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July 19, 2021 • 6:13 pm

UGC NET Commerce 2021 Syllabus, Books, Question Papers & Experts Tips

UGC NET Commerce

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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 2021 along with the exam details. Refer to the following points:

UGC NET Commerce Career Scopes 

Eligibility - Age & Educational Criteria 

Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme 

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 NET 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 – 31 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.


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UGC NET Commerce Paper Pattern & 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 the 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 Question 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 2021– Paper 1 & 2


After knowing the exam pattern, understanding the UGC NET Commerce Syllabus must be the priority for you.

NTA 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 2021 for Paper 1 – List of Important Topics



UGC NET Commerce Syllabus for Paper 1


Environmental Science








Important Days




Teaching Aptitude


Research Aptitude


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



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UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2021 for Paper 2 [Important Topics]


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



UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2021 for Paper 2


Business Environment


Business Finance


Business Economics


Business Statistics & Research Method


Business Management and Human Resource Management


Marketing Management


Financial Institutions and Banking


Legal Aspects of Business


International Business


Accounting & Auditing


Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning


Now that you have the knowledge of the UGC NET Commerce syllabus 2021, you should start your exam preparation with quality study material.



UGC NET Commerce Study Material


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 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)


June 2020


Dec 2019


June 2019


Dec 2018


July 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 NET Commerce Question Papers.



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Target Score for UGC NET Commerce 2021


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 Commerce Paper 2020 cut-off (official).



JRF & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Only

Cutoff Marks Percentage


Cutoff Marks Percentage





























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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 2021?

Ans.) To Prepare for NET Commerce 2021, you can follow the tips given below: -

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

Always stay updated with the latest NTA NET Notification.

Get the 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Commerce with a job, but you need to follow a proper strategy to prepare for the exam. You can talk to our experts for your queries.



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Ques.6) How many students appeared in the NET 2020 commerce exam?

Ans.) NTA has not released the subject-wise appeared candidates’ data. But in June 2020, a total of 5,26,707 students appeared for the NET Exam (in all 81 subjects).



Ques.7) How can I revise the UGC NET 2021 Commerce syllabus?

Ans.) To revise the UGC NET Commerce Syllabus 2021, 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.


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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 June 2020 from the following table.


Types of Questions

No. of Questions (DEC - 2019)

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 2021. 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!!
  • 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.
    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 -
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Shailesh
    I am a PGDM holder, am i eligible to pursue UGC NET in Commerce?
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    According to NTA guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that. So, as per yo...
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  • Kushagar
    Should I pursue for ugc net in management or ugc net in commerce please suggest.
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    According to CSIR guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that. Make sure y...
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  • Anjali sharma
    I am pursuing in business administration this subject is valid for such examination ?
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    According to NTA guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that. Business Admini...
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  • Akshay
    i am a qualified Company Secretary. Am i eligible for appearing NET Examination??
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