CSS Exam -English Literature Paper I, II Past Paper 2012 :

 


FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012

English Literature Paper I

 


TIME ALLOWED:
(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

NOTE:
(i) First attempt Part-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 Minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit. Use of Calculator is allowed.

PART-I (MCQ)
(COMPULSORY)

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

 

 

PART – II


(i) PART-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions. Select TWO from each SECTION. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

 

Section-I

Q#1-“Above all Charles Lamb was a refined humanist whose smile could be both satiric and tender”. Elaborate the truth of this statement.

Q#2-Does keats escape from the realities of life?Justify your answer to this question through citation from his works.

Q#3-What is the relationship between Shelley’s. ‘Love’s Philosophy’ and the ‘Idea of Romanticism’?

Q#4-George Elliot’s works depict her firm grasp of social relations.Discuss in detail.

Section-II

Q#5-Discuss Charles Dickens as a critic of his age.

Q#6-Hardy’s works portray fate or destiny as malignant and cruel agent of nature lurking at the prospect of human well-being.Discuss Critically.

Q#7-Robert Browning belongs to the Victorian age.Justify the statement.

 

 


 


FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS
IN BPS – 17 UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2012
English Literature Paper II


TIME ALLOWED:
(PART-I)…………30 MINUTES…………..…..MAXIMUM MARKS:20
(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

NOTE:
(i) First attempt Part-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 Minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit. Use of Calculator is allowed.

PART-I (MCQ)
(COMPULSORY)

Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

 

 

PART – II

 

(i) SECTION-I & SECTION-II are to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.

(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions. Select TWO from each SECTION. All questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

 


Section-I

Q#2-Throughout the play,Hamlet claims to be feigning madness,but his portrayal of madness is so intense and so convincing that many readers believe that Hamlet actually slips into insanity at certain moments in the play.Do you think this is true,or is Hamlet merely Play-acting insanity?Substantiate your view point through evidence from the play.

Q#3-Could ‘Pygmalion” be set in the modern day at a time where there are,generally,more opportunities for women?

Q#4-Complex,Satiric,full of symbolism and illusions to famous works of literature,The Waste Land is a landmark of the 20th Century.Discuss in detail.

Q#5-
Swift’s irony reaches its crescendo in the fourth voyage of Gulliver.Elaborate

Section-II

Q#6-‘A man can be destroyed but not defeated’ is well depicted by Hemingway in “Old Man and the Sea”. Discuss in detail.

Q#7-Is “The Second Coming” definitely a “”visionary poem”?Is yes describe what Yeats vision is?

Q#8-Jane Austin’s writing is a vivid account of her understanding of the human behaviour,Illustrate the truth from her novel “Pride and Prejudice”.