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September 12, 2022 • 11:53 am

UGC NET Yoga 2022- An Ultimate Guide to Prepare for Exam


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The growing popularity and mass adoption of Yoga have been tremendous in the last few years. It has opened a way for many students to pursue a career in this, whether it be a trainer, starting a yoga center or online yoga classes.

There are more than 52 Universities teaching Yoga as a regular program whereas 16+ Universities provide degrees (M.A) in Yoga.

UGC NET Yoga exam provides various opportunities to qualified candidates. You can opt for the job profile of the researcher or lecturer of Yoga in reputed Indian universities.

In this article, we have given essential information related to the UGC NET 2022 Yoga Exam such as eligibility criteria, exam syllabus, recommended books, etc.


So, let’s get started.

Career Opportunities after UGC NET Yoga

Eligibility criteria for UGC NET Yoga

UGC NET Yoga Exam Pattern

UGC NET Yoga Syllabus

Study material and Recommended Books for NET Yoga

UGC NET Yoga Exam Cut-off

Tips to prepare for UGC NET Yoga Exam

UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions



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Career opportunities after UGC NET Yoga Exam


NTA UGC NET Exam provides a perfect career path if you desire to make a successful career in the research or teaching field.

Yoga was introduced as a subject in UGC NET from January 2017 exam and around 4500 students appeared for the test.

Through this exam, various National Universities, such as IITs, and other reputed organizations hire qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

While the lectureship profile offers an excellent starting salary package, the research fellows get an attractive stipend through the UGC NET Scholarship program.

Apart from these two profiles, let’s look at the other job opportunities UGC NET Yoga offers to qualified candidates.



Other Career Opportunities in Yoga


You are not confined to opt for the Research and Lectureship program after qualifying the exam, instead, there are many other options as well. Such as:

Clinical Psychologist

Therapist and Instructor

Neuropathy Specialist

Trainer/Instructors in Health Clubs

Aerobics Instructor


Research Officer

Now that you have the idea of UGC NET Career Scope and wish to apply for the exam, then you must check the eligibility criteria for it.



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Eligibility criteria for UGC NET Yoga


Before starting the preparation, you should check whether you are eligible for the exam. As per the guidelines, set by officials for UGC NET Eligibility, you must fulfill some educational and age limit criteria.

Below, you can find these basic eligibility criteria for the UGC NET Yoga exam.



Education Qualifications



Educational Qualification


55% Aggregate Marks in Post-Graduation


50% in Post-Graduation


Note: As per the NTA guidelines, candidates who are in the final year of their post-graduation can also appear for the NTA UGC NET Exam.


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Age Criteria



Age Criteria


31 Years (JRF)
No age limit (Assistant Professor)

OBC/SC/ST/PwD/Female/Transgender Candidates

36 Years (JRF)
No age limit (Assistant Professor)


Note: If you have cleared all the criteria, then you can apply for the UGC NET exam. Check the UGC NET Application Procedure to fill the form without any difficulty.



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UGC NET Yoga Exam Pattern


To start your exam preparation, it is important to know about the exam concept, time allotment, the total number of questions asked, etc.

For this, you should check the UGC NET Exam Pattern. It will help you to get an idea about the paper pattern and plan your preparation accordingly.

Below is the exam pattern for UGC NET Yoga.




Number of Questions




50 Questions all are Compulsory

 3 Hours (without break)



100 Question all are Compulsory



UGC NET Yoga Syllabus


UGC NET Yoga Syllabus is divided into two papers i.e. Paper 1 & 2.

The syllabus is quite comprehensive, but you can score well by covering the most important topics of the syllabus first.

To ease out your preparations, we have prepared a list of important topics for Paper and Paper 2 that you must cover to gain a high score in the UGC NET Yoga Exam.



Important Topics of UGC NET Paper – 1


Teaching Aptitude

Research Aptitude


Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

Data Interpretation

Important Days

Science & Environment

Governance, Polity, and Administration



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Important Topics of UGC NET Yoga Paper – 2


S. No.

Important topics


Foundations of Yoga: History, Evolution, and Schools of Yoga.


Basic Yoga Texts: Principles Upanishads Bhagwat Gita, Yoga Vasishtha


Patanjali Yoga Sutra


Hatha Yoga Sutra


Allied Sciences: Anatomy and Physiology, Diet and Nutrition, General Psychology, Counselling.


Yoga and Health


Therapeutic Yoga


Applications of Yoga


Practical Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, Dharna Dhyana, Bandha, Mudra & Shatkriya


Methods of Teaching Yoga.



Study Material and Recommended Books for NET Yoga


After getting the essential information related to eligibility, syllabus, and pattern the real preparation starts with acquiring quality UGC NET Study Material and recommended books.

You must always choose the study material that maintains quality, effectiveness and is well-structured in a manner that follows an easy pattern.

If you are preparing for UGC NET Yoga, please refer to the free study kit below that will help you strengthen your preparation.




UGC NET Yoga 2021 Cut-off


Having a fair knowledge of the UGC NET Cut Off marks helps in evaluating the exam’s difficulty level and set the targeted score.

Check the December 2020/June 2021 UGC NET Cut-off for Yoga in the below-mentioned table and manage your study plan accordingly.



JRF & Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Only

Cut-off Marks Percentage

Cut-off Marks Percentage


















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How to Crack the UGC NET Yoga Exam?


Now that you have the basic knowledge of the UGC NET Yoga exam you must check some tips and prepare for it.

It is essential to implement these tips throughout the course of your preparation so that you stay focused on your end goal.

Always keep yourself updated with the UGC NET Notifications to make your preparations methodical.

Check the latest Syllabus and NET Exam pattern. Thereafter you pick the important topics, create a smart schedule, and start preparing accordingly.

Yoga is a visionary and complicated subject that requires a lot of focus and smart strategies to crack the exam. Take the help of our experts to clear all the basic concepts & doubts related to the subject.

Make your preparations effective by practicing all the important Asanas and Pranayama regularly. A practical approach will lead you in this subject.

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UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Now that you have all the required details to start your exam preparation, here we have covered a few common queries asked by NET Yoga students.

You can also check the list of UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions for more queries.



Q1. What are some recommended books for the NET yoga exam?

Ans. Below are some Yoga books recommended by experts for NTA NET Preparation - 




UGC NET/SET General Paper 1- Teaching & Research Aptitude


UGC NET Yoga Paper 2


Yoga Science

Vikas Kumar



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Q2. Are there any negative markings in the UGC NET Yoga exam?

Ans. As per the UGC NET exam pattern, there is no negative marking for Paper 1 & Paper 2. So, you must attempt all the questions.



Q3. Are B.Tech graduates eligible for the Yoga Exam?

Ans. If you want to apply for a Yoga subject, then you must have a master’s degree in yoga or a related subject from UGC Approved Universities.



Q4. Is the NET Yoga exam offline or online?

Ans. As per the new guidelines from NTA, the UGC NET exam is conducted online for all subjects.



Q5. How many times can I appear for the Yoga exam?

Ans. There is no age limit on the no. of attempts for the post of Assistant Professor. However, for JRF you cannot apply for the exam after 30 years of age. 



Q6. What is the process after you qualify for UGC NET Yoga?

Ans. After you qualify for the exam you have to download the UGC NET e-Certificate for lectureship or JRF released on the NTA official website. This certificate will help you apply for jobs across various universities and reputed institutions in the country.


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In this blog, we have tried to cover all the basic information required to plan your career in Yoga by preparing for the UGC NET exam.

We hope that most of your queries are covered in this blog and for further questions related to this exam you can ask them in the comments section below.

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Showing 3 comments out of 6
  • Devika raje

    Can an mba student apply for ugc yoga net exam?


    Hello Devika,
    Greeting the Eduncle!
    If you have satisfied the eligibility criteria, then you can apply for the exam.
    Thank You!!

  • S

    What is the eligibility for appearing in UGC Net Yoga ??


    Hello Sapna,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You must complete the post-graduation in yoga or its related subjects with more than 55% marks from the recognized university. The maximum age limit is 30 years for UGC NET JRF. For more details please read the above blog carefully.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team


    m.a. with yoga

  • Bharti

    I wanna know I am bachlore and persuing PG Diploma in yoga.Am I elligible to participate in Net for yoga. Or what is the patternof paper 1 for yoga what kind of question wil be there. as in paper 1 all question related to yoga what about paper 2.


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