MPSC Main - English Syllabus
Updated on: Apr 1, 2013
|Standard :H.S.C.||Total Marks : 200|
|Nature of Paper : Conventional Type||Duration : 3 Hours|
|1)||(Marks : 30)|
|2)||(Marks : 20)|
|3)||Communication Skills : The candidates areexpected to write on each of the following communicative activities (in about100-150 words). The purpose is to judge the candidate's ability to communicateeffectively in different cont1exts:a)A report of an event or a function or official workdone.|
b) A notice or an appeal or a warning or a PressRelease for the Media (Radio, T.V., Press).
c) (i) Dialogue writing : A dialogue betweentwo persons or an appeal or adiscussion on a topical issue.
(ii) Speeches : formal speeches -welcome / send-
off/inaugural speech etc.
(d) An individualconversation with a group of people --
(1)at a Job Interview.
(2)at a Press Conference.
(3)with a delegation
(4)at a project site --e.g.: (i) camps being constructed for cattle in a drought-affectedarea, (ii) temporary shelters being constructed for earthquake-affectedpeople.
(5)at a place where some problematic situation has occurred --e.g.: natural calamities like floods, earthquakes etc. (e) A GroupDiscussion, a Meeting, a Teleconference on a topical issue.
|(Marks : 50)|
|4)||Precis-writing :A passage of about 300 words will begiven for precis-writing. Thecandidates are expected to reduce the passage to one-third of its originallength in their own words. The purposeof precis-writing is to judge the candidate’s ability to comprehend, analyseand summarise the main ideas in the passage in their own words to one-third of the given number of wordstherein.||(Marks : 20)|
|5)||Comprehension : A passage of about300 words will be given with a set of questions based thereon. The purpose of the activity is to assessthe candidate's competence in understanding and answering questions based onthe passage.||(Marks : 20)|
|6)||Paraphrase of a Prose Passage : A prosepassage of about 300 words will be given to be paraphrased in order to judgethe candidate’s ability to understand, analyse and express clearly and insimple language the ideas in the passage in his/her own words.||(Marks : 20)|
i)Transformation of Sentences,ii) Correction of Sentences,
iii)Use of Tenses, iv) Punctuation, v)Word-formation,
vi)Use of Phrases.
|(Marks : 40)|