UGC NET Syllabus 2021: National Testing Agency (NTA) had released UGC NET 2020 Dec Notification for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) on 2nd February ,2020. and which is concluded on 2nd March 2021. The revised UGC NET 2020 Dec examination will be conducted from 2nd May to 17 May 2021. Here we are providing UGC NET syllabus, exam pattern for candidates to start to help in their preparation.
UGC-NET Examination comprises two papers – Paper I (50 Questions & 100 marks) and Paper-II (100 Questions & 200 marks), conducted in the same session, without any break. The Paper I is common to all the examinees, and applicants can select the Paper-II for their subject specialization.
To crack UGC NET 2021 exam, a candidate must be well versed in all the UGC NET Syllabus of each subjects and exam pattern asked in Exam.
Note: The candidates may note that the syllabus has been modified and the new syllabus applicable from May 2021.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021 & Syllabus
UGC NET 2021 Examination is conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). The Computer Based Test (CBT) will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I & Paper–II. There will be no break between Paper-I and Paper–II. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions.
|Paper||Marks||Number of Questions (All Are Compulsory)||Duration (First Shift)||Duration (Second Shift)|
|I||100||50||03 hours (09:30 am to 12:30 pm)||03 hours (02:30 pm to 05:30 pm)|
UGC NET Syllabus (Paper I)
The know about the complete UGC NET syllabus of your desired subject helps to plan your timetable and strategize your study in the most effective way. Those who are appearing for UGC NET Exam can download the UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 and their specific subject for Paper 2 from the given below links:
|NTA UGC NET 2021 syllabus Part-I Exam|
|Part||Sections (Multiple Choice Questions)||Questions||Marks|
|V||Reasoning (including Maths)||5||10|
|VIII||Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||5||10|
|VIII||People & Environment||5||10|
|IX||Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration||5||10|
Important Points To Be Remember:
- The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
- For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks.
- There is no negative marking for incorrect response
- Paper II is 100 marks based on the subject selected by the candidate
- Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
- Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), 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 (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
- 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.Aspirants can refer to Latest UGC NET 2020 strategies so that they can make a proper daily routine for preparing the exam.
- Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivist approach to research.
- Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.
- Steps of Research.
- Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
- Application of ICT in research.
- Research ethics.
- A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.
- Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
- Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
- Barriers to effective communication.
- Mass-Media and Society.
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
- Types of reasoning.
- Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
- Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).
- 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.
- Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
- Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.
- Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
- Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
- Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).
- Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
- Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
- Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
- Data Interpretation.
- Data and Governance.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
- Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
- Digital initiatives in higher education.
- ICT and Governance.
People, Development and Environment
- Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
- Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.
- Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
- Impacts of pollutants on human health.
- Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
- Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
- 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.To prepare all these subjects more efficiently, one can also check tips and tricks to crack net exam 2020 in which we have covered many hacks if to be followed correctly, one can definitely clear the exam.
Higher Education System
- Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
- Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
- Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
- Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.
- Value education and environmental education.
- Policies, Governance, and Administration.
UGC NET Syllabus (Paper II)
|Subject Code||Subject||Syllabus [in English]||Syllabus [in Hindi]|
|01||Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics||Download||Download|
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies||Download||Download|
|17||Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)||Download||Download|
|39||French (French Version)||Download||Download|
|46||Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.||Download||Download|
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Download||Download|
|55||Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management||Download||Download|
|59||Library and Information Science||Download||Download|
|60||Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies||Download||Download|
|62||Comparative Study of Religions||Download||Download|
|63||Mass Communication and Journalism||Download||Download|
|65||Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre||Download||Download|
|66||Museology & Conservation||Download||Download|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature||Download||Download|
|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).||Download|
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)||Download||Download|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health||Download||Download|
|87||Computer Science and Applications||Download||Download|
|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.||Download||Download|
|92||Human Rights and Duties||Download||Download|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management.||Download||Download|
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UGC NET FAQ’s
Q1. What is the official website of ugc net 2021?
Ans. The UGC NET Official website is ugcnet.nta.nic.in/
Q2. How many papers are their in ugc net exam?
Ans. Their are 2 Paper i.e Paper-1 and Paper-2.
Q3. In which language ugc net exam will be taken?
Ans. Ugc net will be taken in both hindi as well as english.
Q4. What changes has been made in UGC NET SYLLABUS 2021?
Ans. Their are several changes made this year, you can get updated syllabus in this blog.
Q5. Do i have to attempt both papers in ugc net Exam?
Ans. Yes, you need to attempt both paper 1 & paper 2.
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