Civil Services Exam Paper Pattern (Marathi)
Answers must be written in Marathi
Section A: Language and
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
Parts of Speech; Case-system;
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.
Nature and function of Literature;
Evaluation of Literature;
Nature, Objectives and Methods of
Literature, Culture and Society.
The paper will require first-hand
reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidateâ€™s