UGC NET exam conducted by National Testing Academy (NTA). UGC NET 2021 exam notification and form filling process is already done.
In this article, I will show you in-depth knowledge about UGC NET exam patterns and the syllabus for better preparation.
But the exam date has been postponed, we will inform you about the UGC NET exam date.
UGC NET exam consists of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper-II. The exam is conducted two times a year.
NTA takes the UGC NET exam for eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellow and Assistant Professorship in Universities and Colleges in India.
Also Download, UGC NET Previous Year Question Paper
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UGC NET 2021 Syllabus PDF Download
In this section, we provide you All UGC NET subjects syllabus pdf of paper-1st & paper-2nd in pdf file format. NTA has released the UGC NET exam 2021 Syllabus on its official notification.
You can easily download all the subjects pdf to prepare a better strategy for your UGC NET Exam.
The syllabus helps in giving you the right way to cover all the important topics asked in the exam.
Select your subject and download the pdf from the link
|S.no.||UGC NET Subjects Syllabus PDF||Paper-1st PDF||Paper-2nd PF|
|00||UGC NET General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)||Download||Download|
|01||UGC NET Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics||Download||Download|
|02||UGC NET Political Science||Download||Download|
|03||UGC NET Philosophy||Download||Download|
|04||UGC NET Psychology||Download||Download|
|05||UGC NET Sociology||Download||Download|
|07||UGC NET Anthropology||Download||Download|
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies||Download||Download|
|17||Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)||Download||Download|
|19||UGC NET Bengali||Download||Download|
|22||UGC NET Malayalam||Download||Download|
|39||French (French Version)||Download||Download|
|46||Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.||Download||Download|
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Download||Download|
|55||Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management||Download||Download|
|59||Library and Information Science||Download||Download|
|60||Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies||Download||Download|
|62||Comparative Study of Religions||Download||Download|
|63||Mass Communication and Journalism||Download||Download|
|65||Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre||Download||Download|
|66||Museology & Conservation||Download||Download|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature||Download|
|73||Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).||Download|
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)||Download|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health||Download|
|87||Computer Science and Applications||Download|
|89||UGC NET Environmental Sciences syllabus|
|90||UGC NET: Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.||Download|
|92||Human Rights and Duties||Download|
|93||UGC NET Tourism Administration and Management.||Download|
|94||UGC NET Bodo||Download|
|95||UGC NET Santali||Download|
|100||UGC NET Yoga||Download|
|101||UGC NET Sindhi||Download|
UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern:
National Testing Agency has released the UGC NET exam pattern along with the UGC NET notification on the NTA official website.
Here, we have provided the detailed UGC NET Exam Pattern and its marking scheme for the upcoming exam. By understanding the paper pattern of UGC NET
It will help the candidates to make a strategy for better preparation.
Knowing this, candidates will have a clear idea about the number of sections, the number of questions asked, time duration, marking scheme, mode, and medium of examination.
In this section, you can check the detailed information of the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021 for boost and make a proper strategy for your UGC NER exam.
A Quick Overview of the UGC NET Exam Pattern
|Event||UGC NET Paper-I||UGC NET Paper-II|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|Exam duration||3 hours (180 minutes) in both papers|
|paper type||Common for all candidates||Subject-specific questions|
|Total number of questions||50||100|
|Marking scheme||+2 for the correct answer
0 for incorrect answer
|+2 for correct answer
0 for incorrect answer
|Language of paper||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
UGC NET 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper 1st and Paper 2nd
Here, I show you the Exam pattern of both papers in a combined manner. You can check the detailed Exam pattern in a simple way.
|UGC NET Paper-I Sections||Number of Questions in UGC NET Paper-I||UGC NET Paper-I Marks|
|1. Teaching Aptitude||5||10|
|2. Research Aptitude||5||10|
|3. Reading Comprehension||5||10|
|5. Reasoning (including Maths)||5||10|
|6. Logical Reasoning||5||10|
|7. Data Interpretation||5||10|
|8. Information & Communication Technology (ICT)||5||10|
|9. People & Environment||5||10|
|10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration||5||10|
Mode of UGC NET Exam:
- All the candidates will be allotted a decktop with pre-installed software at the exam center by NTA.
- Make sure that the system and mouse are working properly before the test starts.
Nature of Questions of both papers:
- All the questions in the UGC NET exam will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs)/objective types.
- There are 4 multiple options for each question, candidates must select the most appropriate answer.
Total Number of Question
Check the below table to know about the number of questions and marks that will be allotted on these questions.
All the questions are important to attempt.
|UGC NET Paper||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1||50||100||Cumulative time duration of 3 hours.
Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
|Total||150 MCQs||300 Marks||180 minutes|
Marking Scheme of UGC NET 2021
Correct Answer: There are 2 marks allotted for each correct answer in both papers.
Negative Marking: There is no negative marking for any wrong answer. It’s a positive point of your preparation.
Unattempted Question: No marks deducted for unanswered questions.
Note: If any question is found wrong due to any reason, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question.
UGC NET Frequently Asked Question
Q. Is net is compulsory for Ph.D.?
A. Apart from Ph.D., candidates will have to clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) or a recognized examination (State Level Eligibility Test) or other similar examinations,” the HRD ministry official said. According to reports, those who have done PhD before 2009 will not be asked to clear NET.
Q. What is the full form of UGC NET?
A. UGC NET full form is “University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test”.
Q. What option after NET Qualifying?
A. After qualifying for NET-JRF, candidates can pursue research in their respective postgraduate subjects. They select universities/colleges from NET coordinating institutes and enroll themselves for doing Ph.D. in various universities/institutions and IIMs.
Q. Can I become a professor without NET?
A. Yes, it is mandatory and mandatory if you want to become an Assistant Professor/Lecturer all over India. As per the UGC rule, only the UGC NET exam is the gateway or entrance to become an assistant professor. Ph.D. candidates are not exempted from appearing in UGC NET.