(Section – A)
Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret an unseen text Three/four unseen texts of varying lengths (150-250 words) with a variety of objective type, multiple choice questions ( including questions to test vocabulary) testing factual and global comprehension.
Testing ability to express facts views/opinions in a coherent and logical manner in a style suitable to the task set.
B.1 One short writing task such as notice, message or a postcard.
B.2 Writing a report of an event, process, or place.
B.3 Writing an article/debate/ speech based on visual/verbal input on a given concurrent topic for e.g. environment, education, child labour, gender bias, drug-abuse etc presenting own views fluently.
B.4 Writing a letter (formal/informal) on the basis of verbal/visual input. Letter types include: (a) letter to the editor; (b) letter of complaint; (c) letter of request; (d) descriptive, personal letters
Grammar and Usage
(Section – C)
Ability to apply the knowledge of syntax, language/grammatical items and to use them accurately in context.
The following grammatical structures will be tested:
(4) Subject – verb concord
(7) Parts of speech
(9) Sequencing to form a coherent sentence or a paragraph
(Section – D)
To test the candidate’s familiarity with the works of writers of different genres and periods of English Literature.
The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of :-
Romantic Period ( e.g. Shelley, Wordswoth, Keats, Coleridge, Byron etc.)
19th & 20th Century American and English Literature (e.g. Robert Frost Hemingway, Ted Hudges, Whitman, Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Bernard Shaw etc.)
Modern Indian Writing in English (e.g. Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, Nissim Ezekiel, K.N. Daruwala, Ruskin Bond, R.K. Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh etc.)
Modern Writings in English from different parts of the world.
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