FPSC CSS Examination Persian Subject Syllabus
PAPER – I (Marks:100)
1. (a) Origin and development of the language.
(i) Elementary information about; Avesta, Old Persian and Pahlavi languages.
(ii) The advent of Persian prose and poetry in the present script in the Islamic era.
(iii) The earlier Persian prose writers and poets up to 4th century H/10th century A.C.
(b) Significant features of the grammar of the language.
Outline : (i) Grammar
The three tenses, imperative mode (Affirmative and Negative) and muzara for present and future tenses.
(ii) Translation of simple English passage into Persian.
2. Literary History and literary criticism-Literary movements, classical background, Socio-Cultural Influences and modern trends: Origin and development of modern literary genres.
(i). The literary history should include the development of Persian language and literature, besides Iran in Afghanistan, the Indo-PakisSub-Continent and the Persian speaking areas of the Former USSR.
(ii). In classical background. the four styles known as Khurasani, Iraqi. Hindi and Revivalist may be studied.
(iii). In the literary movements the revivalist and purist movements, and in the modern trends, the adaptation of Western loan words in Persian language needs to be emphasized
3. Short essay in Persian
PAPER – II (Marks: 100)
The paper will require firsthand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.
Farrukhi Seestani. (Qasida on the conquest of Soomnath)
Unsar-ul-Maali Qabus (Qabus Nama). Last Chapter 44
Rumi Masnavi: Daftar (1st half upto Dastan-e- Peer-i- Changi)
Saadi Gulistan. (Chapter 7 & 8)
Hafiz. (Diwan upto radif Re)
Asrar-i-Khudi upto Murhilah-e-Siwum Niabat-e-IIahi.