UPSC Mains Exam Syllabus : Oriya Optional


UPSC Mains Exam Syllabus : Oriya Optional


PAPER-I

(Answers must be written in Oriya)

Section-A

History of Oriya Language

  • Origin and development of Oriya Language- Influence of Austric, Dravidian, Perso-Arabic and English on Oriya Language.
  • Phonetics and Phonemics : Vowels, Consonants Principles of changes in Oriya sounds.
  • Morphology : Morphemes (free, bound compound and complex), derivational and inflectional affixes, case inflection, conjugation of verb.
  • Syntax : Kinds of sentences and their transformation, structure of sentences.
  • Semantics-Different types of change in meaning Euphemism.
  • Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses and construction of sentences.
  • Regional variations in Oriya Language (Western, Southern and Northern Oriya) and Dialects (Bhatri and Desia)

Section-B

History of Oriya Literature

  • Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Oriya Literature of different periods.
  • Ancient epics, ornate kavyas and padavalis.
  • Typical structural forms of Oriya Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi, Chaupadi, Champu).
  • Modern trends in poetry, drama short story, novel, essay and literary criticism.

IAS Mains General Studies Study Kit

PAPER-II

(Answers must be written in Oriya)

Critical Study of texts - The paper will require first hand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A

Poetry : (Ancient)

  • Sarala Das-Shanti Parva from Mahabharata.
  • Jaganath Das-Bhagabate, XI Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada. (Medieval)
  • Dinakrushna Das-Rasakallola- (Chhandas-16 & 34)
  • Upendra Bhanja-Lavanyabati (Chhandas-1 & 2)  (Modern)
  • Radhanath Ray-Chandrabhaga
  • Mayadhar Manasinha-Jeevan Chita
  • Satchidananda Routray-Kabita-1962
  • Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Ritu.

Section-B

Drama :

  • Manoranjan Das-Katha-Ghoda

  • Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjana

Novel :

  • Fakir Mohan Senapati-Chhamana athaguntha
  • Gopinath Mohanty-Danapani

Short Story :

  • Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrityu
  • Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara

Essay :

  • Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit (First five essays).
  • Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadharma Kahuchhi (First five essays)

Study Material for IAS (UPSC) General Studies Pre. Cum Mains