The Civil Services Exam of UPSC has three components: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. During the Mains exam, candidates are required to pick one optional subject, which plays a crucial role in determining their overall ranking in the IAS Exam. Currently, literature-based optional subjects have a rising success rate.
The UPSC optional subject list encompasses 25 non-literature and 23 literature options, with Sindhi Literature being one of the available choices for the Mains exam. This article will outline the IAS syllabus for the optional subject of Sindhi Literature.
Sindhi is one of India’s 22 officially recognized languages from the Sindh province in undivided India. It is widely spoken in states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Its literature boasts a rich tradition and includes religious, philosophical, and scientific texts. The examination for civil services in Sindhi is conducted in both Devanagari and Persian scripts.
The UPSC syllabus covers Sindhi literature from medieval times to the present day. Candidates with prior knowledge of the language through formal education or native speakers can opt for this subject to increase their chances of scoring well in the Mains exam. The Sindhi Literature optional subject is worth 500 marks, divided into papers, Paper I and Paper II, each worth 250 marks.