UGC NET Syllabus 2021 Updated December Exam Pattern

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UGC NET Syllabus 2021

UGC NET Syllabus 2021 Updated December Exam Pattern
UGC NET Syllabus 2021 Updated December Exam Pattern

Latest Updates 02 Feb 2021: Complete syllabus, Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme is Available here on this page for NTA UGC NET May 2021. Stay connected with page for more latest updates…

About Examination:

On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test(NET) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidate appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR only for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

Exam Pattern:-

Exam Pattern of UGC NET is discussed hereunder :-

Session Paper Marks No. of Questions Duration
First I 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) IST
Second II 200 100 questions all are compulsory 2 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.) IST

Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II &Paper–III (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper–I & Paper–II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.

Exam Syllabus:

Exam Syllabus of UGC-NET is as follows :


I. Teaching Aptitude
►Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements
► Learner’s characteristics;
► Factors affecting teaching;
► Methods of teaching;
► Teaching aids;
► Evaluation systems.

II. Research Aptitude
► Research: Meaning, characteristics and types;
► Steps of research;
► Methods of research;
► Research Ethics;
► Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
► Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

III. Reading Comprehension
► A passage to be set with questions to be answered.

IV. Communication
► Communication : Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.

V. Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
► Number series; letter series; codes;
► Relationships; classification.

VI. Logical Reasoning
► Understanding the structure of arguments;
► Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
► Verbal analogies : Word analogy Applied analogy;
► Verbal classification
 Reasoning Logical Diagrams : Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi- diagrammatic relationship;
► Vein diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
VII. Data Interpretation
► Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
► Quantitative and qualitative data;
► Graphical representation and mapping of data.

VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
► ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
► General abbreviations and terminology;
► Basics of internet and e-mailing.

IX. People and Environment
► People and environment interaction;
► Sources of pollution;
► Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
► Natural hazards and mitigation

X. Higher Education System : Governance, Police And Administration
► Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India; formal and distance education; professional/technical and general education; value education: governance, polity and administration; concept, institution as and their interactions.

Download General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I) IN English Download

Download General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I) IN Hindi Download



Please Download the Syllabus of your chosen subjects by clicking on the subjects given below in front of their respective Subject Codes.

S.No Subjects English Hindi
01 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometric/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics Download Download
02 Political Science Download Download
03 Philosophy Download Download
04 Psychology Download Download


Sociology Download Download
06 History Download Download
07 Anthropology Download Download
08 Commerce Download Download
09 Education Download Download
10 Social Work Download Download
11 Defence and Strategic Studies Download Download
12 Home Science Download Download
14 Public Administration Download Download
15 Population Studies Download Download
16 Music 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
18 Maithili Download Download
19 Bengali Download Download
20 Hindi Download
21 Kannada Download Download
22 Malayalam Download Download
23 Oriya Download Download
24 Punjabi Download Download
25 Sanskrit Download Download
26 Tamil Download Download
27 Telugu Download Download
28 Urdu Download Download
29 Arabic Download Download
30 English Download Download
31 Linguistics Download Download
32 Chinese Download Download
33 Dogri Download Download
34 Nepali Download Download
35 Manipuri Download Download
36 Assamese Download Download
37 Gujarati Download Download
38 Marathi Download Download
39 French (French Version) Download Download
40 Spanish Download Download
41 Russian Download Download
42 Persian Download Download
43 Rajasthani Download Download
44 German Download Download
45 Japanese Download Download
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. Download Download
47 Physical Education Download Download
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Download Download
50 Indian Culture Download Download
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Download Download
58 Law 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
67 Archaeology Download Download
68 Criminology Download Download
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Download Download
71 Folk Literature Download Download
72 Comparative 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
74 Women Studies Download Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Download Download
80 Geography Download Download
81 Social Medicine & Community Health Download Download
82 Forensic Science Download Download
83 Pali Download Download
84 Kashmiri Download Download
85 Konkani Download Download
87 Computer Science and Applications Download Download
88 Electronic Science Download
89 Environmental Sciences 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
91 Prakrit Download Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management. Download Download
94 Bodo Download
95 Santali Download
100 Yoga Download Download
101 Sindhi Download Download

Instructions For Filling Answer Sheet

The Answer Sheet used will be of special type which will be scanned on Optical Scanner. The following columns of the Answer Sheet are to be filled in neatly and accurately by the candidate with Blue/Black ball point pen only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

  • Roll Number
  • Name of the candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Center Number
  • Name of the Examination Center
  • Signature of the candidate

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