Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Mains Examination Syllabus - Hindi
Answers must be written in Hindi
1. History of Hindi Language and Nagari Lipi.
I. Grammatical and applied forms of Apbhransh, Awahatta &
II. Development of Braj and Awadhi as literary language
during medieval period.
III. Early form of Khari-boli in Siddha-Nath Sahitya, Khusero,
Sant Sahitaya, Rahim etc. and Dakhni Hindi.
IV. Development of Khari-boli and Nagari Lipi during 19th
V. Standardisation of Hindi Bhasha & Nagari Lipi.
VI. Development of Hindi as national Language during freedom
VII. The development of Hindi as a National Language of Union
VIII. Scientific & Technical development of Hindi Language.
IX. Prominent dialects of Hindi and their inter-relationship.
X. Salient features of Nagari Lipi and the efforts for its
reform & Standard form of Hindi.
XI. Grammatical structure of Standard Hindi.
2. History of Hindi Literature.
I. The relevance and importance of Hindi literature and
tradition of writing History of Hindi Literature.
II. Literary trends of the following four periods of
history of Hindi Literature.
A : Adikal-Sidh, Nath and Raso Sahitya.
Prominent poets-Chandvardai, Khusaro, Hemchandra, Vidyapati.
B : Bhaktikal-Sant Kavyadhara, Sufi Kavyadhara, Krishna
Bhaktidhara and Ram Bhaktidhara.
Prominent Poets-Kabir, Jayasi, Sur & Tulsi.
C: Ritikal-Ritikavya, Ritibaddhakavya & Riti Mukta Kavya.
Prominent Poets-Keshav, Bihari, Padmakar and Ghananand.
D : Adhunik Kal
a. Renaissance, the development of Prose, Bharatendu Mandal.
b. Prominent Writers : Bharatendu, Bal Krishna Bhatt & Pratap
c. Prominent trends of modern Hindi Poetry : Chhayavad,
Pragativad, Proyogvad, Nai Kavita, Navgeet and Contemporary poetry and Janvadi
Prominent Poets : Maithili Sharan Gupta, Prasad, Nirala,
Mahadevi, Dinkar, Agyeya, Muktibodh, Nagarjun.
III. Katha Sahitya :
A. Upanyas & Realism
B. The origin and development of Hindi Novels.
C. Prominent Novelists : Premchand, Jainendra, Yashpal, Renu
and Bhism Sahani.
D. The origin and development of Hindi short story.
E. Prominent Short Story Writers : Premchand, Prasad, Agyeya,
Mohan Rakesh & Krishna Shobti.
IV. Drama & Theatre :
A. The origin & Development of Hindi Drama.
B. Prominent Dramatists : Bharatendu, Prasad, Jagdish Chandra
Mathur, Ram Kumar Verma, Mohan Rakesh.
C. The development of Hindi Theatre.
V. Criticism :
A : The origin and development of Hindi criticism :
Saiddhantik, Vyavharik, Pragativadi, Manovishleshanvadi & Nai Alochana.
B : Prominent critics : Ramchandra Shukla, Hajari Prasad
Dwivedi, Ram Vilas Sharma & Nagendra.
VI. The other forms of Hindi prose-Lalit Nibandh,
Rekhachitra, Sansmaran, Yatra vrittant.
Answers must be written in Hindi
This paper will require first hand reading of prescribed
texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.
1. Kabir : Kabir Granthawali, Ed, Shyam Sundar Das (First
2. Surdas : Bhramar Gitsar, Ed. Ramchandra Shukla (First
3. Tulsidas : Ramchrit Manas (Sundar Kand) Kavitawali (Uttar
4. Jayasi : Padmawat, Ed. Shyam Sundar Das (Sinhal Dwip Khand
& Nagmativiyog Khand)
5. Bihari : Bihari Ratnakar, Ed. Jagnnath Prasad Ratnakar
(First 100 Dohas)
6. Maithili Sharan Gupta : Bharat Bharati
7. Prasad : Kamayani (Chinta and Sharddha Sarg)
8. Nirala : Rag-Virag, Ed. Ram Vilas Sharma (Ram Ki Shakti
Puja & Kukurmutta).
9. Dinkar : Kurushetra
10. Agyeya : Angan Ke Par Dwar (Asadhya Vina)
11. Muktiboth : Brahma Rakshas
12. Nagarjun : Badal Ko Ghirte Dekha Hai, Akal Ke Bad,
1. Bharatendu : Bharat Durdasha
2. Mohan Rakesh : Ashad Ka Ek Din
3. Ramchandra Shukla : Chintamani (Part I) (Kavita Kya Hai)
Shraddha Aur Bhakti)
4. Dr. Satyendra : Nibandh Nilaya-Bal Krishna Bhatt,
Premchand, Gulab Rai, Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Ram Vilas
Sharma, Agyeya, Kuber Nath Rai.
5. Premchand : Godan, Premchand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan,
Ed. Amrit Rai/Manjusha - Prem Chand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed. Amrit Rai
6. Prasad : Skandgupta
7. Yashpal : Divya
8. Phaniswar Nath Renu : Maila Anchal
9. Mannu Bhandari : Mahabhoj
10. Rajendra Yadav : Ek Dunia Samanantar (All Stories)
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