UGC NET syllabus : Subject : English

UGC National Eligibility Test 
English Syllabus

Subject : English 

The UGC-NET will be conducted in objective mode from June 2012 onwards. The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions.

Session I

Paper I ( general compulsory objective paper)
Questions: 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 
Marks: 50x2 = 100
Time: 1¼ Hours (09.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.)

Session II 

There will be two question papers, Paper – II and Paper – III 

Paper – II 

Note: It will cover 50 Objective Type Questions (Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type) carrying 100 marks.

Questions:  50 questions all of which are compulsory
Marks: 50x2 = 100
Time: 1¼ Hours (10.45 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.)

Questions Covers:

  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 Literatures
  9. Literary Theory and Criticism
  10. Rhetoric and Prosody
  11. Linguistics
  12. Comparative Literature


Paper – III
(The Commission decided that Paper-III be converted into objective type from the ensuing examination scheduled in June 2012. • Further, the Commission also recommended that the action may also be initiated for the development of question banks.
There should be 75 Objective Questions covering the history of English Literature and Critical Approaches. Link@ UGC)

Questions: 75 questions all of which are compulsory.

Marks: 75x2 = 150
Time: 2½ Hours (01.30 p.m. to 04.00 p.m.)

Questions Covers:
These objective tests, I think, are designed to assess current performance  in an academic area of a student. Your achievement is viewed as an indicator of previous learning; it will also be used to predict future academic success. A test administered in a UGC setting would typically include separate measures of Literature, language skills and reading comprehension, arithmetic literary data computation and problem solving, Linguistics, and social studies. In Such a case Electives are not so selective; rather whole literary circle is the syllabi, I think.

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