27.2.09

A Handbook of Language and Literature for Competitive Examinations


PGT / TGT Handbook (Guide)
(POST GRADUATE TEACHERS RECRUITMENT TEST
TRAINED GRADUATE TEACHERS RECRUITMENT TEST)
Written, Compiled and edited by Sudhir K. Arora M.A. English, M.A. Philosophy, B. Ed, NET (English) Ph. D, Former Principal Sarvodaya Inter College Dilari, Moradabad.

Vth Revised and Enlarged Edition



pp. 364 + viii (Demy Quarto, 9inches X 11.5inches),
Price: Rs. 375.00 , ISBN 978-81-7977-576-9

Also available at amazon.in



The book is particularly designed with a view to keeping the requirement of the candidates preparing for the P.G.T/T.G.T. Recruitment Test. The whole syllabus has been covered so that the candidates may not feel the need of any other book. Examination papers have been incorporated in the objective questions and in the end, the previous year unsolved paper has been given for assessment. In every chapter, some facts have been given to enhance the candidates' knowledge which will help them in answering the objective questions.


Contents :

PART ONE: LANGUAGE
Unseen Passage for Comprehension; General Grammar (Parts of speech, Tense, Preposition, Agreement, Transformation); Spellings; Punctuation; Narration; Synonym; Antonyms; One Word Equivalents; Foreign Expressions; Idioms and Phrases; Proverbs; Sentence Completion; Numbered Blanks; Sentence Arrangement; Miscellaneous Questions on Grammar

PART TWO: LITERATURE
Literary Forms and Terms; Figures of Speech; Mythlogical andBiblical Allusions

Authors and Their Works:
William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Charles Lamb, P.B. Shelley, Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, Kamala Das, Mulk Raj Anand, Nissim Ezekiel, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Milton, John Galsworthy, W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, G.B. Shaw, R.K. Narayan

Literary Awards and Winners

Know More

Examination Papers

Of Allied Interest :


A Review by Dr. Shaleen Kumar Singh

A Handbook of Language and Literature (For Competitive Examinations) by Dr. S. K. Arora is a book ‘designed with a view to keeping the requirement of the candidates preparing for the PGT/TGT Recruitment Test.’ The book is the outcome of an ‘inner-urge’ that ‘forced’ the author ‘to pen a handbook for the ‘strugglers’ (for job) that will remain with them as a faithful and reliable companion in their struggle’. The author without claiming ‘any originality’ has tried to present both a standard introduction to the close reading of literature and an invaluable resource for English Postgraduate students and aspirants of Lecturer’s Examinations like TGT/PGT or NET. Though, the book is designed specially for PGT and TGT Examinations, yet it can be a better companion to students of English literature who have a weak background and also to those who have a sound background but have an urge to sharpen their knowledge as well as a desire to attain excellence in the subject. The book is divided into two parts of Language and Literature. In the first part, fourteen chapters are included dealing with grammar vocabulary, unseen passages, spelling, punctuation and narration. Part two carries Literary Forms and Terms, Figures of Speech and general introduction of the Authors and their works. In the first part of Language, the author at first provides basic rules of grammar (in a precise and concise manner) and then includes objective questions to test the knowledge. These methods develop a succinct, thoughtful and incisive approach in the reader and enhance the level of understanding. One notable feature of the book is that the definitions of various Literary Terms, Figures of Speech and the author’s introduction and other information are short, simple and easy to understand which clears the fact that the book is designed with a view to keeping the level of understanding of the students of U.P. in particular. For example, we may look at the definition of oxymoron that runs as follows: “In oxymoron, two opposite words or ideas are put together.” I think there can no shorter definition be given by anyone. Besides, the example to clear the above definition is also the easiest to note which goes as follows: ‘This is an open secret.” Similarly, in the second part of Literature, the author’s introduction and some important points to remember are also written in point wise manner in an equally simple, short and clear way with a few objective questions on each author and his/her works. The book is arduously prepared because author has vicariously experienced the pain and humiliation of the strugglers. There can be no greater reward for the author if some aspirants qualify their examinations with the help this book or benefit themselves by developing an insightful understanding of literature. Kudos to Dr. S.K. Arora for preparing such a nice book!


More Comments


The book in your hand by Dr. Sudhir K. Arora is the result of diligence and abstruse knowledge of the subject. He has left no stone unturned in preparing this book. He has covered the syllabus widely as well as with minute details for objective questions from competition point of view. To me this book gave a chance to face UPMSSCB interview because I had scored 110 questions. (I didn’t go for the interview because I was already a Lecturer GIC). It helped me a lot to get final selection in Government Inter College as a lecturer and up to considerable extent in NET. I advise the aspirants not to go through many books superficially but to a few books deeply and repeatedly. I am sure if you assimilate the contents of this book, you will soon join the fraternity of teachers. Good Luck!

—Ashish Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor in English, Government Degree College, Muwani, Pithoragarh, Uttarkhand & also Research Scholar, Department of English & MEL, University of Allahabad



A Handbook of Language and Literature for Competitive Examinations is, indeed, a companion to every lover of literature. I studied it thoroughly and got through the TGT examinations. Thanks to Dr. Sudhir K. Arora for writing this book for the strugglers, particularly for those who cannot afford for the coaching.  It is the most dependable book that I have ever come through.
—Bharti Sharma, Assistant Teacher, KUIC, Bhawalpur, Sambhal

A Handbook of Language and Literature for Competitive Examinations is the best jewel that every student / candidate should have in his treasure. It offers the key that opens the door of success not only of the competitive examinations but also of other examinations, related to English Language and Literature.
—Dr. Gopal Ralhan, KKIC, Baghra, Muzzafarnagar

3 comments:

Dilip Bhatt said...

Very good

Rahulbhai

Congratulations

Dilip Bhatt said...

It's a matter of great joy that this compendium of language and literature goes to its fifth revised and enlarged updated publication. Its frequency of publication proves its significance. I wish the Author (Prof. Dr. Sudhir K. Arora) and Publishers (Mr. Rahul Shinghal) a great day, a golden moment and a worthy cause for the better of the students-and-the-taught fraternity.

Dilip Bhatt said...

It's a matter of great joy that this compendium of language and literature goes to its fifth revised and enlarged updated publication. Its frequency of publication proves its significance. I wish the Author (Prof. Dr. Sudhir K. Arora) and Publishers (Mr. Rahul Shinghal) a great day, a golden moment and a worthy cause for the better of the students-and-the-taught fraternity.