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Civil Service Exam Syllabus for IAS Main Exam – Urdu

Paper-I

Answers must be written in Urdu.

Section-A

Development of Urdu Language

  1. Development of Indo-Aryan
    1. Old Indo-Aryan
    2. Middle Indo Aryan
    3. New Indo Aryan
  2. Western Hindi and its dialects Brij Bhasha Khadi Boli, Haryanavi Kannauji, Bundeli-Theories about the origin of Urdu Language
  3. Dakhani Urdu-Origin and development, its significant linguistic features.
  4. Social and Cultural roots of Urdu language-and its distinctive features. Script, Phonology, Morphology, Vocabulary.

Section-B

  1. Genres and their development:
    1. Poetry: Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida, Marsia, Rubai, Jadid Nazm,
    2. Prose: Novel, Short Story, Dastan, Drama, Inshaiya, Khutoot, Biography.
  2. Significant features of:
    1. Deccani, Delhi and Lucknow schools
    2. Sir Syed movement, Romantic movement, Progressive movement, Modernism.
  3. Literary Criticism and its development with reference to Hali, Shibli, Kaleemuddin Ahmad, Ehtisham Hussain, Ale-Ahmad Suroor.
  4. Essay writing (covering literary and imaginative topics)

Paper-II

Answers must be written in Urdu.

This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section-A

  1. Mir Amman Bagho-Babar
  2. Ghalib Intikhab-e-Khutoot-e Ghalib
  3. Mohd. Husain Nairang-e-Khayal Azad
  4. Prem Chand Godan
  5. Rajendra Singh Apne Dukh Mujhe Bedi Dedo
  6. Abul Kalam Azad Ghubar-e-Khatir

Section-B

  1. Mir Intikhab-e-Kalam-e-Mir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)
  2. Mir Hasan Sahrul Bayan
  3. Ghalib Diwan-e-Ghalib
  4. Iqbal Bal-e-Jibrail
  5. Firaq Gul-e-Naghma
  6. Faiz Dast-e-Saba
  7. Akhtruliman Bint-e-Lamhat

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