UPSC Konkani Syllabus 2020 for IAS Exam

UPSC Konkani Syllabus 2020 for IAS exam has been released with the official notification of IAS exam. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary exam have to choose one literature optional subject in mains exam. UPSC Konkani is one of the many optional subjects that can be opted for the UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam.

UPSC Konkani Syllabus for UPSC Mains Exam consists of two papers for 250 marks each. Therefore, making a total of 500 marks. The detailed UPSC syllabus for Konkani literature has been given below: 


UPSC Konkani Syllabus - Paper I

Section A: History of the Konkani Language :

(i) Origin and development of the language and influences on it.

(ii) Major variants of Konkani and their linguistic features.

(iii) Grammatical and lexicographic work in Konkani, including a study of cases, adverbs, indeclinables and voices.

(iv) Old Standard Konkani, new Standard, and standardization problems.

Section B: History of Konkani literature

Candidates would be expected to be well acquainted with Konkani literature and its social and cultural background and consider the problems and issues arising out of them.

(i) History of Konkani literature from its probable source to the present times, with emphasis on its major works, writers, and movements.

(ii) The social and cultural background of the making of Konkani literature from time to time.

(iii) Indian and Western influences on Konkani literature from the earliest to modern times.

(iv) Modern literary trends in the various genres and regions including a study of Konkani folklore

UPSC Konkani Syllabus - Paper II

Textual Criticism of Konkani Literature The paper will be designed to test the candidate's critical and analytical abilities. Candidates would be expected to be well acquainted with Konkani Literature and required to have a first-hand reading of the following texts:

Section A: Prose

1. a) Konkani Mansagangotri (excluding poetry) ed. by Prof. Olivinho Gomes

b) Old Konkani language and literature-the Portuguese Role

2. a) Otmo Denvcharak-a novel by A.V da Cruz.

b) Vadoll ani Varem-A novel by Antonio Pereira.

c) Devache Kurpen-a novel by V J P Saldanha.

3. a) Vajralikhani-Shenoy Goem-babAn anthology-ed. by Shantaram Varde Valavalikar

b) Konkani Lalit Niband-Essays-ed. by Shyam Verenkar

c) Teen Dasakam-An Anthology-ed. by Chandrakant Keni.

4. a) Demand-Drama-by Pundalik Naik

b) Kadambini- A miscellany of modern Prose-ed. by Prof. OJF Gomes & Smt. P.S. Tadkodkar.

c) Ratha Tujeo Ghudieo-by Smt. Jayanti Naik.

Section B: Poetry

1. a) Ev ani Mori: Poetry by Eduardo Bruno de Souza.

b) Abravanchem Yadnyadan-by Luis Mascarenhas.

2. a) Godde Ramayan-ed.by R.K. Rao b) Ratnahar I &II-collection of poems-ed. R.V. Pandit.

3. a) Zayo Zuyo-poems-Manohar L. Sardessai.

b) Kanadi Mati Konkani KaviAnthology of Poems-ed. Pratap Naik.

4. a) Adrushatache Kalle-Poems by Pandurang Bhangui.

b) Yaman-Poems by Madhav Borkar


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