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

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Part 1 – Foundations (total 30 pts):

  • Name 3 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
  • Melakartas (1-72) serial numbers, raga names, arohanam/avarohanam of the ragas, and names of chakrams for two randomly selected chakrams – 5pts
  • Identify 4 ragas from audios out of any 10 (given by student) from popular janyas starting with letters H-P – 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 tishra gati, and another in khanda gati – 5 pts
  • Put khanda chapu for a song that starts on samam – 5 pts

Part 2 – Practical (total 70 pts):

  • 3 varnams out of nos. 6-9 (10 pts each)
    • must give ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer for each
    • P, AP, & MS must be rendered in 2 speeds
    • 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. 7-12 (10 pts each)
    • must give ragam (with melam & melakarta), arohanam-avarohanam, talam, and composer for each
    • At least 2 krtis will have one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • identify swaram for a phrase
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