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UGC NET Syllabus 2024: Paper 1 & 2 Subject-Wise Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Other Information

The UGC-NET syllabus is released by the National Testing Agency and candidates can check the syllabus on its official website. The syllabus for paper 1 and 2 is different from one another. Hence, candidates should check accordingly.
UGC NET Syllabus 2024

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

UGC NET Syllabus 2024: UGC NET exam 2024 is set to take place To prepare for the exam, candidates must be well-versed with the UGC NET syllabus for paper 1 and paper 2. UGC NET syllabus will help the candidate to secure their desired UGC NET Results 2024. The UGC NET syllabus is released on the official website and candidates can check the syllabus by visiting the portal. Candidates must note that the UGC NET 2024 exam consists of two papers -- Paper 1 and 2. While paper 1 has topics from Teaching and Research Aptitude, paper 2 consists of 83 different subjects. 

Last year, a new subject was added to the UGC NET 2024 exam which goes by the name of 'Hindu Studies'. Candidates who are appearing for the UGC NET exam 2024 should carefully check the UGC NET syllabus from the official website as it will prove extremely beneficial for candidates while doing UGC NET preparation 2024. Both the UGC NET 2024 exam papers consist of MCQ questions and they are required to attend all the questions during the examination. Apart from checking the UGC NET exam syllabus, candidates are also advised to check UGC NET exam pattern 2024.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

The UGC NET exam 2024 is conducted by the National Testing Agency and the UGC NET syllabus 2024 is prescribed by the University Grant Commission. As mentioned above, the UGC NET 2024 exam syllabus has 2 papers. While paper 1 is a common subject for all the students, paper 2 has different subjects from which the candidates have been given the option to select. Candidates can take a look at the following division of the syllabus below.

 

ugc net syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

Candidates must know that the UGC NET syllabus for paper 1 aims to analyse the teaching and research ability, cognitive abilities, and general awareness of the candidate. The syllabus of UGC NET contains subjects that are helpful for candidates in. Students should note that all these subjects are common for all the candidates appearing for the UGC NET exam paper 1.

The UGC NET syllabus for paper 1 is available in Hindi and English languages on the official website. The same can be downloaded from the links provided below:

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus - English  UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus - Hindi

Take a look at the complete UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 below.   

Unit

Subject Name 

Topics 

1

Teaching Aptitude

  • Methods of teaching in higher learning institutions: 
  • Teaching support system: 
  • Evaluation systems: 
  • Teaching: Concept, 
  • Learner’s characteristics: 
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: 

2

Research Aptitude

  • Thesis and article writing: Application of ICT in research
  • Research ethics
  • Research: 
  • Steps of research

3

Comprehension

  • There is a text passage provided. The text contains questions that call for answers.

4

Communication 

  • Effective communication: 
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Communication: 
  • Mass-media and society

5

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Aptitude for mathematics (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)
  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, letter series, codes, and relationships

6

Logical Reasoning

  • Venn diagram 
  • Indian Logic
  • Structure and kinds of Vyapti (invariable relation), Anumana (inference), Hetvabhasas  (fallacies of inference)
  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Analogies

7

Data Interpretation

  • Data interpretation
  • Data and governance
  • Sources, acquisition and classification of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Data mapping and graphic representation (bar charts, histograms, pie charts, table charts, and line charts)

8

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: 
  • Internet, intranet, email, audio, and video conferencing fundamentals
  • Digital Initiatives in higher education
  • ICT and Governance

9

People, Development and Environment

  • Impacts of pollutants on human health
  • Natural and energy resources: 
  • Natural hazards and disasters: 
  • 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
  • Development and environment: 
  • Human and environment interaction: 
  • Environmental issues: 

10

Higher Education System

  • Professional, technical and skill-based education.
  • Value education and environmental education
  • Policies, governance, and administration
  • Ancient Indian educational and learning institutions
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independence India
  • Asian, Western, and Non-Western educational programmes in India

UGC NET Exam Syllabus Paper 2 

While UGC NET paper 1 is mandatory for all the candidates to attempt, in paper 2 candidates have to appear for the exam for the subjects which they have chosen. Paper 2 of the UGC NET exam consists of 82 subjects in total. Take a look at the 82 subjects for the UGC NET paper 2. 

Subject Code

Subject

01

Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics/ Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning

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 (includes Business Administration Management, Marketing, Marketing Management, Industrial Relations, and Personnel Management, Personnel Management, Financial Management, and Cooperative 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

Continuing Education/ Andragogy/Adult Education/Non-Formal Education

47

Physical Education 

49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 

50

Indian Culture 

55

Industrial Relations/ Labour Welfare/Labour and Social Welfare/Personnel Management/ 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/Theatre 

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 (includes Sculpture Graphics/ History of Art/ Drawing & Painting/Applied 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 includes international relations and international studies, such as defence and strategic studies, as well as studies of the Soviet Union, Africa, South Asia, West Asia, and South East Asia.

91

Prakrit 

92

Human Rights and Duties 

93

Tourism Administration and Management. 

94

Bodo 

95

Santali 

101

Sindhi

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

The National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET exam and the paper is conducted in the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. The first step of the candidate towards preparation for the exam is knowing the UGC NET exam pattern thoroughly. Students can download the exam pattern from the official website of the UGC. 

The UGC NET paper 1 will be common for all the candidates who are appearing for the exam, whereas paper 2 will be based on the subject that the candidate has selected. While the UGC NET paper 1 will consist of 100 marks, paper 2 will contain 200 marks. Which makes the total mark 300.

UGC NET Exam Pattern: Important Points 

Paper

Paper syllabus 

Number of Questions 

Marks 

Duration 

Paper 1


Questions in paper 1 are general in nature and aim to test the teaching/research aptitude of the student. 





50





100

3 hours 

Paper 2


Paper 2 consists of the subject that the candidate has selected and this paper aims to assess domain knowledge.





100





200

Total 

150

300

Important Points:

  • 2 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • The exam does not have negative marking for incorrect answers
  • Students will get no marks for the question unanswered or marked for review. 
  • Students are required to answer all the questions in the UGC NET exam 
  • If during the key challenge, any question is found to be wrong, then the student who has attempted the question and selected the right answer will be given the marks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the UGC-NET syllabus?

The UGC-NET syllabus is released by the University grant commission  on its official website.

How many papers does the UGC NET syllabus have?

UGC NET have two papers. Paper 1 and Paper 2 and the syllabus for both the exams are different in nature. 

Where can candidates check the UGC NET syllabus?

Candidates can check the UGC NET syllabus for both paper 1 and paper 2 on the official website inside the official notification. 

Does the UGC NET consist of negative marking ?

No, UGC NET does not consists of negative marking and on the other hand each right question is awarded with 2 marks. 

How many question UGC NET paper 1 and paper 2 have ?

UGC NET paper 1 has 50 questions, whereas the paper 2 has 100 questions. 

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