Entrance Test for M.Phil. in English (ELT)
Objectives: Apart from testing the candidate's competence in language. it also tests her awareness of the current issues, problems and methods of English language teaching in the global scenario. Good knowledge of English literature and knowledge of various aspects of linguistics and stylistics are also desirable.
Weightage of Marks
examination ---- 100 marks
Written entrance test ---- 70 marks
Viva - Voce ---- 30 marks
Total Marks = 200 marks
Marks: 70 Time: 2:30 hrs.
Q.1. Critically evaluate the following verses - lines:
Long time of cliff breaking have left a chasm ;
And in the chasm are foam and yellow sand ;
Beyond, red roofs about a narrow wharf
In cluster ; Then a mouldered church ; and higher
A long street climbs to one tall toward mill
And high in heaven behind it a gray down
With Danish barrows and a hazel wood,
By autumn nutters haunted flourishes
Green in a cuplike hollow a down.
By the road to The contagious hospital
under the surge of blue
mottled clouds driven from the
north - east - a cold wind Beyond , the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen
patches of standing water
the scattering of tall tress
All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small tress
with dead brown leaves under
leafless wines ....... them ------------------- 15 marks
an essay on any one of the following topics:
(i). Fickleness of fashion
(ii). Public vs private funding in Education
(ii). Ethical issues in contemporary society
(iv). Downside of present day exam culture
(v). Teaching of English in India
( In 250 - 300 words)
--------------------- 15 marks
Q.3. (a) Which
sentence contains a metaphor ?
(i) RTD runs from Madras to Bombay.
(ii) She runs two miles every morning
(iii) The river runs Through The city. -------------- 1 marks
(b) Identify the pattern of the following sentences structures:
example Her face shone: SV (subject + verb)
Kate caught a trout.
He is living in Delhi.
Flore gave him the magic stone.
Grahan put the kitchen in a basket.
They painted the door green. --------------- 6 marks
(c) Are the following statements True? Substantiate yours
answers with illustration
(i) Tense is marked only on the first verb in the verb phrase. ------ 2 marks
(ii) There is a tense called habitual present. ------- 2 marks
(iii) The verb can convey more information about the action of the verb. Is it continuous complete or incomplete?
This information is termed aspect. -------------- 5 marks
(iv) The verb can convey static and dynamic meaning. ------- 2 marks
(v) Underline the model auxiliaries :
I do like your hat
We shall overcome.
You may have another cake.
We ought to apologize ------------- 2 marks
(vi) Modal verbs can indicate such thing as intention, possibility, ability, obligation. Give examples for each. ------ 2 marks
Write short notes on any one of the following critical
(iii) Psycho analysis
(v) Feminist Culture
(vi) Acting is lying, so
actors are dishonest people --------------- 5 marks
(B) Identity the quotes ------
(i) The rarer action is
in Virtue than in
vengeance. ---- 1 marks
(ii) Was this the face that
launched a thousand ships?
And burnt the topless
towers of Illium? -------1 marks
(iii) The child is father of
And I could wish my days to be
Become each to each by natural piety ------- 1 marks
(iv) Beauty is truth, truth beauty-
That is all
Ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know. ------------- 1 marks
dark and deep.
But I have promise to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before l sleep. --------------------- 1 marks
Is kingly : Thousands at his bidding speed
And post over land and ocean without rest;
They also serve who only stand and wait. ----------------- 1 Marks
(C). Write brief illustrative notes an any three of the following-
4. Free Verse
5. Iambic rhythm
6. Word Stress ------------------------ Marks 3*3 = 9