How To Prepare Sanskrit Literature Optional For WBCS Main Exam – Sanskrit Book List
“The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity is of wonderful structure, more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either.” – Sir William Jones.Continue Reading How To Prepare Sanskrit Literature Optional For WBCS Main Exam – Sanskrit Literature Book List.
How to Prepare UPSC Sanskrit Literature Optional Subject
Not many WBCS candidates take up Sanskrit as their optional subject in the WBCS civil services. Despite being a scoring subject, this ancient language does not find many takers. One reason is the general unpopularity of this language among school children itself. Most students prefer a commonly used language. Also, there is a perception that Sanskrit is a tough language. The two things that make it seem tough are the very precise and scientific grammar rules in this language, and the fact that one cannot hear Sanskrit spoken on a daily basis. But there are students who do take Sanskrit as their optional subject in the civil services. On an average, the success rate for this optional is about 8% which is not that bad. With the right approach, it is possible to clear this exam in the first attempt But don’t get depressed if you fail.
WBCS Preparation Tips
Planning and hard work are very important to face any competitive exam.
Step 1: Know WBCS Sanskrit syllabus
Step 2: Select Best Reference Books for WBCS Sanskrit
To prepare WBCS Sanskrit Optional Subject, WBCS aspirants should prepare some reference books The suggested books are included optional and language Subjects.
Step 3: Prepare a Study Plan
Study plan is very important for every exam preparation. It plays a key role in the success of getting the good score in the WBCS exam. Prepare a study plan for WBCS exam. Make a monthly plan, weekly plan and daily schedule to prepare WBCS Sanskrit Optional Paper. Allot the time for exam preparation and set the time for playing, eating, watching TV, and studying.
Strategy for Sanskrit optional
- Basically, you can divide the Sanskrit syllabus into two:
- Learn all the shabda roop, dhatu roop, and a lot of vocabulary. This will help you in understanding and translations.
- Start with Sanskrit Vyakaran Praveshika by Dr. Baburam Saxena.
- Practice a lot to improve your fluency and speed in Sanskrit.
- For other material, any MA Sanskrit textbooks would be sufficient.
- Complete Sanskrit: Teach Yourself by Michael Coulson
- Prarambhik Sanskrit Vyakaran by Madhusudan Mishra(Click here to purchase from Amazon)
- Sanskrit for Beginners by Dr. Sunanda Shastri(Click here to purchase from Amazon)
- Sanskrit Swyam Shikshak by Shripad Damodar Satvlekar
- U. G. C. NET/J. R. F./SET Sanskrit (Paper II & III) by Pandey (Click here to purchase from Amazon)
- UGC (NET/JRF/SLET) -Sanskrit Paper 2&3 by Priyanka Tiwari
Pros of Sanskrit optional
- Sanskrit is a very scientific language. Its grammar rules are precise and those who enjoy learning such a language will find it easier.
- You can write most of the answers in Sanskrit or your medium of examination. So, you need not write everything in Sanskrit. This makes it easier. Only some questions are to be answered in Sanskrit compulsorily.
- It is a scoring subject as not much is left to interpretation.
- If you can master the grammar part, you can score well in those portions.
- For those who like the subject, it is very interesting and enlightening.
- It does reveal certain aspects of ancient Indian history.
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