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GATE syllabus for English (XH-C2)
Multi-genre literatures in English poetry, the novel and other forms of fiction including the short story, drama, creative non-fiction, and non-fiction prose with emphasis on the long 19th and 20th centuries
Especially in a comparative context, anglophone and in English translation, literatures from India and, extending to some degree, the larger Indian subcontinent
Literary criticism and theory; critical and cultural intellectual-traditions and approaches widely referred to and used in the discipline of English
History of English literature and English literary studies
Research approaches and methodologies, including interpretive techniques responsive to literary forms, devices, concepts, and genres
Note: (i) The five units above list aspects the question paper will include rather than signal separate modules or sections; these five units listed are not necessarily exclusive to each other either. The question paper will also not be divided into sections corresponding to the above aspects; and, (ii) While the paper will test candidates for a reasonable breadth of disciplinary knowledge, it would prioritize conceptual depth and methodological sensitivity demonstrative of disciplinary training over information wherever possible.
GENERAL APTITUDE (Common for all branches)
Basic English Grammar
Tenses, articles, adjectives, prepositions, conjunctions, verb-noun agreement, and other parts of speech
Words, idioms, and phrases in context
Reading and Comprehension
Data graphs (bar graphs, pie charts, and other graphs representing data), 2- and 3-dimensional plots, maps, and tables
Numerical Computation and Estimation
Ratios, percentages, powers, exponents and logarithms, permutations and combinations, and series
Mensuration and Geometry
Elementary Statistics and Probability
Deduction and Induction
Numerical Relations and Reasoning
Transformation of Shapes
Translation, rotation, scaling, mirroring, assembling, and grouping
Paper folding, cutting, and patterns in 2 and 3 dimensions
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