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Re: English Literature SET Exam Paper pattern

Here I am giving you pattern for State level eligibility test English Literature subject exam organized by Pune university

Exam pattern :
Questions will be comes from following topics
1. Chaucer to Shakespeare.
2. Jacobean to Restoration Periods.
3. Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature.
4. Romantic Period.
5. Victorian Period.
6. Modern Period.
7. Contemporary Period.
8. American and other non-British Literatures.
9. Literary Theory and Criticism.
10. Rhetoric and Prosody.

1. British Literature from Chaucer to the present day.
2. Criticism and Literary Theory.
Unit—I : Literary Comprehension (with internal choice of poetry stanza and prose
passage; four comprehension questions will be asked carrying 4 marks each).
Unit—II : Up to the Renaissance.
Unit—III: Jacobean to Restoration Periods.
Unit—IV : Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature.
Unit—V : Romantic Period.
Unit—VI : Victorian and Pre-Raphaelites.
Unit—VII : Modern British Literature.
Unit—VIII : Contemporary British Literature.
Unit—IX : Literary Theory and Criticism up to T. S. Eliot.
Unit—X : Contemporary Theory.
SET (English) / 4

Elective—I : History of English Language, English Language Teaching.
Elective—II : European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century.
Elective—III : Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation.
Elective—IV : American and other non-British English Literatures.
Elective—V : Literary Theory and Criticism.

1. A caesura is a :
(A) pause in a stanza
(B) pause at the end of a line of
(C) pause in a line of verse
(D) pause in the beginning of a line
of verse
2. Which of the following statements
about ‘Sons and Lovers’ is false ?
(A) Paul Morel rejects Mirian
because his mother sees her as
a rival
(B) Paul Morel’s affair with Clara
is symbolic of the consummation
of his love for his mother
(C) Paul Morel is unable to have a
satisfactory sexual life with
(D) Mrs. Morel, who is from the
middle class, looks down upon
her working class husband
3. ‘A Passage to India’ is a novel
with the Indian setting written
by :
(A) Rudyard Kipling
(B) Kiran Nagarkar
(C) Raja Rao
(D) E.M. Forster
4. In which year, W.B. Yeats
published his first anthology of
poems ?
(A) 1889
(B) 1899
(C) 1909
(D) 1919

5. Identify the play that is not set in
Ireland :
(A) John Bull’s Other Island
(B) The Playboy of the Western
(C) A Woman of No Importance
(D) Juno and the Paycock
6. In The Faerie Queene, the twelve
knights were designed to represent
twelve :
(A) Virtues
(B) Vices
(C) Crimes
(D) Follies
7. Which one is a sequel to Look Back
in Anger ?
(A) Under Plain Cover
(B) The Entertainer
(C) Dejavu
(D) A Better Class of Person
8. The anthology Selected Poems of
Sylvia Plath has been edited by :
(A) Dylan Thomas
(B) Ted Hughes
(C) Philip Larkin
(D) John Betjeman
9. The Sonnet was introduced in
England by :
(A) Surrey
(B) Shakespeare
(C) Sidney
(D) Wyatt
10. In which tale, the wife condemns
celibacy by describing her life with
five late husbands ?
(A) ‘The Cook’s Tale’
(B) ‘The Reeve’s Tale’
(C) ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’
(D) ‘The Franklin’s Tale’

11. Which of the following is not a
drama by Beckett ?
(A) Murphy
(B) Happy Days
(C) End Game
(D) Act Without Words
12. When Everyman is summoned by
Death, who agrees to accompany
him ?
(A) Fellowship
(B) Good deeds
(C) Strength
(D) Beauty
13. Portia is a character in :
(A) Antony and Cleopatra
(B) Julius Caesar
(C) Coriolanus
(D) Timon of Athens
14. Who wrote The Epithalamian ?
(A) Edmund Spenser
(B) Sir Philip Sidney
(C) John Lyly
(D) Samuel Daniel
15. Which of the following plays has a
female protagonist ?
(A) Inadmissible Evidence
(B) The Workhouse Donkey
(C) A Man for All Seasons
(D) A Taste of Honey
16. Who wrote The Revenger’s
Tragedy ?
(A) Cyril Tourneur
(B) Thomas Middleton
(C) George Chapman
(D) John Marston

17. Who among the following is not a
metaphysical poet ?
(A) George Herbert
(B) Henry Vaughan
(C) Richard Lovelace
(D) Thomas Carew
18. Leviathan is authored by :
(A) John Milton
(B) John Dryden
(C) Thomas Hobbes
(D) Thomas Browne
19. Winston Smith is a character in :
(A) Burmese Days
(B) 1984
(C) The Heart of the Matter
(D) Comedians
20. Which of the following plays makes
use of Greek mythology ?
(A) Desire under the Elms
(B) Emperor Jones
(C) Beyond the Horizon
(D) A Touch of the Poet
21. Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the
Bell Tolls deals with :
(A) World War I
(B) The Spanish Civil War
(C) World War II
(D) The Irish Civil War
22. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o is a ................
(A) Kenyan
(B) Nigerian
(C) South African
(D) Rhodesian

23. Identify the Realistic/Naturalistic
play :
(A) A Streetcar Named Desire
(B) The American Dream
(C) Long Day’s Journey into Night
(D) A View From the Bridge
24. Who is the hero of The Princes ?
(A) Hira Raje
(B) Hiroji
(C) Hira Singh
(D) Hiralal
25. ‘‘My mother only said/Thank god,
the scorpion picked on me/And
spared my children.’’ These lines are
from :
(A) Sight of the Scorpion
(B) Night of the Scorpion
(C) Bite of the Scorpion
(D) God of the Scorpions
26. Identify the comedy of Ben Jonson
that verges on tragedy :
(A) The Alchemist
(B) Bartholomew Fair
(C) Volpone, or the Fox
(D) Every Man Out of His Humour
27. Identify the false statement
about Congreve’s The Way of the
World :
(A) Millamant, unlike other women
characters in Restoration
comedy, is not a promiscuous
(B) Millamant is a new heroine
because she is deeply in love
with her admirer
(C) Mirabell wants to continue his
affair with Mrs. Fainall
(D) Mirabell does not love
Mrs. Marwood

28. Ignoring literature’s referential
function; the way it reflects the world
we live in, and giving autonomous
status to literature is the practice
of :
(A) Marxist criticism
(B) Phenomenological criticism
(C) Formalistic criticism
(D) New historicism
29. Which of the following is not
influenced by Freud’s Psychology ?
(A) The psychoanalytic criticism
(B) Surrealism
(C) New criticism
(D) Stream-of-consciousness school
30. Gulliver’s Travels is :
(A) a glamorous children’s
adventure story and a pungent
critique of humanity
(B) a satirical novel about foreign
(C) a novel about colonialism
(D) an autobiographical novel
31. ‘‘True wit is Nature to advantage
dressed/What oft was thought but
ne’er so well expressed.’’ Identify the
poet of these lines :
(A) William Shakespeare
(B) John Dryden
(C) Alexander Pope
(D) Samuel Johnson
32. Alexander Pope’s Essay on Criticism
discusses the merits and limitations
of :
(A) the 18th century school of
(B) the 18th century school of
(C) the 18th century school of
(D) the 18th century school of

33. Whose name is associated with
The Spectator ?
(A) Joseph Addison
(B) Charles Lamb
(C) Ben Jonson
(D) Samuel Johnson
34. In his renowned Elegy Written in a
Country Churchyard, Thomas Gray
pays tribute to :
(A) the soldiers of England
(B) the gentry of England
(C) the common villagers of
(D) the famous writers of England
35. Goldsmith’s play, The Good Natured
Man is :
(A) a comedy of humours
(B) a comedy of manners
(C) a sentimental comedy
(D) an anti-sentimental comedy
36. From among the following
characters of Jane Austen, identify
the one who stands out as a being
different from others :
(A) Frank Churchill
(B) Wickham
(C) Willoughby
(D) Edmund Bertram
37. Who wrote the following lines ?
‘‘To see a world in a Grain of
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your
And Eternity in an hour.’’
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) William Blake
(C) Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(D) Percy Bysshe Shelley
38. Identify the novel which has
multiple narrators :
(A) Wuthering Heights
(B) Jane Eyre
(C) Vanity Fair
(D) David Copperfield

39. The literary term ‘negative
capability’ is associated with :
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Byron
(C) Shelley
(D) Keats
40. Identify the critical work which is
in the form of dialogues :
(A) Dryden’s An Essay of Dramatic
(B) Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the
English Poets
(C) Coleridge’s Biographia
(D) Pope’s Essay on Criticism
41. A rubai is a stanza of :
(A) two lines
(B) three lines
(C) four lines
(D) five lines
42. ‘The Sick Rose’ is a poem by :
(A) Wordsworth
(B) Blake
(C) Coleridge
(D) Keats
43. Who was like a divine model to
Browning in his early years ?
(A) Tennyson
(B) Wordsworth
(C) Shelley
(D) Blake
44. Which of the following is not a
characteristic of Fitzgerald’s
poetry ?
(A) Essentially pessimism
(B) Intellectualism
(C) Pathetic note
(D) Romanticism

45. Robert Browning can be described
best as :
(A) A dramatic singer of love and
(B) An authentic voice for drama
and life
(C) A lover of drama and life
(D) A singer of dramatic love and
46. Identify the poet who wrote the
lines—‘‘The sea of Faith/Was once,
too, at the full, and round earth’s
shore/Lay like the folds of a bright
girdle furl’d;’’
(A) Arthur Hugh Clough
(B) Elizabeth Browning
(C) Mathew Arnold
(D) Tennyson
47. There is an indictment of
orphanages and of the London slums
in Dickens’ :
(A) A Tale of Two Cities
(B) Our Mutual Friend
(C) Little Dorrit
(D) Oliver Twist
48. Multiple interconnected plots are
found in George Eliot’s novel :
(A) Silas Marner
(B) Middlemarch
(C) The Radical
(D) The Mill on the Floss
49. Identify the author who does not
belong to the stream of consciousness
tradition :
(A) E.M. Forster
(B) Virginia Woolf
(C) James Joyce
(D) Marcel Proust
50. Which of the following plays is
entirely in prose ?
(A) A Family Reunion
(B) A Phoenix Too Frequent
(C) Justice
(D) The Only Jealousy of Emer
18th February 2016, 12:07 PM
Re: English Literature SET Exam Paper pattern

Hello sir I want to know about English Literature SET Exam Paper pattern so here can you please give me details ?
18th February 2016, 12:07 PM
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Re: English Literature SET Exam Paper pattern

Hey as SLET (State Level Eligibility Test) is also called as SET (State Eligibility Test) in some of the states

Paper pattern

Paper 2

Total Number of Questions: 50

Total Marks: 100 (50 * 2)

Total Time Allotted: One Hour and 15 Minutes (11:15 am to 12:30 pm)

Paper 3

This paper consists of 75 questions asked from the core subject chosen for the exam by the applicants.

The candidates will have to attempt all the questions compulsorily.



Chaucer to Shakespeare
Jacobean to Restoration Periods
Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature
Romantic Period
Victorian Period
Modern Period
Contemporary Period
American and other non-British Literatures
Literary Theory and Criticism
Rhetoric and Prosody


British Literature from Chaucer to the present day.
Criticism and Literary Theory.

Unit - I : Literary Comprehension (with internal choice of poetry stanza and prose passage).
four comprehension question will be asked carrying 4 marks each).
Unit - II : Up to the Renaissance
Unit - III : Jacobean to Restoration Periods
Unit - IV : Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature
Unit - V : Romantic Period
Unit - VI : Victorian and Pre-Raphaelites
Unit - VII : Modern British Literature
Unit- VIII : Contemporary British Literature
Unit - IX : Literary Theory and Criticism up to T.S. Eliot
Unit - X : Contemporary Theory


Elective-I : History of English Language, English Language Teaching
Elective-II : European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century
Elective-III : Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation
Elective-IV : American and other non-British English Literatures
Elective-V : Literary Theory and Criticism.

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