APPSC Executive Officer Grade III Paper II Optional Subject Syllabus | Optional Subjects Syllabus For APPSC Executive Officer Grade III Paper II
EXECUTIVE OFFICER GRADE-III IN A.P. ENDOWMENTS SUB-SERVICE Paper-II Optional Subjects
01 English Literature
02 Hindi Literature
03 Telugu Literature
04 Urdu Literature
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OPTIONAL SUBJECTS FOR PAPER-II
01. ENGLISH LITERATURE
PART – ‘A’
UNIT 1.1: SHAKESPEARE:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Measure for Measure
UNIT 1.2: SHAKESPEARE’S CONTEMPORARIES:
The Play of Everyman
Christopher Marlow: Doctor Faustus
Ben Jonson: The Alchemist
John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene, Book 1
UNIT II.1: SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE:
John Milton: Paradose Lost, Books 1,4 and 9
Milton’s English Sonnets
John Donne: The Sonnets
“The Flea”; “Canonization”; “Valediction
John Dryden: All for Love
UNIT II.2: RESTORATION LITERATURE:
William Congreve: The Way of the World
John Bunyan: The Pilgrim’s Progress
UNIT III.1: THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL:
Daniel Defoe: Moll Flanders; Robinson Crusoe
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver’s Travels
Henry Fielding: Joseph Andrews
Oliver Goldsmith: The Vicar of Wakefield
Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto
UNIT III.2 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY POETRY:
Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock
Samuel Johnson: “London”
Oliver Goldsmith: The Deserted Village
William Blake: From Songs of Innocence, “Introduction”, “Lamb”,
“Nurse’s Song”, “Holy Thursday” and from Songs of
Experience: “Tyger”, “Nurse’s Song”, “Holy Thursday”,
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UNIT III.3 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DRAMA:
Henry Fielding: Tom Thumb
John Gay: The Beggar’s Opera
R.B.Sheridan: The Rivals
UNIT IV.1 ROMANTIC POETRY:
William Wordsworth: “ Michael”, “Tintern Abbey”,
The Immortality Ode
S.T. Coleridge: Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
“Christabel”, “Dejection, an Ode”
P.B.Shelly: “Ode to the West Wind”
John Keats “The Grecian Urn” and “The Nightingale”
UNIT IV.2: THE ROMANTIC NOVEL:
Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice; Persuasion
James Hogg: Confessions
UNIT IV.3: ROMANTIC PROSE:
The Major Essays of Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt;
De Quincey’s “On knocking at the Gate in Macbeth”,
The Preface to The Lyrical Ballads (1800)
UNIT V.1: THE VICTORIAN NOVEL:
Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist
Thomas Hardy: Jude the Obscure
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
R.L. Stevenson: Treasure Island
UNIT V.2: VICTORIAN POETRY:
Tennyson: “Mariana”, “The Lady of Shalott”,
“Ulysess”, “Crossing the Bar”,
Robert Browning: “My last Duchess”, “Soliloquy of a Spanish
Cloister”, “ Love among the Ruins”
Matthew Arnold: “Forsaken Merman”, “Dover Beach”,
“The Buried Life”
Thomas Hardy: “She Hears the Storm”, “The Ruined
Maid”, “Convergence of the Twain”
G.M. Hopkins: “The Windhover”, “Pied Beauty”,
UNIT VI.1 THE MODERN NOVEL:
James Joyce: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man
Virginia Wolf: To the Lighthouse
Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory
William Golding: Lord of the Flies
UNIT V1.2 MODERN POETRY:
W.B. Yeats: “Easter 1916”, “Byzantium”,
“Lake Isle of Innisfree”
T.S. Eliot The Waste Land
W.H. Auden “W.B. Yeats”, “The Unknown Citizen”
Ted Hughes: Poems from Crow
UNIT VI.3 MODERN DRAMA:
G.B. Shaw: St.Joan
John Osbome: Look Back in Anger
Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot
Harold Pinter: Birthday Party
UNIT VII CRITICAL TEXTS:
Sir Philip Sidney’s Apology ; John Dryden’s Defence;
Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man and Essay on Criticism;
Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”; Samuel Johnson’s
Preface to Shakespeare, and the Lives of Milton and Gray;
Mathew Arnold’s Culture and Anarchy, The 1853 Preface,
“Wordsworth”; T.S.Eliot’s “Tradition and the Individual
UNIT VIII FORMS OF LITERATURE:
Epic- Paradise Lost
Sonnet-Shakespeare’s, John Donne’s, Keats’s Sonnets;
Elegy- Milton’s “Lycidas”, Gray “Elegy in a Country
Churchyard”, W.H. Auden’s “In Memory of W.B. Yeats”;
Ode- Odes of Pope, Wordsworth and Keats;
Dramatic Monologue-Tennyson’s “Ulysses”,
Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”;
Novel-all the novels in Units I to VII above;
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02. HINDI LITERATURE
Unit I: General Study of life, works, the personality of the following writers of Hindi Literature:
(a) Kabirdas, Tulsidas, Surdas, Biharilal, Meerabai
(b) Premchand, Phaneeswarnath Renu
(c) Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranandan Pant, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala, Dhumil, Muktibodh
Unit II: Trends and tendencies in the History of Hindi literature
(a) Veeragathakal, Siddha sahitya, Nath sahitya
(b) Bhaktikal : Nirguna & Saguna Bhakti Sahitya
(d) Adhunik kal: Bharatendu yug, Dwivedhi yug, Chayavadi yug, Nayee Dharaayen
Unit III: Development of modern Genre
Unit IV : History of Hindi Language
(a) Dilects of Hindi : Khadiboli, Brajbhasha and Avadhi
(b) Development of Khadiboli
(d) National Independence movement and Hindi
(e) Constitution, National Language and directions in the constitution for development
Unit V : Modern Hindi grammar:
(a) Hindi sounds
(b) Hindi Lipi
(c) Hindi vocabulary (Nouns and Gender)
(d) General grammar rules
(e) Sandhi in Hindi
(f) Samaasa in Hindi
Unit VI : Alankara, Chanda and Rasa:
(a) Alankaras: Upama, Utprekshaa, Yamak, Shlesh, Anuprasa, Ruupak, Sandeha, Vakrokti,
Arthaantaranyasa, Lokokti (definitions & identification)
(b) Rasa: Srigara, Veera, Shanta and their Staayee
(c) Chand : Doha, Sorataa, Kavita, Rola, Chowpayee (rules & identification)
Unit VII: Criticism (Alochanaa):
The trends and contributions of the following critics of Hindi
(a) Ramachendra Shukla
(c) Ravilas Shama
(d) Namvar Singh
Unit VIII: Indian Poetics
General study of the following Sanskrit Sampradayas
(a) Rasa Sampradaya
(b) Alankar Sampradaya
(c) Dwani Sampradaya only
Unit IX : Identifications Forms of Hindi
Under this Unit the works of the important writers are mentioned and the candidates are required the identify
the form of the work as Natak, Upanyas, Ekanki, Kavya etc.
Unit X Functional aspects of Hindi
General knowledge of the vocabulary and terms used in Hindi in offices. Under this Unit generally used English
Words in offices and office correspondence are given and the Hindi equivalents are to be identified.
Unit I: Age of Ithihasasas and Puranas – Major poets and their works – Aesthetic approach of different poets and
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Nannaya, Tikkana, Errana, Nannechoda, Palkuriki Somanna, Marana, Kethana, Manchana, Nachana Somana,
Unit II: Age of Kavyas and Katha Kavyas: Major poets during the period and their works Poetic qualities of the poets:
Srinatha, Pothanna, Vallabhamatya, Pillalamarri Pina Veerabhadrana, Nandimallaya and Ghanta Singana, Koravi
Goparaju, Anantamatya, Annamayya etc.
Unit III: Age of Prabandhas: Evolution of Prabandhas – Works and poetic talents of the poets during the period.
Srikrishnadevaraya, Ashtadiggaja poets and other major poets.
Unit IV: Telugu literature of Southern School: Literary genres like Prabandha, Dvipada, Yakshagana, Geya, Kirthana,
Prose works and major poets and writers of these works.
Unit V: Telugu language and literature during nineteenth century, Evolution of Telugu prose contribution of Telugu and
Western scholars to Telugu language and literature.
Unit VI: Modern period: Major literary movements and trends in Telugu literature – Reformation, Rationalism,
Romanticism – Progressive, Revolutionary, Feminist and Dalit movements – Major writers.
Unit VII: Evolution of literary genres in modern period: Poetry, Novel, Short story, Biography, Auto-biography, Essay
etc. – Major writers.
Unit VIII: Poetics and literary criticism: Rasa, Dwani, Alankara, Rithi, Vakrokti, Auchitya – Major trends in Literary
criticism and major writers.
Unit IX: Grammar and Alankaras – Major Sanskrit and Telugu Sandhis applicable to Classical and Modern Telugu.
The Alankaras (Artha and Sabda): Upama, Rupaka, Utpreksha, Ananvaya, Dipaka, Parinama, Upameyopama,
Sandeha, Bhrantimat, Smruti, Arthantaranyasa, Drustanta – Anuprasa, Yamaka.
Unit X: Structure of Modern Telugu: Classification of the vocabulary – Plural formation, cases, verbs, major divisions
of Telugu sentences – simple, complex, compound sentences.
04. URDU LITERATURE
I. History of Urdu Language:
a. Hind Aariya, Zabano Ke Advar
b. Magribi Hindi Aur Uskey Boliyan
c. Khdi Boli – Urdu Aur Hindi Ka Rishta
II. Important Writers of Deccani Literature:
1. Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah
3 Mula Asadullah Wajhi
III. General study of life works, the personalities of the following writers of Urdu Literature:
a. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Moulana Altaf Hussain Halli, Munshi Premchand, Dr. Syed Mohiuddin Qadri, Zor.
b. Mir Taqi Mir, Ghalib, Iqbal, Josh
IV. Important School of thought of Urdu Literature:
a. DABISTAN-E- DELHI
V. Literary Trends of Urdu Literature
1. Aligarh Tahreek
2. Progressive movement
VI. Important Urdu Genres and Writers:
a. Ghazal – Qhasida, Mathanavi, Marsia
b. Mirtaqi Mir, Ghalib
c. Sauda, Zaoq
d. Mir Anees, Mirza Dabeer
e. Mir Hasan, Daya Shankar, Naseem
VII Development of Modern Urdu Genre:
b. Short Story
d. Auto Bio-graphy
e. Essay etc. Major Writer
The trends and contributions of following critic of Urdu
a. Altaf Hussain HALLI
b.. Abdul Rahman Bijnori
c. Ahtesham Hussain
d. Aal-e-Ahmad Suroor
IX Literary contribution of Fort William College.
X. National Independence Movement and URDU.
1 Meaning and scope of Anthropology, Branches of Anthropology – Social – Cultural Anthropology, Physical
Biological anthropology, Linguistic anthropology, Archaeological anthropology, Contribution of these branches to the
‘holistic’ study of Man. Anthropology’s relation with other social sciences, humanities and natural sciences.
2 Physical anthropology: Meaning and scope. Relationship of Physical anthropology with other branches of
anthropology and also Biological sciences, Anatomy, Physiology, Human Biology and Genetics.
3 Theories of organic evolution – Lamarckism, Darwinism, Synthetic theory of Evolution.
4 Human Genetics. Mendel’s Laws of inheritance and their application to Man Branches and scope of Human
5 Man’s place in the Animal Kingdom. Order primates – General characteristics, the Great Apes – Gibbon.
Orangutan. Gorilla and Chimpanzee and Man.
6 Fossil evidence of human evolution. Australopithecus africanus, Homo erectus – Pithecanthropuserectus,
Sinanthropus Pekinensis. Neanderthal Man, Rhodesian Man. Homo Sapiens, Cro-magnon, Chancelade, Grimaldi,
Characteristics of Homo Sapiens.
7 Concept of race: Criteria for racial classification. Major races of the world. Racial classification of Indian
population – Risley’s classification, Guha’s classification.
8 Archaeological anthropology: Origin, aims and scope. Its relations with other branches of anthropology.
9 Pleistocene environment. Glacial and inter glacial, Pluvial and inter pluvial. Archaeological data and cultural
reconstructions; Methods of dating. Relative and absolute dating their relevance.
10 Paleolithic cultures. Lower, Middle and Upper Paleolithic cultures – their tool technology, typology and cultural
traits and associated human fossils.
Mesolithic Cultures: Salient features.
11 Neolithic Cultures – emergence and characteristic features in India. Megaliths, definition; Megalithic cultures
and their salient features.
12 Sites of Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures in India and their features. Megalithic cultures and their
salient features in India.
13 Concept of culture in anthropology – definition and characteristics. Concepts of society, Association,
Community, institution, comparison of society – culture civilization.
14 Family Definition and its universality; Family of Orientation and Procreation, Family typology – Nuclear,
Extended and Joint; Features and significance of Hindu Joint Family, Changing family system in India.
15 Marriage. Definition. Marriage and Family; Marriage rules – Endogamy, Exogamy. Incest; Preferencial
Marriages, Marriage payments: Ways of acquiring a mate in tribal societies. Forms of marriage – :Monogamy,
Polygamy, Polygyny and Polyandry. Levirate and Sororate; Rules of Post marital residence – patrilocal, matrilocal,
16 Kinship. Definition and significance of kinship in simple societies; primary, secondary and tertiary relatives;
kinship terms – terms of reference and terms of address classificatory and descriptive kinship terms; Analysis of
kinship terminology kinship usages.
Rules of Descent – Patrilineal, matrilineal and double; Rules of inheritance and succession. Structure and
functions of descent groups in tribal societies – Clan, Phratry, Moiety, Dual organisation.
17 Tribe – Definition. Tribes in India and their geographical distribution; characteristic features of tribal societies in
India. Features of food gathering, pastoral and food producing societies, shifting cultivation. Concept of property and
types of property in tribal societies – Primitive communism, Exchange – Balter, ceremonial exchange, reciprocity and
redistribution. Market, Money and trade. Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal societies.
18 Nature of political organisation in tribal societies, Social control, Law and justice. Role of oaths and ordeals in
tribal societies. Panchayati Raj in tribal societies.
19 Indian society – Characteristic features – Racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic elements in Indian population –
Unity and diversity in Indian society. Indian village, its features and Jaimani system; concept of caste and dominant
caste. Concepts of Sanskritisation. Westernisation, great and Little Traditions.
20 Constitutional provisions and safeguards for Scheduled Tribes in India. Tribal development programmes. Role
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21 Emergence and development of anthropology in India. Applied Anthropology – Meaning, Scope, Development
anthropology; Role of anthropology in tribal welfare administration; Role and relevance of anthropology in agricultural
development; Health and Family Welfare in India and education