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MPSC Main - Sanskrit Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 20, 2013

Paper I

Standard : Degree Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours


Note : 1) This paper will test the candidate’s ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise, to appraise the subject matter related to the topics/sub topics mentioned below.
  2) There are/ will be topics/questions carrying at least 30% marks as mentioned in the syllabus/ Question paper, which must be answered in Sanskrit (in Devanagari Script). The remaining questions must be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.


Section - A(Marks : 50)
1) .01) Main characteristics of Vedic Sanskritlanguage.

.02) Prominent features of classical Sanskritlanguage.

.03) Contribution of Sanskrit to linguisticstudies.

.04) Contribution of Sanskrit to thedevelopment of Indian languages (particularly Marathi).

.05) Present status of Sanskrit language inmodern India.
2) Significant features and usages of grammar, with particularstress on :

.01) Sandhi, Samasa.

.02) Karaka, Kartari and Karmani vacyas
(Note: Questions based on topic nos. 2.01/2.02 mustbe answered in sanskrit.)
Section - B(Marks : 50)
3) .01) History of Sanskrit Poetics

.02) Literary Evaluation of the Ramayana

.03) Literary Evaluation of the Mahabharata

.04) The origin anddevelopment of literary genres of :
  1. a)Mahakavya, Khandakavya, Muktakakavya.
  2. b)Rupaka (drama)
  3. c)Katha, Akhyayika, Campu
  4. d)Modern Sanskrit Literature (Prose and Poetry) and Textstranslated into Sanskrit
(Note: Questions based on topic nos.3.01/3.02/3.03 must be answered in Sanskrit.)
Section - C(Marks : 50)
4) Trends of Indian Philosophy :

.01) Mimansa

.02) Vedanta

.03) Nyaya

.04) Vaisesika

.05) Sankhya

.06) Yoga

.07) Bauddha

.08) Jaina

.09) Carvaka
5) Essentials of Indian Culture with stresson :

.01) Purusarthas

.02) Samskaras

.03) Varnasramavyavastha

.04) Concept of Rna

.05) Social Sciences

.06) Arts and fine arts

.07) Science and Technology
Section - D(Marks : 50 )
6) Short Essay writing inSanskrit (as compulsory question) about 250 words.
7) Unseen passage of about 200 words withthe questions, to be answered in Sanskrit (as compulsory question).
8) Translation of Sanskrit passage of about 150 words into the medium ofexamination opted by the candidate.


Paper II

Standard : Degree Total Marks : 200
Nature of Paper : Conventional Type Duration : 3 Hours


Note : 1) This paper will test the candidate’s ability to comprehend, to analyse, to interpret, to criticise, to appraise the subject matter related to the topics/sub topics mentioned below.
  2) There are/ will be topics/questions carrying at least 30% marks as mentioned in the syllabus/ Question paper, which must be answered in Sanskrit (in Devanagari Script). The remaining questions must be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.


Section - A(Marks : 50)

General study of the following topics(For Cultural, Literaryunderstanding) :

1

Poetry & Prose :


.01)

Raghuvamsa - Kalidasa


.02)

Buddhacarita of Asvaghosa


.03)

Sisupalavadha - Magha


.04)

Naisadhiyacarita - Sriharsa


.05)

Panchatantra


.06)

Vivekanandacarita - G.B. Palsule


.07)

Sivarajyodaya - S.B. Varnekar

2

Drama :


.01)

Urubhanga and Karnabhara of Bhasa


.02)

Abhijnanasakuntala - Kalidasa


.03)

Mrcchakatika - Sudraka


.04)

Mudraraksasa - Visakhadatta


.05)

Venisamhara - Bhattanarayana

(Note:

Questions based on topic no. 2 i.e.Drama must be answered in Sanskrit.)

3

Short notes in Sanskrit on the following : (as compulsory question)


.01)

Pratimanataka - Bhasa


.02)

Nitisataka - Bhartrhari


.03)

Hitopadesa


.04)

Tilakayashornava -Lokanayak Ane


.05)

Harsacarita - Banabhatta


.06)

Gitagovinda - Jayadeva


.07)

Gangalahari - Jagannatha Pandit

Section - B(Marks : 50)

General study of the following topics (For Cultural, Literaryunderstanding) :

4

Philosophy & Ethics :


.01)

Brhadaranyaka Upanisad - Gargi -Yajnavalkya - Dialogue.


.02)

Teaching of the Bhagavadgita


.03)

Rajadharmaparvan of the Santiparvan ofthe Mahabharata (Bhandarkar edition).

5

Social & Scientific Literature :


.01)

Adhyasabhasya of theBrahmasutrasankarabhasya


.02)

Taittiriya Upanisad (Brahmavalli)


.03)

Tarkasangraha of Annambhatta


.04)

Yajnavalkyasmriti (Dayabhaga)


.05)

Arthasastra of Kautilya : (I. 8-12, II. 7-10)


.06)

Carakasamhita : (Sutrasthana 1. 41- 55 )


.07)

Lilavati of Bhaskaracarya : ( Srenivyavaharanta Adhyaya1)


.08)

Samaranganasutradhara of Bhojadeva :(8.1- 20)

Section - C (Marks : 50)

This Section will require a first hand critical reading of thefollowing selected texts :

6

Vedic Literature :


.01)

Rgveda : VII . 103, X .191


.02)

Atharvaveda : XII . 1, XX . 12

7

Epics & Philosophy :


.01)

Isavasyopanisad-verses-1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 15and 18


.02)

Bhagavadgita II chapter verses 54 to 72


.03)

Sundarakanda of Valmikiramayana Canto 15Verses 15 to 30(Geeta Press Edition)

8

Drama and Campu :


.01)

Svapnavasavadatta of Bhasa - Act VI


.02)

Campubharata of Anantabhatta - Stabaka - 3


.03)

Malatimadhava of Bhavabhuti - Episode ofabducting of Malati

Section - D(Marks : 50 )

This Section will require a first hand critical reading of thefollowing selected texts :

9

Poetry :


.01)

Raghuvansa I, Verses 1 to 10 of Kalidasa - Canto


.02)

Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa - Canto I,Verses 1 to 10


.03)

Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi - Canto I,Verses 1 to 10

10

Lyrics & Prose :


.01)

Meghaduta of Kalidasa - verses 1 to 10( of Purva-megha)


.02)

Bhaminivilasa of Jagannatha Pandita :verses 1 to 10


.03)

Kadambari - Sukanasopadesa (only) ofBanabhatta

11
  1. Appreciation of :

.01)

Saundarananda of Asvaghosa


.02)

Abhijnanasakuntala of Kalidasa


.03)

Uttararamacarita of Bhavabhuti


.04)

Mahadanam of Pandit Prabhakar Bhatkhande,Published by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai

(Note:

Questions based on topic nos. 9/10/11 must be answered in Sanskrit.)

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