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UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus English-II

There will be two compulsory questions in each paper : a) A short-notes question related to the topics for general study, and b) A critical analysis of UNSEEN passages both in prose and verse.

Syllabus Paper VII (Optional Subject) English Paper-II

Answers must be written in English.

Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :

Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Indian Writing in English; Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; Post-Modernism.

Section-A

1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems:
- Easter 1916
- The Second Coming
- A Prayer for my daughter.
- Sailing to Byzantium.
- The Tower.
- Among School Children.
- Leda and the Swan.
- Meru
- Lapis Lazuli
- The Second Coming
- Byzantium.

UPSC Civil Services Examination 2014 Syllabus English - I

The UPSC Civil Services Examination 2014 Syllabus in English consists of two papers, designed to test a first-hand and 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) A short-notes question related to the topics for general study, and b) A critical analysis of UNSEEN passages both in prose and verse.

Syllabus Paper VI (Optional Subject) English Paper-I

Answers must be written in English.

Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :

The Renaissance : Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.

Section-A

1. William Shakespeare : King Lear and The Tempest.
2. John Donne. The following poems :
- Canonization;
- Death be not prou…

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Dogri Paper-I

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination Syllabus Paper VI (Optional Paper)

History of Dogri Language and Literature
(Answers must be written in Dogri)
Section- A 
History of Dogri Language
1. Dogri language: Origin and development through different stages.
2. Linguistic boundaries of Dogri and its dialects.
3. Characteristic features of Dogri language
4. Structure of Dogri Language:
(a)  Sound Structure: Segmental: Vowels and Consonants
Non-segmental: Length, Stress, Nasalization, Tone and Juncture.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Bodo-II

Paper VII (Optional Paper)

The Paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates. 
(Answers must be written in Bodo) 

Section – A 

(a) Khonthai – Methai (Edited by Madaram Brahma & Rupnath Brahma.)
(b) Hathorkhi-Hala (Edited by Pramod Chandra Brahma)
(c)  Boroni Gudi Sibsa Arw Aroz    : Madaram Brahma
(d)  Raja Nilambar  : Dwarendra Nath Basumatary
(e) Bibar (prose section) (Edited by Satish Chandra Basumatary)

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Bengali Paper-II

Optional Paper-VII
Prescribed texts for close study.
Answers must be written in Bangali.
Section-A
1. Vaishnava Padavali (Calcutta University)
Poems of Vidyapati, Chandidas, Jnanadas, Govindadas and Balaramdas.
2. Chandimangal Kalketu episode by Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi).
3. Chaitanya Charitamrita Madya Lila, by Krishnadas Kaviraj (Sahitya Akademi).
4. Meghnadbadh Kavya by Madhusudan Dutta.
5. Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra Chattarjee.
6. Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by Bankimchandra Chatterjee.
7. Sonar Tari by Rabindranath Tagore.
8. Chhinnapatravali by Rabindranath Tagore.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Bengali Paper I

Optional Paper-VI

History of Language and Literature.
Answers must be written in Bangali.
Section-A
Topics from the History of Bangla language
1. The chronological track from Proto Indo-European to Bangla (Family tree with branches and approximate dates).
2. Historical stages of Bangla (Old, Middle, New) and their linguistic features.
3. Dialects of Bangla and their distinguishing characteristics.
4. Elements of Bangla Vocabulary.
5. Forms of Bangla Literary Prose-Sadhu and Chalit.
6. Processes of language change relevant for Bangla.
Apinihiti (Anaptyxis), Abhishruti (umlaut), Murdhanyibhavan (cerebralization), Nasikyibhavan (Nasalization), Samibhavan (Assimilation), Sadrishya (Analogy), Svaragama (Vowel insertion)-Adi Svaragama, Madhya Svaragama or Svarabhakti, Antya Svaragama, Svarasangati (Vowel hormony), y-shruti and w-shruti.
7. Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling, and those of transliteration and Romanization.

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2014 Syllabus: Assamese-II

Paper VII (Optional Paper)

This paper will require fist-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability. Answers must be written in Assamese
Section-A

Rãmãyana (Ayodhya Kãnda only)-by Madhava Kandali.
Pãrijãt-Harana-by Sankaradeva.
Rãsakrïdã-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).
Bargeet-by Madhavadeva
Rãjasûya-by Madhavadeva.
Kãthã-Bhãgavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.
Gurucarit-Kathã (Sankaradeva’s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2014 Syllabus: Assamese-I

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2014 Syllabus - Paper-VI (Optional Paper)
Answers must be written in Assamese
Section-A: Language
(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.
(b) Developments of Assamese prose.
(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Law-II

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VII (Optional Paper)

Law of Crimes 

1. General principles of criminal liability: Mens rea and actus reus, mens rea in statutory offences.
2. Kinds of punishment and emerging trends as to abolition of capital punishment.
3. Preparation and criminal attempt.
4. General exceptions.
5.Joint and constructive liability.
6. Abetment.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Law-I

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VI (Optional Paper)

Constitutional and Administrative Law 

1. Constitution and Constitutionalism: The distinctive features of the Constitution.
2. Fundamental rights – Public interest litigation; Legal Aid; Legal services authority.
3. Relationship between fundamental rights, directive principles and fundamental duties.
4. Constitutional position of the President and relation with the Council of Ministers.
5. Governor and his powers.
6. Supreme Court and High Courts:
(a) Appointments and transfer.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: History-II

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VII (Optional Paper)

1.  European Penetration into India: The Early European Settlements; The Portuguese and the Dutch; The English and the French East India Companies; Their struggle for supremacy; Carnatic Wars; Bengal -The conflict between the English and the Nawabs of Bengal; Siraj and the English; The Battle of Plassey; Significance of Plassey.
2. British Expansion in India: Bengal – Mir Jafar and Mir Kasim; The Battle of Buxar; Mysore; The Marathas; The three Anglo-Maratha Wars; The Punjab.
3. Early Structure of the British Raj: The early administrative structure; From diarchy to direct control; The Regulating Act (1773); The Pitt’s India Act (1784); The Charter Act (1833); The voice of free trade and the changing character of British colonial rule; The English utilitarian and India.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: History-I

UPSC Civil Service Main Examination Syllabus 2014: Paper-VI (Optional Paper)

1. Sources: Archaeological sources: Exploration, excavation, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments
Literary sources: Indigenous: Primary and secondary; poetry, scientific literature, literature, literature in regional languages, religious literature.
Foreign accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arab writers.
2. Pre-history and Proto-history: Geographical factors; hunting and gathering (paleolithic and mesolithic); Beginning of agriculture (neolithic and chalcolithic).
3.  Indus Valley Civilization: Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Geology-II

UPSC Civil Service Main Examination Syllabus 2014: Paper-VII (Optional Paper)

1.  Mineralogy: Classification of crystals into systems and classes of symmetry; International system of crystallographic notation; Use of projection diagrams to represent crystal symmetry; Elements of X-ray crystallography.
Physical and chemical characters of rock forming silicate mineral groups; Structural classification of silicates; Common minerals of igneous and metamorphic rocks; Minerals of the carbonate, phosphate, sulphide and halide groups; Clay minerals.
Optical properties of common rock forming minerals; Pleochroism, extinction angle, double refraction, birefringence, twinning and dispersion in minerals.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Geology-I

UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Syllabus 2014: Paper-VI

1. General Geology: The Solar System, Meteorites, Origin and interior of the earth and age of earth; Volcanoes- causes and products, Volcanic belts; Earthquakes-causes, effects, Seismic zones of India; Island arcs, trenches and mid-ocean ridges; Continental drifts; Seafloor spreading, Plate tectonics; Isostasy.
2. Geomorphology and Remote Sensing: Basic concepts of geomorphology; Weathering and soil formations; Landforms, slopes and drainage; Geomorphic cycles and their interpretation; Morphology and its relation to structures and lithology; Coastal geomorphology; Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering; Hydrology and environmental studies; Geomorphology of Indian subcontinent.
Aerial photographs and their interpretation-merits and limitations; The Electromagnetic spectrum; Orbiting satellites and sensor systems; Indian Remote Sensing Satellites; Satellites data products; Applications of remote sensing …

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus: Geography-II

UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Syllabus 2014: Geography-II

GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

1. Physical Setting: Space relationship of India with neighboring countries; Structure and relief; Drainage system and watersheds; Physiographic regions; Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Tropical cyclones and western disturbances; Floods and droughts; Climatic regions; Natural vegetation; Soil types and their distributions.
2. Resources: Land, surface and ground water, energy, minerals, biotic and marine resources; Forest and wild life resources and their conservation; Energy crisis.

UPSC Civil Service Main Exam Syllabus 2014: Geography-I

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VII (Optional Paper)

PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY
Physical Geography:  
1. Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic  and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior; Geosynclines; Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building; Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and Tsunamis; Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development ; Denudation chronology; Channel morphology; Erosion surfaces; Slope development ; Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology, economic geology and environment.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Electrical Engineering-II

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VII (Optional Paper)

1. Control Systems: Elements of control systems; block-diagram representation; open-loop & closed-loop systems; principles and applications of feed-back. Control system components. LTI systems: time-domain and transform-domain analysis. Stability: Routh Hurwitz criterion, root-loci, Bode-plots and polar plots, Nyquist’s criterion; Design of lead-lad compensators. Proportional, PI, PID controllers. State-variable representation and analysis of control systems.
2.  Microprocessors and Microcomputers: PC organisation; CPU, instruction set, register set, timing diagram, programming, interrupts, memory interfacing, I/O interfacing, programmable peripheral devices.

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Electrical Engineering-I

UPSC Civil Services Main Examination 2014 Syllabus Paper VI (Optional Paper)

1.Circuit Theory: Circuit components; network graphs; KCL, KVL; circuit analysis methods: nodal analysis, mesh analysis; basic network theorems and applications; transient analysis: RL, RC and RLC circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis; resonant circuits; coupled circuits; balanced 3-phase circuits; Two-port networks.
2. Signals & Systems: Representation of continuous–time and discrete-time signals & systems; LTI systems; convolution; impulse response; time-domain analysis of LTI systems based on convolution and differential/difference equations. Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform, Transfer function. Sampling and recovery of signals DFT, FFT Processing of analog signals through discrete-time systems.