UGC NET Syllabus 2021 (Updated)| New NET Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus 2020

UGC NET syllabus 2021 mainly includes two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Although the syllabus for UGC NET has been revised still there are no major changes to be expected in the UGC NET syllabus.

While the UGC NET syllabus 2021 for Paper 1 tests research aptitude, comprehension, teaching and reasoning ability, divergent thinking and general awareness, UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus comprises on the subject chosen by the candidate.

UGC NET exam papers determine the 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 fellow. And a total of 81 subjects are included in the UGC NET syllabus. 

Updated UGC NET Syllabus 2021

This year, UGC NET will be conducted from May 02, 2021. 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 UGC NET Syllabus of Paper 1 and all 81 NET subjects for Paper 2. 

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 2021

UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus 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 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 centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line 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 be given. Questions be 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, 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 use for establishing 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 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 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 programmes 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.

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UGC NET Exam Pattern Paper 1

You can see that UGC NET Paper 1 has 50 Multiple Choice Questions for 100 marks. You will get 2marks for per correct answer.

Here is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2021 Paper 1:

Sections (MCQ) 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
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UGC NET Syllabus For Paper 2 2021

There are 81 subjects for attending the Paper 2 UGC NET 2021 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

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Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

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Political Science

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03

Philosophy

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04

Psychology

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05

Sociology

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06

History

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Anthropology

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08

Commerce

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09

Education

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Social Work

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11

Defence and Strategic Studies

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12

Home Science

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Public Administration

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Population Studies

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Music

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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

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19

Bengali

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Hindi

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Kannada

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Malayalam

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23

Oriya

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24

Punjabi

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25

Sanskrit

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Tamil

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Telugu

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28

Urdu

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Arabic

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English

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Linguistics

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Chinese

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Dogri

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Nepali

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Manipuri

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Assamese

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Gujarati

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Marathi

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French (French Version)

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French (English Version)

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Spanish

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Russian

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Persian

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Rajasthani

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German

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Japanese

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46

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.

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Physical Education

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49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

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Indian Culture

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Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

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Law

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Library and Information Science

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60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

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Comparative Study of Religions

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Mass Communication and Journalism

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Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre

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Museology & Conservation

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Archaeology

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Criminology

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Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

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Folk Literature

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Comparative Literature

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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).

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Women Studies

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Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

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Geography

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Social Medicine & Community Health

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Forensic Science

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Pali

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Kashmiri

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Konkani

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Computer Science and Applications

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Electronic Science

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Environmental Sciences

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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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Prakrit

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Human Rights and Duties

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Tourism Administration and Management.

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BODO

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Yoga

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Sindhi

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UGC NET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Here is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2021 Paper II:

Paper-II has only Selected Subject out of 81 subjects
Type of Questions Objective MCQs (All questions are compulsory)
Np. of Questions 100 Questions
Mark for 1 Question 2 marks
Total Marks 200 marks
Exam Duration 2 hours

Important Points about UGC NET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

  • 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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