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Entrance Examination

The entrance examinations for M.A./M.Phil/Ph.D. consist of two parts - ‘A’ and ‘B’. Part ‘A’ consists of objective type questions only.

Part ‘A’ of M.A. entrance examination will consist of objective type questions in the areas of classical and modern works and authors, quotations, grammar, chandas, alankaras and Andhra culture (25 marks) and Part ‘B’ will consist of i) short questions on history of literature, grammar, history of Telugu language chandas and alankaras (32 marks); ii) poetry comprehension (15 marks); iii) two essay type questions on literary topics like genres, literary movements, poets and their works (16 marks); and iv)one essay on literary and general topics (12 marks).

Part ‘A’ of M.Phil. entrance test will consist of objective type questions based on classical and modern literature, linguistics and history of Telugu language, grammar, chandas, alankaras, literary criticism and folk literature (25 marks) and Part ‘B’ will consist of i) short questions on dramaturgy, alankaras, history of language and literature, grammar, literary criticism and aesthetics (18 marks); ii) purport of Sanskrit verse into Telugu (6 marks); iii) translation of English passage into Telugu (6 marks); iv) appreciation of poetry from modern age (10 marks); and v) one essay on literature or language or grammar or folk literature or literary criticism (10 marks).

Part ‘A’ Ph.D. entrance test will consist of objective type questions based on classical and modern literature, linguistics and history of Telugu language, grammar, chandas, alankaras, literary criticism and folk literature (25 marks) and Part ‘B’ will consist of a) problems concerning the particular area of research like classical literature, modern literature, grammar, literary criticism, language and folk literature (20 marks); b) preparation of research design, detailed synopsis of a given topic (15 marks) and c) literary appreciation or linguistic analysis of one literary piece out of two (one from classical and one from modern age) (15 marks).