UGC NET Syllabus English 2018, Question Papers, Cut off, Books

In this Post, UGC NET syllabus of English, cut off marks (%), new exam pattern, old question papers and reference of important books for NET English exam are given. The UGC NET English syllabus has been prepared by UGC in such a way to develop the lectureship efficiency according to the current requirement.

UGC NET Syllabus

Candidates who are in the final year or passed their post-graduation can apply for this exam. There are many emerging jobs for the NET English qualifier in various universities and colleges across India. So let's start with NET Syllabus for English Literature.

UGC NET Syllabus English Literature

As we know NET English exam contains two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The syllabus of Paper 1 is same for all NET aspirants, whereas Paper 2 syllabus is given below.

UGC NET English Paper 2 Syllabus

UGC NET English Paper 2 Syllabus is divided into 10 units which contribute an equal share of questions to the whole exam.
  1. Chaucer to Shakespeare (Literary Comprehension)
  2. Jacobean to Restoration Periods
  3. Augustan Age: 18 Century Literature
  4. Romantic Period
  5. Victorian Period
  6. Moder Period
  7. Contemporary Period
  8. American and other non-British Literature
  9. Literary Theory and Criticism
  10. Rhetoric and Prosody

To download the syllabus for English in Pdf form simply click on the download button. Aspirants can also download the UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1.

UGC NET English Exam Pattern

Before sitting in the examination hall you should familiar with the exam pattern of NET exam. As we know CBSE has changed the exam pattern of the NET exam for 2018. CBSE makes many changes, as Paper 3 has merged into Paper 2. There are also change in the total marks and duration of the exam...Read full

UGC NET Books for English Literature

Paper 1 Books: 
UGC NET Paper 1 which is common to all NET aspirants So paper 1 books are same for all candidates. Here you can check best UGC NET books for Paper 1.

Paper 2 and Paper 3 Books:

UGC NET Books for English Literature
Type Author📖 Books




All of these books given above were designed according to the syllabus and exam pattern of  Paper 2 and paper 3. These books use simple language that is easy to understand and cover previous years solved question papers. You can follow any books from these given above for English literature Paper 2 and Paper 3.

UGC NET English Question Papers

You can download UGC NET English Paper 2 Old Question Papers from the table given below. To download simply click on download link along with month and year of the exam.

Paper 2 Old Question Papers
NET Exam Question Papers
Nov 2017Download
Jan 2017Download
Jul 2016Download
Dec 2015Download
Jun 2015Download
Dec 2014Download

In the same way, also download UGC NET Paper 3 Old Question Papers.

Paper 3 Old Question Papers
NET ExamQuestion Papers
Nov 2017Download
Jan 2017Download
July 2016Download
Dec 2015Download
Jun 2015Download
Dec 2014Download

These UGC NET English old question papers will help you to get the view of the examination.  Practice these question papers to get better results.

UGC NET English Cut Off Marks (%)

The UGC NET English previous exams cut off marks (%) for JRF and Lectureship is given below category wise along with exam month & year.

Cut off Marks (%) for JRF & Lectureship
CategoryNov 2017Jan 2017Jul 2016

Cut off Marks (%): It is an aggregate percentage of Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 of last selected candidate in the respective category. Here you can check your aggregate score of Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

Cut Off % for Lectureship

UGC NET English cut off marks (%) for Lectureship are given below:

Cut off Marks (%) for Lectureship
CategoryNov 2017Jan 2017Jul 2016

If you are preparing for both Junior Research Fellowship & Lectureship you can check cut off marks (%) that gives you an idea of how many marks you have to score in next exam. Here you can also check minimum qualifying marks required in each paper of UGC NET exam.

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  1. Very nice article...providing all knowledge about UGC NET exam...Thanks for sharing such type of article.


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