UGC NET Syllabus 2021: Download Paper-1 & Paper-2 syllabus pdf for all subjects

Please find the latest updated Syllabus of the UGC NET 2021 exam. This syllabus is applicable from June 2019 exam onwards. All candidates who have applied for the NET exam can download the December 2020 and June 2021 Syllabus from this page.

As per the latest NET exam pattern, there will be two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2 in the NET June 2021 exam. We have mentioned the UGC NET Syllabus for both Papers below. Candidates can download the UGC NET syllabus Paper 1 pdf also at the end of this page.

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UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for paper 1

Paper 1 syllabus will consist of 10 units and almost 5 questions will be asked from each unit. Please find below details about the Paper 1 Syllabus.

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Unit-I Teaching Aptitude:

  • Teaching: Levels of teaching, and basic requirements, Concept, Characteristics, Objectives.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher cantered vs. Learner-cantered methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods.
  • Evaluation Systems, Credit System in Higher education, Innovations in evaluation systems, Computer-based testing.
  • Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners.
  • Learner, Support material, Learning environment, Instructional facilities, and Institution.
  • Traditional, Modern, and ICT based teaching support system.

Unit-II Research Aptitude: 

  • Research Ethics
  • Methods of Research
  • Research: Meaning, Characteristics, and Types
  • Steps of Research
  • Paper, Article, Workshop, Seminar, Conference, and Symposium
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

Unit-III Comprehension:

Comprehensive Passage

Unit-IV Communication:

  • Effective Classroom Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Characteristics
  • Communication Nature
  • Barriers to effective communication.

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude:

  • Codes and relationship
  • Number Series
  • Profit and Loss
  • Letter Series
  • Proportion and Percentage
  • Classification

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning:

  • Venn Diagram
  • Verbal Analogies: Word Analogy — Applied Analogy
  • Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Multi-Diagrammatic Relationship
  • Verbal Classification
  • Understanding the Structure of Arguments

Unit-VII Data Interpretation:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data
  • Mapping of Data
  • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT):

  • E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing
  • ICT: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uses
  • Basics of Internet intranet and E-Mailing
  • General Abbreviations and Terminology

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment:

  • Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions
  • Pollutants and their Impact on Human Life, Exploitation of Natural and Energy Resources
  • People and Environment Interaction
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution
  • Natural Hazards and Mitigation
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Millennium development and Sustainable development goals. 

Unit-X Higher Education System:

  • Structure of the Institutions for Higher Learning and education in India
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration Formal and Distance Education Professional/Technical and General Education Concept, Institutions and their Interactions
  • Value Education: Governance, Polity, and Administration

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UGC-NET syllabus Paper 2 (Subject-wise):

Subject Code
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)DownloadDownload
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownloadDownload
02Political ScienceDownloadDownload
10Social WorkDownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic StudiesDownloadDownload
12Home ScienceDownloadDownload
14Public AdministrationDownloadDownload
15Population StudiesDownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)DownloadDownload
20Hindi Download
39French (French Version)DownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.DownloadDownload
47Physical EducationDownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesDownloadDownload
50Indian CultureDownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementDownloadDownload
59Library and Information ScienceDownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of ReligionsDownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and JournalismDownloadDownload
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreDownloadDownload
66Museology & ConservationDownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDownloadDownload
71Folk LiteratureDownloadDownload
72Comparative LiteratureDownloadDownload
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). Download
74Women StudiesDownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)DownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownloadDownload
82Forensic ScienceDownloadDownload
87Computer Science and ApplicationsDownloadDownload
88Electronic ScienceDownload 
89Environmental SciencesDownload 
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.DownloadDownload
92Human Rights and DutiesDownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management.DownloadDownload
94Bodo Download
95Santali Download

Check the latest update about the NTA UGC NET June exam 2021 at the linked article.

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What next:

In the UGC NET syllabus, you will get a list of all the topics related to your subject so that you can start your preparation according to the given topics. All questions will be asked based on the topics available in the syllabus. The above-given syllabus is the updated one.

Please note that there might be some topics that come under the topics given in the syllabus. So you will have to identify those topics and their related sub-topics because the NET syllabus will cover everything you have studied until your post-graduation. Finally, all the best for your exam preparation.


exam nameUGC NET
Conducted byNational Testing Agency
Article categoryexam syllabus
Syllabus released dateJune 2019
Official website

How to download UGC NET syllabus from the official website?

Candidates can also download the latest syllabus directly from the official net website. Previously the NET syllabus was issued by the University Grants Commission’s website but in June 2019 UGC has updated this syllabus and uploaded it on the website. Please download the syllabus with the help of the below steps.

Step 1: Open the official website

Step 2: On the home page you will see a list of syllabus according to subjects and their code. NET Syllabus is available in both Hindi and English language.

Step 3: Now click the English or Hindi download link after your subject. Your syllabus PDF file will be downloaded on your device.

NET exam will be conducted on 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 November and 01, 03, 04, 05 December 2021. So download the latest UGC NET syllabus and start your preparation as soon as possible.

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