Level 2 – Advanced Level Exam – Based on PCM 2 – Model Paper

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Part 1 – Foundations (total 30 pts):

  • Name 6 composers, and list 2 compositions, identify mudra/signature (if given in PCM 2), and list 2 facts (hometown, language(s) used, specialties, ishta devata, etc.) for each – 5 pts
  • Give the serial nos., arohanam & avarohanam, and 2 janya ragas for Mayamalavagaula, Kharaharapriya, Harikambodhi, Shankarabharanam, and Kalyani – 5pts
  • Identify 4 ragas from audios out of any 10 (given by student) from popular janyas starting with letters R-Y – 5 pts
  • Sing arohanam & avarohanam & identify melam + melakarta of 4 more ragas from the same list – 5 pts
  • Put a randomly selected tala from the 35 talas in mishra gati, and another in sankirna gati – 5 pts
  • Put mishra chapu for a song that starts on samam – 5 pts

Part 2 – Practical (total 70 pts):

  • Viriboni (10 pts)
    • ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer
    • Pallavi, AnuPallavi, & MuktayiSwaram must be rendered in 2 speeds
    • Answer one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • swaram for any one section
  • 6 krtis (given by student) out of nos. 13-20 (10 pts each)
    • ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer for each
    • At least 3 krtis will have one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • identify swaram for a phrase
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