NET Comparative Literature (Paper II) Papers


NET is the acronym of National Eligibility Test. This is an entrance exam for those who want to get themselves admitted for PhD courses or for being qualified to be posted in universities as professors. This exam have to be attempted by all those who want to pursue PhD or want to get themselves placed in universities as professors. One of the papers that the candidates of NET have to answer is comparative literature paper ii.

Tips on question paper

The paper is mainly about the history of languages and the study associated with it. The questions in the paper are purely objective. The paper does not contain any sections. There are 50 questions in the paper and all the fifty need to be answered by the candidates. A question will be provided with four answers. Only one of the answers is correct. After reading the question, the candidate needs to choose the option that is most appropriate. The questions are printed in both English and Hindi to facilitate readability. There are no negative marks for choosing the wrong answer. The questions will be regarding the evolution of various languages and the various works

Maximum mark of the paper

The paper is of 75 minutes duration. The exam is a competitive one and the candidates will not be allotted any reading time before the start of the exam. The paper is for a total of 100 marks and each objective question carry 2 marks. There are no negative marks for answering the objective questions wrongly. The best way to prepare for the exam is by learning the entire syllabus and then practising using previous year question papers and model question papers. The cut off mark will be decided by the board that marks the paper.

Syllabus of the exam

The syllabus includes:

•    Motifs, myths and archetypes.
•    Western literary theories.
•    Indian poetics
•    Theories of translation.
•    Themes and Genres

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