UGC NET English Exam Analysis 2022 Shift 1 & 2 : Question Asked, Difficulty Level

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : December 3rd, 2021

UGC NET English Literature Exam Analysis 2022: The UGC NET Exam is a national-level examination conducted to award lectureship to qualified students. NTA has merged cycles i.e. December 2021 and June 2022 and is being conducted in June-July 2022. Now we are here with the complete UGC NET English Literature Exam Analysis to help you understand the difficulty level of the examination in this shift. UGC NET Exam is conducted to grant JRF and Lectureship to all qualified candidates. UGC NET is a national-level examination and UGC NET-qualified candidates can apply for assistant professor positions all over the country.

Table of Content

The following points will be covered in today's analysis:

  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Good attempts.
  • Topic-wise questions
  • A detailed review of the overall paper.

NTA UGC NET Shifts Details 2022

Check the shifts of UGC NET Exam 2022.

Shift

Timings (3 Hours for both Paper 1 and 2)

Shift 1 (Morning)

09.00 AM to 12.00 Noon (IST)

Shift 2 (Evening)

03.00 PM to 06.00 PM (IST)

UGC NET COVID Instructions at Exam Center by NTA

  1. Wearing a mask/face shield and social distance is mandatory for all candidates.
  2. Items permitted by the Examination Center Admit card and self-declaration form, Valid ID, transparent ballpoint pen. Additional photos, personal hand sanitiser; clear water bottle.
  3. Candidates could not enter without the COVID self-assessment on the signed and enclosed admission card.
  4. Applicants were expected to pre-fill the details of the admission card, including the thumbprint, from home.

UGC NET English Literature 2022: Pattern of the Exam

Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

Paper-1

50

100

3 hours(no break)

Paper-2

100

200

UGC NET English Literature Exam Shift 1 & 2 Important Highlights 2022

  • Paper 2: The level of the exam will be given here for the candidates.
  • A total of 3 hours were given in which the student can attempt any section anytime.

UGC NET English Literature Exam Analysis 2022 Key Points:

The major key points of the UGC NET English Analysis will be shared here for the better understanding of the paper.

UGC NET English Exam Analysis 2022: Good Attempts 

Exam analysis is very beneficial to have an idea of your performance. Check the good attempts for each section below.

S.No.

Topic

Good attempts

1

DramaTo be notified

2

PoetryTo be notified

3

Fiction, short storyTo be notified

4

Non-Fictional ProseTo be notified

5

Language: Basic concepts, theories, and pedagogy. English in UseTo be notified

6

English in India: history, evolution, and futuresTo be notified

7

Cultural StudiesTo be notified

8

Literary CriticismTo be notified

9

Literary Theory post World War IITo be notified

10

Research Methods and Materials in EnglishTo be notified

UGC NET English Exam 2022 (Section-wise)

Below you can find a detailed analysis and review of all the sections of today's UGC NET exam. We will cover UGC NET Exam English Review 2022 and all its sections. 

Questions Asked in UGC NET English  Paper

We are providing a detailed break-up of the questions asked in the UGC NET Exam today. 

S. No.

Topic

Questions Asked

1

DramaTo be notified

2

PoetryTo be notified

3

Fiction, short storyTo be notified

4

Non-Fictional ProseTo be notified

5

Language: Basic concepts, theories, and pedagogy. English in UseTo be notified

6

English in India: history, evolution, and futuresTo be notified

7

Cultural StudiesTo be notified

8

Literary CriticismTo be notified

9

Literary Theory post World War IITo be notified

10

Research Methods and Materials in EnglishTo be notified

UGC NET English Previous Year Analysis

UGC NET English Literature Exam Shift 1 & 2 Important Highlights: 1st December 2021

  • Paper 2: The level of the exam was moderate for a majority of students for the First Shift and some students in the Second Shift found a few questions slightly hard.
  • A total of 3 hours were given in which the student can attempt any section anytime.

UGC NET English Literature Exam Analysis 2021 Key Points:

  • For an elaborate look at the questions that came during the paper, one can even watch our analysis on the Byjus Exam Prep YouTube platform. 


  • Overall all the students seemed joyous about the paper and in unison agreed that everything was from the syllabus and based on a pattern they had encountered in the previous year papers and during our live mock net sessions.
  • There were questions on canonical writers and texts for instance Function of Criticism by TS Eliot, passages from the plays of Shakespeare. Questions on Indian writers and English in India included a wide spectrum like a question on Braj Kachru, Wood’s Despatch, English, August. 
  • Works on writers like Gustave Flaubert and Ewan McEwan were asked and McEwan’s question was discussed in the live mock NET question on 30th November. There was a question from the MLA handbook. There was a range of interesting questions like the origin of the word Potato (which comes from the 16th-century Spanish word), Noam Chomsky’s borrowings from Mathematics to define Grammar was also asked. A plethora of passage-based questions, match the following, assertion and reason-based questions were also encountered by students. 
  • There were writers like Panchkouree Khan, Kamala Sathianadhan who were a part of the chronology and match the following questions. The passages in the first shift came from works like Harold Bloom’s Use of Poetry, GM Hopkins, No Worst, there is none.
Related Important Links
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UGC NET Question Papers 

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FAQs

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

  • No their is no negative marking in UGC NET 2021 exam.

  • UGC NET 2021 was absolutely in line with the previous UGC NET exam. No pattern or question type surprises or this time.

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