SYLLABUS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR TGT (ENGLISH)
(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.
(Section – B)
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 :-
ü Shakespeare’s works.
ü Romantic Period (e.g. Shelley, Wordsworth , Keats, Coleridge, Byron etc.)
ü 19th & 20th Century American and English Literature (e.g. Robert Frost Hemingway, Ted Hudges, Whitman, Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Bernard Shaw etc)
ü 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.)
ü Modern Writings in English from different parts of the world.