N.B. All answers must be written in Pali language in Devanagari or Roman Script.
*2. Pali* Grammar
Technical Terms of Pali Grammar-Akkhara, Sara, Vyanjana, Niggahita, Nama, Sabbanama, Akhyata, Upasagga, Nipata, Abyaya,
Taddhita. (Apaccabodhaka-and Adhikarabo-dhaka-Paccaya);
Etymological derivation of the following words: -
Buddho, Bhikkhu, Samanero, Sattha, Dhammo, Lataya, Purisanam, Tumhe, Amhebhi, Munina, Rattisu, Phalaya, Atthisu, Rannam, Sangho.
3.Translation of two Pali unseen passages into English.
Essays consisting of 300 words on any one of the following:
Summary of Pali passages.
Explanation of Pali verses in Pali.
The meaning of following indeclinables (Abyaya and Nipata) and their use in candidates’ own Pali sentences:
Life and teachings of Buddha from the Pali sources.
History of Pali Literature-Canonical and Non-Canonical with reference to the following books and authors:
Mahavagga, Cullavagga, Patimokkha, Digha-Nikaya, Dhammapada, Jataka, Theragatha, Therigatha,Dipavamsa, Mahavamsa, Dathavamsa, Sasanavamsa, Milindapanha, Petakopadesa, Nettippa-karana, Buddhadatta, Buddhaghosa and Dhammapala.
1. Textual questions, critical comments and annotated translations would be asked from the following prescribed texts :
Digha-Nikaya (Only the Samannaphala-Sutta)