(Syllabus) Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET) Syllabus & Paper : English


Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (SET)-2010

Syllabus & Sample Questions: English (Paper-II)

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.

Paper-III (A)

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.


Paper-III (B) (Elective/Optional)

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.

Sample Questions Paper-II

1. Sissy Jupes is a characters is

(A) Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

(B) Dickens’ Hard Times

(C) Dicken’s Christmas Carols

(D) George Eliot’s Middlemarch

2. Which of the following arrangements of English poems is in the correct chronological sequence?

(A) Lapis Lazuli-L’Allegro-Lamia-Thyrsis

(B) Lamia-Lapis Lazuli-Thyrsis-L’Allegro

(C) L’Allegro-Lamia-Thyrsis-Lapis Lazuli

(D) Thyrsis-Lamia-L’Allegro-Lapis Lazuli

3. The words. “beaded bubbles winking at the brim” occur in

(A) Ozymandias

(B) Ode to a Nightingale

(C) Hero and Leander

(D) Dejection-on Ode