IAS Mains Sindhi Syllabus

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May 24, 2019

In IAS Main exam candidates are given the option to choose among 2 optional papers. One can choose Sindhi language as an optional subject, if they have graduated in the literature of Sindhi language as the main subject. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Sindhi paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Sindhi mains paper is 3 hours. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Sindhi literature. Students can also practice from previous year question papers by checking Here


IAS Mains Sindhi Paper 1

(Answers must be written in Sindhi) (Arabic or Devanagari script)

Section A

(a) Origin and evolution of Sindhi language- views of different scholars.

(b) Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax.

(c) Major dialects of the Sindhi language.

(d) Sindhi vocabulary-stages of its growth, including those in the pre-partition and post-partition periods.

(e) Historical study of various Writing Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi.

(f) Changes in the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to an influence of other languages and social conditions.

Section B

Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods :

a. Early medieval literature up to 1350 A.D. including folk literature.

b. Late medieval period from 1350 A.D. to 1850 A.D.

c. Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D.

d. Modern period from 1947 and onwards.

(Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs, and travelogues.)

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IAS Mains Sindhi Paper 2

Answers must be written in Sindhi)

(Arabic or Devanagari script).

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

Section A

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.

(1) Poetry

a. “Shah Jo Choond Shair” : ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)

b. “Sachal Jo Choond Kalam” : ed. Kalyan B. Advani Published by Sahitya Akademi (Kafis only)

c. “Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka” : ed. B.H. Nagrani Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)

d. “Shair-e-Bewas” : by Kishinchand Bewas (“Saamoondi Sipoon” portion only)

e. “Roshan Chhanvro” : Narayan Shyam

f. “Virhange Khanpoije Sindhi Shair jee Choond” : ed. H.I. Sadarangani Published by Sahitya Akademi

(2) Drama

g. “Behtareen Sindhi Natak” (One-act Plays) : Edited by M. Kamal Published by Gujarat Sindhi Academy.

h. “Kako Kaloomal” (Full-length Play) : by Madan Juman

Section B

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.

a. ‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’ (Novel) : by Gobind Malhi

b. ‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel) : by Krishan Khatwani

c. ‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories) Vol. III. : Edited by Prem Prakash, Published by Sahitya Akademi.

d. ‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories) : Sundari Uttamchandani

e. ‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays) : Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Akademi.

f. ‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism) : Edited by Harish Vaswani : Published by Sahitya Akademi.

g. ‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography) : by Popati Hiranandani

h. “Dr. Choithram Gidwani” (Biography) : by Vishnu Sharma.

Improve writing skills for Civil services mains Sindhi 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 student should keep IAS Mains Sindhi Syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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IAS Mains Sindhi Previous Year Papers

Candidates can download previous year question papers for their practice, it weill help you to get familiar with examination oriented questions.

Year Paper-I Paper-II
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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