Kerala PSC Previous Years Question Paper & Answer

Title : Assistant Professor - Music
Question Code : A


Below are the scanned copy of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) Question Paper with answer keys of Exam Name 'Assistant Professor - Music' And exam conducted in the year 22. And Question paper code was '063/22'. Medium of question paper was in Malayalam or English . Booklet Alphacode was 'A'. Answer keys are given at the bottom, but we suggest you to try answering the questions yourself and compare the key along wih to check your performance. Because we would like you to do and practice by yourself.

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Excerpt of Question Code: 063/22


Total Number of Questions : 24

Time : 2.00 Hours Max. Marks : 100
. Identify the variety of Swaras in Arabhi raga functioning as Graha, Jiva and Durbala Swaras.
(3 Marks)
2. Change the character of ragas Sriranjini and Hamsanandi into Sampoorna type. Give the name of
Swaras which caused the change in each raga and also give the names of resulting scales. (3 Marks)
3. Chronologically arrange the treatises on music written by Venkatamakhi, Matanga, Bharata,
Narada, Govindacharya and Sarangadeva. (3 Marks)
4. State three major landmarks found in the history of development of music during Medieval period. (3 Marks)
5. Identify the composers of the Krithis ‘Pahimam Sri’ (Janaranjani), ‘Brochevarevaru’ (Khamas) and
“Kapali’ (Mohanam). (3 Marks)
6. Give the details of three Krithis composed in raga Sankarabharanam by Music trinity. (3 Marks)
7. “1101216 the last charana of Natta Pancharatnam composed by Tyagaraja. (3 Marks)
8. Give a list of Svarajatis composed by Shyamasastri. Among these, where do you find vaggeyakara
mudra and ragamudra together ? (3 Marks)
9. Attempt three sets of Kalpanasvaras in second speed for any ഗ്ന in Chaputala, taking minimum of
two avartas. Appropriate marking of Tala and different ending notes should be included. (3 Marks)
10. Explain the musical form, Khayal. (3 Marks)
11. Write a note on Yazh. (3 Marks)
12. Explain Thiruvathirakali. (3 Marks)
13. What is Pitch ? Explain. (3 Marks)
14. Define Murchanakaraka and Amurchanakaraka melas. Mayamalavagaula belongs to which group
and why ? (5 Marks)
15. Give the names of Sruthis figuring in the following ragas namely, Ri in Sourashtra, Ga in Bhairavi,
Ma in Varali, Dha in Saveri and Ni in Sankarabharanam. (5 Marks)
16. Define Vaggeyakara; and give the lakshanas of different categories of Vaggeyakara. (5 Marks)
17. Notate a Vilambitakala pallavi in any raga of your choice set to Khanda jati triputa talam with Tisram. (5 Marks)
18. What is Tevaram ? Explain. (5 Marks)
19. Briefly explain the instrument gottuvadyam. (5 Marks)
20. Who was Irayimman thampi 7 What was his contribution to the music ? (5 Marks)
21. Briefly explain the influence of geographical conditions in the development of music. (5 Marks)
22. Write a note on the role of electronic media in the explosion of music. (5 Marks)
23. Write short note on ‘Yati’ prana and its varieties. (8 Marks)
24. Prepare a list of five Samudaya Krithis of Muthuswami Dikshitar, specifying the theme and

number of Krithis in each group. (8 Marks)

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