UGC NET Syllabus 2020 PDF | UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 PDF | UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 PDF | UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 PDF | UGC NET Exam Pattern

Organization Name National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Name UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
Category Entrance Exams
Sub Category Science Entrance Exams, Commerce Entrance Exams
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UGC NET Exam Pattern



Number of Questions (All are compulsory)



(No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2)




1 Hour




2 Hours




3 Hours

UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

Paper 1

Subjects Sub-Topics
Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, Characteristics, and Types
  • Methods of Research
  • Paper, Article, Workshop, Seminar, Conference, and Symposium
  • Steps of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format
Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching: Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements
  • Evaluation Systems
  • Factors Affecting Teaching
  • Learner’s Characteristics
  • Teaching Aids
  • Methods of Teaching
   Reading Comprehension
  • Comprehensive Passage
  • Set of Associated Questions
Reasoning (Including Mathematics)
  • Number Series
  • Letter Series
  • Codes
  • Classification
  • Relationship
  • Communication Nature
  • Types of Communication
  • Characteristics
  • Barriers
  • Effective Classroom Communication
Logical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Multi-Diagrammatic Relationship
  • Understanding the Structure of Arguments
  • Verbal Analogies: Word Analogy — Applied Analogy
  • Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Verbal Classification
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uses
  • Basics of Internet and E-Mailing
  • General Abbreviations and Terminology
Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data
  • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data
  • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
  • Structure of the Institutions for Higher Learning and Research in India: Formal and Distance Education Professional/Technical and General Education
  • Value Education: Governance, Polity, and Administration
  • Concept, Institutions and their Interactions
People and Environment
  • People and Environment Interaction
  • Pollutants and their Impact on Human Life, Exploitation of Natural and Energy Resources
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Natural Hazards and Mitigation

Paper 2

Public Administration Russian
Punjabi Labour Welfare
Urdu Comparative Studies of Religions
Visual Arts Forensic Science
Women Studies Social Medicine & Community Health
Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature Rabindra Sangeet
Social Work Geography
Sociology Manipuri
Tamil Library and Information Services
Telugu Buddhist, Gandhian and Peace Studies
Tourism Administration and Management Theatre
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana / Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta) Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art)
Sanskrit Law
Bodo Yoga
Music Rajasthani
Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion) Marathi
Oriya Indian culture
Forensic Science Konkani
Geography Pali
Hindi Adult Education
History Assamese
Archaeology Human Rights and Duties
Bengali Japanese
Comparative Literature Kashmiri
Criminology Tourism Administration & Management
Defence and Strategic Studies French
Economics Chinese
Electronic Science International and Area Studies
Environmental Sciences Prakrit,
Pali Computer Science and Applications
Philosophy Dogri
Politics Percussion Instruments
Population Studies Persian
Psychology Nepalese
Linguistics Performing Arts
Maithili German
Malayalam Arab culture and Islamic Studies
Museology and Conservation Prakrit
Home Science Spanish
Human Rights and Duties Drama
Kannada Physical Education
Kashmiri Electronic Science
Konkani Environmental Sciences
Sanskrit Women Studies
Santali Gujarati
Social Medicine & Community Health Folk Literature

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