Codifier of the exam in literature in 2020

Ahead of the USE 2020 session, and to everyone who plans to take the final exam in literature, we propose to analyze in detail the main document presented by FIPI - a codifier containing a complete list of works and requirements for the level of graduates' training.

You can read more about the features of the new demo on literature, the schedule of the GIA-2020, the very format of the test and the structure of KIM in the article "Unified State Examination on Literature in 2020".

Codifier content

At the stage of preparation for the Unified State Examination 2020 in literature, teachers and graduates should be guided by three main documents developed by the FIPI - the codifier, specifications and the demonstration version of KIM.

The codifier, the full version of which can be found in the corresponding section of the official FIPI portal, contains:

  1. The main regulatory documents on the basis of which KIMs and the codifier are developed.
  2. The list of content elements.
  3. A systematic list of the basic requirements for the level of training (what graduates of grade 11 should know and be able to do).
  4. List of literature included in the Unified State Examination 2020 with an emphasis on new works recently included in the program.

Familiarization with the codifier is an important stage in preparing for the exam, because the document clearly spells out what knowledge and skills will be held during the GIA 2020, and what graduates should pay special attention to.


The 2020 codifier specifies that all the tasks that I can meet at the USE in the subject of "literature" correspond to educational standards that were established by the currently relevant orders of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation:

  1. No. 1236 dated 05/19/1998;
  2. No. 56 dated 06/30/1999;
  3. No. 1089 dated 03/05/2004.

Thus, the codifier focuses the attention of graduates and teachers on the fact that the literature exam in 2020 will be based on relevant regulatory documents, taking into account the changes made to these orders in connection with the introduction of the Federal State Educational Standard in 2010.

Knowledge Requirements

Please note that KIM has a multi-level structure and includes topics that are studied not only in the basic program, but also in the advanced level program. This means that students of schools and a physical, mathematical or biological profile to achieve the maximum score may need to additionally familiarize themselves with some works.

Testing tasks developed by the FIPI for the Unified State Exam 2020 in the literature will be aimed at testing the knowledge of theoretical foundations and the formation of practical skills, as the codifier tells us.

A graduate must know and understand:

A graduate must be able to:

figurative nature of verbal artreproduce the content of works (from the FIPI list)
basic theoretical and literary conceptsanalyze the work
content of works included in the list of recommended literatureto compare the literature and facts of the cultural life of society
the history of creation and the historical and cultural context of these workscomprehensively disclose the content of works
biographies of writers, as well as important facts from their life and workcorrelate the studied with the literary direction of the era
regularities of the historical and literary processdetermine the position of the author
formulate their attitude to what they read and argue with examples
write essays

An important skill for an 11th grader is also the ability to apply knowledge and skills acquired in literature lessons in everyday life - to conduct dialogues and discussions on literary topics, create related texts on a proposed topic, etc.


The most important information that the codifier for literature contains is a complete list of works that a graduate who plans to take the exam in the subject in 2020 should thoroughly know.

Please note that the documentation presents 4 options for indicating a literary work:

  1. Author and work (most of these indications).
  2. The author and recommendation of a review study of a specific work.
  3. Name of the author without specifying works (student's choice).
  4. A list of writers indicating the minimum number of authors whose work must be familiarized with (for 20th century literature).

We offer you to familiarize yourself with the full list of literary works recommended in the FIPI codifier for study for students who pass the USE in literature in 2020:

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