UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER TAMIL SYLLABUS: In UPSC mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In upsc mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Tamil is one of the optional in the IAS main exam.You can opt for the Tamil language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Tamil language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Tamil literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each UPSC mains Tamil paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Tamil language mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of UPSC Tamil mains exam.
UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER TAMIL SYLLABUS
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UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER TAMIL SYLLABUS Paper-I
(Answers must be written in Tamil)
Part: 1 History of Tamil Language Major Indian Language Families-The place of Tamil among Indian languages in general and Dravidian in particular- Enumeration and Distribution of Dravidian languages.
The language of Sangam literature-The language of medieval Tamil: Pallava period only-Historical study of Nouns, Verbs, adjectives, adverbs Tense markers and case markers in Tamil.
Borrowing of words from other languages into Tamil-Regional and social dialectsdifference between literary and spoken Tamil.
Part: 2 History of Tamil Literature Tolkappiyam-SangamLiteratue-The division of Akam and puram-The secular characteristics of Sangam Literature-The Employment News 31 May – 6 June 2014 www.employmentnews.gov.in 41 development of Ethical literature- Silappadikaram and Manimekalai.
Part: 3 Devotional literature (Alwars and Nayanmars) The bridal mysticism in Alwar hymns-Minor literary forms (Tutu, Ula, Parani, Kuravanji) Social factors for the development of Modern Tamil literature: Novel, Short story and New Poetry-The impact of various political ideologies on modern writings.
Part:1 Recent trends in Tamil Studies Approaches to criticism: Social, psychological, historical and moralistic-the use of criticism-the various techniques in literature: Ullurai, Iraicchi, Thonmam (Myth) Otturuvagam (allegory), Angadam (Satire), Meyppadu, Padimam(image), Kuriyeedu (Symbol), Irunmai (ambiguity)- The concept of comparative literature-the principle of comparative literature.
Part: 2 Folk literature in Tamil: Ballads, Songs, proverbs and riddles-Sociological study of Tamil folklore. Uses of translation- Translation of Tamil works into other languages-Development of journalism in Tamil.
Part: 3 Cultural Heritage of the Tamils Concept of Love and War-Concept of Aram-the ethical codes adopted by the ancient Tamils in their warfare-customs, beliefs, rituals, modes of worship in the five Thinais. The cultural changes as revealed in post sangam literature-cultural fusion in the medieval period (Jainism & Buddhism). The development of arts and architecture through the ages (Pallavas, later cholas, and Nayaks). The impact of various political, social, religious and cultural movements on Tamil Society. The role of mass media in the cultural change of contemporary Tamil society.
UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER TAMIL SYLLABUS Paper-II
(Answers must be written in Tamil)
The paper will require first hand reading of the Text prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.
Part: 1 Ancient Literature
(1) Kuruntokai (1-25 poems)
(2) Purananurui (182-200 poems)
(3) TirukkuralPorutpal : ArasiyalumAmaichiyalum (from Iraimatchi to Avaianjamai)
Part : 2 Epic Literature
(1) Silappadikaram: MadhuraiKandam only.
(2) Kambaramayanam: KumbakarunanVadhaiPadalam
Part 3: Devotional Literature
(1) Tiruvasagam: NeetthalVinnappam
(2) Tiruppavai: (Full Text)
(1) Bharathiar: Kannan Pattu
(2) Bharathidasan: KudumbaVilakku
(3) Naa. Kamarasan: KaruppuMalarkal
(1) Mu. Varadharajanar. AramumArasiyalum
(2) C N Annadurai: Ye! ThazhnthaTamilagame.
Part : 2 Novel, Short story and Drama
(1) Akilon: Chittirappavai
(2) Jayakanthan: Gurupeedam
(3) Cho: YarukkumVetkamillai
Part: 3 Folk Literature
(1) MuthuppattanKathai Edited by Na. Vanamamalai, (Publication: Madurai Kamaraj University)
(2) Malaiyaruvi, Edited by Ki. VaJagannathan (Publication: Saraswathi, Mahal, Thanjavur).
Improve writing skills for UPSC mains Tamil literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains 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 UPSC Tamil main syllabus and previous papers for reference.
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