Assamese is recognized as one of the 22 official languages of India and is listed in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. With a rich literary heritage and a history of notable works, translations, and philosophical writings, Assamese holds a prominent place in Indian literature. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) allows Assamese as an optional subject for the Civil Services Examination.
For those who have studied Assamese as a part of their academic curriculum or who have grown up speaking the language, the Assamese optional subject may be a good choice. The exams will be written in the Assamese script, and candidates are encouraged to review the UPSC Assamese Optional Booklist for more information.
This article offers a comprehensive overview of the UPSC Assamese Optional Syllabus and provides access to a downloadable syllabus PDF. The UPSC Mains exam includes two papers on the optional subject, each worth 250 marks for a total of 500 marks. These two optional papers form a part of the UPSC Mains Examination, which takes place after the IAS Preliminary exam.