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NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2019 Syllabus for English

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NTA (UGC) NET English Syllabus 2012

Code No. 30

Subject: English


  • There will be two question papers, NTA (UGC) NET English Paper II and Paper III
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET English Paper II

  • Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Jacobean to Restoration Periods
  • Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature
  • Romantic Period
  • Victorian Period
  • Modern Period
  • Contemporary Period
  • American and other non-British Literature's
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Rhetoric and Prosody

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

British Literature from Chaucer to the present day

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

NTA (UGC) NET English Paper III-B (Elective or 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.

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