Civil Service Exam Syllabus for IAS Main Exam – Gujarati

Paper-I


Answers must be written in Gujarati

Section-A

Gujarati Language: Form and history

1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.

2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.

3. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.

History of Gujarati Literature

Medieval :

Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

4. Jaina tradition

5.Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)

6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern:

7. Sudharak yug

8. Pandit yug

9. Gandhi yug

10.Anu-Gandhi yug

11. Adhunik yug

Section-B

Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):

(a) Medieval

  1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  2. Lyrical: Pada

(b) Folk

  1. Bhavai

(c) Modern

  1. Fiction: Novel and short story
  2. Drama
  3. Literary Essay
  4. Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

  1. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  2. Recent research in folk tradition

Paper-II

Answers must be written in Gujarati

The paper will reqire first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A

1. Medieval

  1. Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
  2. Kadambari-Bhalan
  3. Sudamacharitra-Premanand
  4. Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
  5. Akhegeeta-Akho

2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

  1. Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
  2. Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
  3. Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
  4. Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
  5. Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

  1. Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
  2. Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
  3. Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
  4. Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
  5. Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
  6. Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2. Adhunik yug

  1. Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
  2. Janantike- Suresh Joshi

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