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March 07, 2024 • 18:40 pm

UGC NET Political Science 2024 Syllabus, Books & 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 83 subjects & Political Science is one of them. This subject is very popular among students who have a keen interest in systems of governance, associated constitutions, 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. The exam for the upcoming session will be held in June 2024.

But before you apply for the exam, you must know the important information of UGC NET Political Sciences 2024 which is 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 2024 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.


Senior Research Fellowship(SRF)


After the 2nd Year they get promoted to SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW and get an increased fellowship called “SRF” After the promotion of Senior Research Fellow you'll get a stipend of INR 35,000 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.



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 2023 Exam.



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 2024

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.




Number of Questions




50 questions all are compulsory

 3 Hours



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 
2 Political Thought
3 Indian Political Thought
4 Comparative Political Analysis 
5 International Relation
6 India's Foreign Policy
7 Political Instituions in India
8 Political Process in India
9 Public Administration
10 Governance and Public Policy in India



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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.

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Complete syllabus

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UGC NET Previous Years' Question Papers with answer key

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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 2023 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 Political Science Question 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 Dec 2023 UGC NET Cutoff for Political Science from the table given below.



For JRF Cut Off

For Lectureship Cut Off


















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FAQs About UGC NET Political Sciencec


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 UGC NET Political Science books from the following table to start your exam preparation. 


UGC NET Political Science Books Name  Publication/Author
A Dictionary of Public Administration Vikram Singh
Our Constitution Subhash C. Kashyap
NTA UGC (NET/JRF/Set)A Political Science   Arihant 
Indian Polity M.Lakshmi Kant 
UGC Net Political Science Rukmini Bhattacharjee
Indian Constitution  Bare Act    
International Polity U.R. Ghai
Westernal Political Thinker O.P. Gaba
Encylopedia Of Political science O.P. Gaba



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 2023. 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 will 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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Showing 10 comments out of 39
  • Suneel kumar chaurasiya

    Hindi medium me nhi hy kya Political science ka paper

  • Rishabh tiwari

    sr maine hindi madhyam se political science me pg kiya hai to ugc hindi madhyam me bhi exam karwata hai


    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.
    Thank You!!

  • 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?


    Hello Vaishnavi,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET Political Science subject.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Dheeraj shrivastava

    December 2019 political science ugc net jrf k notes PDF provide kijiyega Hindi mein

  • Edwin

    I post graduated in International Relations, am i eligible to apply for JRF/Assitant professor in political science?


    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 masters' subject you can apply for UGC NET International & Area Studies not for Political Science. Make sure you also meet all the required criteria for exam.
    Thank You.

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    Hello....mera political science sub graduation me tha....maine pg geography se kiya kya mai pol sci se net ka form bhar sakti hu????


    Hello Priti,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    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 UGC NET Geography.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

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    Helllo,jis sub se pg kiya hai...usi se net ka exam dena jaruri hai?????

  • Suman sahu

    Please send me study material in my e-mail


    Hello Suman,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Please login here to download UGC NET Political Science Free Study Material.   Thanks for asking your query to us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Surya Rathor

    Please send poltical sci.notes on my email


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