CBSE ( Central Board of School Education ) conducts the National Eligibility Test ( NET ) every year twice in June and December. Earlier the Test was held by University Grants Commission. But now this job has been transferred to CBSE. Every year lakhs of aspirants who have fond wish to be teachers in the institutions of Higher Educations such as Colleges and Universities apply for it.
After filling applications for NET, the candidates’ focus is on searching for Exam Syllabus and Pattern for the concerned subjects. The candidates who have applied for NET English can check and download their Syllabus and Exam Pattern along with Question Papers.
NET English Detailed Syllabus and Practice Sets below –
As you know that NET Paper 1 is common for all the examinees irrespective of the subjects they possess. The division takes place in the second and third paper where the knowledge of the candidates in the specific subjects is checked. So you are provided with the Paper II and Paper III English Paper Syllabus –
NET Paper II English Pattern and Syllabus –
The NET Paper II shall contain 50 Objective Type Questions in MCQs, True/False, Assertion- Reasoning Type Mode that shall carry 100 Marks.
The contents of the Paper are –
Chaucer to Shakespeare –
The Age of Chaucer with main Poetic Works, Chaucer as the father of English Poetry, A Barren Period, The Age of Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard, Earl of Survey, Spenser’s Fairy Queen, Sonnets, Elizabethan Theater etc.
Jacobean Period to Restoration Period –
The Puritan Age, Restoration Comedy, The Age of French Influence, Comedy of Manners etc
Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature –
Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, etc.
Romantic Period –
William Wordsworth ( Preface to Lyrical Ballads ), ST Coleridge, Robert Southey, Walter Scott, Lord Byron, PB Shelley, John Keats, Charles Lamb, De Quincey, Jane Austen etc.
Victorian Period –
W.B Yeats and his works, Major Writers and their works etc.
Modern Period –
American and Other Non-British Literature
Literary Theory and Criticism
NET English Paper III ( A ) for Core Group
1. British Literature from Chaucer to the Present Day
2. Criticism and Literary Theory
Literary Comprehension ( with internal choice of poetry stanza and prose passage )
Literature up to Renaissance
Jacobean to Restoration Periods
Augustan Age : 18th Century Literature
Victorian and Pre-Raphaelites
Modern British Literature
Contemporary British Literature
Literary Theory and Criticism up to T.S. Eliot
NET English Paper 3 ( B ) Elective / Optional
Elective – 1
History of English Language, English Language Teaching ( ELT )
Elective – 2
European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century
Elective – 3
Indian Writing in English and Indian Literature in English Translation
Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Sri Aurobindo, Harinder Nath Chattopadhyaya, R.K Narayan, Mulkraj Anand, Raja Rao etc
Elective – 4
American and Other Non-British English Literature
Elective – 5
Literary Theory and Criticism