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OPSC Main Exam Syllabus : Persian

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Paper-I

There will be two questions which must be answered in Persian. The remaining questions must be answered either in Persian or in the medium of examination opted by the candidate.

Section A

1. Description of the origin and development of Persian language (To be answered in Persian)
2. Applied grammar, Rhetorics, Prosody, Idioms and Phrases frequently used.
1. Grammar : Ism and its kinds, Ism-e-Ishara, Musharun Elaih, Fail and its kinds, Tenses, Gardan, Singular and Plural, Jumle and its kinds.
2. Rhetorics : Tajnees, Istiara, Miratun Nazeer, Laff-o-Nashr, Iham, Husn-e-Taleel, Tajahul-e-Aarifana and Talmeeh.
3. Prosody : Bahr-e-Hazaj, Bahr-e-Rajaz, Bahr-e-Ramal, Bahr-e-Mutaquarib, Bahr-e-Kamil, (Only SALIM Bahren)
Section B
  • Short essay in Persian, 250 words (to be answered in Persian)
  • History of Persian literature in Iran and India, Literary criticism and styles, Trends in classical and modern literature, Socio-culturalinfluences, development of modern literary genres including drama, novel, short story.
Paper-II

There will be two compulsory questions one each in textual portions of prose and poetry which are to be answered in Persian. The remaining questions are to be answered either in Persian or in the medium of examinations opted by the candidate. This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates critical ability.

Section A - (Prose)

1. Nizami Aroozi Samarquandi : Chahar Maquala
  • Dabiri,
  • Shairi
2. Qabus washmgir : Qabus Nama
  • Dar-shinakhtan-e-Haqq-e-Pidar-wa-Madar,
  • Dar Bishi Justan Az Sukhandani,
  • Dar Talib Ilmi-wa-Faqih wa Fuqaha
3. Sadi Shirazi : Gulistan
  • Dar Tasir-e-Suhbat
4. Mohammed Awfi : Jawamiul Hikayat
  • First six Hikayat
5. Maulana Abdur Rahman Jami : Intikhab Baharistan-e-Jami : First six Hikayat
6. Dr. Ghulam Sarwar : Sukhan-e-Nau
  • Fida-e-watan,
  • Rah-e-Nau
  • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
  • Guftagu-e-Yak Nafar-e-Iran
  • Tareekh-e- Adabiyat-e-Iran
7. Maulana Shibli Nomani : Sherul Ajam Part II & III
8. Mulla Husain Waiz Kashifi : Akhlagua-e-Muhsini
  • Dar Bayan-e-Sakhawat,
  • Dar Bayan-e-Sabr
  • Dar Bayan-e-Adl
Section B - (Poetry)

1. Firdausi : Shahnama
  • Rustum-wa-Sohrab
2. Umar Khayyam : Rubaiyat (Radif-Alif & Be)
3. Sadi Shirazi : Bostan, Hikayat Dar Tadbeer-e-Padshahan-wa-Takheer Kardan Dar Siyasat
4. Ameer Khusrau : Dewan-e-Khusyau (Radif Alif)
5. Maulana Roam : Masnawi Maanawi (First half of first volume)
6. Hafiz Shirazi : (Radif Alif)
7. Urfi Shirazi : Quasaid
  • Har Sokhta Jane Ke Ba Kashmir-Dar Ayad
  • Shabe Eid Ke Dar Takyagah-e-Naz-o-Neyam.
8. Allamah Iqbal
  • Asrar-e-Khudi
9. Bahar Mashhadi :
  • Sukoot-e-Shab
  • Dukhtar-e-Basra
10. Manuchehri : Quasaid - (Radif Laam & Meem)
11. Syed Ashraf Rushti : Bekas Watan

Note : Textual portions of prose and poetry are to be explained in Persian Compulsorily.


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