There is one paper of two hours carrying 100 marks and Internal Assessment of 100 marks. The syllabus is divided into three sections:

  1. Section A - Vocal Music
  2. Section B - Instrumental Music
  3. Section C - Tabla

You are required to attempt five questions in all, two questions from Section A and either three questions from Section B or three questions from Section C.

Section A: Hindustani Vocal Music

1. (a) Non-detail terms: Sangeet; two main systems of Indian Music; Naad, Saptak; Thaat; Alankar; Raga, Janak-Janya Ragas and Ashraya raga; Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi; Aroha, Avaroha, Pakad; Chal and AchalSwara.

Sthayi, Antara; Taan, Alaap; Matra, Vibhag, Taal, Avartan, Sam, Tali, Khali, Theka; Thah (Barabar or Ekgun), Dugun, Chaugun.

(b) Detailed topics: Swara (Shuddha and VikritSwars), Jati (Odava, Shadava, Sampoorna), Laya (Vilambit, Madhya, Drut), Varna (Sthai, Arohi, Avarohi, Sanchari), Forms of Geet - Swaramalika, Lakshangeet, Khayal (BadaKhayal and ChotaKhayal), Dhrupad.

2. Description of the five ragas mentioned under ‘practical’ - their Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

3. Description of the five taals mentioned under ‘practical’; writing them in Thah and DugunTaal notation.

4. Knowledge of musical notation system of Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande (Swara and Taal-lipi); writing ChotaKhayal, Swarmalika and Lakshangeet, Dhrupad (only Sthayi and Antara) in musical notation.

5. Identification of ragas with the help of given short Swara-vistar.

6. Life and contribution in brief of Tansen and Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande

Section B: Hindustani Instrumental Music

1. (a) Non-detail terms: Sangeet; two main systems of Indian Music; Naad, Saptak; Thaat; Alankar; Raga, Janak-Janya Ragas and Ashraya raga; Vadi, Samvadi, Anuvadi, Vivadi; Aroha, Avaroha, Pakad;Chal and AchalSwar.

Chal and AchalThaat, Toda, Alaap; Matra, Vibhag, Taal, Avartan, Sam, Taali, Khali, Theka; Thah (Barabar or Ekgun), Dugun, Chaugun.

(b) Detailed topics: Swara (Shuddha and VikritSwars), Jati (Odava, Shadava, Sampoorna), Laya (Vilambit, Madhya, Drut), Varna (Sthai, Arohi, Avarohi, Sanchari), Forms of Gat (Maseetkhani and Razakhani).

2. Description of the five ragas mentioned under ‘practical’ – their Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

3. Description of the five taals mentioned under ‘practical’; writing them in Thah and Dugun in Taal notation.

4. Knowledge of musical notation system of Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande (swara and Taal-lipi); writing Razakhani Gat (with Bols).

5. Identification of ragas with the help of given short swara-vistar.

6. Life and contribution in brief of Tansen and Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande.

Section C: Hindustani Instrumental Music

1. (a) Non-detail terms: Matra, Taal,Vibhag; Sam; Tali, Khali, Avartan, Theka, Kayada, Palta, Tihai, Mohra, Mukhada, Tukda, Kismen (varieties of Theka) and Peshkara.

(b) Detailed topic: Laya (Vilambit, Madhya and Drut), Layakari (Thah, Dugun, Tigun and Chaugun), Origin and development of Tabla.

2. Writing in Taal-notation of the six Taals mentioned under ‘practical’; with their simple development; writing of Thekas in Thah, Dugun and Chaugun layakaris.

3. Basic knowledge of: Sangeet, Swara and Saptak.