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English Syllabus for APSC (Mains) Examination

APSC Mains English syllabus. English is one of the allowed optional subjects in Combined Competitive (Main) Examination, conducted by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). The APSC Mains examination will have carry two English language Question Papers (Paper I & II). First paper will consist of Poetry, Non-Fictional Prose and History of English Literature. The Second Question Paper will cover Drama, Fictional Prose and essay. Following is the complete syllabus of APSC Mains English Question Paper I and English Question Paper II.

English Syllabus for APSC (Mains) Examination:

APSC MAIN EXAM ENGLISH PAPER – I

SECTION – I

1. History of English Literature from the ANGLO-SAXON period to the modern period.

Essay Type Questions various AGES & MOVEMENTS OF LITERATURE

SECTION – II

2. Poetry :

  • Shakespeare:Sonnets 30, 60, 65
  • John Donne:The Sun-Rising, Death be not Proud
  • Milton:Paradise Lost Book I
  • Pope:Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
  • Dryden:Macflecknoe.
  • Gray:Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
  • Wordsworth:Tintern Abbey
  • Coleridge:Ancient Mariner
  • Shelley:To a Skylark or Ode to the West Wind
  • Keats:Ode to a Nighingale or Ode to Autumn.
  • Tennyson:Tears idle Tears
  • Arnold:Dover Beach
  • W.B. Yeats:The Second Coming
  • T.S. Eliot:Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • W.H. Auden:Look Stranger.

Note: The poems are available in English Poetry Selections for English Major Courses published by the Guwahati University

SECTION – III

3. Non-Fictional Prose :

  • Bacon:Of Revenge or Of Studies.
  • Lamb:New Year’s Eve.
  • Hazlitt:The Indian Juggler.
  • Arnold:Literature & Science
  • Bertrand Russell:Road to Happiness or Science and War.
  • George Orweil:Reflections of Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru:Homage to Gandhi

SECTION – IV

4. Explanation one each from SECTION – II & III

APSC MAIN EXAM ENGLISH PAPER – II

1.Drama :

  • Christopher Marlowe:Dr. Faustus
  • Shaksespeare:The Merchant of Venice or Hamlet
  • Bernard Shaw:Candida.
  • Harold Pinter:The Birth Day Party (Or) Samuel Beckett:Waiting for Godot.

2. Prose Fiction :

(a) Novels :

  • Daniel Defoe:Robinson Crusoe.
  • Dickens:Great Expectations.
  • Hardy:The Return of the Native (or) Far From The MaddiingCrowd.
  • James Joyce:A Portrait of The Artist As a Young Man

(b) Short Stories :

  • Katherine Mansfield:A Cup of Tea
  • D. H. Lawrence:The Rocking Horse Winner
  • Emest Hemingway:A Canary For One.

Note: The stories are from ‘Ten Short Stories’ edited by Jatin Muhanti, University Press Hyderabad.

3. An Essay on A Literary Topic

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