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Sanskrit Syllabus

PAPER-I

Note: There will be five sections. The question from 1 to 3 sections must be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.
Section I:
Significant features of grammar with particular stress on Sandhi, Karaka, Samasa,
Kartari and Karmani vacyas (voice usages).
Section II:
1. Main features of Vedic and classical Sanskrit Language.
2. The origin development of classical Sanskrit literature.
3. Contribution of Sanskrit to linguistic studies.
4. Principal trends of literary criticism.
Section III:
The Essentials of Indian Culture and trends of Indian Philosophy with stress on:
1. Purusartha Chatushtya
2. Samskaras
3. Varnasramavyavastha
4. Mimansa
5. Vedanta
6. Nyaya
7. Vaisesika
8. Sankhya
9. Yoga
10. Buddism
11. Jainism
12. Charvaka
Section IV:
Translation from Hindi/English to Sanskrit.
Section V:
Short Essay in Sanskrit

PAPER-II

Section A:
Note: It has two sections. Questions from group A,B & C are to be answered either in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate but questions from group D are to be answered in Sanskrit only.
Group A:
1. Raghuvamsam – (Kalidasa)
2. Sisupalavadham – (Magha)
3. Naisadhiyacaritam – (Sriharsa)
4. Kadambari – (Banabhatta)
5. Dasakumaracaritam – (Dandin)
Group B:
1. Isavasyopanisad
2. Sundarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana
3. Arthasastra of Kautilya
Group C:
1. Abhijnanasakuntalam – (Kalidasa)
2. Uttararamacaritam – (Bhavabhuti)
3. Mricchakatikam – (Sudraka)
4. Ratnavali – (Sriharshavardhana)
Group D : Short notes in Sanskrit on the following :-
1. Meghadutam – (Kalidasa)
2. Rajatarangini – (Kalhana)
3. Nitisatakam – (Bhartrhari)
4. Gitagovindam – (Jayadeva)
5. Panchtantra
Section B:
Note: Evidence of first hand reading the following selected texts for reading (textual question may be asked from the prescribed portion only) Questions from group A are to be answered in Sanskrit only and the questions from remaining groups are to be answered in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate.
Group A: 1. Isavasyopanisad (Verses 1 to 18)
2. Kathopanishad (Chapter III Bhrigu valli)
3. Nitisatakam (Verses 1 to 10 Edited by D.D.Kosambi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Publication)
4. Sundarakandam of Valmiki (Canto 15, Verses 15 to 30 Geeta Press Edition)
Group B:
1. Raghuvamsam (Canto 1 Verses 1 to 15)
2. Shisupalavadham (Canto 1 Verses 1 to 15)
3. Naisadhiyacaritam (Canto 1 Verses 1 to 15)
Group C :
1. Meghadutam (Purva Megh Verses 1 to 15)
2. Kadambari (Sukanasopadesa only)
3. Kautilya’s Arthshastra (IInd Adhyaya of 1st Adhikarna only).
Group D :
1. Abhijan Shakuntalam (IVth act)
2. Uttararamacaritam (Act 1st Verses 30 to 50)
3. Mrchakatikam (Act 1 Verses 15 to 30)

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