UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021, Check Unit-wise Syllabus Here!

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : November 20th, 2021

Candidates preparing for the UGC NET 2021 Sanskrit Exam should study the details of the UGC NET Paper 2 Sanskrit Syllabus. The UGC NET Sanskrit Curriculum consists of 10 units, each with a different topic. The UGC NET exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for assistant professors and junior research fellowships. Download the UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021 Pdf from the direct link below.

Also, go through the detailed UGC NET Syllabus 2021 for Paper 1 for better understanding. 

UGC NET Paper 2 Sanskrit Syllabus 2021 - Topics Wise Details

The UGC NET test consists of two papers. Paper 1 contains 50 questions, each of which consists of two points. Sanskrit Paper 2 has 100 questions, and each question has two marks. UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus Pdf Link is given below. Candidates should also go through the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021

Note: Both the papers will be continued to be conducted in a single three-hour duration (i.e. there will be no break between the papers). The mode of examination will be computer-based only (i.e. online mode only).

The NTA UGC NET Sanskrit syllabus 2021 consists of the following topics are: 

  1. Vedic-Literature
  2. Specific Study of Vedic Literature
  3. Darśana
  4. Darśana Literature: Special Study
  5. Grammar and Linguistics
  6. Specific Study of Grammar
  7. Sanskrit Literature, Poetics and Prosody
  8. Specific study 
  9. Purāṇetihāsa, Dharmaśāstra and Epigraphy
  10. Specific study

Also, check UGC NET Job Profile 2021

Download UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus PDF 2021

Once the application process is complete, all UGC NET candidates should begin preparations without further ado. To prepare for the exam, candidates must have a complete understanding of the UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021. After analyzing the UGC NET syllabus, candidates should be familiar with the UGC NET exam pattern. Here you can download UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus Pdf from the link below.

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021, Download Pdf

You can also download UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus in Hindi from the direct link mentioned. Download UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021 in Hindi

Detailed UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus and Strategy

Here are sharing detailed syllabus for Sanskrit and the effective strategy to clear the exam. 

Unit 1: Vedic-Literature

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 1
General Introduction of Vedic LiteratureMain theories regarding the Vedās
Saṁhitā LiteratureDialogue Hymns
Brāhamaṇa-LiteratureĀraṇyaka Literature

Unit 2: Specific Study of Vedic Literature

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 2
Study of the hymnsBrāhmaṇa Literature
Upaniṣad LiteratureVedic Grammar
NiruktaPrinciples of Etymology

Unit 3:  Darśana

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 3
General Introduction of major schools of DarśanaPramāṇamīmānsā 
Nyāya, SāṁkhyaYoga, Nyāya, Vaiśeṣika, mīmānsā

Unit 4: Darśana Literature

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 4 
Annambhaṭṭa, Tarkasaṁgraha / Keśavamiśra; TarkabhāṣāLaugākṣibhāskara
Patañjali ; Yogasūtra - (Vyāsabhāṣya)Bādarāyaṇa ; Brahmasūtra
ViśvanāthapañcānanaSarvadarśana-Saṁgraha ; Jainism ; Buddhism

Unit 5: Grammar and Linguistics

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 5 
General Introduction of the main grammarians 

Unit 6: Specific Study of Grammar

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 6 
Specific Study of GrammarDefinition, Sandhi, Subanta
Halanta, Samāsa, TaddhitaTiṅanta, Prayayānta, Strīpratyaya
Kāraka Prakarana, Parasmaipada and Ātmanepada VidhānaMahābhāșya (Paspaśāhnika)

Unit 7: Sanskrit Literature, Poetics and Prosody

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 7
General Introduction of following- Bhāsa, Aśvaghośa , kālidāsa, Śūdraka, Viśākhadatta
Schools of Sanskrit Poetics – Rasa, Alaṅkāra, Rīti, Dhwani, Vakrokti, Aucitya,Bhāravi, Māgha, Harṣa,
Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Daṇḍin, Bhavabhūti, Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Bhilhaṇa
Western Poetics – Aristotle, Longinus, CrocheShrῑharṣa, Ambikādatta
vyāsa, Panditā Kṣamārao, V. Raghavan
Shri Dhar Bhaskar Varnekar 

Unit 8: Specific study 

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 8
Specific study of the following- Poetry, Drama, Prose
Campū Kāvya, Sāhityadarpaṇaḥ, KāvyaprakaśaAlaṁkāras, Dhvanyāloka (I Udyota), Vakroktijīvitam (I Unmeṣa)
Bharata – Nāṭyaśāstram (First and Sixth Chapter)Daśarūpakam (First and Third Prakāśa), Chanda

Unit 9: Purāṇetihāsa, Dharmaśāstra and Epigraphy

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 9
General introduction of the followings- Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata
Purāṇa, General introduction of main SmṛitisGeneral introduction Kauṭilīya Arthaśāstra

Unit 10: Specific study 

UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus - Unit 10
Kauṭilīya arthaśātra Manusmṛti, Yājñavalkyasmṛti
Paleography and InscriptionsBrahmi Script of Mauryan and Gupta periods
Gupta and Post-Gupta inscriptionsInscription of Ashoka

Best Books for UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus 2021

To complete the UGC NET Sanskrit Syllabus, candidates can refer to the books mentioned below. Also, go through the best UGC NET Books 2021 for the remaining sections.

Sr. No.Best Books
1.UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author) 
2.Arihant Experts (Publisher)

Download UGC NET Question paper pdf to practice and have a good understanding of the questions asked. 

How to Score more in UGC NET Sanskrit?

  • Don't work hard, work smart.
  • Read each concept carefully. Never be nervous while preparing for the exam.
  • Try to compensate for the weakness. Practice each problem from the previous year's work (2004-2019). (You can find PYPs and Mocks for UGC NET.)
  • Download UGC NET Question Papers for regular practice and preparation
  • Don't prioritize one topic. All units must be given the same priority.
  • The goal of JRF must be greater than 120 points. On average, there are 10 questions for each block of the final exam.
  • The highlighted topics are very important from the point of view of the exam.
  • Get information about current international business events. Try to cover the entire program on time and come back with practice last month. Focus on mock tests to improve your time management skills.
  • Daily Review of All Topics in That Topic Fundamentals.
  • Check Your Progress with Mock Exams.
  • Study hard and stay healthy.

Thank you,

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep



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