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UGC NET syllabus 2020

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Brief Inoformation: UGC NET syllabus 2020 was released by National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the notification on March 16. Since UGC NET syllabus for both paper-I and -II was revised by NTA in June 2019, no changes have been made to this year’s NET syllabus.
Given below is the complete UGC NET syllabus so that candidates can start their preparation for the exam well in advance. However, before going through the syllabus it is important that candidates are well-versed with the UGC NET exam pattern.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020
UGC NET exam comprises two papers (paper-I and -II) containing multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both the papers in a single duration of three hours.

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UGC NET Paper
Number of Questions
Marks
Paper I
50
100
Paper II
100
200
Grand Total
150
300
UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I
UGC NET paper-I (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET paper-I syllabus 2020 below:
UGC NET Paper-I Units
UGC NET Paper-I Topics
Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude
·      Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding and reflective), characteristics and basic requirements
·      Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (academic, social, emotional and cognitive), 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; offline vs. online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
·      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
Unit-II: Research Aptitude
·      Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivistic approach to research
·      Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methods
·      Steps of research
·      Thesis and article writing: Format and styles of referencing
·      Application of ICT in research
·      Research ethics
Unit-III: Comprehension
·      A passage of text be given. Questions to be asked from the passage to be answered
Unit-IV: Communication
·      Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication
·      Effective communication: Verbal and non-verbal, inter-cultural and group communications, classroom communication
·      Barriers to effective communication
·      Mass-media and society
Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
·      Types of reasoning
·      Number series, letter series, codes and relationships
·      Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)
Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning
·      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
·      Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
·      Analogies
·      Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments
·      Indian Logic: Means of knowledge
·      Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)
·      Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)
Unit-VII: Data Interpretation
·      Sources, acquisition and classification of data
·      Quantitative and qualitative data
·      Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart and line-chart) and mapping of data
·      Data interpretation
·      Data and governance
Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
·      ICT: General abbreviations and terminology
·      Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
·      Digital initiatives in higher education
·      ICT and Governance
Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment
·      Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals
·      Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment
·      Environmental issues: Local, regional and global; air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), climate change and its socio-economic and political dimensions
·      Impacts of pollutants on human health
·      Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests
·      Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies
·      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
Unit-X: Higher Education System
·      Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India
·      Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independence India
·      Oriental, conventional and non-conventional learning programmes in India
·      Professional, technical and skill-based education.
·      Value education and environmental education
·      Policies, governance, and administration
UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-II
The subject for paper-II needs to be chosen by the candidate. A candidate can choose the subject of his/her post-graduation or a related subject. NTA UGC NET is conducted for total 81 subjects. Click on the PDF links below to check UGC NET paper-II syllabus for all 81 subjects:
UGC NET Paper-II Subject
UGC NET Paper-II Code
UGC NET Paper-II Syllabus
Economics/Rural Economics/Co-operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
01
Political Science
02
Philosophy
03
Psychology
04
Sociology
05
History
06
Anthropology
07
Commerce
08
Education  
09
Defence and Strategic Studies
11
Home Science
12
Public Administration  
14
Music
16
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)
17
Hindi
20
Malayalam
22
Oriya
23
Punjabi
24
Sanskrit
25
Tamil
26
Telugu
27
Urdu
28
English
30
Manipuri
35
Assamese
36
Gujarati
37
Marathi
38
Rajasthani
43
Physical Education
47
Indian Culture
50
Law
58
Library and Information Science
59
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
60
Mass Communication and Journalism
63
Performing Art – Dance/ Drama/ Theatre
65
Folk Literature
71
Comparative Literature
72
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)
73
Women Studies 
74
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture/ Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)
79
Geography
80
Social Medicine & Community Health
81
Forensic Science
82
Pali
83
Kashmiri
84
Konkani
85
Computer Science and Applications  
87
Electronic Science
88
Environmental Sciences
89
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  
90
Human Rights and Duties  
92
Tourism Administration and Management  
93
Bodo
94
Santali
95
Yoga
100
Sindhi
101


UGC NET syllabus 2020 was released by National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the notification on March 16. Since UGC NET syllabus for both paper-I and -II was revised by NTA in June 2019, no changes have been made to this year's NET syllabus.


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