BPSC PCS Group A Subjects English Urdu Arabic Persian Details Syllabus
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.