BPSC PCS Group A Subjects English Urdu Arabic Persian Details Syllabus

BPSC PCS Group A Subjects English Urdu Arabic Persian Details Syllabus

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

GROUP–A

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

1.ENGLISH LITERATURE, PERIOD-I, 1780-1832

Sectt, Wordsworth Lamb, Keats, Shelley, Byron and Jane Austen.

2.ENGLISH LITERATURE PERIOD-II, 1832-1901

Carlyle, Dickens Thackeray, Tenyson, Browing, Matho, Arnold and Thomas Hardy.

Note:  Special attention should be paid to the authors name and a candidate will be expected to be

familiar with some of their works. A candidate will also be expected to have studied the

literary history of this period and to have done some independent reading o utside the

author’s name. In making the paper importance will be attached to evidence of the wide

reading and independent judgement.

3.ARABIC 4. PERSIAN  5. FRENCH  6. SANSIKRIT  7. LATIN  8. GERMAN

Translation from the language into the English and from English into the language.

9.HISTORY OF URDU LITERATURE

Candidates will be expected to know the best known works in the language and to possess

knowledge of the History of the Literature and such knowledge of general social  history as

well, enable them to understand the literature.

10.ARABIC LITERATURE, PERIOD-I

(i)  Pre-Islamic Poetry.

(ii)  The Holy Quran.

(iii)  Tafsir Literature.

(iv)  Evolution of Hedith Literature.

(v)  Origin and Development of early prose.

(vi)  Omayyad period poets and prose writers.

11.ARABIC LITERATURE, PERIOD-II

(i)  Abbasid period poets, scientists, prose writers, geographers, historians and journalists etc.

(ii)  Arabic Literature in Spain poets, prose writers, geographers, historians, philosophers and medical writers, etc.

12.PERSIAN LITERATURE PERIOD-I Upto 1550 A.D.

13.PERSIAN LITERATURE PERIOD-II

After 1500 A.D. including the literature produced in the Indo-Pak Sub-continent.

Note:  Candidates will also  be  expected to answer questions regarding the cultural  background of

Persian Literature in both above periods.

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