8 Most Important books for UGC-NET JRF SET in English Literature, with syllabus

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CBSE (UGC) NET June-December 2017 Syllabus for English


The University Grants Commission (UGC)​​ conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice a year to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to Indian nationals to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. UGC NET Tutor English Literature Paper II & III has been revised as per the new syllabi and examination pattern issued by the UGC for English Literature Paper II & III.


The present study guide for UGC NET/SET English Literature Paper II & III has been divided into15 Chapters according to the syllabus of English Literature Paper II & Paper III. The chapters namely The Anglo-Norman Period, The Age of Chaucer, The Age of Revival, The Age of Elizabeth, The Puritan & Restoration Age, Neo-Classical/ Augustan Age, The Romantic Age, The Victorian Age, Modern Age, Contemporary English Literature, American & Other Non-British Literature, Literary Theory & Criticism, Indian Writing in English and Rhetoric & Prosody and Eminent Literary figures & their Works. Over 4000 previous years’ objective questions upto December 2015 have been covered chapterwise. Some specific facts have been covered in a box and through pictures for better understanding. The book also contains last three years’ (2013-2015) Solved Papers of UGC NET English Literature Paper II & III to help candidates understand the recent exam pattern. Also various types of objective questions based on the latest examination pattern to help the candidates get familiar with the new examination pattern have been provided in the book. At the end of the book, Practice Papers for both Paper II & III have been given for thorough practice and self-analysis for the upcoming examination. This book is equally useful for various State Eligibility Tests as well.


Syllabus :

Code No. 30

Subject: English

Note:​​ There​​ are two​​ type of​​ question papers, CBSE (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.

CBSE (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

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CBSE (UGC) NET English Paper III-A (Core Group)
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 ​​ ​​​​ British Literature from Chaucer to the present day
 ​​​​ Criticism and Literary Theory.​​ 

Unit-I:​​ Literary Comprehension

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


CBSE (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.


Sl. No

Books Name



UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature Paper II & III Paperback


By​​ Arihant Experts and Third




Trueman's UGC NET English Literature Paperback


By​​ B.P. Panigrahi

Best selling book for CBSE UGC NET exam. Ideal for SET (State Eligibility Test) also











An Objective History of English Literature Through Multiple-Choice Questions (for UGC-NET/SLET,TGT & PGT) Paperback

By ​​ B.B.Jain

An Objective History Of English Literature Through Multiple Choice Questions (UGC-NET/SLET, TGT, & PGT) by Dr B B Jain is a reference book that helps students prepare for competitive exams in English Literature like the National Eligibility Test (NET), State Level Eligibility Test (SLET), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), and Post Graduate Teacher (PGT).


UGC-NET/JRF/SET English Literature - Paper II


By​​ B.B. Jain

From Pre-Chaucerian Age to the Present Day Including American and Indo-Anglian Authors Table Of Contents Previous Year's Solved​​ Paper Chapter 1: The Period upto Chaucer Chapter 2: The Age of Shakespeare Chapter 3: Jacobean to Restoration Period Chapter 4: The Augustan Age Chapter 5: The Romantic Period Chapter 6: The Victorian Period Chapter 7: The Modern Age Chapter 8: American, Indo-Angian and Other Non-British Literatures Chapter 9: Literary Theory and Criticism Chapter 10: Rhetoric and Prosody Now Test Yourself


Vishal's Ugc Net English Literature book for Objective Questions With Answers for Paper 2 and 3


By​​ Amita Rawlley Thaman

vishal ugc net english literature contains From Chausarian Age to the Present Day Over 2000 Questions (With Answer) Arranged Period Wise Model Test Paper for Quick Revision Important Works and their Authors Historical Events ETC. ETC. best book on ugc net english literature


English Literature for UGC-NET Paper-3



Q bank of model papers with 75 questions in each paper . The entire syllabus covered . A ready reckoner for the aspirants


English For UGC-NET/JRF/SLET (Paper II And III) And Other Competitive Examinations


by​​ R. S. Malik

English For Ugc-Net/Jrf/Slet (Paper II and III) and Other Competitive Examinations - Objective Type Questions with Solutions


UGC/NET/JRF/SET English Literature (Paper-II And III)


by​​ Choudhary H L

UGC/NET/JRF/SET English Literature (Paper-II And III)


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