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IAS MAINS 2021 Test Series

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The IAS TEST SERIES furnishes with the best IAS English Literature asked questions in the exam. One can visualize up to 10 TESTS covering all important and essential topics and questionnaires of the UPSC IAS OPTIONAL.

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Syllabus

UPSC English Literature Syllabus for IAS Mains 2020

Section-A The Renaissance; Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.

1. William Shakespeare: King Lear and The Tempest.

2. John Donne. The following poems:-

– Canonization;

– Death be not proud;

– The Good Morrow;

– On his Mistress going to bed;

– The Relic;

3. John Milton: Paradise Lost, I, II, IV, IX

4. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock.

5. William Wordsworth. The following poems:

– Odeon Intimations of Immortality.

– Tintern Abbey.

– Three years she grew.

– She dwelt among untrodden ways.

– Michael.

– Resolution and Independence.

– The World is too much with us.

– Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.

– Upon Westminster Bridge.

6. Alfred Tennyson: In Memoriam.

7. Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House.

Section-B

1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels.

2. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.

3. Henry Fielding. Tom Jones.

4. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.

5. George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss.

6. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

7. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

PAPER-II

Section-A Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Indian Writing in English; Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; Post-Modernism.

1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems:

– Easter 1916

– The Second Coming

– A Prayer for my daughter.

– Sailing to Byzantium.

– The Tower.

– Among School Children.

– Leda and the Swan.

– Meru – Lapis Lazuli

– The Second Coming

– Byzantium.

2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems :

– The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock

– The journey of the Magi.

– Burnt Norton. 3. W.H. Auden. The following poems:

– Partition

– Musee des Beaux-Arts

– in Memory of W.B. Yeats

– Lay your sleeping head, my love

– The Unknown Citizen – Consider

– Mundus Et Infans

– The Shield of Achilles

– September 1, 1939

– Petition.

4. John Osborne : Look Back in Anger.

5. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot.

6. Philip Larkin. The following poems :

– Next            – Afternoons

– Please         – Days

– Deceptions  – Mr. Bleaney

7. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems :

– Looking for a Causim on a Swing

– A River

– Of Mothers, among other Things

– Love Poem for a Wife 1

– Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House

– Obituary (All these poems are available in the anthology Ten Twentieth-Century Indian Poets, edited by R. Parthasarthy, published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi).

Section-B

1. Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim

2. James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

3. D.H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.

4. E.M. Forster. A Passage to India.

5. Virginia Woolf. Mrs. Dalloway.

6. Raja Rao. Kanthapura.

7. V.S. Naipaul. A House for Mr. Biswas.


Study Material Sample

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History Part-B – Click here for sample

Paper-I Section-A – Click here for sample

Paper-I Section-B – Click here for sample

Paper-II Section-A – Click here for sample

Paper-II Section-B – Click here for sample

Literary Terms – Click here for sample

Practice Questions – Click here for sample


Exam Pattern

Preliminary IAS Examination Pattern

Mode of Examination

Offline

Total Number of Papers

Paper-1 General Studies

Paper-2 CSAT Civil Service Aptitude Test

Number of Questions

 Paper-1

Paper-2

100 marks

80 marks

Time Duration

 Paper-1

Paper-2

2 hours

2 hours

Allocation of Marks

 Paper-1

Paper-2

2 marks for every correct answer

2.5 marks for every correct answer

200

200

Exam Language

 Hindi and English

Type of Examination

 Objective – Multiple Choice Questions |(MCQ’s)

Negative Marking

 YES – 1/3rd marks will be reduced for every wrong attempt and zero marks will be awarded for the empty attempt.

Total Marks

 400 marks

Previous Years Papers

IAS (Mains) English Literature Solved Previous Year Papers

https://osnacademy.com/doc/IAS Previous years Papers.pdf