UPSC English Literature exam.

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English Literature Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC :
UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Optional Subject consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks, making a total of 500 marks.
The syllabus consists of two papers, designed to test the critical reading of texts prescribed from the following periods in English Literature:
Paper I: 1600-1900 and Paper II: 1900-1990. There will be two compulsory questions in each paper:
a) Short-notes questions related to the topics for general study, and b) critical analysis of UNSEEN passages both in prose and verse.
Any aspirant who is interested in literature and reading books on various topics may opt for English Literature as their optional in the Mains irrespective of their graduation stream. Aspirants should read every text mentioned in the UPSC syllabus. It will give them a clear idea to frame good answers with great understanding. Here we are listing the reference books as well as the core books for English literature for UPSC IAS Mains Exam. It is always better to read the poem, stories, novels, drama from the core books. Check out the complete lecture on the prescribed syllabus in the videos below-
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