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UGC NET Political Science 2021 Syllabus, Question Paper, Books & Notes

UGC NET Political Science

UGC NET 2021 Model Papers

 

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.

NTA conducts this exam for 81 subjects & Political Science is one of them. This subject is very popular among the students who have keen interest in systems of governance, associated constitution, political behaviour, activities, thoughts, etc.

If you are also interested in this field, then you should appear for the UGC NET Political Science Exam after completing your post-graduation degree in the same or related field.

But before you apply for the exam, you must know the important information of UGC NET Political Sciences 2021 which are provided in this blog.

Check the following details that will help you in your exam preparation. 

UGC NET Exam Career Scope in Political Science

Eligibility Criteria

Exam Pattern

Syllabus & Important Topics for Paper 2 

Study Material & Free Notes

How to Crack UGC NET Political Science Exam

UGC NET Cut Off Marks

UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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Career Scope of UGC NET Political Science

 

Once you qualify the exam, you will get a chance to make your career as an assistant professor/ JRF in the various Govt as well as Private Colleges and Universities approved by UGC.

Achieving the UGC NET Certificate is the best way to get these posts in India’s Most Prestigious Universities.

See how you can be benefited with these two job positions.

 

 

Assistant Professor/Lecturer through UGC NET

 

If you want to teach Political Science to the college level students, then UGC NET Political Science is perfect for you. This job provides you a lucrative salary & perfect shift timing.

To turn your career into an honorable one, you should appear in the UGC NET 2021 Exam.

 

 

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 stipend of INR 31,000 per month for your research work.

 

After knowing the career scope of UGC NET Political Science, you must check the eligibility criteria to know whether you can apply for the exam. 

 

 

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UGC NET Political Science Eligibility Criteria

 

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

You can check all the vital points regarding the eligibility factors such as age limit, educational qualification 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 Political Science 2021 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 19th Sept’1991)

5% relaxation in percentage

 

Important Note - 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 UGC NET Result date.)

If you have satisfied the above-mentioned criteria, then you can fill the UGC NET Application Form and appear for the exam.

 

 

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UGC NET Pattern for Political Science 

 

A perfect strategy provides good results. To score well in the exam, you need to have a clear idea of the UGC NET Paper Pattern.

According to the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021:

UGC NET Political Science Exam comprises of two sections - Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The exam will be conducted in a single three-hour duration.

Paper -I, also known as UGC NET General Aptitude Paper is common for all subjects. It consists of research & teaching aptitude related questions.

Paper-2 will cover subject related objective type questions (Multiple Choice, Matching Type, Assertion-Reason, Statement Conclusion Questions). 

There will be no negative marking for the incorrect answers in the exam. So, you should solve all the questions.

The table given below will provide you the accurate details about the number of questions asked, marking scheme, time duration of the UGC NET Political Science Exam.

 

Paper

Marks

Number of Questions

Duration

I

100

50 questions all are compulsory

 3 Hours

II

200

100 question all are compulsory

 

 

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

 

To start your exam preparation, first, you should check the complete UGC NET Syllabus for your subject. You should also note down the important topics and sub-topics based on their marking weightage wisely.

Following is the list of important topics for UGC NET 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 Study Material & Free Notes

 

After knowing the complete information about the exam, now you should get the quality study material for UGC NET Political Science.

There is a lot of study material for Political Science out there but referring to the best UGC NET Study Material designed by Experts will be the right way to prepare for the UGC NET Exam.

Being the expert of the NET exam, Eduncle is one of the most reputed Online coachings for UGC NET Preparation.

You can boost your UGC NET Political Science Exam preparation with our material which includes: -

Complete syllabus

Complete theory in easy to understand format

A lot of practice questions

UGC NET Previous Years' Question Papers with answer key

Political science study plan

You can get our free material from the table given below.

 

 

 

How to Crack UGC NET Political Science Exam? Success Mantras

 

After getting all the important information about the exam, now you should start your exam preparation with proper planning. Here, we are going to provide you the best mantras to score well in the UGC NET Political Science 2021 Exam.

Always keep yourself updated with UGC NET Notification & the latest news.

Deeply go through the syllabus and exam pattern and make a UGC NET Study Plan for at least 100 days.

As you know, the UGC NET Political Science Syllabus is vast. So, make a separate list of topics that you think will need more attention and divide the time accordingly.

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

Solving UGC NET Previous Year Papers is mandatory to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam. You can get the Political Science question paper of the last 5 exams from the following table

 

 

After solving these papers, you should check your responses with UGC NET Answer Keys to analyze your preparation level.

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

Mark at least one day per week to practice questions. For this, you can take the UGC NET Mock Test. It will be the best way to analyze your preparation. It will also help you to boost your speed, accuracy for the exam, and know your weak areas.

Take help from your subject teachers to clear the doubts and concepts regarding any topic. Eduncle provides you personalized guidance from subject experts. You can talk to our counselors from the given link.

​​​​​​​Don’t get demotivated if you are facing difficulty in solving questions. Revise the concept, practice, and solve the paper again.

 

 

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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 the June 2020 UGC NET Cutoff for Political Science from the table given below.

 

Category

For JRF & Lect. Cut Off

For Lectureship Cut Off

Unreserved

68.00

60.00

OBC (NCL)

64.00

53.33

SC

59.33

50.67

ST

60.00

50.00

EWS

64.67

55.33

 

 

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UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions

 

The above blog has covered all the information about UGC NET Political Science. To help you understand this better, we have complied the NTA UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a query about Political Science, then you must read the following questions.

 

 

Ques.) Which book is best for UGC NET Political Science?

Ans.) You can check reference books from the following table to start your exam preparation. 

 

Book Name

Publication/Author

A Dictionary of Public Administration

Vikram Singh

Our Constitution

Subhash C. Kashyap

UGC NET/JRF/SET Political Science (Paper-II)

Ashutosh Rai

Indian Polity

Spectrum

UGC Net Political Science

Rukmini Bhattacharjee

 

 

Ques.) Do we get a job after clearing UGC NET Political Science?

Ans.) Yes, you will get many career opportunities in the government and private sectors both after qualifying for the UGC NET Political Science exam. You can check the UGC NET Career Options here.

 

 

Ques.) Is there a negative marking in UGC NET Political Science?

Ans.) No, there is no negative marking in UGC NET 2021. It is advised to attempt all the questions asked in the exam.

 

 

Ques.) How much one score to get UGC NET Political Science?

Ans.) To qualify the exam, you should score more than 70 marks (in percentage) for JRF and assistant professor. You can check the category wise cut off percentage here.

 

 

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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.

If you have any queries, share it with us through the comment box below. We will try to solve your queries as soon as possible.

You can give an extra edge to your preparation for UGC NET Political Science with the Eduncle App. Here you can get answers to all your doubts from a pan-India community of students and experts.

 

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  • Rishabh tiwari
    sr maine hindi madhyam se political science me pg kiya hai to ugc hindi madhyam me bhi exam karwata hai
    Eduncle
    Hello Rishabh,
    Greeting from Eduncle!
    Yes, You can appear UGC NET Political Science Exam in Hindi also. NTA conduct UGC NET Exam in Hindi and English mode both.
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  • Vaishnavi
    Hello, I am graduated in Political Science hons and post graduated in Gandhi and peace studies. Am I eligible for applying in political science and International Relations for JRF?
    Eduncle
    Hello Vaishnavi,
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    Yes, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET Political Science subject.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
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  • Edwin
    I post graduated in International Relations, am i eligible to apply for JRF/Assitant professor in political science?
    Eduncle
    Hello Edwin,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    According to NTA guidelines, aspirants can apply for the exam with their post-graduation subject or related to that. So, as per your ...
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  • Pritipathak503
    Hello....mera political science sub graduation me tha....maine pg geography se kiya hai....to kya mai pol sci se net ka form bhar sakti hu????
    Eduncle
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    You can apply for your PG subject or its related subject only (in case it is not available in the subject list). you should apply for ...
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  • Pritipathak503
    Helllo,jis sub se pg kiya hai...usi se net ka exam dena jaruri hai?????
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    Please send me study material in my e-mail
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    Hello friends. Please any one of you can send me political science notes on my email. Thanks Regards Petrus
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  • Heba
    Can you please provide a detailed time table for the completion of syllabus ?
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