Edits by: Rajni
Master of Arts degree in English Literature or M.A. in English Literature is a Post Graduate program offered by Universities across the country. It is a 2 year program for students who have successfully completed their Bachelor’s degree program.
Admission to MA program in English ideally begins around the month of February and March when Universities begin to release their application forms.It takes a lot of hard work to prepare for entrance exams but along with hard work, knowing some tips and tricks can only benefit your preparation.
So, here are some tips which will help you ace your ENGLISH POST GRAD entrance in Delhi University:-
- Create a practical study plan
We tend to spend more time in planning than actually executing those plans. Planning more than required is jotting down your strategy to achieve your goal. So, create a plan which can be successfully executed. Give more time to topics which you find difficult and enough revision time.
2.Know the syllabus for the exam
From the outset, you should focus on History of English. Starting from Ancient period to Contemporary period.It is crucial to your MA English entrance preparation.However, the entire entrance examination is not based on the history of English Literature.
There are other major and unique topics that students need to prepare for the exam. Knowing your syllabus can also help you, so visit the Delhi University website to know the details and pattern of the examination.
- Know your strength and weakness
Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. It’s pretty certain that if you are not clear on your weaknesses then you are not clear on your strengths either. Knowing your strengths can help you strategize which part to concentrate on and that can help you score better in your exam.
- Contextual Readings of All Ages
You should have basic knowledge of the socio-political and economic background of all ages that you are going to cover.Highlight all the important literary events and movements associated with the particular ages.This will give you knowledge of the major works in the history of English. Also, stay updated with current affairs!
- Literary Theory and Criticism
While preparing for MA English Entrance exam, you should have a proper idea of Literary Theory and Criticism. As most of the questions are asked from this area. The last year changed DU’s MA English entrance exam reflects just that.
It is again relevant for JNU, Jamia, Ambedkar and other top universities’ MA English entrance test.Students should develop their critical skills to study the theory and criticism section. As one can’t attempt questions related to this section without proper understanding.
- Develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
According to the recent pattern of DU’s MA English Entrance Examination, there werea numberr of critical passages. These were related to recent critical theories and statement based questions.
In some of the entrance exams, there were questions on critical appreciation of a poem.You cannot handle these questions without developing critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
- Practice previous year papers
And lastly, Practice! Practice! and Practice! Practicing previous year question papers should be left for the last couple of weeks before an exam. These are actual questions which have appeared and you should time yourself while answering them so that you can compare your scores. Also, try to attempt the test papers in the same time slot as your final exam this will help you make an habit of being most active during that time.
These are actual questions which have appeared and you should time yourself while answering them so that you can compare your scores. Also, try to attempt the test papers in the same time slot as your final exam this will help you make an habit of being most active during that time.
I hope these 7 tips will help you in your preparation for the entrance exam. Do let us know if you’re giving English Post grad entrance in the comment section below and if you have any other tips and tricks up your sleeve! Also do let us know if you want us to write about any other subject’s post grad entrance details. All the best and we know you’re going to slay!