UGC NET: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

By Mabel Tony
Updated on: Jul 15, 2022 | icon

UGC NET Exam Pattern Highlights

UGC NET exam consists of two papers (Paper I, II) that are conducted in two sessions. Both examinations are conducted online and consist of objective types questions. The details of paper 1 and paper 2 are given below.  

   UGC NET Paper-1 Highlights                                                                        UGC NET Paper-2 Highlights

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2020

*A uniform marking scheme is followed in the exam i.e. you will get two marks for each correct answer on Paper I & Paper II.

*There is no negative marking for incorrect answers as per the revised exam pattern of UGC NET exam.

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper- I

Paper- I exam aims to assess teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test general awareness, reasoning ability, comprehension and divergent thinking of the candidate.It will have a total of 50 multiple choice questions, 5 each from the following 10 topics:

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper-II

Paper-II will have a total of 100 multiple choice questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. It tests the candidate’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in the respective subject.

UGC NET Syllabus

You can get the latest syllabus of UGC - NET from the website : Syllabus

Subjects for UGC NET examination are given below.

UGC NET Subject Subject Codes
General paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper-1) 00
Economics/Rural Economics/Cooperation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics 01
Political Science 02
Philosophy 03
Psychology 04
Sociology 05
History 06
Anthropology 07
Commerce 08
Education 09
Social Work 10
Defence and Strategic Studies 11
Home Science 12
Public Administration 14
Population Studies 15
Music 16
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management) 17
Maithili 18
Bengali 19
Hindi 20
Kannada 21
Malayalam 22
Oriya 23
Punjabi 24
Sanskrit 25
Tamil 26
Telugu 27
Arabic 29
English 30
Linguistics 31
Chinese 32
Dogri 33
Nepali 34
Manipuri 35
Assamese 36
Gujarati 37
Marathi 38
French (French Version) 39
Spanish 40
Russian 41
Persian 42
Rajasthani 43
German 44
Japanese 45
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education 46
Physical Education 47
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 49
Indian Culture 50
Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management 55
Law 58
Library and Information Science 59
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 60
Comparative Study of Religions 62
Mass Communication and Journalism 63
Performing Art - Dance/ Drama/ Theatre 65
Museology & Conservation 66
Archaeology 67
Criminology 68
Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature 70
Folk Literature 71
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) 73
Women Studies 74
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture/ Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art) 79
Geography 80
Social Medicine & Community Health 81
Forensic Science 82
Pali 83
Kashmiri 84
Konkani 85
Computer Science and Applications 87
Electronic Science 88
Environmental Sciences 89
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 90
Prakrit 91
Human Rights and Duties 92
Tourism Administration and Management 93
Bodo 94
Santali 95
Yoga 100
Sindhi 101

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Mabel Tony Mabel Tony is a M.Com, MBA Post Graduate specialised in Finance and HR.

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