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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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  • 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 @Eduncle
    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 @Eduncle
    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
  • 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 @Eduncle
    Hello Anshul,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can apply for UGC NET Management Exam.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
    Dhirendra Singh
    HI Eduncle Team,
  • Ekta B
    Dear sir, I have done my mba in agri management which paper should I take up and please do give me some quick tips and tricks for the same Regards Ekta
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Ekta,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You must opt UGC NET Management. For getting experts guidance to boost up your scores, please login here for free.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Ramesh
    Sir, I have completed Bsc (commercial agriculture and business Management) and PG diploma Management in Agri Business, can I apply for UGC NET under Management category.
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Ramesh,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes you can go for UGC NET Management.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Galib
    I have done mba in finance from sikkim manipal university am i eligible for giving net exam in code 55 subject.. Is it mandatory to teach only finance after qualifying net exam or i can teach any subject that comes under code 17 (management)
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Galib,   Greetings from Eduncle!   With the qualification of MBA in Finance, you can go for UGC NET Management i.e. Code 17 subject. If you qualify the net exam, you'd be able to teach any subject that comes under management but your specialisation in finance might be counted.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Surbhi
    Sir I am a student of M.Com previous Through business administration subject . But I want to pursue my career in HRM . Am I eligible for this exam this year or I have to wait for next year . Also tell me that can I go for HRM subject ? Thank you in advance .
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Surbhi,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You cannot appear for UGC NET HRM while having a M.Com. degree. If you want to appear for UGC NET, you'll have to apply for Commerce subject and that too only when you're in the final year of your degree.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Dhirendra Singh
    Hi Educle Team, I m Dhirendra Singh I have done my MBA in IT specialization. Can i take ugc any other subject (if any please advice) or should i compulsorily choose management?? Thanks
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Dhirendra,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Apart from taking UGC NET Management, you can also go for UGC NET Computer Science Exam.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Mala
    Hi! I have done my BBM and MBA in finance. Can i take ugc net commerce or should i compulsorily choose management??
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Mala,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You can go for any of these - UGC NET Commerce & UGC NET Management.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Soumya
    sir , i havecomplteded my mba i n ddce i want to pursue my career in lectureship.can i am eligible for net in management???
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Soumya,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you're eligible for UGC NET Management Exam. The online process would begin from 6th March 2018, so make sure you don't get too late in applying for the exam. If you need any kind of assistance in the preparation of the exam, please feel free to get in touch with our experts team on toll-free number 1800-120-1021.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Madan Mohan Tripathi
    I have done quality management form university of lucknow. Just want to know if I am eligible for NET exam. Kindly tell me for which subject i have to appear for the same. Thanks & Regards
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Madan,   Greetings from Eduncle!   If you have pursued post-graduation in the same course, you can apply for the UGC NET Management Exam. Apply asap because today is the last date to submit the form.   Good Luck!   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Bobina Peediakal
    Please help me with finding out which subject I shd choose for paper 2. I am Btech Mba HR and planning to take up teaching as my career..Pls help..I want to pursue my career in HR only..
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Bobina,   You can apply for the UGC NET HR - Subject code 55. Read our guide for UGC NET HRM Exam -   Thanks for asking!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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