Syllabus of Uchch Madhyamik Shikshak- English Teacher Selection Test-2023

Syllabus of Uchch Madhyamik Shikshak- English Teacher Selection Test-2023
Subject- English

Unit 1. Reading: Unseen passage (Factual, descriptive or literary) to assess comprehension, interpretation, inference and vocabulary.
Unit 2. Parts of Speech: Noun, Pronoun, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Verb, Adverbs, Adjectives (Determiners, Articles, Degree)
Unit 3. Tense, Subject-Verb Agreement, Non-finite verbs, Non-finite clauses
Unit 4. Transformation of sentences- Negative, Interrogative, Active to Passive, Direct to Indirect Narration
Unit 5. Compound Sentences, Complex Sentences, Clause (Noun Clause, Adjective/ Relative Clause, Adverb Clause)
Unit 6. Vocabulary- Synonyms, Antonyms, One-Word Substitution, Idioms, Phrases, Phrasal Verbs, Homophone, Homonyms, Homographs, Prefix, Suffix
Unit 7. Figures of Speech- Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Paradox, Irony, Hyperbole
Unit 8.
Forms of Poetry: Sonnet, Ode, Elegy, Satire
Literary Devices, Forms of Stanza,
Meter, Foot, Syllable Division, Punctuation
Unit 9. The Fun They Had, A Truly Beautiful Mind, The Snake and Mirror, My Childhood, A Letter to God, From the Diary of Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela- Long Walk to Freedom (Class IX and X SCERT MP)
Unit 10. The Portrait of a Lady, ‘We’re Not Afraid to Die… if we can be together, Discovering Tut: The Saga Continues, The Browning Version, The Adventure, Silk Road (Class XI SCERT MP)
Unit 11. The Last Lesson, Lost Spring, Deep Water, The Rattrap, Indigo, Poets and Pancakes, Going Places (Class XII SCERT MP)
Unit 12. The Road Not Taken, Rain on the Roof, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Wind, On A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal, On Killing a Tree (Class IX SCERT MP)
Unit 13. Dust of Snow, Fire and Ice, A Tiger in the Zoo, The Ball Poem, The Trees, Amanda (Class X SCERT MP)
Unit 14. A Photograph, The Laburnum Top, The Voice of the Rain, Childhood, Father to Son (Class XI SCERT MP)
Unit 15. My Mother at Sixty-Six, Keeping Quiet, An Elementary Classroom in a Slum, A Thing of Beauty, A Roadside Stand, Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers (Class XII SCERT MP)
Unit 16. History of English Literature- Elizabethan Period, Restoration Period, The Victorian Age, The Romantic Age, The Modern Age (renowned authors, poets and their works)
Unit 17. Poetry-
John Milton: On His Blindness
W.B. Yeats: Sailing to Byzantium
William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey
John Donne: Death, Be Not Proud
Unit 18. Prose-
Francis Bacon: Of Truth
Swami Vivekananda: Our Motherland
Bertrand Russell: True Success
Unit 19. Fiction-
E.M. Forster: A Passage to India
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
Thackeray: Vanity Fair
Unit 20. Drama-
William Shakespeare: Macbeth
William Congreve: The Way of the World
Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus


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