KPSC KAS 2013 English Exam Syllabus

KAS 2013 English Exam Syllabus


Detailed study of a literary age (19th century):

The paper will cover the study of English literature from 1798 to 1900 with special reference to the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Lamb, Haslitt, Thackeray, Dickens, Tennyson, Robert Browning. Arnold, George Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Pater.

Evidence of first hand reading will be required. The paper will be designed to test not only the candidates' knowledge of the authors prescribed but also their understanding of the main literary trends during the period. Questions having a bearing on the social and cultural background of the period may be included.


This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test to candidate's critical ability.

1. Shakespeare - As you like it; Henry IV Part I and II; Hamlet; The Tempest

2. Milton - Paradise Lost

3. Jane Austen - Emma

4. Wordsowrth - The Prelude

5. Dickens - David Copperfield

6. George Eliot - Middlemarch

7. Hardy - Jude the Obscure

8. Yeats - The Second coming,

  • A Prayer for my Daughter,
  • Sailing to Byzantium
  • Maru - The Tower,
  • -Among School Children-
  • Easter 1916 - Byzantium
  • Leda and the Swan
  • Lapis Lazudili-

9. Eliot - The Waste land

10. D.H. Lawrence - The Rainbow

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