UGC NET Syllabus 2021 [All Subjects] – Download Free PDF , UGC NET Syllabus 2021 , UGC NET exam pattern comprises information on mode of exam, test language, type of questions, marks allotted to each question or section, etc. This year, the NTA (National Testing Agency) will conduct the UGC NET 2021 exam. The first UGC NET exam will take place on 2nd May 2021.
UGC NET Syllabus 2021 Overview
Before getting into the details of the NET Exam Syllabus, let us have a look at the overview of UGC NET exam mentioned below:
|Name of the Exam||National Eligibility Test (NET)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency of the Exam||Twice a Year|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Number of Papers||Paper I
|Number of Questions||150|
|Time Duration||3 hours|
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021
The UGC NET 2021 Syllabus of Paper I consists of Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Reasoning (including Mathematics), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), People & Environment, and Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration
In Paper II, candidates have to select any 1 subject (out of 81 subjects). UGC NET Exam tests the eligibility of Indian Nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian Universities and Colleges.
The UGC NET exam pattern for Paper-I and Paper-II is as under:
|Paper||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
|Paper-I: General Aptitude||50||100|
|Paper-II: Subject Selected by Candidates||100||200|
Quick Note: The total time duration to complete the test is 3 hours (for both Paper I & II). There is no break between the papers and the exam will be back to back for both papers.
UGC NET Syllabus For Paper I
The UGC NET Paper I Syllabus is intended to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of candidates. Paper I exam is common to all applicants and it tests reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Go through the exam pattern of UGC NET Paper 1 mentioned below:
|Part I: Teaching Aptitude||5||10|
|Part II: Research Aptitude||5||10|
|Part III: Reading Comprehension||5||10|
|Part IV: Communication||5||10|
|Part V: Reasoning (including Maths)||5||10|
|Part VI: Logical Reasoning||5||10|
|Part VII: Data Interpretation||5||10|
|Part VIII: Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||5||10|
|Part IX: People & Environment||5||10|
|Part X: Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration||5||10|
The main objective is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. The test aims at assessing the teaching and research aptitude. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning.
The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness of teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, they should be aware of the interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.
Here is the detailed UGC NET 2021 Paper I Syllabus:
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.
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;
- Venn 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, Polity 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, institutions and their interactions.
UGC NET Syllabus For Paper II
Candidates can check the UGC NET 2021 Syllabus for Paper II:
|No. of Subjects||81 (Candidates need to choose from these)|
|Type of Questions||Objective MCQs (All questions are compulsory)|
|No. of Questions||100 Questions|
|Mark for each Question||2 marks|
|Total Marks||200 marks|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
A total of 81 subjects are included in the UGC NET Paper II exam. Download UGC NET syllabus PDF for Paper II from the tabular column given below:
Rural Economics /Co-operation /
Demography / Development Planning/
Development Studies /
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies||Download||Download|
(including Business Admn. Mgt./
Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./
Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./
Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./
|39||French (French Version)||Download||Download|
Non Formal Education.
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Download||Download|
Labour and Social Welfare/
Human Resource Management
|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/
|73||Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/
Applied Art/History of Art)
|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.
|92||Human Rights and Duties||Download||Download|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management.||–||–|
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