UGC NET Syllabus 2023 has been released on the official website. UGC NET Syllabus PDF is released by National Testing Agency (NTA). The University Grant Commission – UGC prescribes the NET exam syllabus for paper 1 and Paper 2.
Knowing the UGC NET syllabus of Paper 1 and 2 is the first step toward Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship exam preparation. Being well versed with the latest UGC NET exam Syllabus is crucial and will help candidates to prepare well for the examination.
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UGC NET Paper Pattern
Before going through the detailed UGC NET syllabus for both paper 1 and Paper 2 given below are the important facts related to the NET exam-
- UGC NET exam is held in a single session (unlike previous pattern) and comprising 2 different papers. All three papers will be on a single day. There is no break in between the papers.
- The medium of the UGC NET question paper is in English and Hindi languages only.
- Both the papers will have multiple-choice questions (MCQ).
- UGC NET paper 1, and 2 will have a total of 300 marks with a total time duration of 3 hours.
- UGC NET paper 1 will have 100 marks and paper 2 will have a total of 200 marks.
- For each correct answer in both the papers candidates will be awarded 2 marks.
- There is no negative marking for incorrect responses.
- No marks will be awarded for questions left blank or unanswered.
|UGC NET Papers||Number of Questions||Marks|
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UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1
UGC NET Paper 1 is common and compulsory for every candidate. The paper 1 syllabus of UGC NET comprises topics from General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude. There are a total of ten sections/subjects in UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023. Subjects include Research Aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Communication, Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Information & Communication Technology, Maths, etc. The paper 1 is designed in such a way that it will test the candidate’s teaching and research ability. The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus is as follows –
|UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1|
|Unit Name||UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 2023|
|Teaching Aptitude||Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of Teaching, Characteristics, and Basic Requirements.|
|Learner’s Characteristics: Characteristics of Adolescent and Adult Learners, Individual Differences.|
|Factors Affecting Teaching Related To Teacher, Learner, Support Material, Instructional Facilities, Learning Environment, And Institution.|
|Methods of Teaching in Institutions of Higher Learning: Teacher Centred Vs. Learner Centred Methods; Off-Line Vs. On-Line Methods.|
|Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, And ICT Based|
|Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of Evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher Education, Computer-Based Testing, Innovations In Evaluation Systems|
|Research Aptitude||Research: Meaning, Types, And Characteristics, Positivism, And Post positivist Approach to Research|
|Steps of Research|
|Application of ICT In Research|
|Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, And Quantitative Methods|
|Thesis and Article Writing: Format and Styles of Referencing|
|Comprehension||A passage of text would be given & the questions will be asked from the passage.|
|Communication||Effective Communication: Verbal and Non-Verbal, Inter-Cultural and Group Communications, Classroom Communication|
|Mass-Media and Society|
|Communication: Meaning, Types, And Characteristics of Communication.|
|Barriers to Effective Communication|
|Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude||Number Series, Letter Series, Codes, And Relationships|
|Types of Reasoning|
|Logical Reasoning||Venn Diagram: Simple and Multiple Uses for Establishing the Validity of Arguments|
|Understanding the Structure of Arguments: Argument Forms, Structure of Categorical Propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal Fallacies, Uses of Language, Connotations, and Denotations of Terms, Classical Square of Opposition|
|Pramanas: Pratyaksha, Anumana, Upamana, Shabda, Arthapatti, And Anupalabddhi|
|Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.|
|Structure and Kinds of Anumana, Vyapti, Hetvabhasas|
|Indian Logic: Means of Knowledge|
|Data Interpretation||Graphical Representation And Mapping of Data|
|Sources, Acquisition and Classification of Data|
|Data and Governance|
|Quantitative and Qualitative Data|
|Information and Communication Technology (ICT)||Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-Mail, Audio, And Video-conferencing|
|ICT And Governance|
|Digital Initiatives in Higher Education|
|ICT: General Abbreviations and Terminology|
|People, Development and Environment||Human and Environment Interaction: Anthropogenic Activities and Their Impacts on the Environment|
|Impacts of Pollutants on Human Health|
|Development and Environment: Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals|
|Natural Hazards and Disasters: Mitigation Strategies|
|Environmental Issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution, Waste, Climate Change, and Its Socio-Economic and Political Dimensions|
|Natural and Energy Resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and Forests.|
|Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International Agreements/Efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance|
|Higher Education System||Evolution of Higher Learning and Research in Post-Independence India|
|Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based Education|
|Institutions of Higher Learning and Education in Ancient India|
|Policies, Governance, And Administration|
|Oriental, Conventional and Non-Conventional Learning Programmes In India|
|Value Education and Environmental Education|
UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 PDF – Download Here
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UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2
The subject for UGC NET Paper 2 needs to be chosen by the candidate. A candidate can choose the subject of his/her post-graduation or a related subject. NTA UGC NET is conducted for a total of 82 subjects (earlier 81).
In 2023, the UGC added a new subject ‘Hindu Studies’ (Subject code 102) to the list of UGC NET 2023 subjects.
The subjects covered in UGC NET exams are as follows-
- Streams: Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Science and Application, Electronic Science, Environmental Science, Politics, etc
- Indian Languages: Maithili, Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Singhi, Bodo, Santali, etc
- Foreign Language: Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian, Persian, German, Japanese,
- Cultures: Arab Culture and Islamic Studies, Indian Culture, Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies, Yoga, etc.
Aspirants can go through the UGC NET Subjects and codes on the linked page.
The knowledge about the complete UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 2 of your desired subject helps to plan your timetable and strategize your study in the most effective way. Hence, download the UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2 PDF provided in the table below.
|UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2|
|01||UGC NET Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics||Download|
|02||UGC NET Political Science||Download|
|03||UGC NET Philosophy||Download|
|04||UGC NET Psychology||Download|
|05||UGC NET Sociology||Download|
|06||UGC NET History||Download|
|07||UGC NET Anthropology||Download|
|08||UGC NET Commerce||Download|
|09||UGC NET Education||Download|
|10||UGC NET Social Work||Download|
|11||UGC NET Defence and Strategic Studies||Download|
|12||UGC NET Home Science||Download|
|14||UGC NET Public Administration||Download|
|15||UGC NET Population Studies||Download|
|16||UGC NET Music||Download|
|17||UGC NET Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)||Download|
|18||UGC NET Maithili||Download|
|19||UGC NET Bengali||Download|
|20||UGC NET Hindi||Download|
|21||UGC NET Kannada||Download|
|22||UGC NET Malayalam||Download|
|23||UGC NET Oriya||Download|
|24||UGC NET Punjabi||Download|
|25||UGC NET Sanskrit||Download|
|26||UGC NET Tamil||Download|
|27||UGC NET Telugu||Download|
|28||UGC NET Urdu||Download|
|29||UGC NET Arabic||Download|
|30||UGC NET English||Download|
|31||UGC NET Linguistics||Download|
|32||UGC NET Chinese||Download|
|33||UGC NET Dogri||Download|
|34||UGC NET Nepali||Download|
|35||UGC NET Manipuri||Download|
|36||UGC NET Assamese||Download|
|37||UGC NET Gujarati||Download|
|38||UGC NET Marathi||Download|
|39||UGC NET French (French Version)||Download|
|UGC NET French (English Version)||Download|
|40||UGC NET Spanish||Download|
|41||UGC NET Russian||Download|
|42||UGC NET Persian||Download|
|43||UGC NET Rajasthani||Download|
|44||UGC NET German||Download|
|45||UGC NET Japanese||Download|
|46||UGC NET Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.||Download|
|47||UGC NET Physical Education||Download|
|49||UGC NET Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Download|
|50||UGC NET Indian Culture||Download|
|55||UGC NET Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management||Download|
|58||UGC NET Law||Download|
|59||UGC NET Library and Information Science||Download|
|60||UGC NET Buddhist, Jain, Gandhian and Peace Studies||Download|
|62||UGC NET Comparative Study of Religions||Download|
|63||UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism||Download|
|65||UGC NET Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre||Download|
|66||UGC NET Museology & Conservation||Download|
|67||UGC NET Archaeology||Download|
|68||UGC NET Criminology||Download|
|70||UGC NET Tribal and Regional Language/Literature||Download|
|71||UGC NET Folk Literature||Download|
|72||UGC NET Comparative Literature||Download|
|73||UGC NET Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).||Download|
|74||UGC NET Women Studies||Download|
|79||UGC NET Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)||Download|
|80||UGC NET Geography||Download|
|81||UGC NET Social Medicine & Community Health||Download|
|82||UGC NET Forensic Science||Download|
|83||UGC NET Pali||Download|
|84||UGC NET Kashmiri||Download|
|85||UGC NET Konkani||Download|
|87||UGC NET Computer Science and Applications||Download|
|88||UGC NET Electronic Science||Download|
|89||UGC NET Environmental Sciences||Download|
|90||UGC NET Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.||Download|
|91||UGC NET Prakrit||Download|
|92||UGC NET Human Rights and Duties||Download|
|93||UGC NET Tourism Administration and Management.||Download|
|94||UGC NET BODO||Download|
|95||UGC NET Yoga||Download|
|101||UGC NET Sindhi||Download|
|102||UGC NET Hindu Studies||Download|
UGC NET Books
Good UGC NET study materials are very important for any candidate to get success in the exam. There are millions of UGC NET books available in the market for the exam, but candidates must choose the right books for them.
Here we are providing some important books for UGC NET Paper I, and for Paper II candidates must follow the post-graduation and graduation books to revise the topics and excel in the exam.
|UGC NET Books for Paper 1||Author|
|Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I||M Gagan and Sajit Kumar|
|NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper I: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson||KVS Madaan|
|General Paper-1 UGC NET/JRF/SLET – Teaching & Research Aptitude||Arihant Experts|
|Upkar’s UGC-NET/JRF/SET Teaching And Research Aptitude (General Paper – I)||Dr Lal Jain and Dr KC Vashistha|
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