Karnataka State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (KSET) English Syllabus

1. Chaucer to Shakespeare.
2. Jacobean to Restoration Periods.
3. Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature.
4. Romantic Period.
5. Victorian Period.
6. Modern Period.
7. Contemporary Period.
8. American and other non-British Literatures.
9. Literary Theory and Criticism.
10. Rhetoric and Prosody.
1. British Literature from Chaucer to the present day.
2. Criticism and Literary Theory.
Unit—I : Literary Comprehension (with internal choice of poetry stanza and prose passage; four comprehension questions will be asked carrying 4 marks each).
Unit—II : Up to the Renaissance.
Unit—III: Jacobean to Restoration Periods.
Unit—IV : Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature.
Unit—V : Romantic Period.
Unit—VI : Victorian and Pre-Raphaelites.
Unit—VII : Modern British Literature.
Unit—VIII : Contemporary British Literature.
Unit—IX : Literary Theory and Criticism up to T. S. Eliot.
Unit—X : Contemporary Theory.
Elective—I : History of English Language, English Language Teaching.
Elective—II : European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century.
Elective—III : Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation.
Elective—IV : American and other non-British English Literatures.
Elective—V : Literary Theory and Criticism.

There will be two question papers, paper-II and paper-III.
Paper II will have 50 objective Type Questions (Multiple choice, Matching type; True/False, Assertion-Reasoning type) carrying 100 marks. All the 50 questions are compulsory and have to be marked in OMR sheet.
Paper III shall consist of four sections. All the questions will be given in the Text Booklet itself, providing sufficient space to answer the questions. No additional sheets will be provided to the candidates.
Details of questions set in different Sections as follows.
Section I
Essay writing: Two questions with internal choice on general themes and contemporary, theoretical, disciplinary relevance may be given. The candidate is excepted to write up to Five Hundred words for each questions of 20 marks(2 Q x20M=40 Marks).In case the questions are based on electives, the choice should have questions are based on electives, the choices should have questions from each elective, otherwise all choices should be of general nature, common to all candidates. In case of science subjects like Computer Science and applications, Environmental Sciences, Electronic Sciences etc., two questions carrying 20 marks each may be given in place of essay type questions. The questions in this section will be numbered as 1 and 2.
Section II
Three extended answer based questions to test the analytical ability for the candidates are to asked on the major specialization /electives. Questions will be asked on all major specialization /electives and the candidates may be asked to choose one of the specialization /electives and answer the three questions. There is to be no internal choice. Each question will be answered in upto three hundred (300) words. And shall carry 15 marks each (3QX 15M=45 Marks).Where there is no specialization /Elective, three questions may be across the syllabus. The questions in this section will be numbered as 3 to 5.

Section III
Nine Questions may be asked across the syllabus. The Questions will be definitional seeking particular information and are to be answered in up to Fifty words each. For Science subjects are mentioned in section-I, Short numerical/computational problems may be considered. Each questions will carry 10 marks (9Qx10M).There should be no internal choice. The questions in this section will be numbered as 6 to 14.
Section IV
It requires the candidates to answer questions from a given text of around 200-300 words taken from of a known thinker/author. Five carefully considered specific questions are to be asked on the given text, requiring an answer in up to 30 words each. This section carries5 questions of 5 marks each (5Qx5M=25Marks). In the case of science subjects, theoretical/numerical problem may be set. These questions are meant to test critical thinking ability to comprehend and apply knowledge one possesses. The questions in this section will be numbered as 15to 19.

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