UPSC Maithili Syllabus for IAS Exam 2020

UPSC Maithili Syllabus 2020 for the IAS exam is provided at the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Maithili is one of the many optional subjects that can be opted for the UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam. UPSC Maithili Syllabus for UPSC Mains Exam consists of two papers for 250 marks each. Therefore, making a total of 500 marks.


UPSC Maithili Syllabus - Paper I

The Paper I of UPSC Maithili exam comprises of two parts. The detailed syllabus of the exam is given below: 

Part A: History of Maithili Language

1. Place of Maithili in Indo-European language family.

2. Origin and development of the Maithili language. (Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avhatt, Maithili)

3. Periodic division of Maithili Language. (Beginning, Middle era, Modern era)

4. Maithili and its different dialects.

5. Relationship between Maithili and other Eastern languages (Bengali, Assamese, Oriya).

6. Origin and development of Tirhuta Script.

7. Pronouns and Verbs in the Maithili Language.

Part B: History of Maithili Literature

1. Background of Maithili Literature (Religious, economic, social, cultural).

2. Periodic division of Maithili literature.

3. Pre-Vidyapati Literature.

4. Vidyapati and his tradition.

5. Medieval Maithili Drama (Kirtaniya Natak, Ankai Nat, Maithili dramas written in Nepal).

6. Maithili Folk Literature (Folk Tales, Folk Drama, Folk Stories, Folk Songs).

7. Development of different literary forms in modern era.

(a) Prabandh-kavya
(b) Muktak-kavya
(c) Novel
(d) Short Story
(e) Drama
(f) Essay
(g) Criticism
(h) Memoirs
(i) Translation

8. Development of Maithili Magazines and Journals.

UPSC Maithili Syllabus - Paper II

The paper will require first-hand reading of the prescribed texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.

Part A

1. Vidyapati Geet-Shati-Publisher : Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (Lyrics- 1 to 50)

2. Govind Das Bhajanavali-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna (Lyrics - 1 to 25).

3. Krishnajanm - Manbodh

4. Mithilabhasha Ramayana - Chanda Jha (only Sunder-Kand)

5. Rameshwar Charit Mithila Ramayan - Lal Das (only Bal-kand)

6. Keechak-Vadh-Tantra Nath Jha.

7. Datta-Vati-Surendra Jha 'Suman' (only 1st and 2nd Cantos).

8. Chitra-Yatri

9. Samakaleen Maithili Kavita - Publisher : Sahitaya Akademi, New Delhi.

Part B

10. Varna Ratnakar - Jyotirishwar (only 2nd Kallol)

11. Khattar Kakak Tarang - Hari Mohan Jha.

12. Lorik-Vijaya-Manipadma

13. Prithvi Putra-Lalit

14. Bhaphait Chahak Jinagi-Sudhanshu 'Shekar' Choudhary.

15. Kirti Rajkamlak-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna (First Ten Stories only).

16. Katha-Sangrah-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna.


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