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Kerala PSC HSA English recruitment Exam revised Syllabus 2014

Kerala PSC HSA English updated Syllabus

Kerala Public Service Commissions ( KPSC ) Recruitment Exam for selection towards the posts of High School Assistants (HSA) in English now has a revised Syllabus. Exams will be conduted as 2 parts. ie, PART A and PART B. Details of the Syllabus are given below:

KERALA PSC HSA ENGLISH RECRUITMENT EXAM SYLLABUS

PART A

Module I : Renaissance and freedom movement
Module II: General Knowledge and current affairs
Module III: Methodology of teaching the subject



  1. History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Nature and Scope of the Subject.
  2. Correlation with other subjects and life situations.
  3. Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching - Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - Old and revised
  4. Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.
  5. Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need and importance. Psychological bases of Teaching the subject - Implications of Piaget, Bruner, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener - Individual difference, Motivation, Maxims of teaching.
  6. Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Models of Teaching, Techniques of individualising instruction.
  7. Curriculum - Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms - NCF/KCF.
  8. Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids - Community based resources - e-resources - Text book, Work book and Hand book.
  9. Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, Principles, Modern techniques - CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques - Qualities of a good test - Types of test items- Evaluation of projects, Seminars and Assignments - Achievement test, Diagnostic test – Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.
  10.  Teacher - Qualities and Competencies - different roles - Personal Qualities - Essential teaching skills - Microteaching - Action research.




PART B

Module 1. Poetry

Shakespeare
Donne
Milton
Gray
Wordsworth
Shelley
Keats
Tennyson
Browning
Arnold
Sonnet 121
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
On His Blindness
Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard
Tintern Abbey
To A Skylark
Ode On A Grecian Urn
Ulysses
My Last Duchess
Dover BeachW.B.Yeats
Sylvia Plath
Tagore
Nissim Ezekiel
Kamala Das
A.K.Ramanujan
Robert Frost
Emily Dickinson
Wole Soyinka
Meena Alexander
Margaret Atwood
David Diop
Jack Davis
A Prayer For My Daughter
Daddy
Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Night Of The Scorpion
An Introduction
Obituary
Home Burial
Because I Could Not Stop For Death
A Telephone Conversation
House Of A Thousand Doors
This Is A Photograph Of Me
Africa
Aboriginal Australia



Module 2. Drama

Shakespeare
Sheridan
Oscar Wilde
Ibsen
Shaw
J.M.Synge
Samuel Beckett
Arthur Miller
Tennessee Williams
Girish Karnad
Macbeth
School For Scandal
The Importance Of Being Ernest
A Doll's House
Pygmalion
Riders To The Sea
Waiting For Godot
Death Of A Salesman
The Glass Menagerie
Nagamandala


Module 3: Prose and Fiction

Francis Bacon
Steele
A.G. Gardiner
E.M. Forster
Bertrand Russel
Dr.Radhakrishnan
Emily Bronte
George Orwell
Hemingway
Shashi Deshpande
Arundati Roy
Toni Morrison
Of Studies
The Trumpet Club
On The Rule Of The Road
On Tolerance
Functions Of A Teacher
Humanities vs Science
Wuthering Heights
Animal Farm
The Old Man And The Sea
Roots and Shadows
The God Of Small Things
The Bluest Eye



Module 4: .Literary Criticism/ Terms

1.Rasa
2.Dhwani
3.Aristotle: Poetics
4.Wordsworth: Preface To Lyrical Ballads
5.Coleridege: Biographia Litereria Chapter 146.Arnold: Study of Poetry
7.Eliot:Tradition And The Individual Talent
8.Saussure: Nature Of The Linguistic Sign
9.Showalter:Towards A Feminist Poetics
Terms and Movements ( Based on the latest edition of M.H.Abrams-A Glossary Of Literary Terms
Classicism, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Humanism, Realism, Magical Realism, Naturalism,
Symbolism, Russian Formalism, Marxism, Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Deconstruction,
Psychoanalytical Criticism, Feminism, Post Colonialism, Modernism and Post Modernism


Module 5: Linguistics, Phonetics and History of Language

1.Phonology
2. Morphology
3.Syntax
4.Semantics
5.Langue and Parole; Competence and Performance
6.Organs of Speech
7.Classification Of Speech Sounds
8.Stress, Rhythm, Intonation
9.Transcription
10.Indo-European Family of languages
11.Loan Words-Latin, Scandinavian, French, Indian
12.Englishes-American, Australian, Indian, and African


Module 6: Modern English Usage

1.Sentence Correction
2.Vocabulary
3.Synonyms and Antonyms
4.Give one word
5.Commonly confused words
6.Language Functions such as agreeing, complaining etc.
7.Appropriate word order
8.Appropriate sentence order
9.Idioms
10.Passage for comprehension


Module 7: Basic Grammar

1.Article
2.Prepositions
3.Clauses
4.Tenses
5.Phrasal Verbs
6.Conjunctions
7.Reported Speech
8.Voice
9.Question Tag
10.Transformation of sentences


Module 8: Teaching of English

1.Schools-Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism
2.Skills and subskills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
3.Language Acquisition and Learning, Krashen
4.Methods and Approaches: Grammar Translation; Audio-lingual; Direct Method; Structural-Oral-
Situational Approach; Communicative Approach; Bilingual Method; Humanistic Approaches
5.Use of AV aids and ICT
6.Teaching of Prose, Poetry and Grammar
7.Testing and Evaluation
8.Learner Types
9.Teaching learners with disability
10.NCF, KCF on teaching of English


Kerala PSC website has updated the Syllabus for HSA recruitment in following subjects, Please check the given website for more info 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE, SANSKRIT,  ARABIC, URDU, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL SCIENCE, ENGLISH, HINDI, MALAYALAM, TAMIL, KANNADA, NATURAL SCIENCE

For more details, please visit Kerala PSC website and check the
keralapsc.gov.in >> Examination >> Syllabus section .

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