UGC NET Syllabus 2021:  Subject-wise Paper 1 & Paper 2 Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus 2021: Subject-wise Paper 1 & Paper 2 Syllabus

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Apr 20, 2021Check out details about UGC NET Exam 2021 below such as UGC NET 2021 exam admit card details, notification, exam date, application form link, syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, selection process, etc.
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UGC NET Syllabus 2021 Official Detail

UGC NET Syllabus 2021: Candidates preparing for UGC NET 2021 exam must go through the detailed UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for a comprehensive preparation plan. NTA has released the UGC NET Syllabus along with the official notification. The syllabus includes both Papers 1 and Paper 2. 

As per the latest UGC Notification 2021, there is no change in the syllabus. Candidates must download the UGC NET Syllabus 2021 PDF for Paper 1 & Paper 2 for better reference. Find all the details about the syllabus below. Read all about UGC NET 2021 Exam 

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UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for Paper 1

Paper 1 of the UGC NET exam will comprise 50 questions. One hour will be provided to attempt this section. The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus includes 10 different sections. The weightage of each section is the same, i.e. 5 Questions (5*2=10 marks) from each section (as per the previous trend).

We will now have a look at the sections asked in the Paper-I test of UGC NET as well as the topics asked under them.

Teaching Aptitude 

  • Teaching-Nature
  • Characteristics
  • Objectives and Basic requirements
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Methods of Teaching
  • Teaching Aids
  • Evaluation systems.

Research Aptitude

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

More from us: Find preparation tips for Teaching and Research Aptitude here.

Reading Comprehension

  • A passage will be set with questions to be answered from within the passage.


  • Communication Nature
  • Types
  • Characteristics
  • Barriers
  • Effective classroom communication.

Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Letter series
  • Number series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Arithmetic
  • Set Theory etc.

Logical Reasoning 

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies – Applied analogy
  • Word analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams – Simple diagrammatic relationship
  • Multi-diagrammatic relationship
  • Venn diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning.

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, Acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Graphical representation
  • Mapping of data.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT Meaning
  • Uses
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • General abbreviations and Terminology
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.

People and Environment 

  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of pollution
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life
  • Natural hazards and mitigation
  • The exploitation of natural and Energy resources.

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Higher Education System: Governance, Policy, And Administration

  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India
  • Formal and Distance education
  • Technical/professional and General Education
  • Value education – Polity, Governance and Administration.

Suggested Read: Best Preparation Strategy for UGC NET Paper 1 Exam

UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for Paper 2

Paper 2 of UGC NET exam will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate can choose any one of the 81 subjects. This paper will comprise 100 questions of 2 marks each. All questions will be compulsory. The paper would cover the entire syllabus (including all electives, without any options). The syllabus of all the NET subjects can be downloaded from the official UGC website.

We have shared the detailed syllabus of the UGC NET Paper 2 for some of the subjects below. The subjects with their respective codes and syllabus link are provided below:

Note: Subjects are 84, but the code is from 1-100 (a few codes are deleted, as per official notification).

Download UGC NET Syllabus 2021 PDF for Paper 1 & Paper 2

Paper 1 Syllabus
UGC NET Economics Syllabus
UGC NET Political Science Syllabus
UGC NET Philosophy Syllabus
UGC NET Psychology Syllabus
UGC NET Sociology Syllabus
UGC NET History Syllabus
UGC NET Anthropology Syllabus
UGC NET Commerce Syllabus
UGC NET Education Syllabus
UGC NET Social Work Syllabus
UGC NET Defence and Strategic Studies Syllabus
UGC NET Home Science Syllabus
UGC NET Public Administration Syllabus
UGC NET Population Studies Syllabus
UGC NET Music Syllabus
UGC NET Management Syllabus UGC NET Management Syllabus PDF
UGC NET Maithili Syllabus
UGC NET Bengali Syllabus
UGC NET Hindi Syllabus
UGC NET Kannada Syllabus
UGC NET Malayalam Syllabus
UGC NET Odia Syllabus
UGC NET Punjabi Syllabus
UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus
UGC NET Tamil Syllabus
UGC NET Telugu Syllabus
UGC NET Urdu Syllabus
UGC NET Arabic Syllabus
UGC NET English Syllabus
UGC NET Linguistics Syllabus
UGC NET Chinese Syllabus
UGC NET Dogri Syllabus
UGC NET Nepali Syllabus
UGC NET Assamese Syllabus
UGC NET Gujarati Syllabus
UGC NET Marathi Syllabus
UGC NET French (French Version) Syllabus
UGC NET Spanish Syllabus
UGC NET Russian Syllabus
UGC NET Persian Syllabus
UGC NET Rajasthani Syllabus
UGC NET German Syllabus
UGC NET Japanese Syllabus
UGC NET Adult Education Syllabus
UGC NET Physical Education Syllabus
UGC NET Arab Culture Syllabus
UGC NET Indian Culture Syllabus
UGC NET Labour Welfare Syllabus
UGC NET Law Syllabus
UGC NET Comparative Study of Religions Syllabus
UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism
UGC NET Dance Syllabus
UGC NET Museology & Conservation Syllabus
UGC NET Archaeology Syllabus
UGC NET Criminology Syllabus
UGC NET Tribal and Regional Language Syllabus
UGC NET Folk Literature Syllabus
UGC NET Comparative Literature Syllabus
UGC NET Sanskrit Jyotisha Syllabus
UGC NET Women Studies Syllabus
UGC NET Visual Art Syllabus
UGC NET Geography Syllabus
UGC NET Social Medicine Syllabus
UGC NET Forensic Science Syllabus
UGC NET Pali Syllabus
UGC NET Kashmiri Syllabus
UGC NET Konkani Syllabus
UGC NET Computer Science and Applications Syllabus
UGC NET Electronic Science Syllabus
UGC NET Environmental Sciences
UGC NET Politics Syllabus
UGC NET Prakrit Syllabus
UGC NET Human Rights and Duties Syllabus
UGC NET Tourism Administration Syllabus
UGC NET Bodo Syllabus
UGC NET Santhali Syllabus

UGC NET Yoga Syllabus

UGC NET Sindhi Syllabus

So, now that you are well aware of the detailed syllabus of UGC NTA NET exam, start your preparations to achieve a good score in this exam.

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UGC NET Admit Card 2021
UGC NET Question Papers
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021
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UGC NET Books 2021
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