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UGC NET 2019 Syllabus (Updated): Paper 1 & Paper 2- Download PDF

UGC NET Syllabus: The Commission has revised the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper I on General Awareness). The updated syllabus of UGC NET is applicable for upcoming exam from June 2019 onwards. NTA has scheduled the exam from June 20 to 28 in CBT mode. Check UGC NET Exam Pattern

Till recently, the CBSE conducted UGC NET in 81 subjects at 263 selected cities spread across India. From December 2018, NTA will hold the National Eligibility Test. The registration window for June 2019 will become functional from March 1, apply online before March 30. Know more

In order to prepare better and give a proper idea of the paper pattern, NTA has also released Mock Tests for the examination on its official website. Download UGC NET Sample Papers

UGC NET Syllabus (Updated)

Candidates should be totally aware of the syllabus before appearing for the exam. As mentioned earlier that the examination will consist of 2 papers, UGC NET Paper 1 will be a common paper while Paper 2 will be subject based. Some details of the UGC NET syllabus are mentioned below.

  • UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1: This paper is designed to test the candidate’s teaching and research ability.
  • UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus: Paper 2 will be subject based. Candidates will have to select one subject for NET Exam preferably the subject of their post-graduation.

The detailed syllabus for UGC NET Exam is given in the table below – 

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus (New)Syllabus (Old)
0General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)Click HereClick Here
1Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/
Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
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2Political ScienceClick HereClick Here
3PhilosophyClick HereClick Here
4PsychologyClick HereClick Here
5SociologyClick HereClick Here
6HistoryClick HereClick Here
7AnthropologyClick HereClick Here
8CommerceClick HereClick Here
9EducationClick HereClick Here
10Social WorkClick HereClick Here
11Defence and Strategic StudiesClick HereClick Here
12Home ScienceClick HereClick Here
14Public AdministrationClick HereClick Here
15Population StudiesClick HereClick Here
16MusicClick HereClick Here
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial
Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
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18MaithiliClick HereClick Here
19BengaliClick HereClick Here
20HindiClick HereClick Here
21KannadaClick HereClick Here
22MalayalamClick HereClick Here
23OriyaClick HereClick Here
24PunjabiClick HereClick Here
25SanskritClick HereClick Here
26TamilClick HereClick Here
27TeluguClick HereClick Here
28UrduClick HereClick Here
29ArabicClick HereClick Here
30EnglishClick HereClick Here
31LinguisticsClick HereClick Here
32ChineseClick HereClick Here
33DogriClick HereClick Here
34NepaliClick HereClick Here
36AssameseClick HereClick Here
37GujaratiClick HereClick Here
38MarathiClick HereClick Here
39French (French Version)Click HereClick Here
40SpanishClick HereClick Here
41RussianClick HereClick Here
42PersianClick HereClick Here
43RajasthaniClick HereClick Here
44GermanClick HereClick Here
45JapaneseClick HereClick Here
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.Click HereClick Here
47Physical EducationClick HereClick Here
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesClick HereClick Here
50Indian CultureClick HereClick Here
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/
Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
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58LawClick HereClick Here
59Library and Information ScienceClick HereClick Here
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesClick HereClick Here
62Comparative Study of ReligionsClick HereClick Here
63Mass Communication and JournalismClick HereClick Here
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreClick HereClick Here
66Museology & ConservationClick HereClick Here
67ArchaeologyClick HereClick Here
68CriminologyClick HereClick Here
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureClick HereClick Here
71Folk LiteratureClick HereClick Here
72Comparative LiteratureClick HereClick Here
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).
Click HereClick Here
74Women StudiesClick HereClick Here
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Click HereClick Here
80GeographyClick HereClick Here
81Social Medicine & Community HealthClick HereClick Here
82Forensic ScienceClick HereClick Here
83PaliClick HereClick Here
84KashmiriClick HereClick Here
85KonkaniClick HereClick Here
87Computer Science and ApplicationsClick HereClick Here
88Electronic ScienceClick HereClick Here
89Environmental SciencesClick HereClick Here
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.
Click HereClick Here
91PrakritClick HereClick Here
92Human Rights and DutiesClick HereClick Here
93Tourism Administration and Management.Click HereClick Here
94BodoClick HereClick Here
95SantaliClick HereClick Here
100YogaClick HereClick Here
101SindhiClick HereClick Here

Candidates who have also applied for DSSSB can check the latest news here- Click Here

Note: The syllabus of UGC NET is also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities as well as on the UGC website:

UGC NET Important Topics 

Paper – 1

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Data Interpretation
  • Communication
  • Reading Comprehension

Paper – 2

Syllabus ForImportant Topics
EnglishReading Comprehension
Literary Critisism
Non-Fictional Prose
Computer ScienceDatabase Management
Datastructure and Algorithms
Operating Systems
Human Resource Management
EducationResearch in Education
Teaching in Education
History, Politics and Economics of Educational
LawConstitution and Administration
Public International Law 
Environment and Human Rights 


The minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in UGC NET to be considered for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in paper-I and paper-II is given below:

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
General40 marks (40%)80 marks (40%)
OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST35 marks (35%)70 marks (35%)

Check UGC NET December 2018 Cut off

Note: NTA has released subject-wise mock tests for all the sessions at