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UGC- NET Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Guidelines to Prepare UGC-NET Exam

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to NTA. UGC-NET is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for “Assistant Professor” and “Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor” in Indian universities and colleges.

UGC-NET Exam is conducted in different subjects. Subjects & its Code are mentioned below:

  1.   Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.   (46)
  2.   Anthropology (07)
  3.   Arab Culture and Islamic Studies (49)
  4.   Arabic (29)
  5.   Archaeology (67)
  6.  Assamese (36)
  7.  Bengali (19)
  8.  Bodo (94)
  9.  Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies (60)
  10.  Chinese (32)
  11.  Commerce (08)
  12.  Comparative Literature (72)
  13.  Comparative Study of Religions (62)
  14.  Computer Science and Applications (87)
  15.  Criminology (68)
  16.  Defence and Strategic Studies (11)
  17.  Dogri (33)
  18. Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography /Development Planning/Development Studies /Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Economics/Business Economics (01)
  19.  Education (09)
  20.  Electronic Science (88)
  21.  English (30)
  22.  Environmental Sciences (89)
  23.  Folk Literature (71)
  24.  Forensic Science (82)
  25.  French (French Version) (39)
  26.  Geography (80)
  27.  German (44)
  28.  Gujarati (37)
  29.  Hindi (20)
  30.  History (06)
  31.  Home Science (12)
  32.  Human Rights and Duties (92)
  33.  Indian Culture (50)
  34.  Japanese (45)
  35.  Kannada (21)
  36.  Kashmiri (84)
  37.  Konkani (85)
  38. Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management (55)
  39.  Law (58)
  40.  Library and Information Science (59)
  41.  Linguistics (31)
  42.  Maithili (18)
  43.  Malayalam (22)
  44.  Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) (17)
  45.  Manipuri (35)
  46.  Marathi (38)
  47.  Mass Communication and Journalism (63)
  48.  Museology & Conservation (66)
  49.  Music (16)
  50.  Nepali (34)
  51.  Oriya (23)
  52.  Pali (83)
  53.  Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre (65)
  54.  Persian (42)
  55.  Philosophy (03)
  56.  Physical Education (47)
  57.  Political Science (02)
  58.  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)
  59.  Population Studies (15)
  60.  Prakrit (91)
  61.  Psychology (04)
  62.  Public Administration (14)
  63.  Punjabi (24)
  64.  Rajasthani (43)
  65.  Russian (41)
  66.  Sanskrit (25)
  67.  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)
  68.  Santali (95)
  69.  Sindhi (101)
  70.  Social Medicine & Community Health (81)
  71.  Social Work (10)
  72.  Sociology (05)
  73.  Spanish (40)
  74.  Tamil (26)
  75.  Telugu (27)
  76.  Tourism Administration and Management. (93)
  77.  Tribal and Regional Language/Literature (70)
  78.  Urdu (28)
  79.  Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) (79)
  80.  Women Studies (74)
  81.  Yoga (10)

Note:

‘*’  The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or
Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject “Population Studies” (Code 015).
‘**’ The candidates with Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in subject “Women Studies” (Code 074).

Mode of Examination: The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only. 

Pattern: The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

Paper I:

Number of Questions: 50 

Marks: 100

MCQ Questions From Different Topics: The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability,reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Note: General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude (Paper-I) is compulsory for all.

Paper II:

Number of Questions: 100

Marks: 200

MCQ Questions From Different Topics of Selected Subject: This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.

Total Duration of Exam: (Composite Time for Paper I and Paper II) 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.
Note: 
  1. For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks.
  2. There is no negative marking for incorrect response.
  3. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review
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