Syllabus for the post of Music Teacher

Written Examination (Objective Type)No. of QuestionsDuration (Minutes)Marks
General Studies and Music and Music Education150150150

Paper: General Studies and Music and Music Education

Section-I: General Studies

1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.
2. Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
3. Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc.,
and inclusive policies.
4. Society Culture, Civilization Heritage, Arts and Literature of India and
Telangana
5. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology
6. Environmental Issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation
Strategies and Sustainable Development.
7. Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
8. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special
emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana
state.
9. Analytical Abilities: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
10. Moral Values and Professional Ethics in Education.

Section-II: Music and Music Education

UNIT – I – Technical Terms
1) Nada 2) Sangeetha 3) Sruthi 4) Swara 5) Swarastanas
6) Arohana and Avarohana 7) Octave 8) Dhatu&Matu 9) Taala 10) Avarta
11) Prathama, Dviteeya and TriteeyaKalas 12) Akshara Kala 13) Matra Kala
Unit – II – Raga
1. Definition of Raga / That System
2. Classification of Ragas – Janaka, Janya method
3. Thirteen Characteristics of Raaga
4. Lakshanas of the following Raagas :Mayamalavagoula, Shankarabharana,
Kalyani, Kharaharapriya, Harikambhoji, Natabhairavi, Panthuvaraali,
Shanmukhapriya, Chakravaaka, Keeravani, Mohana, Hindola, Hamsadwani,
PoorviKalyaani, Madhyamaavathi, Shuddhadanyasi, Sreeranjani,
Bilahari&Nata and Parallel Ragas of Hindusthani Music
5. Evolution of Raaga – Different Stages;
6. Study of Gamakas
Unit – III – Tala
1) Definition of Tala; 2) Importance of Laya; 3) SaptaTalas; 4) Anga, Jati, Kriya,
Graha 5) TalaDasaPranas; 6) Thirty fivetala scheme or knowledge of any ten talas of
Hindusthani Music 7) Chaputalas
Unit – IV – Different Musical Forms
1) Geetha; 2) Swarapallavi; 3) Swarajati; 4) Varna; 5) Keerthana 6) Kriti; 7) Pada;
8) Javali; 9) Ashtapadi& 10) Taranga
(Or)
1) Drupad 2) Khayal 3) Tarana 4) Tumri 5) Tappa 6) Dadra
7) Chaiti 8) Hori 9) Bhajan 10) Ghazal
Unit – V – Musical Instruments
1) Tambura 2) Veena 3) Violin 4) Mridangam 5) Flute 6) Gotu 7) Nadaswaram
8) Clarinet 9) Dolu;
(Or)
1) Tanpura 2) Sitar 3) Violin 4) Sarangi 5) Shahanay
6) Harmonium 7) Bansuri 8) Santoor 9) Pakhavaz& 10) Tabla
Unit – VI – Composers
1) BhaktaJayadeva 2) NarayanaTeertha 3) Purandarasasa 4) Annamacharya
5) Ramadas 6) Tyagarajaswamy 7) MuttuswamyDeekshitar 8) Syamasastry
9) Kshetrayya 10) Swati Tirunal 11) MuttayyaBhagavatar 12) Vasudevachar
13) SadasivaBrahmendra 14) TumuNarasimhadas
(Or)
1) Meerabai 2) Tulasidas 3) Kabeerdas 4) Haridas 5) Tansen 6) Tukaram
7) AmeerKhusru 8) GopalNaik 9) Batkhande 10) VishnudigambarPaluskar
11) Baijubavara 12) Sadarang and Adarang
Unit – VII – ManodharmaSangeeta, Notation
1) Ragalapana; 2) Tanam; 3) Neraval; 4) Swarakalpana; 5) Pallavi
(Or)
Creative Aspects of Hindusthani Music
6) Method of writing Notation 7) To write Notation to different forms of Music
8) Music Concert format
Unit – VIII – Origin and Development of Music inTelangana
1. Evolution of Music in Telangana Region
2. Different Musical Forms of Telangana
3. Composers of Telangana
4. Aspects of Raga &Tala in the Music of Telangana
5. Patronage of Music in different facets in the State of Telangana
Unit – IX – Seats of Music, Different kinds of Music, Musical Treatises
1. Prominent seats of Music – Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana and
Andhra Pradesh
2. Different kinds of Music & their significance Devotional Music,Karnatak
Music,Hindusthani Music,Folk Music, Light Music and Film Music
3. Important Musical Treatises – Natyasastra, SangeetaParijata,
SangeetaRatnakara, SwaramelaKalaanidhi and ChaturdandiPrakasika
Unit – X – Miscellaneous Musical aspects
1) Musical Prosody; 2) Contemporary Music; 3) Teaching of Music in Schools.