UGC NET Syllabus 2020 - Download Subject-wise Syllabus PDF for Paper 1 & 2
UGC NET Syllabus 2020 - University Grants Commission (UGC) released the updated syllabus of UGC NET 2020 for National Eligibility Test (NET). UGC NET determines eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both, in Indian Universities and Colleges. It consists of two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. UGC provides detailed UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper - 2 on its official website. The UGC NET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 is common for all candidates. For Paper 2, candidates have to choose one subject from a list of 101 subjects. UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2 is different for different subjects. Candidates must have complete knowledge of the syllabus of UGC NET 2020 before they start with their preparation.
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UGC NET 2020 Syllabus
Candidates must go through UGC NET Syllabus 2020 for both papers to know what they need to study. UGC NET is a computer-based test conducted for two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2 of objective-type multiple-choice questions. National Testing Agency (NTA) was supposed to conduct UGC NET 2020 from June 15 to June 20 in online mode. However, the exam has been postponed due to COVID19. The new date for the exam is from September 24 as it has been rescheduled due to clash with other exams on similar dates which were September 16-18 and from September 21-25. The result will be based on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-1 and Paper-2. NTA UGC NET 2020 ensures the minimum standards for the candidates in teaching professions and research. Let us understand UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in brief.
UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2020 tests the teaching and research ability of the candidate. It assesses candidates’ cognitive abilities, general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system and interaction between people, environment.
UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus is based on the subject selected by the candidate. It tests the candidate’s in-depth knowledge and expertise in the respective subject.
NTA has also provided some mock tests on its official website to give an idea of the syllabus and paper pattern to the candidates so that they can prepare the UGC NET Syllabus 2020 properly. There will be no break between Paper-I and Paper–II.
UGC NET 2020 Paper 1: Marking Scheme
UGC NET Paper 1 is the same and mandatory for all candidates. Paper 2 is different for different subjects.
UGC NET Paper 1 will have a total of 50 multiple choice questions
Each question will carry 2 marks
The UGC NET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 covers 10 units
5 questions will be asked from each unit (i.e 10 units X 5 questions = 50 questions)
UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1
Subject: General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude
The UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 tests the candidate’s teaching and research ability as well as aptitude of the candidate. The syllabus of UGC NET 2020 for Paper 1 is designed to test candidates’ cognitive abilities including comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The UGC NET syllabus 2020 also provides for testing candidates’ general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, the syllabus of UGC NET 2020 assesses if the candidate is aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.
The detailed UGC NET Paper I Syllabus 2020 is given in the table below to help the candidates clearly understand what all they need to study.
UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper I
Detailed UGC NET Paper I Syllabus 2020
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Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
People, Development and Environment
Higher Education System
UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2
UGC NET Paper 2 will be based on the subject chosen by the candidate.
- A total of 101 subjects are provided by the UGC.
- The candidate has to choose one subject from these 101 subjects.
- The Paper-2 will also consist of only objective type questions (MCQs).
The detailed UGC NET 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2 is provided at the official website.
UGC NET Syllabus 2020 - Paper II (Subject-wise)
Mass Communication & Journalism
Computer Science & Applications
To download the UGC NET syllabus 2020 for all the other subjects - Click Here. Now that you know all about the UGC NET Syllabus 2020, start your preparations and score well.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020
UGC NET will be conducted by National Testing Agency in the following UGC NET exam pattern:
Both Paper -1 and Paper -2 will be conducted in Online mode.
The questions will be objective-type in both Paper -1 and Paper -2.
Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will have 100 questions.
UGC NET 2020 Question Papers
The previous years papers are available on the official website of the UGC-NET.
UGC NET previous year papers are the best source of material for UGC-NET preparation. Solving them will give you an understanding of the exam pattern, difficulty level and popular topics in the exam paper.
The below table contains PDF files for the UGC NET previous year papers.
Dec 2018, Paper I (Paper II-English)
Dec 2018, Paper I (Paper II-Political Science)
June 2014 (Paper I, II and III)
December 2013 (Paper I, II and III)
September 2013 (Paper I, II and III)
December 2012 (Paper I, II and III)
June 2012 (Paper I, II and III)
December 2011 (Paper I, II and III)
June 2011 (Paper I, II and III)
December 2010 (Paper I, II and III)
June 2010 (Paper I, II and III)
December 2009 (Paper I, II and III)
June 2009 (Paper I, II and III)
UGC NET Admit Card 2020
National Testing Agency (NTA) had released UGC NET 2020 admit card online on official website ugcnet.nta.nic.in. To download the admit card of UGC NET 2020, candidates had to log in using their application number and date of birth. It was mandatory to carry the printout of their admit card along with a valid photo ID (Voter ID card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Passport) to the examination centre on the exam day.
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Questions related to UGC NET
sir is there available previous year question papers of NET of history subject
Hello dear student
Please visit the link for downloading the previous year question papers 2020, 2019 , 2018 and 2017. and also you can find all details and updates of examination.
If still have any queries than please post your queries our experts definitely help you.
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are civil engineering students eligible for ugc net environmental science
The eligibility of ugc net says that students must select the test for the subject that they have studied in their post graduation. So first you need to do post graduation, undergraduates are not eligible for ugc net. So if you complete your post graduation in civil engineering, (you would get various subjects to choose from : Chemical Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Mathematical Science, Physical Science etc.) Then you will be eligible for ugc net.
For more info you can visit the following link:
Am i eligible for UGC NET Environment science after completing Msc.Wildlife Science?
The basic eligibility criteria for applying for UGC NET Environmental Science is that the candidate must have completed bachelors degree with 55% aggregate marks for unreserved candidate and 50% aggregate marks for reserved candidate in a relevant field.
Hence, you can apply too.
I am a working professional with 17yrs of experience in Advertising sales.I have done MBA in Marketing. Is it advisable to go for UGC NET at the agenof 43? what are the prospect of qualifying UGC Net for me.Please guide. please
As per required UGC NET 2020 education qualification, candidates possessing a post-graduate degree with 55% marks are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates should not be more than 30 years in age for JRF but there is no age restriction to apply for the post of Assistant Professor.
Eligibility criteria for UGC net exam is
- Master’s Degree holders with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for reserved candidates) can register for the exam.
- Students in the final year of the master’s program or waiting for its result can also apply for the exam.
- Ph.D. degree holders who completed their master’s degree before September 19, 1991 will be given a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks.
- Applicants must not be more than 30 years of age as on June 1, 2020 to apply for Junior Research Fellowship.
- SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender and Women candidates are given an age relaxation of up to 5 years.
You can refer to this link for more information about the course.
Hope this helps!!!
can i be eligible for ugc net environment science after m.sc. chemistry
A candidate is eligible for appearing for UGC NET only if :-
- You must have completed your post graduation in any stream with an aggregate of 55% without rounding off.
- You should not be more than 30 years in age for JRF but there is no age restriction to apply for the post of Assistant Professor.
- 50% aggregate marks (without rounding off) in master’s degree or equivalent degree for all 81 subjects - for ST/SC/OBC/ PWD/Transgender candidates.
You can apply for the NTA NET Exam only for the subject in which you have completed your master’s degree/equivalent.But in case, the subject is not on the list, you may apply for the related subject.
You can refer to this link for more information about the course.
Hope this helps!!