UPSC Malayalam Syllabus 2024

Post Name : UPSC Malayalam Syllabus 2024
Post Date :  23 February , 2024
Post Description :   The UPSC Malayalam syllabus 2024 will assess aspirants on their proficiency in the language. The exam pattern will remain similar to previous years. Candidates will be tested on comprehension of long and short Malayalam passages from diverse genres including literary, scientific and social themes. Their knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, idioms and syntax will also be evaluated.

UPSC Malayalam Syllabus 2024 Overview

As a Dravidian language, Malayalam is used primarily in Kerala and neighboring states. Malayalam literature is an optional UPSC subject encompassing a rich literary heritage. The syllabus evaluates proficiency across two papers testing comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and literary analysis in written answers. Diligent preparation is key to succeed.

Malayalam Language Syllabus for UPSC CSE 2024

With ancient origins, Malayalam has a rich literary history covered in the UPSC syllabus. The two papers assess comprehensive language skills including linguistic evolution, grammar, key literary works spanning ancient to modern eras and various forms like prose, poetry and essays. Meticulous preparation is vital.

If you opt for Malayalam language as optional in UPSC mains, prepare it thoroughly. Go through the UPSC CSE Syllabus and previous years’ Malayalam papers. The CSE Mains includes two test papers on the optional subject selected by the candidate, each for 250 marks.

UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) Malayalam Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

Section A: Early Phase of Malayalam Language:

  1. Various Theories: Discuss different theories regarding the origin of Malayalam, its connections to proto-Dravidian, Tamil, and Sanskrit languages.
  2. Relation between Tamil and Malayalam: Examine A. R. Rajarajavarma’s six theories on the relationship between Tamil and Malayalam.
  3. Pattu School: Define the Pattu School concept and analyze its early works like Ramacharitam, Niranam Works, and Krishnagatha.
  4. Linguistic Features: Explore Manipravalam in early and medieval works, and characteristics of folklore, Southern and Northern ballads, and Mappila songs.
  5. Standardisation of Malayalam: Discuss linguistic peculiarities in Pana, Kilippattu, and Tullal, and the contributions of missionaries to Malayalam’s standardisation.

Section B: Literary History:

  1. Ancient and Medieval Literature: Analyze Pattu literature, Manipravala works, and folk literature. Discuss Kilippattu, Tullal, and Mahakavya.
  2. Modern Literature—Poetry: Study Venmani poets, Kavitraya poets’ romanticism era, post-Kavitraya poetry, and modernism in Malayalam poetry.
  3. Modern Literature—Prose: Explore the development of prose genres in modern Malayalam literature, including drama, novels, short stories, biographies, and literary criticism.

UPSC CSE Malayalam Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

Section A:

Unit 1: Study Ramacharitam’s Patalam, Kannassaramayanam’s first 25 stanzas of Balakandam, Unnunilisandesam’s Purvabhagam, and Mahabharatham Kilippattu’s Bhishmaparvam.

Unit 2: Discuss poems by Kumaran Asan, Vailoppilli, G. Sankara Kurup, and N. V. Krishna Variar.

Unit 3: Explore works by O. N. V., Ayyappa Panicker, Akkittam, and Attur Ravivarma.

Section B:

Unit 4: Study works by O. Chanthu Menon, Thakazhy, and O. V. Vijayan.

Unit 5: Analyze collections by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, N. S. Madhavan, and C. J. Thomas.

Unit 6: Discuss works by Kuttikrishna Marar, M. K. Sanu, and V. T. Bhatttathirippad.

This paper emphasizes first-hand reading of prescribed texts to test critical ability.


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