Central Universities Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET is conducted for admission to Integrated / Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Research Programmes in Centres Universities. Ten Central Universities (Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu) have joined hands and institutionalized "Central Universities Common Entrance Test" (CUCET). Thus, one single application and entrance test (CUCET) provides opportunities for admission in Ten Central Universities located nationwide.
CUCET M A Tamil Syllabus
Test Paper Code: PGQP09
Unit – 1
History of Tamil Literature: Introduction to Literature: From Classical period to Modern period: Sangam - Post Sangam - Pallava period - Chola period -Nayakka period and Bhakti Movement and Modern Period
Unit – 2
Texts on Tamil Grammar: Ezhuttu (Phonology), Col (Morphology) - (Nannu:l) Porul Grammar (Nambiagappourl)- Ani (Figure of Speech- Thandiyalankaram) – Yappu (Prosody -Yapparunkalakka:rikai)
Elements of General Linguistics and History of Tamil Language: Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics - History of the Indian Language families - Place of Tamil Language amongst the Indian Languages. Kinds of Dravidian Languages. Borrowing words in Tamil, Difference of Spoken and Written language and Dialects.
Unit – 4
History and Culture of Tamil Nadu: Evidences which help to know the history of Tamil Nadu, Period of Sangam, period of Kalapras, Period of Later Chola and Pandya, period of Nayakka, Period of European, political, social and religion conditions.
Unit – 5
Literary Criticism: Modern Critical Theories. To describe some literary forms like Short stories, Novel, Prose and Drama through the principle of literary criticism.
Unit – 6
Tamil Literature and other disciplines: Elements of Folklore, Computer application, Journalism.
Unit – 7
Knowledge of Classical Tamil Texts: A few Agam and Puram Poems.