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

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Part 1 – Foundations (total 30 pts):

  • Sing the sixteen notes – 5 pts
  • Explain the difference between varnam, swarajati, and gitam – 5 pts
  • Melakartas (1-36) serial numbers, raga names, arohanam/avarohanam of the ragas, and chakram name for one randomly selected chakram – 5 pts
  • Identify 4 ragas from audios out of any 10 (given by student) from popular janyas starting with letters A-G – 5 pts
  • Sing arohanam & avarohanam & identify melam + melakarta of 4 other ragas from the same list – 5 pts
  • How does one arrive at 175 talas? – 5 pts

Part 2 – Practical (total 70 pts):

  • 3 varnams out of nos. 1-5 (10 pts each)
    • must give ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer for each
    • 1st speed only
    • At least 2 varnams will include one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • swaram for any one section
  • 4 krtis (given by student) out of nos. 1-6 (10 pts each)
    • must give ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer for each
    • At least 2 krtis should will have one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • identify swaram for a phrase
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