Code No. : 30 CBSE NET Exam English Syllabus 2017

Subject : English

Note :

There will be two question papers, UGC NET English Paper II and Paper III ( Parts – A & B ). UGC NET English Paper II will cover 50 Objective Type Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks.

UGC NET English Paper III will have two Parts – A and B ; Paper III ( A ) will have 10 Short Essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. In it there will be one question with internal choice from each unit ( i.e. 10 questions from 10 units; Total marks will be 160 ).

UGC NET English Paper III ( B ) will be compulsory and there will be one question from each of the Electives. The candidate will attempt only one question ( one Elective only in 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET English Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET English Paper II

  1. Chaucer to Shakespeare  
  2. Jacobean to Restoration Periods
  3. Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature
  4. Romantic Period
  5. Victorian Period
  6. Modern Period
  7. Contemporary Period
  8. American and other non – British Literature’s
  9. Literary Theory and Criticism
  10. Rhetoric and Prosody

UGC NET English Paper III ( A ) ( Core Group )

  1. British Literature from Chaucer to the present day
  2. Criticism and Literary Theory.

Unit – I : Literary Comprehension ( with internal choice of poetry stanza and prose passage; four comprehension questions will be asked carrying 4 marks each ).

Unit – II : Up to the Renaissance.

Unit – III : Jacobean to Restoration Periods.

Unit – IV : Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature.

Unit – V : Romantic Period.

Unit – VI : Victorian and Pre – Raphaelites.

Unit – VII : Modem British Literature.

Unit – VIII : Contemporary British Literature.

Unit – IX : Literary Theory and Criticism up to T. S. Eliot.

Unit – X : Contemporary Theory.

UGC NET English Paper III ( B ) ( Elective / Optional )

Elective – I : History of English Language, English Language Teaching.

Elective – II : European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century.

Elective – III : Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation.

Elective – IV : American and other non – British English Literatures.

Elective – V : Literary Theory and Criticism.


49 thoughts on “UGC NET Exam English Syllabus 2017

  1. sir i have completed my graduation from sol delhi university with 45 percent and then i have completed my MA english with 85 percent from MAHATAMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY distance …….sir whether i am eligible to apply UGC.NET 2016

  2. sir please send me full material for english paper 1,2,3.please refer me books and references.

  3. I need full material for Net Dec 2015 subject English paper 1,2and3 and course details

  4. i want to know the latest syllabus for december 2015 exam for english subject.


  6. how can i get full material for net june2015 subject English for Paper first,second and third

  7. I need full material for net june2015 subject English for paper first, second and third

  8. R/SIR
    please send me the syllabus of u.g.cnet english in detail and also important topics
    With regards

  9. When the quantum of English syllabus is so good and very comprehensive, why is it that the College and University lecturers in English, by and large, are so mediocre the good for nothing fellows in English?

  10. the kind is pretty tedious
    make it easy enough to bring out massive production

  11. i am a post graduate student in english.i intend 2 sit 4 ugc net.please help me with necessary guide lines and study materials.

  12. iam apost graduate in english iwant tp appear for net exam ,pls guide me by sending material to study .

  13. I was told that III.B involves 2 questions of 20 marks each.From the site I learn that there ‘ll only be one Q. of 40 marks.please let me know the correct composition of III.B

  14. please send latest syllabus of english 3rd paper for the examination which will be held on June 2012

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