NVS Syllabus for TGT English Examination
(Section – A) Reading Comprehension
Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret an unseen text
Three/four unseen texts of varying lengths (150-250 words) with a variety of objective type, multiple choice questions ( including questions to test vocabulary) testing factual and global comprehension.
(Section –B) Writing ability
Testing ability to express facts views/opinions in a coherent and logical manner in a style suitable to the task set.
B.1 Short writing tasks such as: notice, message or a postcard.
B.2 A report of an event, process, or place.
B.3 An article / debate / speech based on visual / verbal input on a given concurrent topic for e.g. environment, education, child labour, gender bias, drug-abuse etc presenting own views fluently.
B.4 A letter (formal/informal) on the basis of verbal / visual input. Letter types include: (a) letter to the editor; (b) letter of complaint; (c) letter of request; (d) descriptive, personal letters.
(Section – C) Grammar and Usage
Ability to apply the knowledge of syntax, language/grammatical items and to use them accurately in context.
The following grammatical structures will be tested:
(4) Subject – verb concord
(7) Parts of speech
(9) Sequencing to form a coherent sentence or a paragraph
(Section – D) Literature
To test the candidate’s familiarity with the works of writers of different genres and periods of English Literature.
The candidate should have a thorough knowledge of :-
* Shakespeare’s works.
* Romantic Period ( e.g. Shelley, Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge, Byron etc.)
* 19th & 20th Century American and English Literature (e.g. Robert Frost Hemingway, Ted Hudges, Whitman, Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, Bernard Shaw etc.)
* Modern Indian Writing in English (e.g. Anita Desai, Vikram Seth, Nissim Ezekiel, K.N. Daruwala, Ruskin Bond, R.K. Narayan, Mulk Raj Anand, Khushwant Singh etc.)
* Modern Writings in English from different parts of the world.
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