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March 28, 2024 • 12:19 pm

UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2024, Books, Papers & Tips

If you have completed your post-graduation in commerce and are eager to proceed with your career in this field, then UGC NET is the perfect gateway for you.

Commerce postgraduates can opt for the UGC NET Commerce subject to pursue their career either as junior research fellows or professors or both. If you want to make a career in these fields, then you must know everything about this exam. 

Here in this blog, we have provided the best ways to prepare for UGC NET Commerce Exam 2024 along with the exam details. Refer to the following points:

UGC NET Commerce Career Scopes 

Eligibility - Age & Educational Criteria 

Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme 

 UGC NET Syllabus for Commerce - Paper 1, 2 

Study Material for UGC NET Commerce Exam 

Previous Years Papers & Mock Tests

Target Score for NTA NET Commerce 

NET Frequently Asked Questions



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Why Choose UGC NET Commerce? List of Career Scopes


With an increasing trend of research & lectureship as a career, many postgraduate students are appearing for the NET Exam. Along with these career options aspirants also look for other scopes and opportunities offered by various prestigious organizations.

The following list will help you know the amazing career scopes available after clearing UGC NET Commerce Exam. 

Researcher in ISBR, AIITC, IICT, etc. institutes with advantages like many wonderful Scholarships & Fellowships offered by UGC to financially smoothen your journey.

PSU jobs in Power Grid, IOCL, BHEL, NTPC, etc.

Doctorate degree in commerce

Lecturer in any of the UGC Approved Universities.

Entrepreneur to start your own business

Counselor by developing your expertise in commerce

Government jobs (search at NTA NET Recruitments blog)


There are many other opportunities available for NET aspirants. You can check the career scope after qualifying UGC NET Exam to know about them. But before that, you must check whether you’re eligible for appearing in the exam or not.



UGC NET Commerce Eligibility - Age Limit & Educational Criteria


If you have set your mind to appear in the exam, then you must check the  UGC NET 2024 Eligibility Criteria to confirm whether you can apply for the exam.

UGC NET Eligibility includes the education qualification and age limit criteria. 



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Educational Qualification


 Post-Graduation in Commerce, Finance, Economics, Business Services, Accountancy, or any other related subjects.

Your percentage in PG should be more than 55% for the General category & 50% for ST/SC/OBC/PWD/Transgenders.



Age Limit


For JRF – 30 years for general category & up to 5 years of age relaxation in other categories.

For Lectureship – No upper age limit.

After fulfilling the above criteria, you can apply for the NTA NET Exam




UGC NET Commerce Paper Pattern 2024 & Marking Scheme


NET Exam is conducted in two papers – Paper 1 & 2.

Paper 1 is common for all subjects and consists of questions from Research, Teaching & General Aptitude. On the other hand, Paper 2 will consist of questions only from the commerce subject. You may expect your PG course-related questions in paper 2.

Both papers will be of objective type.

There will be no negative marking in the exam, so you must try to attempt all the questions.

For a brief idea about the NTA NET Commerce paper pattern, check the table below-




Number of Questions




50 Questions all are compulsory

 3 Hours



100 Questions all are compulsory


You can check the complete paper pattern for commerce by visiting UGC NET Exam Pattern.



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UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2024– Paper 1 & 2


After knowing the exam pattern, understanding the UGC NET Commerce Syllabus must be the priority for you. UGC NET Syllabus for commerce is quite vast, so you will be required to start your preparation for important topics with higher weightage first. Check the following table to know about such topics.



UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 [Important Topics]    


UGC NET Commerce Syllabus for Paper 1


Teaching Aptitude


Research Aptitude






Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Data Interpretation


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)


People, Development and Environment


Higher Education System


For more details, please visit – UGC NET General Aptitude Paper 1 [Preparation Tips].



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UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2 [Important Topics]


Below, we have mentioned the important topics from the UGC NET Paper 2 Commerce Syllabus.



UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2


Business Environment and International Business


Accounting and Auditing


Business Economics


Business Finance


Business Statistics and Research Methods


Business Management and Human Resource Management


Banking and Financial Institutions


Marketing Management


Legal Aspects of Business


Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning


Now that you have an idea of the important topics of UGC NET Commerce syllabus 2024, you should start your exam preparation with quality study material. for more details: 


UGC NET Commerce Study Material 2024


It is essential to start your preparation with quality Books & Study Material for UGC NET Commerce. It can help you learn and understand the basic concepts quickly and easily.

There’s no shortcut to success but a smart approach can lead you to achieve your goal in such a short duration. We advise you to go through our free study kit mentioned below which will help with your preparation–





UGC NET Commerce Previous Question Papers & Mock Tests 


Solving previous years' papers for UGC NET 2024 Exam is a tested mantra for the exam. If you have solved the previous year’s questions correctly, then you might get the idea of the paper pattern.

From the following table, you can download the Free PDFs of UGC NET Commerce Question Papers with Solutions.



UGC NET Commerce Question Paper (Click to Download)


December 2022/June 2023


December 2020/June 2021


June 2020


December 2019


June 2019


December 2018


The previous papers not only help you to know the difficulty level of the exam, but also analyze your weaknesses, strengths, speed, and knowledge. You can also check the benefit of solving UGC NET Commerce Question Papers.



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Target Score for UGC NET Commerce


Before starting up your preparations, you must ensure your target score first. Look at the previous years’ UGC NET Cut Offs for commerce and analyze them to set your goal.

In the table given below, you can check the UGC NET June 2024 Commerce Paper cut-off (official).



JRF & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Only

Cut-off Marks Percentile

Cut-off Marks Percentile



















UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions


The above blog has covered all the information about UGC NET Commerce Paper. To help you understand this better, we have compiled the NTA NET Frequently Asked Questions. If you also have a query about commerce, then you must read the following questions.



Ques.1) How to prepare for UGC NET Commerce 2024?

Ans.) To Prepare for NET Commerce 2024, you can follow the tips given below: -

Know the complete detail about the syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

Always stay updated with the latest NTA UGC NET Notification.

Get quality study notes and make a proper study plan.

Cover high-weightage topics first and then complete the syllabus.

Solve previous years’ question papers and mock test papers to analyze your exam preparation.

Check your solutions with NET Exam Answer Keys.

Revise all the topics once a week to recall them.



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Ques.2) Which are the best books for UGC NET Commerce 2024 preparation?

Ans.) You can check reference UGC NET Commerce books from the following table to start your exam preparation.


Book Name


Trueman's UGC NET Commerce

Parveen Kataria Anshu Kataria and M. Shivani

NTA-UGC-NET: Commerce (Paper-II)

RPH Editorial Board

UGC NET/JRF/SET Commerce: Paper-II

L.N. Koli, Madan Singh

Financial Management

I M Pandey

Basic financial Accounting Text and assignment 

JR Monga



Ques.3) Can I get a job after qualifying UGC NET 2024 Commerce?

Ans.) Yes, you will get many career opportunities in the government and private sectors both after qualifying the UGC NET Commerce exam. You can check the job options from here.



Ques.4) Can commerce graduates appear in human resource (HR) exam?

Ans.) To apply for the UGC NET Human Resource and Management Exam, you must have a master’s degree in it. You cannot apply for UGC NET HRM with a Master’s Degree in Commerce.



Ques.5) Can we clear NET Commerce paper with a job?

Ans.) Yes, you can clear UGC NET 2024 Commerce with a job, but you need to follow a proper strategy to prepare for the exam. You can talk to our experts at 800-355-2211 for your queries.



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Ques.6) How many students appeared in the NET December 2022 commerce exam?

Ans.) In December 2022 only commerce subjects registered candidates 72323 & appeared candidates 48720 & a total candidates of  6,71,288 appeared for the December 2022 NET Exam (in all 83 subjects).



Ques.7) How can I revise the UGC NET 2023 Commerce syllabus?

Ans.) To revise the UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2023, first, you should highlight and make short notes while preparing for the exam. It will be easy for you to save time and revise all the topics quickly. You should start the revision from basic concepts (take the help of your quick notes) and end with solving the UGC NET Commerce Mock Test and previous papers.



Ques.8) Is coaching necessary for NET exam preparation?

Ans.) Coaching is the most famous method to prepare for the exam. It is not necessary that you should join coaching for NET Exam. You can get the online UGC NET Commerce study material and start your exam preparation.



UGC NET YouTube Channel



Ques.9) What type of questions are asked in NTA NET Commerce?

Ans.) UGC NET Commerce Paper includes questions that are direct, conceptual, comprehensive, etc. You can check the detailed analysis of December 2022 from the following table.


Types of Questions

No. of Questions 

Direct/Conceptual Questions


Match the following


Statements/Definitions Based


Comprehensive Based


Assertion and Reasoning Based


Chronological Order


Multiple Correct Options Based




Ques.10) Can UGC NET Commerce students apply for PhD course?

Ans.) Yes, Commerce students are eligible to apply for the PhD course after qualifying the NET Exam.



Ques.11) What is the UGC NET Commerce paper structure?

Ans.)  UGC NET Commerce paper pattern is similar to all other subjects. You can check the NET Exam Pattern for commerce from here.


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Hope the information and tips given above would be helpful for you to prepare well for UGC NET Commerce Exam 2023. You can share this article with your friends who are also preparing for it.

If you have any queries regarding this exam or require any assistance from us, please feel free to mention it in the comments’ section below.

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    Prashant kumar

    Hi I am Prashant kumar...completed a MBA MCOM may I applied for ugc net exam in 2021


    Hello Prashant,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET Commerce Exam.
    Thank You!!

  • Nidhi m joshi

    i had done my post graduation in Mcom(Accountancy & financial Management) , am i eligible for commerce subject??????


    Hello Sameer,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check our blog of UGC NET Eligibility to know the complete criteria to apply for the exam.
    Thank You!!

  • Chandni Sharma

    sir, meine 2014 mein sikkim manipal university (pvt.unv.) se ki hai aur exam meine apne hometown amritsar mein diyein hain ab mein ugc net exam key liye Ist time apply kar rahi hoon. aap mujhe bata sakhtey ho ki QUALIFING EXAMINATION STATE mein kya fill karun punjab yaa sikkim. please reply urgently &confirmly.


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    You have to mention the name of state where your university is situated.
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  • Sandeep kumar

    Maine bsc aur m.a.politicle science se kiya hai to kya mai ugc net ka exam de sakta hoo ki nahi


    Hello Sandeep,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can appear in UGC NET Political Science Exam.
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  • Unnimaya

    Can I attend the exam after my correspondence course


    Hello Unnimaya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, if you have done a Master's from correspondence, you can apply for the UGC NET exam. You should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in your post-graduate degree.
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  • Anjali Agrawal aa

    I wish to prepare for UGC NET commerce please help.


    Hello Anjali,
    Welcome to Eduncle!
    Thanks for showing your interest.
    Kindly share your queries here . We would be happy to help you.
    Thank You!!

  • Madhumita

    after m com 1st year can i give exam?


    Hello Madhumita,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply for UGC NET in final year of you post graduation degree. For detailed information, also read - UGC NET Eligibility Criteria.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Zahid hussain

    plz refer me a best book of history to crack ugc net in first attempt


    Hello Zahid,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You may find the UGC NET Books for History in this blog.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Harshita

    I am pursuing M.Com...My final year of M.Com will be completed in June 2021...Can i give UGC Net of June 2020


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