Union Public Service Commission
SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION
(Answers must be written in Assamese)
(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese
language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languagesperiods in its history.
(b) Developments of Assamese prose.
(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages- rules of phonet ic changes
with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.
(e) Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic
(f) Dilectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in
(g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.
Literary Criticism and Literary History
(a) Principles of Literary criticism upto New criticism.
(b) Different literary genres.
(d) Development of literary criticism in Assamese.
(e) Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings, i.e.
from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background : the
proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva Modern period (from the coming of the Britishers)
-Post - Independence period. Special emphasis is to be given on the Vaisnavite
period, the gonaki and the post-Independence period.
This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts
prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability.
Answers must be written in Assamese
Section-A Rãmãyana ( Ayodhya Kãnda only ) - by Madhava
Kandali. Pãrijãt-Harana-by Sankaradeva. Rãsakrïdã-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana
Ghosa). Bargeet-by Madhavadeva Rãjasûya-by Madhavadeva. Baikunthanath
Bhattacharyya. Gurucarit-Kathã (Sankaradeva’s Part only)- ed. by Maheswar Neog.
Mor Jeevan Soñwaran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa. Kripãbar Barbaruãr Kãkatar Topola-by
Lakshminath Bezbaroa. Pratimã-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla. Gãoñburhã-by Padmanath
Gohain Barua. Monamatî-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi. Purani Asamîyã Sãhi tya-by
Banikanta Kakati. Kãrengar Ligirî-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla Jeevanar Bãtat-by
Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua) Samrãt-by Navakanta Barua