KVS : Syllabus for Written Exam For PGT - English

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Syllabus for written examination for PGTs for 2012-13 and 2013-14

Syllabus For Written Examination For PGT (English)

Section A (Reading Comprehension)

Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret unseen texts. Three/four unseen reading passages may be set.

Section B (Writing Ability)

Ability to express views/opinions in a coherent & logical manner. B1. One out of two tasks such as factual description of any event or incident, a report or a process.

B2. Writing one formal letter. Letter types include

  • a) Business or official letters(for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)

  • b) Letter to the editors(giving facts/figures suggestions / opinions on an issue of public interest) on contemporary / current issues.

  • c) Application for a job with cv.

B3. Writing personal opinion /views/stand in an article/debate/speech etc on a given socio – cultural issue –in a style/register suitable to the task set. Issues could relate to

  • (a) environment

  • (b) education

  • (c) gender discrimination

  • (d) economic disparity etc..

Section C (Grammar and Usage)

Ability to apply the knowledge of syntax and grammatical items & use them accurately in the context provided .

The following grammatical structures will be tested through error correction / editing/ gap filling / sentence completion / multiple choice questions :

  1. Determiners

  2. Tenses

  3. Clauses

  4. Modals

  5. Voice

Section D (Literature)

  • Shakespeare’s works.

  • Romantic period (e.g. Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge etc)

  • 19th and 20th Century American and English Literature (e.g. Robert Frost, Hemmingway, Whitman, Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson , Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller etc. )

  • Modern Indian Writing in English (e.g. Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, Nissin Ezekiel, K N Daruwala, Ruskin Bond, R K Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh etc)

  • Modern writing in English from other parts of the world e.g. Latin America / Africa / Australia / South Asia

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