NET 2017 Exam Description

NET - National Eligibility Test is one of the most important and well known entrance examinations. National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted by University Grants Commission. NET, is the first step for any aspirant who desires (his/her) career in the education industry as Lecturer or professor.

Examination Pattern

SessionPaperMarksNumber of QuestionDuration
FirstI10050 questions all are  compulsory1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.) IST
SecondII10050 questions all are  compulsory1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST
ThirdIII15075 questions all are  compulsory2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.) IST
  • Paper I will start from 09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. This paper will have questions based on general nature, aimed to evaluate the research or teaching aptitude, comprehension, reasoning ability and divergent thinking in the candidates.
  • There will be the addition of two marks on giving correct answer.
  • Paper II will start from 11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. There will be the addition of two marks on giving correct answer.
  • Paper III will start from 02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.
  • The question of paper II and III will come from the entire syllabus including the electives.
  • The candidates will have to dot down their answers in the Optical Mark Reader(OMR) sheet.

NOTE : Each correct answer will carry 2 marks and there is no negative marking.

Exam Syllabus

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  • Price: FREE
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