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GATE 2022 Syllabus for English (XH -C2) - Important Chapters, Best Books, Sample Questions, Marking Scheme, Exam Pattern

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: April 23, 2021 | GATE

GATE 2022 will be conducted for 06 Arts and Humanities subjects from two different streams and English is one of them. Check out all the details regarding the GATE 2022 English paper from the article provided below. 

GATE Syllabus for English (XH -C2) - Important Chapters, Best Books, Sample Questions, Marking Scheme, Exam Pattern

GATE 2022will be conducted at the national level for admission into various programmes like MS, M.Tech, M.E, Direct PhD etc. In 2021, new subject papers were introduced from the field of Humanities & Social Sciences and Environment Science & Engineering. So, GATE 2022 will not only be conducted for admission into various postgraduate level science and engineering programmes but also for Arts & Humanities and Environmental Science & Engineering postgraduate level programmes. Candidates qualifying for the GATE 2022 examination will have the golden opportunity to pursue their favourite Arts & Humanities and Environmental Science & Engineering postgraduate courses from various IITs, NITs and similar other institutions of national repute. On the other hand, various PSUs that require English Literature graduates will also accept the GATE score of the respective subject. 

List of New Subjects Introduced in GATE 2022

Here is the list of new subjects which have been introduced for the GATE 2022 exam - 

Paper Code

Name of the Subject

XH-C1

Economics

XH-C2

English

XH-C3

Linguistics

XH-C4

Philosophy

XH-C5

Psychology

XH-C6

Sociology

ES

Environmental Science and Engineering

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This article mainly focuses on the GATE 2022 English paper and how aspirants can get a decent score in it. Details of important chapters, syllabus, sample question papers, best study materials etc regarding GATE 2022 English paper have been provided in the section below. 

GATE 2022 English Syllabus

All the important topics from where the questions will be formed in the GATE 2022 English paper can be found in the table provided below - 

S.No

Particulars

1

Research approaches and methodologies, including interpretive techniques responsive

to literary forms, devices, concepts, and genres

2

History of English Literature and English Literary Studies

3

Literary Criticism and Theory; Critical and Cultural Intellectual-Traditions and approaches

widely referred to and used in the discipline of English

4

Especially in a comparative context, anglophone and in English translation, pieces of literature

from India and, extending to some degree, the larger Indian subcontinent

5

Multi-genre kinds of literature in English—poetry, the novel and other forms of fiction including

the short story, drama, creative non-fiction, and non-fiction prose—with emphasis on the long

19th and 20th centuries

Best Books to Prepare for GATE 2022 English Paper

Any candidate who harbours the dream of securing admission into the M.A in English programme offered by any reputed Indian Universities, they must, first of all, possess an in-depth knowledge of all the subjects and the concepts that he/she might have studied during the undergrad days. Also, the candidate must have a critical bend of mind to see the larger picture behind a piece of literature. Other than these, the candidate should refer to the following study materials or books if they want to secure good marks in the GATE 2022 English paper exam - 

  • Cambridge History of Literature - Emily Legouis/David Daiches

  • An Objective History of English Literature through MCQ

  • Delhi University M.A English Guide

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University M.A English Entrance Exam Guide

Sample Question Papers for GATE 2022 English Paper

Preparing for an entrance exam with the help of some rigid preparatory methods always includes solving sample question papers or previous year question papers. As the English paper in GATE exam is a newly introduced paper, solving a good number of sample questions will definitely help the candidates gauge their preparations before the date of exam. The candidates must click on the link provided below to access the sample questions for the GATE 2022 English paper - 

Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme for GATE 2022 English Paper

Candidates willing to appear in the English paper of GATE 2022 must be aware of the exam pattern and marking scheme of it as well as it is quite different from the usual subjects for which GATE is conducted. The detailed marking scheme and exam pattern for the GATE English paper has been provided below - 

  • The General Aptitude section will be carrying 15 marks in total

  • B1 section also called the Reasoning and Comprehension section will carry 15 questions in total in MSQ/MCQ format

  • B1 section will carry a maximum mark of 25 - 05 questions will be of 1 mark each and the remaining 10 questions will be of 2 marks each

  • The third section (English) will contain 60 questions in total in MSQ/MCQ format

  • There will be 20 questions in the third section and each question will carry 1 mark while the remaining 20 questions will carry 2 marks each 

  • There will be negative marking for wrong/incorrect attempts

  • Each question will carry 04 options in total out of which only is the correct option

Question Type

Negative Marking

1 Mark Questions

1/3rd of the total marks

2 Marks Questions

2/3rd of the total marks

MSQ Questions

No negative marking

In all, candidates should have a good knowledge of B.A. English Literature syllabus to excel in GATE English 2022 exam. At the same time, the candidates can also refer to the books pertaining to UGC NET English, as there are similarities between the English syllabus two exams.  

For the latest GATE 2022 updates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho. 

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FAQs

Will there be a separate rank/merit list and cut off marks list for the GATE 2021 English paper?

Yes, the GATE 2021 English paper merit/rank list and cut off marks list will be released separately under the “Humanities and Social Sciences” section.

How many papers are there in the GATE exam?

The GATE exam is conducted for a total of 27 papers after two more papers were added in the current year.

From when can I download my GATE 2021 admit card?

The GATE 2021 admit cards will be available for download from the 08th of January 2020 onwards on the GOAPS official website.

What happens to those GATE application forms where the photographs are not uploaded as per the mentioned specifications?

Those GATE application forms where the uploaded photographs (signature too) does not follow the specifications mentioned on the application form are rejected.

What to do if the application fee amount for GATE is deducted twice from my account?

If the GATE application fee is deducted multiple times from the applicants’ accounts, the exceeding amount is automatically refunded back within a few hours generally.

What is the GATE 2021 application fee amount that the applicants have to pay?

The GATE 2021 application fee amount is INR 1,500/- per paper for all the applicants except for the SC/ST/PwD/Female candidates who have to pay INR 750/- per paper.

Is it mandatory to enter 4 exam centres while applying for GATE 2021 exam?

Yes, it is mandatory for the applicants applying for the GATE 2021 exam because, in a scenario where the applicants might not get the exam centre that they chose, the officials can allocate from the remaining three exam centre choices they provided.

Do I need to use different email IDs to fill different application forms to apply for different programmes of GATE 2021?

No, you can apply for different programmes through different application forms with the help of the same email address.

What is the last date to apply for GATE 2021 English paper?

The last date to apply for the GATE 2021 English paper is 07th October 2020.

What is the maximum age limit to apply for GATE?

There is no maximum age limit to apply for GATE exam that has been set by the officials.

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