Paper Pattern (Marathi)

UPSC : Civil Services Exam Paper Pattern (Marathi)

Note: Answers must be written in Marathi

Paper I

Section A: Language and Folk-Lore

Nature and Functions of Language (with reference to Marathi)

  • Language as a signifying system: Langue and Parole; Basic functions; Poetic language; Standard Language and dialect; Language variations according to social parameters.
  • Linguistic freatures of Marathi in thirteenth century and seventeenth century.

Dialects of Marathi

  • Ahirani; Varhadi; Dangi

Marathi Grammar

  • Parts of Speech; Case-system; Prayog-vichar (Voice)

Nature and kinds of Folk-lore (with special reference to Marathi)

  • Lok-Geet, Lok Katha, Lok Natya


Section B: History of Literature and Literary Criticism

History of Marathi Literature

  • From beginning to 1818 AD, with special reference to the following: The Mahanubhava writers, the Varkari poets, the Pandit poets, the Shahirs, Bakhar literature.
  • From 1850 to 1990, with special reference to developments in the following major forms : Poetry, Fiction (Novel and Short Story), Drama; and major literary currents and movements, Romantic, Realist, Modernist, Dalit Gramin, Feminist.

Literary Criticism

  • Nature and function of Literature;
  • Evaluation of Literature;
  • Nature, Objectives and Methods of Criticism;
  • Literature, Culture and Society.

 

Paper II

The paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section A: Prose

  • ‘Smritishala’
  • Mahatma Jotiba Phule - "Shetkaryacha Asud; ‘Sarvajanik Satyadharma’
  • S.V. Ketkar - ‘Brahmankanya;
  • P.K. Atre - ‘Sashtang Namaskar’
  • Sharchchandra Muktibodh - ‘Jana Hey Volatu Jethe’
  • Uddhav Shelke - ‘Shilan’
  • Baburao Bagul - ‘Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti’
  • Gouri Deshpande - ‘Ekek Paan Galavaya’
  • P.I. Sonkamble - ‘Athavaninche Pakshi’

Section B: Poetry

  • ‘Namadevanchi Abhangawani’ - Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar, Modern Book Depot, Pune
  • ‘Painjan’ - Ed : M.N. Adwant, Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur
  • ‘Damayanti-Swayamvar’ - By Raghunath Pandit
  • ‘Balakvinchi Kavita’ - By Balkavi
  • ‘Vishakha’ - By Kusumagraj
  • ‘Mridgandh’ - By Vinda Karandikar
  • ‘Jahirnama’ - By Narayan Surve
  • ‘Sandhyakalchya Kavita’ - By Grace
  • ‘Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’ - By Namdev Dhasal

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