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UGC NET Management 2020 Exam | Syllabus, Books, Papers & Experts Tips

UGC NET Management

UGC NET Study Plan


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 a perfect gateway UGC NET Exam, you can accomplish your goal & design your career in the best way.


Now, you must be wondering how you can appear in the exam & crack it! To help you out, here we are providing you the complete details of UGC NET Management with preparation tips. 


In this article, you will find the information of: -


UGC NET Management Career Scope

Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

Syllabus & Important Topics

Preparation Books for Management

How to Crack the UGC NET Management Exam?

UGC NET Management Cutoffs Marks



Get Guidance for UGC NET Exam from Experts



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, candidates can apply for UGC Approved Universities & Colleges across India for Junior Research Fellows or Assistant Professors.



UGC NET Management Eligibility Criteria


Before applying for the exam, you should have the complete knowledge of UGC NET Eligibility parameters that will help you to know that you are eligible for the exam or not.


Here, we have provided the essential NET Eligibility Criteria in terms of Educational Qualification, Age Limit & Other Crucial Factors. Check them below: -


Age Limit - 


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.


Education 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


To start your UGC NET Exam preparation in a right way, you must have a study plan. To make a perfect time table, you have to 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 of?

In how many hours one needs to complete the NET Management Exam Paper? Etc.


Let’s understand the UGC NET Exam Pattern from below table.


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

 3 Hours

II 200 100 Question all are Compulsory


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.

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


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!



UGC NET Management Syllabus | Important Topics


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 below: -


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 complete 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 Study Material for Management but only a few are genuine & provide quality study material.


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How to Crack the UGC NET Management Exam?


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 an important source of success in any exam, practice UGC NET Previous Years’ Papers on a daily basis. This will help you to boost your 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, candidates 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.


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UGC NET Cutoffs Marks


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 Cutoffs & 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



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Here we have provide you the complete details of the UGC NET Management Exam. We hope this guide would help you in preparing well for the exam. If there is any query, please drop the comment into the comment box.


Thank You!!



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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)
    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. ...
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    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
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  • 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 ...
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    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
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  • 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
    Hello Ekta,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You must opt UGC NET Management. For getting experts guidance to boost up your scores, please
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  • 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.
    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...
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    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, yo...
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  • 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 n...
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    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 Comm...
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  • 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?...
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    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 ...
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  • Mala
    Hi! I have done my BBM and MBA in finance. Can i take ugc net commerce or should i compulsorily choose management??
    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 Rega...
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  • Soumya sathpathy
    sir , i havecomplteded my mba i n ddce i want to pursue my career in lectureship.can i am eligible for net in management???
    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...
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  • 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. Th...
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