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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FPSC ENGLISH LITERATURE NEW REVISED SYLLABUS FOR CSS COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, CE-2016

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FPSC  ENGLISH LITERATURE NEW REVISED SYLLABUS  FOR CSS COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, CE-2016

PAPER: ENGLISH LITERATURE (100 MARKS)
The paper is divided into six components along with the marks allocation for each
component.
I. Essays: (10 Marks)
 Bertrand Russell (The Conquest of Happiness)
 George Orwell (Politics and the English Language; The Prevention of Literature)
 Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Transcendentalist; Self-reliance)
II. Short Stories: (10 Marks)
 Somerset Maugham (The Lotus-eater)
 G.K.Chesterton (A Somewhat Improbable Story)
 O’Henry (The Gift of the Magi)
III. Poetry: (20 marks)
 William Wordsworth (Resolution Independence; Tintern Abbey)
 John Keats (Ode to a Nightingale; Ode to Autumn)
 Lord Alfred Tennyson (Ulysses; The Lady of Shalott)
 Yeats (A Dialogue of Self and Soul; The Second Coming)
 Eliot (The Wasteland; Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)
 Philip Larkin (Maturity; Continuing to Live; The Trees)
 Wallace Stevens (A postcard from the volcano; Continual conversation with a
silent man; Dry loaf) OR Walt Whitman (As I ponder’d in silence; Are you the
new person drawn toward me?; This moment yearning and thoughtful)
IV. Drama: (20 marks)
 Shakespeare (Hamlet; King Lear, As you like it and Twelfth Night)
 William Congreve (The Way of the World)
 Shaw (Pygmalion; Heartbreak House )
 Harold Pinter (The Caretaker)
 Samuel Beckett (Waiting for Godot)
 Eugene O’Neill (Long Day’s Journey into Night)
V. Novels: (20 marks)
 Thomas Hardy (Far from the Madding Crowd)
 D.H. Lawrence (Sons and Lovers)
 George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-four)
 James Joyce (A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man)
 Iris Murdoch (Under the Net)
 Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter) or William Faulkner (The Sound
and the Fury)
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Revised Scheme and Syllabus for CSS Competitive Examination-2016
VI. Literacy Theory & Criticism (20 Marks)
 Structuralism
 Marxism
 Deconstructionism
 Psychoanalytic criticism
 Feminist criticism
 Postcolonial Criticism

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