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July 22, 2019 • 12:38 pm

UGC NET Management 2019 Exam | Syllabus, Books, Papers & Experts Tips






Hello Aspirants!


Have you completed your post-graduation in Management and seeking to proceed your career in the Research/Lecturer-ship? If yes, then you’ve got the wonderful opportunity to actualize your dreams. With such perfect gateway ‘UGC NET Exam’, you can accomplish your goal & design your career your way.


Now, you must be wondering how you can appear in the exam & crack it!

Don’t Worry! After reading this blog, you won’t require to go anywhere else. To provide you a better experience in getting the entire information at one place, we’re presenting this quintessential guide.


By going through this blog, you’ll come across the facts, key things & vital information regarding NET Management that would be great assets to crack the exam. If you’re highly dedicated towards your goals, you must not skip any of the points of this blog listed below -


What is UGC NET Exam? Career Scope of Management!

UGC NET Management Eligibility Criteria [Must Read]

UGC NET Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Time Duration

UGC NET Management Syllabus & Important Topics

UGC NET Preparation Books for Management [Free Download]

How to Crack UGC NET Management Exam? Read Success Mantras

Check UGC NET Management Cutoffs & Set Your Target Score






What is UGC NET Exam? Career Scope after Qualifying it!


UGC NET (National Eligibility test) Exam is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for determining the eligibility of the Indian Nationals and aspirants for the post of the Assistant Professor and Junior Research fellows.


Through this exam, the most reputed UGC Approved Universities & Colleges across India get access to many worthy & deserving candidates for their vacant seats of Junior Research Fellows or Assistant Professors.

To appear in the NTA UGC NET Management Exam, make sure you have the relevant information about the factors like – Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus etc.



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UGC NET Management Eligibility Criteria | Must Read Factors


Before aspiring the exam, you must be known to UGC NET Eligibility parameters based on which only the applicable candidates would proceed further and rest will have to wait until they become eligible.


To provide you a glimpse of the essential NET Eligibility Criteria in terms of Educational Qualification, Age Limit & Other Crucial Factors, we have accumulated the key points in the below table. Please have a look!


Age Limit Factors


Categories Age Limit Criteria
General (UR) Aspirants Not more than 30 Years (For JRF only)
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgenders Aspirants 30 Years + 5 Years’ Relaxation
L.L.M. Degree Holders 30 years + 3 Years’ Relaxation


There would be no upper age limit for Assistant Professors.


Educational Qualification


For appearing in UGC NET Management Exam, the candidates must make sure that their PG Degree is related to Management or related subjects.


Categories Educational Qualification
General (UR) Aspirants 55% in Post-Graduation or Equivalent Degree
OBC/ST/SC/PWD/Transgenders Aspirants 50% in Post-Graduation or Equivalent Degree
PhD Degree Holders (who have completed PG before 19th Sept’1991) 5% Relaxation in Percentage



Note - The candidates who are in the final year of post-graduation or are waiting for the results may also apply for this exam. (The PG degree should be completed within 2 years from the UGC NET Result Date)



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UGC NET Exam Pattern for Management | No. of Ques, Marking Scheme & Time Duration


To crack the UGC NET Exam in the first attempt, you must have a cut-shot study plan. But how would you design it? First, understand the UGC NET Exam Pattern consisting the key information of exam like – How many questions will be there in UGC NET Management Paper? How many marks will each question consist? In how many hours one needs to complete the NET Management Exam Paper? Etc.


Let’s understand what’s hidden inside the Exam Pattern that counts!


Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
I 100 50 Questions all are Compulsory

 3 Hours

II 200 100 Question all are Compulsory



Important Note - Paper 1 & Paper 2 will be conducted in a single three hour duration.


As shown in the above table, the NTA NET Management Question Paper will be segmented in 2 sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2.


Paper 1 will be of Objective Type & would consists questions from UGC NET General Aptitude.

Paper-2 will also cover objective type questions (multiple Choice, matching type, Assertion-reason, Statement Conclusion Questions). These questions will be related to Management Subject.


There is a relief in UGC NET that exam authorities haven’t mentioned any negative marking for wrong answers. So, candidates get the full chance to try their luck & prove their skills.


To know which topics will come in the Paper 2, check out the UGC NET Management Syllabus provided below!



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UGC NET Management Syllabus | List of Important Topics for Paper 2


Assuming that you can cover every topic listed in the UGC NET Syllabus would not be wise as there is large no. of topics in Management. To ease out your preparations, here we’re providing the list of UGC NET Management Important Topics. Check Out!


For Paper 2:

Business Environment

Financial & Management Accounting

Business Economics

Business Statistics & Data Processing

Business Management

Marketing Management

Financial Management

Human Resources Management

Banking and Financial Institution

International Business

Organizational Behavior

Ethics in management


Managerial Economics

Accounting and Finance


Human Resources Management

International Business

Income Tax Law and Planning



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UGC NET Preparation Books for Management, Study Material & Free Notes


After having the adequate knowledge of UGC NET Management, you must start your studies. Being Experts in NET, we’d like to advise you to go for the quality study material for UGC NET Management. There are lot many UGC NET Online Coaching for Management but only a few are genuine & provide quality study material.


Eduncle is one of those reputed online learning platforms & avail you the assured study material for UGC NET Management. Summing up all the below-given study stuff, Eduncle benefits aspirants with a ‘4-in-1 UGC NET Management Online Learning Package’ in reasonable rates.


UGC NET Management Books (Printed + Digital)

UGC NET Management Notes (Sample + Paid)

2200+ NET Management Questions

UGC NET Management Online Tests

NET Previous Years Papers for Management

24*7 Expert Support for Management Preparation



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How to Crack UGC NET Management Exam? Read Success Mantras


We do not let our readers worry about their career goals. Instead, we help them with every possible way to reach out their destinations.


To smoothen your preparation journey for UGC NET Management, we’re sharing some useful tips for you. Hope these will help you in achieving good scores in the exam.


Prepare a methodical pattern of studying! For maximum benefits keep all the latest trends of papers in mind. Keep Visiting – UGC NET Notification & Latest News Blog. 

Go through the exam pattern & syllabus. Thereafter, you must prepare a study schedule including varied topics you can study accordingly.

Study using flowcharts for the topics like Polity & Administrations, System of Higher Education, and Strategic Management etc.

Questions related to the events and discoveries are asked generally. A candidate must make a note of the important dates and events in a notebook to use it at the last moment.

 Sample papers are the important source of success in any exam, practice UGC NET Previous Years’ Papers on daily basis. This will help you to gain speed and accuracy.

 Check your answers with UGC NET Answer Keys post solving the papers, this will help you in proper analysis of your performance.

In paper 1, sure shot questions are going to be asked from teaching aptitude, research aptitude, reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and data interpretation, so all candidates must have a sound idea about these topics.

For Mathematics topics, candidate must work on improving techniques of approximation and Interpretation.

Keep calm and stay positive, while attempting the paper. This quality is very essential to become a Management teacher too. Don’t waste much time on a single question, skip to the next one if you get baffled.

Your teacher is going to become a boon for you at this moment, take help from your subject teacher to clear the doubts and concepts regarding any topic.


If you haven’t any teacher or mentor, you can #Ask Eduncle all your doubts & queries. You may either drop your questions in the comments section below or call us on toll free number 1800-120-1021.




Check Out UGC NET Cutoffs & Set Your Target Score!


Before implementing all the above tips, you must first set your targeted score. Get an idea through the following table of UGC NET Management  Previous Year Cut offs & go ahead!


Subject code Category Total seats / cutoff marks (JRF & Lect.) Total seats /cutoff marks (Lect.)
017 Un-Reserved 64/68.00 971/60.00
017 OBC (NCL) 41/63.33 535/53.33
017 SC 20/61.33 295/50.67
017 ST 6/62.00 80/49.33
017 PWD VI 1/60.67 14/49.33
017 PWD HI 1/57.33 11/38.67
017 PWD LM 2/67.33 12/50.67
017 PWD OD & AO 12/54.00 5/37.33



All the Best!


I hope this guide would help you in preparing well for the exam. To get the latest updates regarding NET Exam, please stay tuned on Eduncle Facebook & YouTube Channels.



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Happy Preparing!



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  • Anurag
    I am post graduate in can I opt managment in ugc net
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Anurag,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    As per the UGC NET guidelines, you can only appear in the subject in which you had completed your post-graduation. So, you should apply for Commerce subject.
    Thank You!!
  • Rahul Kumar
    Hello Sir , I am Rahul .I am a BBM graduate student .Can I do master in economics for UGC net . Please suggest me ..
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rahul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You must have pursued postgraduation to apply for UGC NET Exam. As you pursued BBA, your next target should be pursuing postgraduation courses like MBA or M.Com.
    Thank You!
  • Harshika Sondhi
    Hi, I am pursuing Master in social work in Human Resource Development and Management .Can i apply for UGC net Management or should i go for social work.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Harshika Sondhi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You should apply for UGC NET Social Work subject.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sonu Thomas
    Hello eduncle, I am an MBA graduate after completing my B.Com. Now i am planning to crack my ugc net exams in management stream. But i have a doubt in my mind. Is it possible to apply for the post in any commerce department in any aided colleges?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Sonu   Greetings from Eduncle!   Based on the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria, you can apply for PG Degree subject or related subject only. As you pursued MBA, the best option for you is to choose the UGC NET Management subject. After qualifying the UGC NET Exam in Management, you will be eligible only for Management subject Lecturer posts in colleges and institutes.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Anshul
    Hello Eduncle Team! I am Anshul, done Masters in International Business (MIB), i want to apply for NET-July 2018... Kindly tell me for which subject i have to appear for the same. Looking for your fruitful and instant reply. Thanks & Regards,
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Anshul,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for UGC NET Management Exam.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    HI Eduncle Team,
  • Apoorva Kavati
    Hello I had finished my mba with dual speciazation I.e major:hr minor:marketing Which subject code I have to choose in net exam 17 or 55
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Apoorva,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You must go for UGC NET Code 55.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Unnikrishnan
    Dear Sir, I am a professional having 7 years of experience in business administration. I did my MDA with dual specialization in HR & Marketing. Now am planning to write JRF & NET . Out of the subject which one will be easy for me. HR or Management?? why am asking this question because its almost 7 years after completing my MBA now am completely out of touch need to revise from the beginning that's why? Please advise.
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Krishnan,   Greetings from Eduncle!   As you've qualified your PG in HR & Marketing, you can be eligible only for UGC NET HRM. So, go for it.   To prepare well for the exam, you can take help of UGC NET Sample Study Material by Eduncle. Click the link to download it for free.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Shailesh
    I have done my MBA in finance. I want to confirm whether I am eligible to give NET Management exam, (I got 55% in MBA)
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Shailesh,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can give UGC NET in Management. As you won't be able to appear in July 2018 Exam, you might try in the next session.   To start your preparation, you can try the Free Sample Stuff to study for UGC NET Exam. Click here to download FREE PDFs.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    I applied net exam in question paper 17.. but my basic degree Bca I am doing MBA in HR and marketing .. wt CN I do now
    Eduncle Team
    Hello Amrutha,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Please contact to our support team on toll-free number 1800-120-1021 for instant support on your query.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ajaysanthosh
    Haii Eduncle Team, Good Evening I completed my Post Graduate Diploma Management in Marketing Specialization I want to start my career with JRF For UGC NET 2018 Examination which subject is applicable to me ? please help me regarding this.. Thanking you
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Ajay,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can appear for UGC NET Management. If you need any guidance in your exam preparation, please share your contact details so that Our Experts can guide you well on this.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Sandhiya
    Hello sir i am currently pursuing my mba 2nd yr in hr and operation i eligible to choose management as my sub....or otherwise whether it is compulsory to choose hrm as my sub....
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Sandhiya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can go for any of these subjects but UGC NET HRM would still be the best-fit for you and your career.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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