UGC NET Management 2021 – Updated Syllabus, Books, Study Materials and Previous year Papers

UGC NET Management Exam 2020

UGC NET Management 2021: NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts the UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) Exam for determining the eligibility of the Indian Nationals and aspirants for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research fellows.

Out of all the 101 subjects included in UGC NET, Management is one of them.

There are two papers for UGC NET Management – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Management studies is divided into four major categories:

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Plan and Feasibility Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management, Concept & Functions

You can check the complete guide for UGC NET Management from this article.

UGC NET Management Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before applying for the exam, you should know the UGC NET Eligibility for the Management exam. You must fulfill the eligibility criteria to fill the online application form.

Here you can check essential NET Eligibility Criteria in terms of Educational Qualification, Age Limit.

UGC NET Management Educational Qualification

For appearing in UGC NET Management Exam, the candidates must make sure that their PG Degree is related to Management or related subjects.

Categories Educational Qualification
General (UR) Aspirants 55% in Post-Graduation or Equivalent Degree
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgenders Aspirants 50% in Post-Graduation or Equivalent Degree
PhD Degree Holders (who have completed PG before 19th Sept’1991) 5% Relaxation in Percentage

UGC NET Management Age Limit

Categories Age Limit Criteria
General (UR) Aspirants Not more than 30 Years (For JRF only)
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgenders Aspirants 30 Years + 5 Years’ Relaxation
L.L.M. Degree Holders 30 years + 3 Years’ Relaxation

There would be no upper age limit for Assistant Professors.

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UGC NET Management Syllabus 2021 (Updated)

UGC NET Exam, the exam which tests the eligibility of Indian Nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ both in Indian Universities and Colleges.

Before starting a complete guide on UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for Management, you should have an overview of the exam.

UGC NET 2021 Exam Overview

Here you can check the UGC NET exam overview:

Exam Name University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test
Commonly known as UGC NET Exam
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National
Official Website
Periodicity Twice in a year (June and December)
Conducted for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professorship
Mode of Exam Computer-based Test (Online mode)
Medium English or Hindi
NET Application fees  Gen – ₹1000, OBC/ EWS- ₹500, SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender – ₹250
UGC NET Helpdesk 8076535482, 7703859909 |,

UGC NET 2021 Important Dates

Here you can check important dates for UGC NET 2021 Exam

Events Dates 2021 
June Session 2020 (Announced) December Session 2020 (May 2021 Exam)
UGC NET 2021 Notification 16th March 2020 2nd Feb 2021
Release of Online Application 16th March 2020 2nd Feb 2021
Last date to fill online application 30th June 2020 2nd March 2021
Last date of application fee payment 30th June 2020 3rd March 2021
Correction starts 6th July to 20th July 2020 Yet to Announce
Correction re-started 1st September 2020
Availability of Admit card August 2020 April 2021
UGC NET 2021 Exam 16th-18th & 21st-25th September 2020  2nd May 2021 to 17th May 2021
Release of Answer Key September/ October 2020 July 2021
Announcement of Results October 2020 July 2021

UGC NET Management Syllabus 2021 In English

Here you can check the latest UGC NET Syllabus For Management 2021 for English Medium.

Subject: Management

Code No.: 88

Unit–I: Marketing

  • Management: Concept, Process, Theories and Approaches, Management Roles
  • and Skills
  • Functions: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Coordinating and Controlling.
  • Communication: Types, Process, and Barriers.
  • Decision Making: Concept, Process, Techniques, and Tools
  • Organization Structure and Design: Centralisation, Decentralisation, and Span of Control, Types, Authority, Responsibility
  • Managerial Economics: Concept & Importance
  • Demand analysis Utility Analysis, Indifference Curve, Elasticity & Forecasting
  • Market Structures: Market Classification & Price Determination
  • National Income: Concept, Types and Measurement
  • Inflation: Concept, Types and Measurement, Business Ethics & CSR, Ethical Issues & Dilemma, Corporate Governance, Value-Based Organisation

Unit–II: Organizational Behaviour

  • Organizational Behaviour: Its Significance & Theories
  • Individual Behaviour: Personality, Attitude, Perception, Values, Learning and
  • Motivation
  • Group Behaviour: Team Building, Leadership, Interpersonal Behaviour & Transactional Analysis, Group Dynamics, Organizational Culture & Climate, Workforce Diversity & Cross Culture Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Justice and Whistle Blowing, Emotions and Stress Management
  • Human Resource Management: Concept, Perspectives, Influences and
  • Recent Trends, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment, and Selection, Induction, Training and Development, Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, and Compensation Management

Unit–III: Competency Mapping

  • Competency Mapping & Balanced Scoreboard
  • Career Planning and Development
  • Strategic Role of Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Talent Management & Skill Development
  • Employee Engagement & Work-Life Balance
  • Organization Development, Change & OD Interventions
  • Industrial Relations: Disputes & Grievance Management, Labour Welfare and
  • Social Security
  • Trade Union & Collective Bargaining
  • International Human Resource Management: HR Challenge of International, Business, Green HRM

Unit– IV: Accounting Principles and Standards

  • Accounting Principles and Standards, Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Financial Statement Analysis, Ratio Analysis, Funds Flow and Cash Flow
  • Analysis, DuPont Analysis, Preparation of Cost Sheet, Marginal Costing, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Standard Costing & Variance Analysis, Financial Management, Concept & Functions
  • Capital Structure: Theories, Cost of Capital, Sources, and Finance; Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Types and Process, Zero base Budgeting
  • Leverages: Operating, Financial and Combined Leverages, EBIT–EPS, Analysis, Financial Breakeven Point & Indifference Level.

Unit–V: Value & Returns

  • Value & Returns: Time Preference for Money, Valuation of Bonds and Shares,
  • Risk and Returns; Capital Budgeting: Nature of Investment, Evaluation, Comparison of Methods;
  • Risk and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Dividend: Theories and Determination
  • Mergers and Acquisition: Corporate Restructuring, Value Creation, Merger
  • Negotiations, Leveraged Buyouts, Takeover
  • Portfolio Management: CAPM, APT
  • Derivatives: Options, Option Payoffs, Option Pricing, Forward Contracts &
  • Future Contracts
  • Working Capital Management: Determinants, Cash, Inventory, Receivables and
  • Payables Management, Factoring
  • International Financial Management, Foreign exchange market

Unit–VI: Strategic Management

  • Strategic Management: Its Concept, Process, Decision & Types
  • Strategic Analysis: External Analysis, PEST, Porter’s Approach to industry
  • analysis, Internal Analysis: Resource-Based Approach, Value Chain Analysis
  • Strategy Formulation: SWOT Analysis, Corporate Strategy – Growth, Stability,
  • Retrenchment, Integration and Diversification, Business Portfolio Analysis – BCG,
  • GE Business Model, Ansoff’s Product-Market Growth Matrix
  • Strategy Implementation: Challenges of Change, Developing Programs
  • Mckinsey 7s Framework
  • Marketing: Concept, Orientation, Trends and Tasks, Customer Value and
  • Satisfaction
  • Market Segmentation, Positioning and Targeting
  • Product and Pricing Decision: Product Mix, Product Life Cycle, New Product
  • development, Pricing: Types and Strategies
  • Place and promotion decision: Marketing channels and value networks, VMS,
  • IMC, Advertising and Sales promotion

Unit–VII: Consumer and Industrial Buying Behaviour

  • Theories and Models of Consumer
  • Behavior
  • Service Marketing: Managing Service Quality and Brands, Marketing Strategies
  • of Service Firms Customer Relationship Marketing: Relationship Building, Strategies, Values and Process
  • Brand Management: Role of Brands, Brand Equity, Equity Models, Developing
  • a Branding Strategy; Brand Name Decisions, Brand Extensions, and Loyalty
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Drivers, Value creation, Supply Chain
  • Design, Designing and Managing Sales Force, Personal Selling 
  • Retail Marketing: Recent Trends in India, Types of Retail Outlets.
  • Emerging Trends in Marketing: Concept of e-Marketing, Direct Marketing,
  • Digital Marketing and Green Marketing
  • International Marketing: Entry Mode Decisions, Planning Marketing Mix for
  • International Markets

Unit–VIII – Statistics for Management

  • Statistics for Management: Concept, Measures Of Central Tendency and
  • Dispersion, Probability Distribution: Binominal, Poison, Normal and Exponential, Data Collection & Questionnaire Design
  • Sampling: Concept, Process, and Techniques
  • Hypothesis Testing: Procedure; T, Z, F, Chi-square tests
  • Correlation and Regression Analysis
  • Operations Management: Role and Scope
  • Operation Research: Transportation, Queuing Decision Theory, PERT / CPM
  • Facility Location and Layout: Site Selection and Analysis, Layout – Design and
  • Process
  • Enterprise Resource Planning: ERP Modules, ERP implementation; Scheduling; Loading, Sequencing, and Monitoring; Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control, Quality Circles, Total Quality
  • Management: KAIZEN, Benchmarking, Six Sigma; ISO 9000 Series Standards

Unit–IX: International Business

  • International Business: Managing Business in Globalization Era; Theories of International Trade; Balance of payment 
  • Foreign Direct Investment: Benefits and Costs; Multilateral regulation of Trade and Investment under WTO; International Trade Procedures and Documentation; EXIM Policies
  • Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Knowledge Management: Concepts
  • Managing Technological Change
  • Role of International Financial Institutions: IMF and World Bank
  • Information Technology: Use of Computers in Management Applications; MIS,
  • DSS, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

Unit–X: Entrepreneurship Development

  • Entrepreneurship Development: Its Concept, Types, Theories, and Process, Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies
  • Innovations in Business: Types of Innovations, Creating and Identifying, Women Entrepreneurship and Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship: Concept and Process, Opportunities, Screening of Business Ideas
  • Business Plan and Feasibility Analysis: Concept and Process of Technical,
  • Market and Financial Analysis; Micro and Small Scale Industries in India; Role of Government in Promoting SSI
  • Sickness in Small Industries: Reasons and Rehabilitation
  • Institutional Finance to Small Industries: Financial Institutions, Commercial
  • Banks, Cooperative Banks, Micro Finance 

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UGC NET Management Syllabus 2021 In Hindi

Here you can check the latest UGC NET Syllabus For Home Science 2020 for English Medium.


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UGC NET Management Exam Pattern 2021

UGC NET Management Exam has two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

Here you can take a look at the major highlights of both the papers of the UGC NET Management 2021 Exam.


UGC NET Management Paper-I Overview

UGC NET Management Paper-II Overview

Exam mode



Exam duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of paper

Common for all candidates

Subject-specific questions

Total questions



Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks



Marking scheme

+2 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

+2 for correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi

English and Hindi

Other Key points about UGC NET Management Exam Pattern 2021:

  • For each correct response, the candidate will get 2 marks.
  •  There is no negative marking for an incorrect response.
  • No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/ Marked for Review.
  • If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit. Only for dropped question(s), if any, marks will be given to all the candidates.

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UGC NET Management Books and Study Material For Aspirants:

Here you can check the important books to prepare NET Management Exam.

NET Management Books


About the Book

Marketing Management

Philip Kotler

The book for Marketing Management, this is an essential part of UGC NET Management study material for the preparation. The concepts and content are genuine and relevant

Organizational Behavior

Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge

This edition is updated and the most recent one in organizational behavior topic. The content is updated from time to time.

Financial Management

I.M. Pandey

This one is compiled by the author of a top IIM institute in India. This book offers great clarity on the topics given for the UGC NET Management syllabus in 2020. 

Indian Economy

Mishra & Puri


This book covers important current issues like Direct Benefit Transfer, Farmers suicide, New Economic Policy of India and more. 

Modern Microeconomics

A. Koutsoyiannis

The topics in this book are explained clearly and even the Hindi medium students can understand the book. 

Human Resource Management

Reetu Dogra

This book is wholly based on the latest syllabus of NTA UGC NET Management. Electives are also given in this book. 

Previous year papers of UGC-NET on Management

R. Gupta’s

This book has been divided into 10 Chapters namely; Marketing management, Managerial Economics,Production Management, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Advance Statistics & MIS, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy, Business Ethics and Electives 4 electives.

You can download the various UGC NET study materials from below.

UGC NET Management Cutoffs

Before refering the above guide, you must set your targeted score. Get an idea through the following table of UGC NET Management Previous Year Cut offs.

Subject code Category Total seats / cutoff marks (JRF & Lect.) Total seats /cutoff marks (Lect.)
017 Un-Reserved 64/68.00 971/60.00
017 OBC (NCL) 41/63.33 535/53.33
017 SC 20/61.33 295/50.67
017 ST 6/62.00 80/49.33
017 PWD VI 1/60.67 14/49.33
017 PWD HI 1/57.33 11/38.67
017 PWD LM 2/67.33 12/50.67
017 PWD OD & AO 12/54.00 5/37.33

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