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English Literature: PPSC Exam Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 4, 2013
Section A

Short Notes : Two questions sets of short answer of questions on prescribed texts ( 4 out of 6) 150
                      words each.


William Shakespeare -King Lear, As you like it
John Donne - Canonization, The Good Morrow, Relique, Death Be Not Proud,
Valediction Forbidding Mourning.
Alexander Pope -The Rape of the Lock
William Wordsworth -Ode on Intimations of Immortality, Tintern Abbey, The Prelude Book-I
W.B. Yeats -Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantiam, Prayer for My Daughter,
Among School Children.
Robert Frost -The Road not taken, Mending wall, After Apple Picking Birches.
Nissim Ezekiel - Night of the Scorpian, Enterprise, Background, Casually, Poet, Lover,
Birdwatcher.

Section B

Short Notes : Two questions sets of short answer of questions on prescribed texts ( 4 out of 6) 150
                      words each.


Charles Dickens -Hard Times
Thomas Hardy - Tess
Henry James -Portrait of a Lady
Raja Rao -Kanthapura
D.H. Lawrence -Sons and Lovers
Bernard Shaw -Pygmalion
Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman

Section C

Short Notes : Two Essay-type questions on Movements/Authors/Trends/Texts/Approaches (4 to 5
                      pages).


Renaissance, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, Metaphysical Poetry, Neo-classicism, Augustan Satire, Romantic Movement, Rise of the Novel, Victorianism, Modernism, Stream of Consciousness Novel, Absurd Drama, Marxist, Psycho-Analytic and Feminist approaches to literature.

Section D

Short Notes : Two unseen passages for critical appreciation(Candidate to attempt one).
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