Home » PCS ENGLISH LITERATURE STUDY MATERIAL

PCS ENGLISH LITERATURE STUDY MATERIAL

  • COMPLETE STUDY MATERIAL
  • INCLUDING BOTH SECTION A + SECTION B

The Material Plan by OSN Academy came up with an attractive offer of providing specially designed study materials for each and every section of UPPSC PCS English Literature. We provide you with individual study material which includes every Poet in the English Literature part as well as covering all sections.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Our specially designed study materials make your preparation process much simple than ever.
  • Offer reinforces Easy understanding, faster grasping of concepts, time saver, less struggle.
  • Study materials as of the previous question paper trends.
  • We provide you with the best UPPSC PCS English Literature materials at an affordable rate.

Sample Video

Syllabus

Syllabus 

PAPER – I

Answers must be written in English.

Section-A

Candidates will be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements: The Renaissance: Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neoclassicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The VictorianAge.

Section-B

Texts for detailed study are listed below:

1. William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, King Henry IV, Pt I, Macbeth and the Tempest.

2. John Donne. The following poems: “Canonization”, “Death be not proud”, “The Good Morrow” and “The Relic”.

3. John Milton: Paradise Lost, Book-I

4. John Dryden:All for Love

5.Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock

6. William Wordsworth. The following poems: “Tintern Abbey”, “Three Years She Grew”, “Michael” and “Milton, Thou Shouldst be Living at This Hour”

7. P B Shelley: “To a Skylark” and “Ode to the West Wind”

8.Alfred Tennyson: “Ulysses” and “Lotos Eaters”

9. Robert Browning: “My Last Duchess” and “The Lost Leader”

10. Francis Bacon: “Of Studies” and “Of Truth”

11. Charles Lamb: “ Dream Children” and “Poor Relations”

Section-C

Text for non-detailed study are listed below:

1. JaneAusten. Pride and Prejudice.

2. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.

3. Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd

4. Mark Twain: the adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Paper-II

Answers must be written in English.

Section-A

Candidates will be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements:

Pre-Raphaelite Movement, Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Indian Writing in English; Feminist approaches to Literature.

Section-B

Texts for detailed study are listed below:

1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems: “The Second Coming”, “Sailing to Byzantium”, “APrayer for my Daughter”, “Meru” and “Lapis Lazuli”

2. T.S. Eliot, The following poems: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “Journey of the Magi”

3. W.H. Auden. The following Poems: “The Unknown Citizen” and “In Memory of W.B. Yeats”

4. Philip Larkin. The Following poems: “Afternoons” and “Deceptions”

5. Sylvia Plath. The following poems: “Mirror” and “Daddy”

6. Derek Walcott. The Following Poems: “AFar Cry from Africa” and “Sea Grapes”

7. Nissim Ezekiel. The following poems “Background, Casually”, “Night of the Scorpion” 8. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems: “Looking for a Cousin on a Swing”, “On The Death of a Poem”

9. John Osborne: Look Back inAnger.

10. Eugene O’Neill: Desire Under the Elms

11. Girish Karnad: Hayavadana

12. Thomas Carlyle: “Hero as a Poet”

13. John Ruskin: “ The Veins of Wealth” (Essay II from Unto This Last)

Section-C

Texts for non-detailed study are listed below:

1. Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory

2. William Golding: Lord of the Flies

3. Raja Rao: Kanthapura.

4. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter


Study Material Sample

History Part-A – Click here for sample

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