NVS Syllabus for TGT English Examination
Section A READING COMPREHENSION
Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret unseen texts.
Three/four unseen reading passages may be set.
Section B WRITING ABILITY
Ability to express views/opinions in a coherent & logical manner.
B1. Factual description of any event or incident, a report or a process.
B2. Letter types include
a) Business or official letters(for making enquiries, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and sending replies)
b) Letter to the editors(giving facts/figures suggestions / opinions on an issue of public interest) on contemporary / current issues.
c) Application for a job with cv.
B3. Writing personal opinion /views/stand in an article/debate/speech etc on a given socio – cultural issue –in a style/register suitable to the task set. Issues could relate to
(c) gender discrimination
(d) economic disparity etc..
Section C GRAMMAR AND USAGE
Ability to apply the knowledge of syntax and grammatical items & use them accurately in the context provided .
The following grammatical structures will be tested through error correction / editing/ gap filling / sentence completion / multiple choice questions :
Section D LITERATURE
* Shakespeare’s works.
* Romantic period (e.g. Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge etc)
* 19th & 20th Century American and English Literature (e.g. Robert Frost, Hemmingway, Whitman, Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson , Bernard Shaw, Arthur Miller etc.)
* Modern Indian Writing in English (e.g. Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, Nissin Ezekiel, K N Daruwala, Ruskin Bond, R K Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh etc)
* Modern writing in English from other parts of the world e.g. Latin America / Africa / Australia / South Asia.
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