The UPSC Mains test contains Hindi in the list of subjects of optional subjects for the Mains IAS exam. Hindi is also one of the choices for mandatory language paper in IAS Mains. All candidates except candidates coming from the north-eastern states of Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Nagaland are compelled to take this paper.

Other candidates can choose any of the languages mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. About 65 percent choose Hindi as their Indian language paper, while only 43.63 percent of Indians have Hindi as their native language. You will dive into the UPSC mains syllabus in Hindi and

Some tips to excel in this paper.

Hindi IAS Mains Syllabus for Paper 1

History of Hindi Language and Nagari LipiI.

  •  Grammatical and applied forms of Apbhransh, Awahatta & Arambhik Hindi.
  •  Development of Braj and Awadhi as literary language during the medieval period.
  •  The early form of Khari-boli in Siddha- Nath Sahitya, Khusero, Sant Sahitya, Rahim, etc. and Dakhni Hindi.
  • Development of Khari-boli and Nagari Lipi during the 19th Century.
  • Standardization of Hindi Bhasha & Nagari Lipi.
  • Development of Hindi as a national Language during the freedom movement.
  • The development of Hindi as a National Language of Union of India.

History of Hindi Literature

  • The relevance and importance of Hindi literature and tradition of writing History of Hindi Literature.II. Literary trends of the following four periods of the history of Hindi Literature.

  • The origin and development of Hindi Novels.

  • The origin and development of Hindi short story.

  • The origin & Development of Hindi Drama.

Also Read: Writing the UPSC Civil Services Exam in Hindi

Hindi Mains Syllabus UPSC for Paper 2

This paper will involve first-hand reading of the prescribed texts and will assess the critical skill of the applicants.

  • Kabir: Kabir Granthawali, Ed, Shyam Sundar Das (First hundred Sakhis.)

  • Surdas: Bhramar Gitsar, Ed. Ramchandra Shukla (First hundred Padas)

  • Tulsidas: Ramchrit Manas (Sundar Kand) Kavitawali (Uttar Kand).Employment News 31 May – 6 June 2014 37

  • Jayasi: Padmawat Ed. Shyam Sundar Das (Sinhal Dwip Khand & Nagmativiyog Khand)

  • Premchand: Godan, Premchand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed. Amrit Rai/Manjusha – Prem Chand ki Sarvashreshtha Kahaniyan, Ed. Amrit Rai.

  • Prasad: Skandgupta

  • Yashpal: Divya

  • Phaniswar Nath Renu: Maila Anchal

  • Mannu Bhandari: Mahabhoj

  • Rajendra Yadav : Ek Dunia Samanantar (All Stories)

How To Prepare for  Mains Hindi Exam 2021?

Candidates must achieve at least 30 percent or 90 out of 300 marks in this paper to count. In order to prepare for the Hindi language exam, here are some moves that one can easily follow :

  1. Knowing the comprehensive syllabus would certainly help you break it into sections and learn only those sections and target important topics that you need to work on.
  2. Prepare your essays on current scenarios. Such topics include recent or contemporary issues such as the world, the economy, democracy, diseases, etc. The possibility of dealing with current events as essay topics are very high in the Hindi language.
  3. The key part of the preparation of the UPSC IAS Exam is attempting the previous year’s question papers. For Hindi, applicants can go through the previous year’s question paper to get an idea of the exam pattern, patterns, etc.


As we all know, Hindi is a very common choice for UPSC Mains candidates, so the material will not be tough to find. Don’t ignore this paper only because it’s a required paper. Keep a constant target of obtaining 110-130 marks, so that it will be easy for any applicant to keep up with their studies and spend time on other papers as well. No matter how difficult the time is, stick to your study plan and prepare well.

Also Read: Most Recommended NCERT Books for UPSC in Hindi

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