Civil Services Exam Paper Pattern (Telugu)
Note : Answers
must be written in Telugu
Section A: Language
- Place of Telugu among Dravidian
languages and its antiquity - Etymological history of Telugu, Tenugu and
- Major linguistic changes in
phonological, morphological, grammatical and syntactical levels, from
Proto-Dravidian to old Telugu and from old Telugu to Modern Telugu.
- Evolution of spoken Telugu when
compared to classical Telugu-Formal and functional view of Telugu language.
- Influence of other languages and its
impact on Telugu.
- Modernization of Telugu language.
- Linguistic and literary movements
and their role in modernization of Telugu.
- Role of media in modernization of
Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV etc.)
- Problems of terminology and
mechanisms in coining new terms in Telugu in various discourses
including scientific and technical.
- Dialects of Telugu-Regional and social
variations and problems of standardization.
- Syntax-Major divisions of Telugu
sentences-simple, complex and compound sentences-Noun and verb
predications-Processes of nominalization and relativization-Direct and
indirect reporting-conversion processes.
- Translation-Problems of translation,
cultural, social and idiomatic-Methods of translation-Approaches to
translation-Literary and other kinds of translation-various uses of
Section B: Literature
- Literature in Pre-Nannaya Period-Marga
and Desi poetry.
- Nannaya Period-Historical and literary
background of Andhra Mahabharata.
- Saiva poets and their
contribution-Dwipada, Sataka, Ragada, Udaharana.
- Tikkana and his place in Telugu
- Errana and his literary works-Nachana
Somana and his new approach to poetry.
- Srinatha and Potana-Their woks and
- Bhakti poets in Telugu
literature-Tallapaka Annamayya, Ramadasu, Tyagayya.
- Evolution of prabandhas-Kavya and
literature-Raghunatha Nayaka, Chemakura Vankatakavi and women poets-Literary
forms like yakshagana, prose and padakavita.
- Modern Telugu Literature and literary
forms-Novel, Short Story, Drama, Playlet and poetic forms.
- Literary Movements: Reformation,
Nationalism, Neo-classicism, Romanticism and Progressive, Revolutionary
- Digambarakavulu, Feminist and Dalit
- Main divisions of folk
literature-Performing folk arts.
This paper will require first hand reading
of the prescribed texts and will be designed to test the candidate's critical
ability, which will be in relation to the following approaches.
Aesthetic approach: Rasa, Dhwani, Vakroti
and Auchitya-Formal and Structural-Imagery and Symbolism.
Sociological, Historical, Ideological,
- Nannaya-Dushyanta Charitra (Adiparva
4th Canto verses 5-109)
- Tikkana-Sri Krishna Rayabaramu (Udyoga
parva -3rd Canto verses 1-144)
- Srinatha-Guna Nidhi Katha
(Kasi-khandam, 4th Canto, verses 76-133)
- Pingali Surana-Sugatri Salinulakatha
(Kalapurnodayamu 4 Canto verses, 60-142)
- Molla-Ramayanamu (Balakanda including
- Kasula Purushothama Kavi-Andhra Nayaka
- Gurajada Appa Rao-Animutyalu (Short
- Viswanatha Satyanarayana-Andhra
- Devulapalli Krishna
Sastry-Krishnapaksham (excluding Urvasi and Pravasam)
- Sri Sri-Maha prastanam.
- Jashuva-Gabbilam (Part I)
- C. Narayana Reddy-Karpuravasanta
- Kanuparti Varalakshmamma-Sarada lekhalu
- Racha konda Visswanatha