UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1, 2, Download Subject wise PDF

Candidates preparing for UGC NET can download the UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in English and Hindi. The UGC NET syllabus for paper one consists of subjects that will help in analysing the candidates teaching and Research ability. Check the complete NET Syllabus below.

UGC NET Syllabus

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conduct UGC NET 2024 every year in June and December. Aspiring candidates preparing for the UGC NET Exam must know about the UGC NET Syllabus. The NET Syllabus plays a prominent role in boosting your preparation for the UGC NET 2024 exam. The NET UGC Syllabus consists of two papers: UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024 and UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024. The National Testing Agency will release the UGC NET Syllabus 2024 along with the UGC NET Notification 2024. Here we have provided the previous year UGC NET Syllabus to help candidate for the preparation.

UGC NET 2024 Syllabus and Pattern

NTA conducts the UGC NET 2024 in 83 subjects to determine the eligibility of Candidates to become “Assistant Professors” and “Junior Research Fellowship” (JRF). The UGC NET Paper 1 and Paper 2 syllabus is the initial stage of preparing for exam. To ensure the preparation candidate needs to families with the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024. Both UGC NET Paper 1 and UGC NET Paper have multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and all questions are compulsory. All applicants should complete both papers in a single duration of 3 hours on exam day.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

The UGC NET exam pattern 2024 consists of a total of 150 questions including both Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam will be conducted through online mode (Computer Based test). The UGC NET Paper 1 is conducted to assess the candidate’s knowledge on teaching/ research aptitude. While UGC NET paper 2 to know candidate knowledge in domains subject.

  • UGC NET paper 1 is of 100 marks while paper 2 is conducted for 200 marks.
  • In UGC NET exam all questions is compulsory.
  • Candidate will be awarded to marks for correct answer for both paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answer in UGC NET exam.
  • the exam is conducted for 3 hours without any break for a total of 300 marks.
Pattern of paper Number of questionsMarksDuration
Paper 1

This question will be generic in nature, intending to
assess the teaching/research aptitude of candidate
Paper 2

This is based on the subject selected by candidate
and will assess domain knowledge
Total1503003 Hours
(180 minutes)

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

the UGC NET syllabus is divided in two sections: UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 and UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2. UGC NET Paper 1 is a common paper for all candidates. The paper 2 is based on the subject selected by the candidate. All candidates must understand the UGC NET syllabus 2024 before starting their preparation. Candidates can check the details UGC NET syllabus 2024 for the upcoming UGC NET exam in 10 June 2024.

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1

As per the University Grant Commission, UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 includes subject of General Paper that helps analyse the candidate’s Teaching and Research Aptitude and General Awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Candidates can check here the detailed UGC NET paper 1 syllabus PDF below.

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude Syllabus

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 Syllabus

Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic 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 Syllabus

A passage of text is given. Questions are 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 Syllabus

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 Syllabus

Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the 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.


Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the 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 Syllabus

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) Syllabus

ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

Digital initiatives in higher education.

ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment Syllabus

Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.

Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the 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 Syllabus

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.

NOTE: (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module.
(ii) Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by an equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

Also, Check
UGC NET 2024
UGC NET Notification 2024

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

The UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2 is based on subject-wise selection by the candidate. The UGC NET Paper II includes a total of 100 objective-type questions (MCQs) for 200 marks. The UGC NET exam cover A total of 101 subjects. Applicants must select one subject for the NET Exam, preferably their post-graduation subject. Here, the candidate will find the PDF file links for UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus for all subjects:

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus [in English]Syllabus [in Hindi]
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ 
Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics 
02Political Science DownloadDownload
03Philosophy DownloadDownload
04Psychology DownloadDownload
05Sociology DownloadDownload
06History DownloadDownload
07Anthropology DownloadDownload
08Commerce DownloadDownload
09Education DownloadDownload
10Social Work DownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic Studies DownloadDownload
12Home Science DownloadDownload
14Public Administration DownloadDownload
15Population Studies DownloadDownload
16Music DownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./
Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) 
18Maithili DownloadDownload
19Bengali DownloadDownload
20Hindi  Download
21Kannada DownloadDownload
22Malayalam DownloadDownload
23Oriya DownloadDownload
24Punjabi DownloadDownload
25Sanskrit DownloadDownload
26Tamil DownloadDownload
27Telugu DownloadDownload
28Urdu DownloadDownload
29Arabic DownloadDownload
30English DownloadDownload
31Linguistics DownloadDownload
32Chinese DownloadDownload
33Dogri DownloadDownload
34Nepali DownloadDownload
35Manipuri DownloadDownload
36Assamese DownloadDownload
37Gujarati DownloadDownload
38Marathi DownloadDownload
39French (French Version) DownloadDownload
40Spanish DownloadDownload
41Russian DownloadDownload
42Persian DownloadDownload
43Rajasthani DownloadDownload
44German DownloadDownload
45Japanese DownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. DownloadDownload
47Physical Education DownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies DownloadDownload
50Indian Culture DownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/
Human Resource Management 
58Law DownloadDownload
59Library and Information Science DownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies DownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of Religions DownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and Journalism DownloadDownload
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre DownloadDownload
66Museology & Conservation DownloadDownload
67Archaeology DownloadDownload
68Criminology DownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/Literature DownloadDownload
71Folk Literature DownloadDownload
72Comparative Literature DownloadDownload
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ 
Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ 
Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). 
74Women Studies DownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) DownloadDownload
80Geography DownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community Health DownloadDownload
82Forensic Science DownloadDownload
83Pali DownloadDownload
84Kashmiri DownloadDownload
85Konkani DownloadDownload
87Computer Science and Applications DownloadDownload
88Electronic Science Download 
89Environmental Sciences Download 
90Politics 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. 
91Prakrit DownloadDownload
92Human Rights and Duties DownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management. DownloadDownload
94Bodo  –Download
95Santali  –Download
100Yoga DownloadDownload

FAQs on UGC NET Syllabus 2024

What is the marking scheme for UGC NET exam?

the marking scheme of UGC NET exam is candidate will be awarded for two marks for each correct answer. There is a no negative marking in NTA UGC NET exam.

Is it mandatory to appear for both paper of UGC NET exam?

yes candidates must appear for both UGC NET paper 1 and 2 to qualify the exam.

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