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OPSC Main Exam Syllabus : Oriya

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Paper-I

Section A - (History of Oriya Language)

1. Origin and development of Oriya Language; Influence of Austric,
2. Dravidian, Perso-Arabic and English on Oriya Language.
3. Morphology : Morphemes (free, bound and complex),
4. derivational and inflectional affixes.
5. Syntax : Kinds of sentences and their transformations, structure of sentences.
6. Semantics-Different types of change in meaning; Euphemism.
7. Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses and construction of sentences.
Section B - (History of Oriya Literature)
1. Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Oriya Literature of different periods.
2. Ancient epics, ornate kavyas and padavalis
3. Typical structural forms of Oriya Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi, Chaupadi, Champu)
4. Impact of renaissance with special reference to poetry, fiction and essay.
Paper-II

Answers must be written in Oriya.

Critical Study of texts - The paper will require firsthand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section A - (Poetry)

  • (Ancient)
  • Sarala Das-Gadaparva from Mahabharata
  • Jaganath Das-Bhagabata- XI Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada.
  • (Medieval)
  • Dinakrushna Das-Rasakallola- (Chhandas-16 & 34)
  • Upendra Bhanja-Lavanyabati (Chhandas-1 & 2)
  • (Modern)
  • Radhanath Ray-Chilika,
  • Mayadhar Manasinha - Mahanadire Jyotsna Vihar
  • Satchidananda Routray- Bajiraut
  • Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Rutu,

Section B
  • Drama
  • Manoranjan Das- Klanta Prajapati
  • Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjana
  • Novel
  • Fakir Mohan Senapati-Chhamana Athaguntha
  • Gopinath Mohanty-Danapani
  • Short Story
  • Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrutyu (first five stories)
  • Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara (first five stories)
  • Essay
  • Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit (first five essays)
  • Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadharma Kahuchhi (first five essays)
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