UGC NET Syllabus 2023 (Updated) | New NET Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus


UGC NET syllabus 2023 mainly includes two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Although the syllabus for UGC NET Exam has been revised still there are no major changes to be expected in the UGC NET syllabus.

UGC NET exam papers determine the candidate’s in-depth knowledge of the candidate along with their expertise on the given subject. NTA UGC NET is conducted for various posts of assistant professors and junior research fellows. And a total of 81 subjects are included in the UGC NET syllabus. Read the below article for the complete UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 & Paper 2.

Updated UGC NET Syllabus 2023

The mode of UGC NET will be online which is again easier for the aspirants. In order to prepare better and give a proper idea of the syllabus and paper pattern, NTA has also released Mock Tests for the examination on its official website.

NTA has revised the UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 and all 81 NET subjects for Paper 2. 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023 pdf

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023 pdf is common and compulsory for every candidate. Paper 1 will have 50 questions worth 100 marks. Paper 1 syllabus has 10 units and exactly 5 questions will be asked from each unit.

Here you can check the UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2023 pdf for English Medium.

Unit-I Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective), Characteristics, and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive), Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher-centered vs. Learner-centered methods; Offline vs. Online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, and ICT based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

You can check the list of UGC NET Teaching Aptitude Notes from the below links.

 Unit-II Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post- positivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, and Quantitative methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.

You can check the list of UGC NET Research Aptitude Notes from the below links.

Unit-III Comprehension  

  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.

You can check the list of UGC NET Comprehension Notes from the below links.

Unit-IV Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society.

You can check the list of UGC NET Communication Notes from the below links.

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes, and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.).

You can check the list of UGC NET Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude Notes from the below links.

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations, and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication), and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

You can check the list of UGC NET Logical Reasoning Notes from the below links.

Unit-VII Data Interpretation 

  • Sources, acquisition, and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart, and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.

You can check the list of UGC NET Data Interpretation Notes from the below links.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance.

You can check the list of UGC NET Information and Communication Technology Notes from the below links.

Unit-IX People, Development, and Environment  

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional, and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • 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.

You can check the list of UGC NET People And Environment Notes from the below links.

Unit-X Higher Education System  

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional, and Non-conventional learning programs in India.
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.

You can check the list of UGC NET Higher Education System Notes from the below links.

Download Paper 1 UGC NET Syllabus 2023 PDF


UGC NET Syllabus For Paper 2 2023

There are 81 subjects for attending the Paper 2 UGC NET 2023 Exam. One who clears Paper 1 will be attending Paper 2 by Choosing one of the Subjects among 81 according to the basis of his/her post Graduation.

UGC NET Syllabus In Hindi & English For Paper 2

Here is the detailed UGC NET Syllabus In Hindi & English For Paper 2

Code Subject UGC NET Syllabus For Paper 2 in English UGC NET Syllabus For Paper 2 in 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 Defense 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 Admin. 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/
Labor 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,
Southeast 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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Must-Know: UGC NET Exam Pattern For Paper 1 & Paper 2

UGC NET Exam conducted by NTA consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2 which are conducted successively. Although the total time given for the papers is 3 hours, candidates are free to finish the paper according to their own timelines.

We have covered the complete guide on UGC NET Syllabus 2023. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

FAQs- UGC NET Syllabus 2023

What is the syllabus of UGC NET?

The syllabus for the UGC NET exam includes all the topics that candidates need to prepare for paper-I and -II.

Who prescribes the UGC NET syllabus?

The University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribes an NTA NET syllabus for all papers and subjects.

Where can I check the UGC NET 2023 syllabus?

You can check the UGC NET syllabus 2023 from the above article.

For how many subjects is the UGC NET exam conducted?

The UGC NET exam is held for a total of 81 subjects.

What is the weightage of paper-I and -II?

UGC NET paper-I is 100 marks and paper-II is 200 marks.

Is the UGC NET syllabus for paper-I and -II the same?

No, the syllabus for both papers is different. The paper-I of the UGC NET exam contains questions from subjects such as Teaching Aptitude, and so on. On the other hand, Paper II contains questions on the subject chosen by the candidate.

What is the mode of Exam for UGC NET?

UGC NET Exam is conducted in online mode (computer-based test) 

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