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UGC NET Syllabus 2021 [All Subjects] - Download Free PDF

UGC NET Syllabus

UGC NET Study Plan

 

UGC NET Exam is conducted for the post of Assistant Professor or JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor both. To begin the journey in this field, it’s important to know the complete NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2021 (December 2020 Session) for the subject you want to appear in the 2021 exam.

The UGC NET 2021 Syllabus is divided into 2 parts – Paper 1 and Paper 2. To crack the NET exam, you must know the syllabus for both the papers and mark the important topics & sub-topics to start your preparation.

The NTA UGC NET 2021 PDF for all 81 subjects such as English, Commerce, Management, HRM, Economics, Education, Yoga, Computer science, Political Science, Library Science & Information, Geography, Law, History, etc. are provided in this blog in detail.

Here in this article, you will find: -

UGC NET 2021 Syllabus (December 2020 Session)

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021 (General Aptitude)

UGC NET May 2021 Paper-II Syllabus for All Subjects (December 2020 Session)

UGC NET Syllabus - Subject-wise List of Important Topics

Important Topics for UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

Important Topics for UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2

UGC NET Syllabus FAQs

 

 

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Collecting knowledge of the complete UGC NET May 2021 Syllabus (For December 2020 Session) of your desired subject will help to plan your timetable and preparation methods in the most effective way. Download the complete UGC NET Exam Syllabus for your preparation here.

 

 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021– General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021 includes 10 units in the exam which is common for all subjects. If you are preparing for the upcoming NET exam, you must check the complete UGC NET 2021 Paper 1 Syllabus (December 2020 Session): -

 

Unit Name

UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for Paper 1

Teaching Aptitude

Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of Teaching, Characteristics, and Basic Requirements.

Learner’s Characteristics: Characteristics of Adolescent and Adult Learners, Individual Differences.

Factors Affecting Teaching Related To: Teacher, Learner, Support Material, Instructional Facilities, Learning Environment, And Institution.

Methods of Teaching in Institutions of Higher Learning: Teacher Centred Vs. Learner Centred Methods; Off-Line Vs. On-Line Methods.

Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, And ICT Based

Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of Evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher Education, Computer Based Testing, Innovations In Evaluation Systems

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Research Aptitude

Research: Meaning, Types, And Characteristics, Positivism, And Post positivistic Approach to Research

Steps of Research

Application of ICT In Research

Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, And Quantitative Methods

Thesis and Article Writing: Format and Styles of Referencing

Research Ethics

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Comprehension

A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered

Communication

Effective Communication: Verbal and Non-Verbal, Inter-Cultural and Group Communications, Classroom Communication

Mass-Media and Society

Communication: Meaning, Types, And Characteristics of Communication.

Barriers to Effective Communication

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Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Number Series, Letter Series, Codes, And Relationships

Mathematical Aptitude

Types of Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

Venn Diagram: Simple and Multiple Uses for Establishing the Validity of Arguments

Understanding the Structure of Arguments: Argument Forms, Structure of Categorical Propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal Fallacies, Uses of Language, Connotations, and Denotations of Terms, Classical Square of Opposition

Pramanas: Pratyaksha, Anumana, Upamana, Shabda, Arthapatti, And Anupalabddhi

Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.

Structure and Kinds of Anumana, Vyapti, Hetvabhasas

Analogies

Indian Logic: Means of Knowledge

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Data Interpretation

Graphical Representation And Mapping of Data

Sources, Acquisition and Classification of Data

Data and Governance

Quantitative and Qualitative Data

Data Interpretation

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-Mail, Audio And Videoconferencing

ICT And Governance

Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

ICT: General Abbreviations and Terminology

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People, Development and Environment

Human and Environment Interaction: Anthropogenic Activities and Their Impacts on Environment

Impacts of Pollutants on Human Health

Development and Environment: Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals

Natural Hazards and Disasters: Mitigation Strategies

Environmental Issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution, Waste, Climate Change, and Its Socio-Economic and Political Dimensions

Natural and Energy Resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.

Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International Agreements/Efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance

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Higher Education System

Evolution of Higher Learning and Research in Post-Independence India

Professional, Technical and Skill Based Education

Institutions of Higher Learning and Education in Ancient India

Policies, Governance, And Administration

Oriental, Conventional and Non-Conventional Learning Programmes In India

Value Education and Environmental Education

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UGC NET Syllabus for May 2021 Paper-II (December 2020 Session)

 

Download the UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for your specific Paper 2 subject from the following table: -

 

Subject Code

Subject Name

01

UGC NET Economics Syllabus 2021

02

UGC NET Political Science Syllabus 2021

03

Philosophy

04

Psychology

05

Sociology

06

History

07

Anthropology

08

UGC NET Commerce Syllabus

09

UGC NET Education Syllabus

10

Social Work

11

Defense and Strategic Studies

12

Home Science

14

Public Administration

15

Population Studies

16

Music

17

UGC NET Management Syllabus(including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)

18

Maithili

19

Bengali

20

Hindi

21

Kannada

22

Malayalam

23

Odia

24

Punjabi

25

Sanskrit

26

Tamil

27

Telugu

28

Urdu

29

Arabic

30

UGC NET English Syllabus

31

Linguistics

32

Chinese

33

Dogri

34

Nepali

35

Manipuri

36

Assamese

37

Gujarati

38

Marathi

39

French (English Version)

40

Spanish

41

Russian

42

Persian

43

Rajasthani

44

German

45

Japanese

46

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non-Formal Education

47

Physical Education

49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

50

Indian Culture

55

Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

58

UGC NET Law Syllabus 2021

59

UGC NET Library Science Syllabus

60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

62

Comparative Study of Religions

63

Mass Communication and Journalism

65

Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre

66

Museology & Conservation

67

Archaeology

68

Criminology

70

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

71

Folk Literature

72

Comparative Literature

73

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama)

74

Women Studies

79

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

80

Geography

81

Social Medicine & Community Health

82

Forensic Science

83

Pali

84

Kashmiri

85

Konkani

87

UGC NET Computer Science Syllabus

88

Electronic Science

89

Environmental Sciences (EVS)

90

Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

91

Prakrit

92

Human Rights and Duties

93

Tourism Administration and Management

94

BODO

95

Santali

100

Yoga

101

Sindhi

 

Along with the complete NTA UGC NET 2021 Syllabus (December 2020 Session), you should also check the important topics, as they play a major role in strategic exam preparation. Most of the questions asked in the UGC NET Previous Papers are from these topics and hold the maximum marks.

 

 

NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2021 – Check Important Topics (December 2020 Session)

 

In order to provide a clearer idea of which topics you should focus more on, below is the list of UGC NET Important Topics for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

 

 

Important Topics of UGC NET Paper 1

 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021 covers topics that are completely based on research & teaching aptitude questions.

Apart from these, you must cover other topics as well to increase your scores in the exam. Below, we have provided the list of 5 major topics that cover the higher marking weightage of Paper 1.

 

Subject Name

Important Topics of UGC NET Paper 1

Paper 1

Teaching Aptitude

Data-Interpretation Tabulation

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Reading Comprehension

Research Aptitude

 

 

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Important Topics of UGC NET May 2021 (Dec 2020 Session)

 

After Paper 1, you should also check the UGC NET most important topics for your elective Paper 2 subject. The following table is for these important topics of the top 11 UGC NET subjects.

 

Subject Name

List of UGC NET Important Topics

UGC NET 2021 Paper-II Syllabus, Imp. Topics, Marking Weightage (December 2020 Session)

Commerce

Accounting and Auditing

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Banking and Financial Institutions

Income-tax and Corporate-tax Planning

Business Statistics & Research Method

Legal Aspects of Business

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English

Fiction, Short Story

Cultural Studies

Non-Fictional Prose

Literary Theory Post World War II

Literary Criticism

Computer Science

Theory of Computation and Compilers

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Data Structures and Algorithms

Data Communication and Computer Networks

DBMS

System Software & Operating System

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Management

Organizational Behavior

Human Resource Management

Business Plan and Feasibility Analysis

Financial Management, Concept & Functions

Marketing

Economics

Micro-economics

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Macro-economics

Indian Economy

Growth & Development and Economics

Public Economics

Education

Curriculum Studies

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Research in Education

Teacher Education

Learner and Learning Process

History, Politics and Economics of Educational

Library Science

Research Methods

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Library Automation

Financial Management in Libraries

Right to Information Act (RTI)

Mapping of Subjects in Library Classification Schemes - DDC, UDC and CC

Political Science

Comparative Politics Analysis

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Political Institutions in India

Political Theory

Governance and Public Policy in India

Public Administration

HRM

Collective Bargaining

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Job Analysis

Labour Welfare

Labour Legislation

Trade Unions

Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law 

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Public International Law and IHL

Family Law

Jurisprudence

Environment and Human Rights Law

 

 

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But knowing the UGC NET Exam Syllabus alone will not be enough to conquer the exam, and for that you are required to have adequate knowledge of UGC NET Exam Pattern as well. Along with the properly explained paper pattern, you should refer to a good quality study material for your preparation.

Eduncle provides everything that you require for good exam preparation - from a well-designed syllabus, to study plan by experts, to quality UGC NET Study Material & question papers.

 

 

 

NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2021 FAQs

 

Here, we have compiled the list of questions frequently asked by aspirants regarding the NTA UGC NET syllabus 2021. If you have any queries regarding the NET December 2020 syllabus, then you must check the following UGC NET FAQs.

 

Question - What is the UGC NET May 2021 Syllabus?

Ans.) The University Grants Commission has provided the syllabus for 81 subjects. You can visit the links provided above in the blog to download the UGC NET May 2021 Syllabus PDF.

 

Question - Is the new NTA UGC NET syllabus and pattern difficult?

Ans.) Candidates may face a bit difficulty while attempting the paper because of the new changes introduced in the exam.

So, our advice is to prepare yourself well according to the updated UGC NET May 2021 syllabus & exam pattern with the help of proper strategy and practice.

 

Question - Does the UGC NET syllabus change every year?

Ans.) No, the NTA NET Syllabus is revised after 8 to 10 years.

 

Question - How many subjects are there in UGC NET?

Ans.) NTA conducts the UGC NET exam for 81 subjects.  

 

Question - From where should I download the UGC NET Syllabus 2021 PDF?

Ans.) At Eduncle, we have provided you with the UGC NET Syllabus PDF for all subjects. You can Sign Up Here to download the complete syllabus for May 2021.

 

Question - Has Eduncle recently conducted the Webinar for UGC NET Aspirants?

Ans.) Yes, Eduncle has recently conducted a webinar on 10th February with Mahak Mahajan, UGC NET Expert. She shared her valuable tips to prepare for the UGC NET Exam. You can watch the webinar HERE.

 

 

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Hope this article helped you to find the NTA UGC NET syllabus as well as important topics at a single place. 

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