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UGC NET Political Science 2020 Syllabus, Question Paper, Books & Notes

UGC NET Political Science

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UGC NET Exam is a perfect gateway for those who seek to pursue Research/ Lectureship from the most reputed colleges and universities in the country. For those who have chosen Political Science as their discipline, UGC NET Political Science Exam will provide you the opportunity to actualize their dreams.

For appearing in the exam, you need a Post-Graduation Degree in the same or related field of political science. Most of the aspirants are unaware of all the vital information about UGC NET. This lack of Awareness can affect your exam preparation. Don’t worry, here we have provided you the complete detail of UGC NET Political Science.

Check the following details for NTA NET 2020 that will help you in your preparation.


 UGC NET Exam Career Scope in Political Science!

 UGC NET Political Science Complete Details

 Eligibility Criteria

 Exam Pattern

 Syllabus & Important Topics for Paper 2 

 Books, Study Material & Free Notes

 How to Crack UGC NET Political Science Exam

 UGC NET Cut Off Marks



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What is UGC NET Exam? Career Scope in Political Science


The National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET Exam twice a year for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellows.


Through this exam, the most deserving candidates get the chance to pursue their career as a Lecturer/ JRF in the various Govt as well as Private Colleges and Universities approved by UGC.



Career Scope of UGC NET Political Science


Achieving the UGC NET Certificate is the best way to become a Researcher or Lecturer in India’s Most Prestigious Universities. See how can you be benefited with these two job positions –



1. Assistant Professor/Lecturer through UGC NET:


If you want to teach in Political Science to College Level Students, then UGC NET Political Science is perfect for you. This job provides you a lucrative salary & perfect shift timings.

You should appear in the NET 2020 exam to turn your career into an honorable one. 



2. Junior Research Fellow (JRF) through UGC NET:


Many aspirants are dedicated to their subject and have the desire to work in the field of Research. Through UGC NET JRF Exam, you can achieve the position of Junior Research Fellow that avails you the monthly stipend of worth INR 31,000 per month for your research work.



UGC NET Political Science | Complete Details


After knowing the career scope of UGC NET Political Science, you must know the exact syllabus, exam pattern, and preparation tips. If you want to score well for this exam, then it will be beneficial for you to know the complete details of the exam.



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UGC NET Political Science Eligibility Criteria


If you are aiming for UGC NET Exam, getting all the information about UGC NET Eligibility Criteria is a must.

You can get all the vital points regarding the eligibility factors such as Age Limit, Educational Qualification etc. in the section given below:



Age Limit:


The following table regarding the age limit is applicable only for the post of Junior Research Fellowship.

 There is no Upper Age Limit for the post of Assistant Professor.


Categories Upper 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



 Educational Qualifications:

  The Educational Qualifications given below are mandatory for all the candidates appearing in UGC NET Exam:


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
Ph.D. Degree Holders (who have completed PG before 19thSept’1991) 5% Relaxation in Percentage



Candidates whose results are awaited or are in the final year of their post-graduation are also eligible for this exam. (PG degree should be completed within 2 years from the NET Result Date.)



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UGC NET Pattern for Political Science | Understand the Rules for Exam


An excellent strategy provides excellent results. To get a rank amongst the top qualifiers, you need to have a clear idea of the UGC NET Exam Pattern.


The table given below will provide you the accurate details about the Number of Questions in UGC NET Political Science Exam, the Marking Scheme, and the Time Duration.



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 table above, the UGC NET Political Science Question Paper comprises of two sections i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.


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



According to UGC NET Exam Pattern:


Paper 1 also known as UGC NET General Aptitude Paper is a common paper that consists of questions based on Research & Teaching Aptitude.


 Paper-2 will cover objective type questions (Multiple Choice, Matching Type, Assertion-Reason, Statement Conclusion Questions). These questions will be related to Political Science Questions.



There will be no negative marking for the incorrect answers in the exam. So, candidates will get every opportunity to show their skills and try their luck.



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UGC NET Political Science Syllabus | List of Important Topics for Paper 2


Don’t get terrified by looking at the huge UGC NET Syllabus with the exclusively designed PDFs of NET Political Science Syllabus, our experts have made it easier for students to fetch out the Most Important Topics based on their marking weightage.


Following table consists the list of important topics for Political Science Paper 2-


UGC NET Political Science S. No. Important Topics

Paper 2

1 Political Theory and Thought
2 Comparative Politics and political analysis
3 Indian Government and Politics
4 Political Institutions in India
5 International Relation
6 Political Development and modernization
7 Power and Authority
8 Political Socialization and Political Culture
9 Governance and Public Policy in India
10 Public Administration



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UGC NET Political Science Books, Study Material & Free Notes


There are lots of study material for Political Science out there, but practicing the best UGC NET Study Material designed by Experts will be the ultimate guide for clearing UGC NET Exam.

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How to Crack UGC NET Political Science Exam? Get the Success Mantras!


Here, we are going to provide you the Best Mantras to score well in 2020. Apart from UGC NET Political Science Study Material, Eduncle will provide you every possible guidance for National Eligibility Test.


So, here are the Ten Best Preparation Tips for UGC NET Political Science Exam: -


Always keep yourself updated with UGC NET Notification & Latest News.


 Deeply go through the Syllabus and Exam Pattern of UGC NET Political Science and make a time-table for at least 100 days.


 Since the syllabus is huge, dividing the syllabus on a weekly basis will be the best way to reduce the burden.


 After going through the complete syllabus, make lists of topics you are comfortable with and the topics you think will need more attention. Divide the time accordingly.


 According to the experts, flowcharts are very efficient in learning something. Using them in your preparation will be one of the best choices for reaching out to your goal.


 Mark at least one day a week for practicing questions. Practicing questions will be the best way to analyze your preparation and spotting your weak areas.


 Practicing UGC NET Previous Year Papers is mandatory if you are serious about your preparations. You will also have an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, also you can boost up your confidence.


 Don’t get demotivated if you are facing difficulty in solving questions or you are not getting a good result. Failure is a part of your road to success. So, always be motivated to perform better by learning from your failures.


 Post solving previous years papers, check your answers with UGC NET Answer Key to analyze how much marks you bagged up in this self-evaluation test.


 It is very crucial to periodically assign weeks for your revision part. Summarizing your notes will help you to revise more quickly.


 Take help from your subject teachers to clear the doubts and concepts regarding any topic.



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Set your Target with UGC NET Cut Off Marks


Setting a target is the best way to stay focused and motivated. You can set your target score by going through UGC NET Dec 2019 Cutoff for Political Science from the table given below.





For JRF & Lect. Cut Off

For Lectureship Cut Off


Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





Political Science





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We hope this guide would help you in preparing well for the exam. To get the latest updates regarding NET Exam, please stay tuned with Eduncle.


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