Tuesday 14 July 2020

S.Y.B.A. English SEC - English for Competitive Exams- (Sem III)


Semester III 

EGS 101 English for Competitive Exams

No. of Credits: 04

No. of Lectures per week: 04 (60 Lectures each Semester)

Course Content:

I. Practical English Grammar- Parts of Speech, Gender and Number, Collective noun, Tenses, Articles, Preposition, Conjunction, Degrees of Comparison, Subject and Predicate, Modals, Voice (Active and Passive), Reported speech (Direct and Indirect)

                                                                                                                                     [20 contact hours]

II. Errors in the usage of the English language - Spotting the errors, Sentence improvement, Negative sentences,  cloze tests, Sentence completion, Sentence fillers.

                                                                                                                                     [10 contact hours]

III. Vocabulary Building – Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Spellings, Idioms and Phrases, Prefixes, Suffixes,    One word Substitution, Word-Pair relationship, Root words, Abbreviations.

                                                                                                                                    [10 contact hours]

IV. Comprehension Skills – Reading Comprehension, (Objective/Subjective)

                                                                                                                                      [05 contact hours]

V. Reconstructing Passages – Sentence Reconstruction, Sentence Arrangement, Reconstruction of Paragraphs.

                                                                                                                                       [05 contact hours]

VI. Writing Skills- Writing essays and Articles, Précis writing, Paragraph Writing, Letter Writing

                                                                                                                                        [10 contact hours]


·         Dhillon, R. S. et al. English Improvement Course. Dhillon group of publications.

·         Bhatnagar, R. P., and Rahul Bhargava. English for Competitive Exams. Macmillan.

·         Prasad, H M., and Uma Rani Singh. Objective English for Competitive Exams. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.

·         Gupta, S. C. General English for all Competitive Exams. Arihant.

·         Agarwal, D. S., and Vikas Agarwal. Objective General English. S. Chand Ltd.

·         A Manual for Competitive Examination: Goa Public Service Examinations and Allied Posts in Goa Administration. Rajhauns Vitaran.

·         Jaffe, E. D., and Stephen Hilbert. How to Prepare for the Graduate Management Admission Test. Barron’s.

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