UGC NET Syllabus 2021 [All Subjects] – Download Free PDF

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
Paper II
Number of Questions 150
Time Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking No
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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
Total 150 300

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:

Sections Questions Marks
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
Total 50 100

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

  1. Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
  2. Learner’s characteristics;
  3. Factors affecting teaching;
  4. Methods of teaching;
  5. Teaching aids;
  6. Evaluation systems.

II. Research Aptitude

  1. Research: Meaning, characteristics and types;
  2. Steps of research
  3. Methods of research;
  4. Research Ethics;
  5. Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium
  6. 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)

  1. Number series; letter series; codes;
  2. Relationships; classification.

VI. Logical Reasoning

  1. Understanding the structure of arguments;
  2. Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
  3. Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy;
  4. Verbal classification;
  5. Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship;
  6. Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.

VII. Data Interpretation

  1. Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
  2. Quantitative and qualitative data;
  3. Graphical representation and mapping of data.

VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  1. ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
  2. General abbreviations and terminology;
  3. Basics of internet and e-mailing.

IX. People and Environment

  1. People and environment interaction;
  2. Sources of pollution;
  3. Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
  4. 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:

Code Subject English Hindi
1 Economics /
Rural Economics /Co-operation /
Demography / Development Planning/
Development Studies /
Applied Economics/
Development Eco./
Business Economics
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2 Political Science Download Download
3 Philosophy Download Download
4 Psychology Download Download
5 Sociology Download Download
6 History Download Download
7 Anthropology Download Download
8 Commerce Download Download
9 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)
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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/
Non Formal Education.
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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
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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/
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71 Folk Literature Download Download
72 Comparative Literature Download Download
73 Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/
Sidhanta Jyotish/
Navya Vyakarna/
Navya Nyaya/
Sankhya Yoga/
Tulanatmaka Darsan/
Shukla Yajurveda/
Madhav Vedant/
Puranotihasa /Agama).
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74 Women Studies Download Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/
Sculpture Graphics/
Applied Art/History of Art)
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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.
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91 Prakrit Download Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management.
94 Bodo Download
95 Santali Download
100 Yoga Download Download
101 Sindhi Download Download

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