UGC NET English Syllabus 2023: Paper 2 Download PDF: Syllabus Website

Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 11:06 am

UGC NET English Syllabus

UGC NET aspirants can download or read UGC NET English Syllabus here. As you know NET is a National Eligibility Test. Now a days NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts NET-JRF Exams.

The UGC NET exam has two papers, paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper one is common for all candidates and Paper 2 has particular subject related questions. Paper 1 consists of 50 questions of 100 marks, whereas paper 2 has 100 questions of 200 marks. There is no negative marking in this exam.

Name Details
Main Body UGC – University Grant Commission
Examination Body NTA – National Testing Agency
NET Full Form National Eligibility Test
JRF Full Form Junior research Fellowship
Exam Session June & December
Exam Type Objective Type MCQs
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Exam)
Negative Marking No
Number of papers 2
Name Details
Number of papers 2 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)
Exam Duration 3 hours (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Reporting Time 07:40 AM
Centre Closing 08:30 AM
Paper 1 50 Questions (100 Marks)
Common for All Candidates
Paper 2 100 Questions (200 Marks)
Subject Specific
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Exam)
Negative Marking No

Both papers are divided into 10 units.


UGC has not given the detailed English Literature Syllabus.

Unit -I: – Drama

Unit -II : Poetry
Unit -III: Fiction, short story
Unit -IV : Non-Fictional Prose

NOTE: The first four units must also be tested through comprehension passages to assess critical reading, critical thinking and writing skills. These four units will cover all literatures in English.

Unit -V: Language: Basic concepts, theories and pedagogy. English in Use.
Unit -VI : English in India: history, evolution and futures
Unit -VII: Cultural Studies
Unit -VIII : Literary Criticism
Unit -IX: Literary Theory post World War II
Unit-X : Research Methods and Materials in English


This is the complete paper 2 UGC NET English Syllabus PDF. Candidates can download syllabus PDF from the given links

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UGC NET aspirants can download or read the UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus – Click Here