The Civil Services Examination (CSE) of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducted in three phases: the Prelims, Mains, and Interview. During the Mains exam, candidates must choose an optional subject, greatly impacting their ranking. Literature subjects have been showing an upward trend in recent years in terms of success rate.
The UPSC allows Dogri literature as an optional subject for the Civil Services Main Examination. Dogri is one of the 22 official languages of India recognized in the Constitution’s 8th schedule and has a rich literary tradition, including original works such as dramas, poetry, philosophical writing, and translations. Once familiar with the Dogri Literature Syllabus, candidates should follow the texts recommended by the UPSC in the Paper-II syllabus.
Candidates fluent in Dogri and have either studied it in school or grew up speaking it as their native language are encouraged to choose Dogri as their optional subject for the UPSC Civil Services Exam. The exam will be written in the Devanagari script. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the syllabus for Dogri as an optional subject for the Civil Services Exam. The syllabus includes two papers, each worth 250 marks, totalling 500 marks. Here is the syllabus for the Dogri optional in the IAS Mains exam.