M.A. Credit System Part-I Sem-I, Sem-II Paper Pattern

M.A. Credit System Part-I students are requested to take note of the paper pattern for the oncoming University Exams.



M. A. English Part I (June 2013-2014)
Paper 1.1: English Literature from 1550 to1798
Question Paper Format (Semester-I)

Time: 2 Hours
Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets (Any one out of three in 150 words) - Marks 10

Q.2) Long answer questions on The Spanish Tragedy
(Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.3) Long answer questions on King Lear (Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.4) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Sidney and Spenser (Any two out of four in 100 words each) - Marks 10

Q.5) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Herrick, Donne & Marvell (The nature of questions may be comparative- for example comparing the metaphysical elements in the prescribed poems of Donne, Marvell and Herrick)
(Any two out of four in 100 words each): Marks 10

Question Paper Format (Semester II)
Time: 2 Hours
Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets
(Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.2) Long answer questions on The Duchess of Malfi (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.3) Long answer questions on Joseph Andrews (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.4) Short notes on the prescribed poem of Milton (Any two out of four in 100 words each)-
Marks 10

Q.5) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Dryden
& Goldsmith (Any two out of four in 100 words each) - Marks 10

Paper 1.2: English Literature from1798 to 2000
Question Paper Format (Semester I)
Time: 2 Hours
Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets
(Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.2) Long answer questions on Emma (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.3) Long answer questions on A Tale of Two Cities (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.4) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Wordsworth & Coleridge (Any two out of four in 100 words) - Marks 10

Q.5) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Shelley & Keats (Any two out of four in 100 words each) - Marks 10

Question Paper Format (Semester II)
Time: 2 Hours, Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets
(Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.2) Long answer questions on Waiting for Godot (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.3) Long answer questions on Lord of the Flies (Any one out of three in 150 words)-
Marks 10

Q.4) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold &
Yeats (Any two out of four in 100 words each)- Marks 10
(The nature of short notes may be comparative- for example, comparing the prescribed poems of Tennyson and Browning or the elements of Victorianism in Tennyson and Arnold’s prescribed poems, etc.)

Q.5) Short notes on the prescribed poems of Eliot, Thomas & Heaney
(Any two out of four in 100 words each)- Marks 10
(The period of this paper contains enormous number of isms/movements/ schools so it is advisable that teachers focus on the major and decisive isms/movements like romanticism, realism, symbolism, expressionism imagism, modernism, absurdism etc.)

Paper - I.3: Contemporary Studies in English Language
Question Paper Format (Semester I)
Time: 2 Hours Marks: 50

Q. 1 Short Answer questions on Contemporary Theories/Views of Language (2 out of 4)
Marks – 10

Q. 2 Short Answer questions on Phonology (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 3 Short Answer questions on Morphology (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 4 Short Answer questions on Syntax: A Descriptive View (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 5 Practical questions on all the four components above (10 out of 15) Marks –10

Paper - I.3: Contemporary Studies in English Language
Question Paper Format (Semester- II)
Time: 2 Hours Marks: 50

Q. 1 Short Answer questions on Socio-linguistics (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 2 Short Answer questions on Syntax: Theoretical Perspectives (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 3 Short Answer questions on Semantics (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Q. 4 Short Answer questions on Speech Act Theory and Discourse Analysis (2 out of 4)
Marks – 10

Q. 5 Practical questions on all the four components above (10 out of 15)

Paper 1.4: Literary Criticism and Theory
Question Paper Format (Semester I)
Time: 2 Hours
Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and tenets of critical approaches and/or on comparative study of relevant approaches, isms and critics (Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10
Q.2) Long answer questions on the prescribed texts of Aristotle & Longinus (The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three in 150 words) - Marks 10

Q.3) Long answer questions on the prescribed texts of Corneille & Johnson (The nature of questions may be comparative- for example comparing the neoclassical approaches of Corneille and Johnson) (Any one out of three in 150 words) - Marks 10

Q.4) A) Short note on the prescribed text of Wordsworth (Any one out of two in 100 words)-
Marks 05
B) Short note on the prescribed text of Arnold
(Any one out of two in 100 words)-
Marks 05

Q.5) A) Short note on the prescribed text of Eliot (Any one out of two in 100 words):
Marks 05
B) Short note on the prescribed text of Ransom
(Any one out of two in 100 words): Marks 05

Question Paper Format (Semester II)
Time: 2 Hours Marks: 50

Q. 1) Long answer questions on the background and tenets of critical approaches and/or on comparative study of relevant approaches, isms and critics
(Any one out of three in 150 words)- Marks 10

Q.2) Long answer questions on the prescribed texts of Todorov & Miller (The nature of questions may be comparative- for example comparing the structuralist/narratological approach of Todorov with the poststructuralist/deconstructive approach of Miller)
(Any one out of three in 150 words each)- Marks 10

Q.3) Questions on the prescribed texts of Frederic k & Iser (Any one out of three in 150 words each) - Marks 10

Q.4) A) Short notes on the prescribed text of Eagleton (Any one out of two in 100 words) - Marks 05
B) Short notes on the prescribed text of Hall (Any one out of two in 100 words each)-
Marks 05

Q.5) A) Short notes on the prescribed text of Beauvoir (Any one out of two in 100 words) - Marks 05
B) Short notes on the prescribed text of Viswanathan & Moulthrop (Any one out of two in 100 words)- Marks 05 


Department of English
P.D.E.A.'s Ramkrishna More College, 
Akurdi, Pune-44.


M.A. Credit System Part-II Sem-III, Sem-IV Paper Pattern



M.A. Credit System Part-II students are requested to take note of the paper pattern for the oncoming Semester III and Semester IV University exam.


Question Paper Format-Semester-III
Paper- 3.1- Indian Writing in English
Time: 3 Hours
                                                                                                  Marks: 50
Q 1. Background question (Any one out of three)                                               Marks 10
(Long answer questions on the background and features of literary  chools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets)

Q 2. Questions on ‘The Princess’- Manohar Malgonkar                                       Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Q 3. Questions on ‘A Fine Balance’- Rohinton Mistry                                        Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Q 4. Questions on Poetry- Derozio to Aurobindo                                                Marks 10
(Any two out of three)
(The nature of questions may be comparative)

Q 5. Questions on ‘Roses in December’- M.C.Chagla                                         Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Question Paper Format-Semester-IV
Paper- 4.1- Indian Writing in English
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                    Marks: 50

Q 1. Background question (Any one out of three)     Marks 10
(Long answer questions on the background and features of literary chools/movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed writers/poets)

Q 2. Questions on ‘The Shadow Lines’- Amitav Ghosh -                                    Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Q 3. Questions on ‘The Inheritance of Loss- Kiran Desai - Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Q 4. Questions on Poetry- Dom Moraes to Present Day - Marks 10
(Any two out of three)
(The nature of questions may be comparative)

Q 5. Questions on ‘Mahanirvan- Satish Alekar - Marks 10
(Any two out of three)

Question paper Pattern- Semester-III
Paper - 3.2: English Language and Literature Teaching
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                 Marks: 50
Q. 1 Long Answer questions on Unit-I Theories of Language learning (1 out of 2) Marks – 10

Q. 2 Long Answer questions on Unit-II English in India : Theoretical perspectives (1 out of 2)
Marks – 10

Q. 3 Long Answer questions on Unit-III Tools and methods of teaching (1 out of 2) Marks – 10

Q. 4 Long Answer questions on Unit-Iv Teaching of language skills and testing (1 out of 2)
Marks – 10

Q. 5 Short notes based on al the four units above (2 out of 4) Marks – 10

Question paper Pattern- Semester-IV
Paper - 4.2: English Language and Literature Teaching
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                    Marks: 50

Q. 1 Long Answer questions on Unit-I Study skills and dealing with learners’ errors (1 out of 2)
Marks – 10

Q. 2 Long Answer questions on Unit-II Literature Teaching – I (1 out of 2) Marks – 10

Q. 3 Long Answer questions on Unit-III Literature Teaching – II (1 out of 2) Marks – 10

Q. 4 Long Answer questions on Unit-IV Instructional materials and classroom issues (1 out of 2)
Marks – 10

Q. 5 Short notes based on all four units above (2 out of 4)
OR
Questions on preparing a lesson plan for literature teaching - Marks - 10


Question paper Pattern- Semester-III
Paper 3.3: Poetry in English
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                   Marks: 50

Q. 1 Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools /movements and/or comparison of the schools /movements/ prescribed writers/poets
- Marks 10 (Any one out of three)

Q. 2 Long answer questions on Geoffrey Chaucer - Marks 10
(Any one out of three)
Q. 3Long answer questions on Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson Marks 10
(Any one out of three)

Q. 4 Long answer questions / Short notes on the prescribed poems of Browning, Hopkins, Arnold Marks 10
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Q. 5 Long answer questions / Short notes on the prescribed poems of Owen, Auden, Hughes, Heaney Marks 10 (The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Question paper Pattern- Semester-IV
Paper 4.3: Poetry in English
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                   Marks: 50

Q. 1Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/ movements and/or comparison of the schools /movements/ prescribed writers/poets
- Marks 10 (Any one out of three)

Q. 2 Long answer questions on Robinson, cummings, Frost, Williams, Doolittle
Marks 10 (The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 3 Long answer questions on Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Sexton, Rich Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 4 Long answer questions / Short notes on the prescribed poems of Dunbar, Cullen, Angelou, Hughes Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Q. 5Long answer questions / Short notes on the prescribed poems of Achebe, Walcott, Gabre-Medhin, De Sousa, Dharker, Okara Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Question paper Pattern- Semester-III
Paper 3.4: Drama in English
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                   Marks: 50

Q. 1Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/ movements and/or comparison of the schools/movements/ prescribed playwrights
Marks 10 (Any one out of three)

Q. 2Long answer questions on Antigone - Marks 10 (The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 3 Long answer questions on Doctor Faustus - Marks 10 (The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 4 Long answer questions / Short notes on Hamlet - Marks 10 (The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Q. 5 Long answer questions / Short notes on Volpone Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Question paper Pattern- Semester-IV
Paper 4.4: Drama in English
Time: 3 Hours                                                                                   Marks: 50

Q. 1Long answer questions on the background and features of literary schools/ movements and/or comparison of the schools /movements/ prescribed playwrights
- Marks 10 (Any one out of three)

Q. 2 Long answer questions on Cherry Orchard - Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 3 Long answer questions on Six Characters in Search of an Author - Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative) (Any one out of three)

Q. 4Long answer questions / Short notes on Look back in Anger - Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes)

Q. 5 Long answer questions / Short notes on The Zoo Story - Marks 10
(The nature of questions may be comparative)
(Any one out of two Long answer questions OR Any two out of three Short notes) 

Department of English 
P.D.E.A.'s Ramkrishna More College, 
Akurdi, Pune 44.