UGC NET Subjects, Syllabus

The UGC NET exam is the computer-based exam that was conducted nationwide from June 20-28, 2019. There are a total of 81 Subjects in the UGC NET exam for which more than 9.5 lakh candidates applied and appeared across 237 test centers in India.

In this article, we have discussed the details about UGC NET Subjects elaborately. Along with this, information about the exam pattern and other related aspects of the syllabus are delivered.

How to select Subjects?

The University Grants Commission's National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is conducted to find the qualified candidates for the positions of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor. The exam consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1: The syllabus for Paper 1 is common for all and will be based on reasoning ability, general awareness, comprehension and divergent thinking. They are generally intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.

Paper 2: The syllabus for Paper 2 is is based on the subject that the candidate chooses. The candidates can choose a subject from an extensive list of 81 subjects.

All the candidates need to answer both the papers to be qualified in the UGC NET exam.

UGC NET Subjects

Check out the list given below, this table helps you to choose the subject while applying for the exam.

UGC NET Subjects
S. No. Subject Code of Subject
1 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education 46
2 Anthropology 07
3 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 49
4 Arabic 29
5 Archaeology 67
6 Assamese 36
7 Bengali 19
8 Bodo 94
9 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 60
10 Chinese 32
11 Commerce 08
12 Comparative Literature 72
13 Comparative Study and Religions 62
14 Computer Science and Applications 87
15 Criminology 68
16 Defense and Strategic Studies 11
17 Dogri 33
18 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Eco./ Business Economics 01
19 Education 09
20 Electronic Science 88
21 English 30
22 Environmental Sciences 89
23 Folk Literature 71
24 Forensic Science 82
25 French (French Version) 39
26 Geography 80
27 German 44
28 Gujarati 37
29 Hindi 20
30 History 06
31 Home Science 12
32 Human Rights and Duties 92
33 Indian Culture 50
34 Japanese 45
35 Kannada 21
36 Kashmiri 84
37 Konkani 85
38 Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management 55
39 Law 58
40 Library and Information Science 59
41 Linguistics 31
42 Maithili 18
43 Malayalam 22
44 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management) 17
45 Manipuri 35
46 Marathi 38
47 Mass Communication and Journalism 63
48 Museology and Conservation 66
49 Music 16
50 Nepali 34
51 Oriya 23
52 Pali 83
53 Performing Art – Dance/ Drama/ Theatre 65
54 Persian 42
55 Philosophy 03
56 Physical Education 47
57 Political Science 02
58 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
59 Population Studies 15
60 Prakrit 91
61 Psychology 04
62 Public Administration 14
63 Punjabi 24
64 Rajasthani 43
65 Russian 41
66 Sanskrit 25
67 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
68 Santali 95
69 Sindhi 101
70 Social Medicine and Community Health 81
71 Social Work 10
72 Sociology 05
73 Spanish 40
74 Tamil 26
75 Telugu 27
76 Tourism Administration and Management 93
77 Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature 70
78 Urdu 28
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art) 79
80 Women Studies 74
81 Yoga 100

While filling up the application form make sure that you select the subject that you have taken in your post graduation. 

  • The candidates with a Master's Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject 'Population Studies' (code 15).
  • The candidates with a Master's Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in the subject 'Woman Studies' (code 74).

Based on your selection of subject paper, your exam date and exam slot will be allotted to you. The details about your exam center, date and shift will be notified on your UGC NET hall ticket and also on your registered NTA account.

UGC NET Updated Syllabus

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has revised the syllabus after taking over the authority of the UGC NET exam. The modified syllabus that was applicable from the June Session of 2019 has been notified through a public notice on the NTA website. 

Candidates should be aware of the syllabus before appearing for the exam. Syllabi for all the NET subjects can be downloaded from the official UGC website. Go through the syllabus of the subject you selected to make sure that you cover all of the topics.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the UGC NET is presented in a detailed manner in the table below:

UGC NET Exam Pattern
Paper Marks No. of Questions Duration
1 100 50

1 hour
Shift 1: 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Shift 2: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

2 200 100

2 hours
Shift 1: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Shift 2: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Marking scheme: A correct answer will be awarded 2 marks and there is no negative marking for any unanswered or incorrect answers. If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question.

Conclusion

Candidates should be judicious while selecting the subject during the registration process. Once the online submission is successful a candidate cannot withdraw it.

UGC NET exam is a challenging exam that tests the knowledge of a test-taker. If one can diligently work for a certain period smartly then he or she can definitely get through this exam. Best Wishes!



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