The two hour examination carries 100 marks and will be of degree level. The topics included in the syllabus are English Literature, Literary Criticism, TeachingAptitude, and Methodology.
Literature from Chaucer to the Modern period - poetry, drama, and novel of various periods - important literary trends, movements, and literary figures.
Literary terms and devices - eminent critics - their contribution to criticism - concepts, theories - critical thinkers.
History of Language
Family of language - growth of vocabulary - middle English period - modern English period - phonetics.
Part I - Section of the question paper carries 75 marks, which means major portion of the questions will be from the Literature section. It comprises 30 objective questions of one mark each, followed by descriptive questions. All questions are compulsory.
Methodology of teaching English will be an important topic for the examination. Importance of English in India, English as a second language, various teaching methods and their merits and demerits, measurement and evaluation, objective questions, unit planning and annual planning, teaching aids, qualities of an ideal English teacher, teaching psychology etc. will be covered under this section. Questions from teaching aptitude is also included. This section comprises of ten objective questions and descriptive questions that carries 25 marks.
A teacher of English must have thorough knowledge of grammar. He/She is expected to teach grammar as part of his/her profession. Therefore awareness and depth in English grammar is necessary.
In the case of descriptive questions, your presentation of answers can make a great difference in mark and rank. Try to make your answers perfect. The person who values them must feel that your answer is apt and the most appropriate. It must be presented in a legible and concise manner. The examiner should feel that you are an adept in the use of language, presenting what is necessary in the minimum possible words without compromising beauty and aesthetic sense. And, there should be logical sequence and order in the answer. After going through your answers he should come to the conclusion that every answer you have presented is the most suitable and that you are the most appropriate person for the post.
Reread your answers, answer to the question carefully, be brief and to the point. As all questions are compulsory, answer them according to the time limit.
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Grab the opportunity at hand.