UGC NET Syllabus English 2018

UGC NET Syllabus English 2018

The University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice a year to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian nationals to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research.

UGC NET Syllabus English 2018

UGC NET Syllabus English 2018


Code No.
Subject : ENGLISH



There will be two question papers, Paper — II and Paper — 111 (Parts – A & B). Paper — II will cover 50 Objective Type Questions (Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False. Assertion-Reasoning type) carrying 100 marks. Paper — III will have two Parts – A and B:

Paper – II (A) will have 10 Short Essay type questions (300 words) carrying 16 mark’s 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).

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 Paper -ill will be 200.


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


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


UNIT 1.Literary Comprehension (with Internal choice of poetry stanza and prose passage ; four comprehension questions will be asked carrying 4 marks each).
UNIT 2.Up to the Renaissance
UNIT 3.Jacobean to Restoration Periods
UNIT 4.Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature
UNIT 5.Romantic Period
UNIT 6.Victorian and Pre-Raphaelites
UNIT 7.Modem British Literature
UNIT 8.Contemporary British Literature
UNIT 9.Literary Theory and Criticism up to T. S. Eliot
UNIT 10.Contemporary Theory



ELECTIVE 1- History of English Language. English Language Teaching

ELECTIVE 2- European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century

ELECTIVE 3- Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation

ELECTIVE 4- American and other non-British English Literatures

ELECTIVE 5- Literary Theory and Criticism.

UGC NET Syllabus English 2018

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