UGC NET syllabus 2020 latest and updated was released by National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the notification on March 16. Since the UGC NET syllabus for both paper 1 and 2 was revised by NTA in June 2019, no changes have been made to this year’s NET syllabus.

Given below is the complete UGC NET syllabus so that candidates can start their preparation for the exam well in advance. However, before going through the syllabus it is important that candidates are well-versed with the UGC NET exam pattern.

Overview of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET exam comprises two papers (paper-I and -II) containing multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both the papers in a single duration of three hours.

UGC NET Paper
Number of Questions
Marks
I
50
100
II
100
200
Total
150
350

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UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

Download UGC NET paper 1 syllabus 2020 (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET paper 1 syllabus 2020 below:

UGC NET Paper 1 Units
UGC NET Paper 1 Topics
Unit-I: 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; offline vs. online 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
Unit-II: Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivistic 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
Unit-III: Comprehension
  • A passage of text be given. Questions to be asked from the passage to be answered
Unit-IV: 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
Unit-V: 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.)
Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning
  • Understanding the structure of arguments: Argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, mood and figure, formal and informal fallacies, uses of language, connotations and denotations of terms, classical square of opposition
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing 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), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)
Unit-VII: 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
Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in higher education
  • ICT and Governance
Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment
  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on 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
Unit-X: 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

Download UGC NET Paper 2 Commerce Syllabus 2020 Updated

Download UGC NET paper 2 commerce updated as per UGC NET syllabus 2020

Unit 1: Business Environment and International Business
Unit 2: Accounting and Auditing
Unit 3: Business Economics
Unit 4: Business Finance
Unit 5: Business Statistics and Research Methods
Unit 6: Business Management and Human Resource Management
Unit 7: Banking and Financial Institutions
Unit 8: Marketing Management
Unit 9: Legal Aspects of Business
Unit 10: Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning

Download UGC NET Paper 2 Management Syllabus Updated

Download UGC NET Paper 2 Management updated syllabus

Following units are covered for the study material for Management as per new UGC NET Syllabus

UNIT-1: Business Management and Managerial Economics

UNIT-2: Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour

UNIT-3: Strategic Human Resource Management

Unit-4: Financial Management & Cost Accounting

UNIT-5: Investment Management

UNIT-6: Strategic Management and Marketing

UNIT-7: Consumer Behaviour & Marketing Management

UNIT-8: Business Statistics and Operation Research

UNIT-9: International Business and Information Technology

UNIT-10: Entrepreneurship Development

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Subject Code
Subject
English
Hindi
00
General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
01
Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
02
Political Science
03
Philosophy
04
Psychology

05

Sociology
06
History
07
Anthropology
08
Commerce
09
Education
10
Social Work
11
Defence and Strategic Studies
12
Home Science
14
Public Administration
15
Population Studies
16
Music
17
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
18
Maithili
19
Bengali
20
Hindi
21
Kannada
22
Malayalam
23
Oriya
24
Punjabi
25
Sanskrit
26
Tamil
27
Telugu
28
Urdu
29
Arabic
30
English
31
Linguistics
32
Chinese
33
Dogri
34
Nepali
35
Manipuri
36
Assamese
37
Gujarati
38
Marathi
39
French (French Version)
40
Spanish
41
Russian
42
Persian
43
Rajasthani
44
German
45
Japanese
46
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
47
Physical Education
49
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50
Indian Culture
55
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58
Law
59
Library and Information Science
60
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62
Comparative Study of Religions
63
Mass Communication and Journalism
65
Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre
66
Museology & Conservation
67
Archaeology
68
Criminology
70
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71
Folk Literature
72
Comparative Literature
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).
74
Women Studies
79
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
80
Geography
81
Social Medicine & Community Health
82
Forensic Science
83
Pali
84
Kashmiri
85
Konkani
87
Computer Science and Applications
88
Electronic Science
89
Environmental Sciences
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.
91
Prakrit
92
Human Rights and Duties
93
Tourism Administration and Management.
94
Bodo
95
Santali
100
Yoga
101
Sindhi

 

UGC NET Notes & Study Material (2020)