IAS Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on Sept 18, 2020. In IAS Main exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In IAS Mains examination paper 6 & 7 are optional subject papers. You can choose the Bodo language as an optional subject. If you have graduated in the literature of Bodo language as the main subject.
With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Bodo literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Bodo paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Bodo mains paper is 3 hours. Read the article to get detailed IAS Syllabus.
IAS Mains Bodo Paper 1
Section A- History of Bodo Language and Literature
- Homeland, language family, its present status and its mutual contact with the Assamese.
- 2.Phonemes: Vowel and Consonant Phonemes and Tones.
- 3. Morphology: Gender, Case & Case endings, Plural suffix, Definitives, Verbal suffix.
- 4. Vocabulary and its sources.
- 5. Syntax: Types of sentences, Word Order.
- 6. History of Scripts used in writing Bodo Language since inception.
Section B- History of Bodo Literature
- General introduction of Bodo folk literature.
- Contribution of the Missionaries.
- Periodization of Bodo Literature.
- Critical analysis of different genres (Poetry, Novel, Short Story, and Drama.
- Translation Literature.
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IAS Mains Bodo Paper 2
The Paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates.
- Khonthai-Methai (Edited by Madaram Brahma & Rupnath Brahma).
- Hathorkhi-Hala (Edited by Pramod Chandra Brahma).
- Boroni Gudi Sibsa Arw Aroz : Madaram Brahma.
- Ra j a Ni l amb a r : Dwa r e n d r a Na t h Basumatary.
- Bibar (Prose section)
- Gibi Bithai (Aida Nwi): Bihuram Boro
- Radab: Samar Brahma Chaudhury
- Okhrang Gongse Nangou: Brajendra Kumar Brahma
- Baisagu Arw Harimu: Laksheswar Brahma
- Gwdan Boro: Manoranjan Lahary
- Jujaini Or: Chittaranjan Muchahary
- Mwihoor: Dharanidhar Wary
- Hor Badi Khwmsi: Kamal Kumar Brahma
- Jaolia Dewan: Mangal Singh Hozowary
- Hagra Guduni Mwi: Nilkamal Brahma
Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS Bodo literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS Exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing students should keep IAS Mains Bodo Syllabus and previous papers for reference.
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