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UGC NET Syllabus 2024, Download UGC NET Subject-wise Syllabus PDF here

UGC NET Syllabus 2024, Download UGC NET Subject-wise Syllabus PDF here

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Jun 10, 2024 10:49 AM IST | #UGC NET
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National Testing Agency has provided the UGC NET syllabus 2024 in its official notification for June 2024 session. The UGC NET 2024 syllabus PDF can be downloaded at ugcnet.nta.ac.in. Candidates are recommended to refer the UGC NET 2024 syllabus before starting the exam preparation. Candidates who are going to appear in the UGC NET exam are advised to check the syllabus PDF to know the subjects, topics, and sub-topics on which the question paper is based.

The syllabus of the examination is released along with the UGC NET 2024 exam pattern. As per the exam pattern, there are two papers in the NET exam. Paper 1 of the UGC NET exam is the same for all the candidates while paper 2 is optional and candidates can check and pick the subject as per their choice. There are a total of 83 subjects to choose from in Paper 2. Hindu Studies and Indian Knowledge System are the two subjects that have been newly added from previous session.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

For both papers, applicants must go through the UGC NET Syllabus 2024 pdf to know all the important topics. The aggregate performance will be based on the marks scored separately in Paper 1 and Paper 2. Let us understand UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in brief.

  • UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024 tests the teaching and research ability of the candidate. It assesses candidates’ cognitive abilities, general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system and interaction between people, and the environment.

  • The UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus is focused on the subject of the candidate's choice. It measures the in-depth knowledge and expertise of the applicant in the respective subject.

NTA also provides UGC NET 2024 mock tests based on the syllabus and the previous year question papers. The UGC NET mock tests will help you to understand the preparation level.

UGC NET 2024 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 2024 for Paper 1 covers 10 units.

  • 5 questions will be asked from each unit (i.e. 10 units X 5 questions = 50 questions).

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UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

Subject: General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

The UGC NET syllabus paper 1 for tests the candidate’s teaching and research ability as well as the aptitude of the candidate. The syllabus of UGC NET 2024 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 2024 also provides for testing candidates’ general awareness of teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, the UGC NET syllabus assesses if the candidate is aware of the interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

The detailed UGC NET Paper I Syllabus 2024 is given in the table below to help the candidates clearly understand what they need to study.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper I

S.No.

Unit

Detailed UGC NET Paper I Syllabus 2024

1

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.

2

Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivist 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.

3

Comprehension

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

4

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.

5

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.).

6

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, and 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), Hetvabhasa (fallacies of inference).

7

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.

8

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.

9

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.

10

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.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

UGC NET Paper 2 is based on the subject chosen by the candidate.

  • A total of 83 subjects are provided by the UGC.

  • The candidate has to choose one subject from these 83 subjects.

  • Paper-2 will also consist of only objective-type questions (MCQs).

The detailed UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2 is provided on the official website.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 - Paper II (Subject-Wise)

Download the UGC NET exam syllabus for all the other subjects here. Candidates must choose Paper II as per their subject in post-graduation.

All UGC NET Paper 2 Optional Subjects

From the following table, candidates can check the UGC NET Paper 2 2024 optional subjects.

UGC NET Paper 2 Optional Subjects

Subject CodeSubjectsUGC NET syllabus in EnglishUGC NET syllabus in Hindi

1

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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3

Philosophy

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4

Psychology

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5

Sociology

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6

History

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7

Anthropology

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8

Commerce

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9

Education

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10

Social Work

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11

Defence and Strategic Studies

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12

Home Science

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14

Public Administration

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15

Population Studies

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16

Music

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17

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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21

Kannada

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22

Malayalam

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23

Oriya

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24

Punjabi

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25

Sanskrit

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26

Tamil

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27

Telugu

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28

Urdu

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29

Arabic

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30

English

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31

Linguistics

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32

Chinese

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33

Dogri

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34

Nepali

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35

Manipuri

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36

Assamese

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37

Gujarati

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38

Marathi

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39

French (French Version)

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40

Spanish

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41

Russian

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42

Persian

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43

Rajasthani

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44

German

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45

Japanese

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46

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

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47

Physical Education

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49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

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50

Indian Culture

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55

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

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58

Law

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59

Library and Information Science

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60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

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62

Comparative Study of Religions

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63

Mass Communication and Journalism

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65

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

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66

Museology & Conservation

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67

Archaeology

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68

Criminology

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70

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

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71

Folk Literature

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72

Comparative Literature

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73

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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74

Women Studies

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79

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

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80

Geography

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81

Social Medicine & Community Health

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82

Forensic Science

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83

Pali

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84

Kashmiri

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85

Konkani

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87

Computer Science and Applications

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88

Electronic Science

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Environmental Sciences

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90

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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91

Prakrit

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92

Human Rights and Duties

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93

Tourism Administration and Management.

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Bodo


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Santali


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Yoga

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101

Sindhi

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102

Hindu Studies

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

UGC NET exam is conducted by National Testing Agency in the following exam pattern:

  • Both Paper -1 and Paper - 2 are conducted in Online mode.

  • The questions are objective-type in both Paper - 1 and Paper - 2.

  • Paper 1 has 50 questions and Paper 2 has 100 questions.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024: Toppers Tips

  • Analyzing the UGC NET Syllabus is very very important
  • Solve previous years UGC NET question papers to get an idea about the pattern of questions asked in the last few years.
  • Focus topic wise on each unit of the syllabus
  • Don't ignore current affairs related to UGC NET Syllabus
  • Read the headlines and collect the facts. To crack the exam, you need fact-based knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge.
  • Maintain consistency in studies

UGC NET 2024 Question Papers

The previous year's papers are available on the official website of the UGC-NET. UGC NET previous year papers are the best source of material for the preparation. Solving them will give you an understanding of the UGC NET 2024 exam pattern, difficulty level and popular topics in the exam paper.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will the UGC NET 2024 notification be released?

The UGC NET 2024 notification for June 2024 cycle was released on April 20, 2024.

2. Can I appear for two subjects in UGC NET 2024?

No, candidates need to apply for the subjects in which they have a postgraduate degree. The minimum eligibility criteria of UGC NET is to have a master's degree.

3. How can I prepare for the UGC NET 2024 exam?

Candidates can plan the study as per preparation tips and UGC NET syllabus.

4. Is the UGC NET syllabus updated every year?

No, UGC NET syllabus 2024 is almost the same every year. However, candidates are advised to check the syllabus of UGC NET 2024 thoroughly for any update.

5. Are the UGC NET syllabus 2024 for both the papers different?

Yes, UGC NET syllabus both the papers are different. Check the above article for details about the syllabus of UGC NET 2024.

6. Where can I check the NET JRF syllabus?

The NET JRF syllabus is available on the official brochure. Aspirants can check the UGC NET JRF syllabus on the official website.

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