UGC NET Subjects & Codes

UGC NET Subjects are very important aspects that aspirants of UGC NET exam must be well versed with. UGC NET Subjects and codes are decided by the National Testing Agency. NTA releases the list of subjects included in UGC NET exam for paper 1 and paper 2 along with their respective codes through official notification. 

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Before going through the list of UGC NET subjects and codes let us first take a quick glance at the important facts related to the NET exam – 

  1. The UGC NET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  2. The medium of the UGC NET question paper is in English and Hindi languages only.
  3. Candidates are allotted a cumulative exam duration of three hours for both papers.
  4. There is no break in between the papers. 
  5. All the questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory. 
  6. The questions in both papers will be objective in nature. This means all the questions in UGC NET June 2022 will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs).
  7. The question will have 4 options, candidates must select the most appropriate answer.
  8. For each correct answer in both the papers candidates will be awarded 2 marks.
  9. There is no negative marking for incorrect responses.
  10. No marks will be awarded for questions left blank or unanswered.
  11. If there is any dropped question, all the candidates will be awarded the marks for that question.
  12. If any question is found incorrect or ambiguous, then the candidates who have marked the correct answers will be awarded with the prescribed marks for that question.

Aspirants can check details information regarding UGC NET exam by the following links – 

UGC NET Eligibility Criteria UGC NET Certificate
UGC NET Exam Pattern UGC NET Exam Centers
UGC NET Job Profile & Salary UGC NET Admit Card

UGC NET Subjects List

The UGC NET exam comprises two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The syllabus for both papers is completely different. 

UGC NET Paper 1 is common and mandatory for all candidates. However, UGC NET Paper-II is a subject-based paper.

The subject for paper 2 is chosen by the candidate. Candidates need to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. 

Candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects, can appear in a related subject.

Candidates need to choose the medium carefully while filling the UGC NET application form

While filling out the application form, candidates need to choose the subject of the UGC NET Paper 2 from the given options of 83 subjects (earlier 82 subjects were there, this year a new subject Hindu Studies, has been added to the NET exam). 

The NTA UGC NET Paper-II covers the entire syllabus of the master’s degree subject selected by the candidates. 

The list of UGC NET subjects and codes as mentioned by NTA on the official website is given below for the convenience of the aspirants. The subjects with their respective codes are as follows-

UGC NET Subject List with Codes
UGC NET Subject Codes UGC NET Subjects 
00 General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
01 Economics / Rural Economics / Cooperation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Eco./ Business Economics
02 Political Science
03 Philosophy
04 Psychology
05 Sociology
06 History
07 Anthropology
08 Commerce
09 Education
10 Social Work
11 Defence and Strategic Studies
12 Home Science
14 Public Administration
15 Population Studies
16 Music
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)
18 Maithili
19 Bengali
20 Hindi
21 Kannada
22 Malayalam
23 Oriya
24 Punjabi
25 Sanskrit
26 Tamil
27 Telugu
28 Urdu
29 Arabic
30 English
31 Linguistics
32 Chinese
33 Dogri
34 Nepali
35 Manipuri
36 Assamese
37 Gujarati
38 Marathi
39 French (French Version)
40 Spanish
41 Russian
42 Persian
43 Rajasthani
44 German
45 Japanese
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
47 Physical Education
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50 Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management
58 Law
59 Library and Information Science
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62 Comparative Study of Religions
63 Mass Communication and Journalism
65 Performing Art – Dance/ Drama/ Theater
66 Museology & Conservation
67 Archaeology
68 Criminology
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71 Folk Literature
72 Comparative Literature
73 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).
74 Women Studies
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)
80 Geography
81 Social Medicine & Community Health
82 Forensic Science
83 Pali
84 Kashmiri
85 Konkani
87 Computer Science and Applications
88 Electronic Science
89 Environmental Sciences
90 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.
91 Prakrit
92 Human Rights and Duties
93 Tourism Administration and Management.
94 Bodo
95 Santali
100 Yoga
101 Sindhi
102 Hindu Studies

To pursue a good career through UGC NET, you must prepare well for the exam with the best study material. For the Best preparation strategy for competitive exams, candidates can visit the linked article and get detailed study material and preparation tips to excel in the examination.

Aspirants can check the following links for assistance – 

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Aspirants who shall be appearing for the exam for the first time and are willing to get some preparation tips and study material for the competitive exams can turn to BYJU’S for assistance.