UPSC Assamese Syllabus for IAS Exam 2020

UPSC Assamese Syllabus 2020 is available on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission. Assamese is one of the subjects available in the optional literature subjects of UPSC IAS mains. The subject is divided into two parts i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers are of 250 marks each. 

Candidates who are fluent in the Assamese language can opt for the subject but before that candidates must have a clear understanding of UPSC IAS Syllabus. For the ease of students, we have curated the details of UPSC Assamese Syllabus 2020 in the article given below. 

UPSC Assamese Syllabus 2020 - Paper I

Section A: Language

(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.

(b) Developments of Assamese prose.

(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on the Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.

(d) Assamese vocabulary-and its sources.

(e) Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic suffixes.

(f) Dialectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars.

(g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.

Section B: Literary Criticism and Literary History

(a) Principles of Literary criticism up to New criticism.

(b) Different literary genres.

(c) Development of literary forms in the Assamese.

(d) Development of literary criticism in the 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-SankaradevaSankaradeva-post SankaradevaModern 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.

UPSC Assamese Syllabus 2020 - Paper II

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate's critical ability. Answers must be written in the Assamese. 


Ramayana (Ayodhya K nda only)-by Madhava Kandali.

P rij t-Harana-by Sankaradeva.

R sakr d -by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).

Bargeet-by Madhavadeva

R jas ya-by Madhavadeva.

K th -Bh gavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.

Gurucarit-Kath (Sankaradeva s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.


Mor Jeevan So ±waran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Krip bar Barbaru r K katar Topola-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.

Pratim -by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.

G o ±burh -by Padmanath Gohain Barua.

Monamat -by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.

Purani Asam y S hitya-by Banikanta Kakati.

Karengar Ligir -by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla

Jeevanar B tat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua)

Mrityunjoy-by Birendrakumar Bhattachary-ya Samr t-by Navakanta Barua.

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