NTA NET Syllabus 2021 - Download NTA UGC NET Syllabus for All Subjects (Updated)

Published on : 8th February 2021    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
UGC NET Exam

The National Testing Agency has released the NTA NET Syllabus 2021 for the upcoming May Term (December 2020 cycle) NET entrance exam. The official exam dates are also announced through the official notification. Due to the COVID-19 situation last year, the December 2020 exam was postponed, which is now being conducted in May 2021. With the exam just around the corner, candidates are advised to focus on their preparation. All interested candidates can download the UGC NET Syllabus PDF from this article.

Syllabus Update: The UGC NET Syllabus was revised in 2019 and no changes are made this year.

The UGC NET consists of two papers. Paper 1 is compulsory for all applicants. Whereas for Paper 2, candidates will have to select from the list 81 subjects. In this article, we have provided a detailed syllabus PDF for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Scroll down to check the paper-wise syllabus and pattern.

Students have an option to opt only for one subject (generally the subject of post-graduation) for appearing in the NET exam. However, before going through the NTA NET syllabus it is necessary for the candidates to well-versed with the exam pattern of the UGC NET exam 2021.

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NTA will not provide the UGC NET syllabus to individual candidates. So, all the candidates have to download the syllabus from the official website.

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Please note that the syllabus provided here is as per the latest updated information on UGC’s official page for the syllabus. As per the official syllabus page, the syllabus will be applicable from the 2021 examination.

Important Note Syllabus in English and Hindi language are available in the same file.

Subject Code

Subject

Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus PDF (Paper I)

00

General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)

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UGC NET Syllabus PDF (Paper II)

01

Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

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02

Political Science

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03

Philosophy

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04

Psychology

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05

Sociology

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06

History

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07

Anthropology

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08

Commerce

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09

Education

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10

Social Work

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11

Defence and Strategic Studies

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12

Home Science

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14

Public Administration

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15

Population Studies*

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16

Music

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17

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)

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18

Maithili

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19

Bengali

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20

Hindi

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21

Kannada

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22

Malayalam

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23

Oriya

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24

Punjabi

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25

Sanskrit

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26

Tamil

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27

Telugu

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28

Urdu

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29

Arabic

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30

English

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31

Linguistics

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32

Chinese

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33

Dogri

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34

Nepali

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35

Manipuri

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36

Assamese

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37

Gujarati

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38

Marathi

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39

French (French Version)

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40

Spanish

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41

Russian

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42

Persian

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43

Rajasthani

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44

German

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45

Japanese

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46

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.

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47

Physical Education

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49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

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50

Indian Culture

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55

Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management

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58

Law

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59

Library and Information Science

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60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

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62

Comparative Study of Religions

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63

Mass Communication and Journalism

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65

Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre

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66

Museology & Conservation

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67

Archaeology

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68

Criminology

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70

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

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71

Folk Literature

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72

Comparative Literature

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73

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)

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74

Women Studies**

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79

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)

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80

Geography

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81

Social Medicine & Community Health

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82

Forensic Science

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83

Pali

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84

Kashmiri

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85

Konkani

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87

Computer Science and Applications

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88

Electronic Science

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89

Environmental Sciences (EVS)

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90

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

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91

Prakrit

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92

Human Rights and Duties

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93

Tourism Administration and Management

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94

BODO

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95

Santali

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100

Yoga

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101

Sindhi

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Overview of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021

UGC NET exam comprises two papers (paper-I and -II) containing multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both the papers in a single duration of three hours.

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper I

50 

100

Paper II

100 

200

Total

150 

350

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NTA NET Exam Pattern For Paper 1

Here is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2021 Paper 1:

Sections (MCQ)

Questions

Marks

Part I: Teaching Aptitude

5

10

Part II: Research Aptitude

5

10

Part III: Reading Comprehension

5

10

Part IV: Communication

5

10

Part V: Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

Part VI: Logical Reasoning

5

10

Part VII: Data Interpretation

5

10

Part VIII: Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

Part IX: People & Environment

5

10

Part X: Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

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Keep in Mind:

  • Each question carries 2 marks.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  • The exam duration is 1 hour.
  • Whenever pictorial questions are set for the sighted candidates a passage followed by an equal number of questions will be set for the visually handicapped candidates.

NTA NET Exam Pattern For Paper 2

Here is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2021 Paper II:

Number of Subjects

81 (Candidates need to choose from these)

Type of Questions

Objective MCQs (All questions are compulsory)

Number of Questions

100 Questions

Mark for each Question

2 marks

Total Marks

200 marks

Exam Duration

2 hours

UGC NET Syllabus Important Notes -

*Candidates with Master’s degree in Geography (specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear for the NET exam in ‘Population Studies’ subject.

**Candidates with Master’s degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear for the NET exam in ‘Women Studies’ subject.

We recommend candidates to start their preparation as soon as possible. It is advised that you develop your preparation strategy first. Analyse the syllabus carefully and stick strictly to the topics mentioned therein to understand how many days you need to spend on every topic. That’s where this UGC NET syllabus will be helpful.

We hope that you go through the UGC NET syllabus and prepare smartly for the upcoming exam. Don’t burden yourself by studying the irrelevant topics; the syllabus of UGC NET Exam is already very vast.

All the best for your UGC NET 2021 Exam!

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16 Comments

Pooja
March 6, 2021
This information is useful .
Dev
February 26, 2021
I am doing MA education applying for NET. Can I choose HISTORY as NET appearing exam?
Exams Planner
March 4, 2021
No.
Mohan
August 8, 2019
I have done my M.A in Political Science, Can I apply for NET in Women Studies course code 75???
Exams Planner
August 13, 2019
Yes, you can apply for the exam.
suma
July 16, 2019
sir can you send me to which group does the physics subject belongs to and its code?
Exams Planner
July 22, 2019
For Physics, you need to appear in the CSIR NET.
rashmi ks
May 8, 2019
Can you send me the commerve code no 8 materials???
Urmila
March 22, 2019
i have done my M.Com in Business management can i apply for Subject Code 17?
Exams Planner
April 13, 2019
Yes, you can if you have studied these subjects. You can also consider the commerce subject (code 08).
PRIYA KUMARI
March 7, 2019
I complete Fashion Designing in Ranchi Womens College in ranchi(JHARKHAND). can i give the UCG NET exam.
Exams Planner
March 14, 2019
If you want to go into teaching, you can do it after a Master degree in your field. And, if you want to appear for UGC NET only, you can do it after completing PG degree. Select a subject related to your stream.
Thamizh
March 7, 2019
Pls send me the mathematical science updated syllabus?
Exams Planner
March 13, 2019
Hello, The syllabus mentioned above are all updated as per official UGC net release.
Thamizh
March 7, 2019
Where is the mathematical science syllabus?
Sonalisha Moharana
February 5, 2019
Sir I am doing MA in Odisha state open university. can I give net exam? please tell me
Exams Planner
February 12, 2019
If your university is recognised by the UGC, you are eligible for the exam.
Sainath Sindhikar
February 4, 2019
The validity of NET score is for how many years.? Like GPAT has three years validity.
Exams Planner
February 12, 2019
UGC NET e-certificate for JRF is valid for 3 years. For lectureship, there is no validity of the e-certificate.
Shikha
January 28, 2019
I am doing MA in hindi literature . Can i give net exam in performing arts? Please tell me.
Sakheena
January 28, 2019
Sir, i am sakheena completed my M.Sc in applied microbiology. It is not there in subject list sir.im in confusion how to write net exam as im interested to go for lecturer field
Ashok kumar
January 25, 2019
Thank u sir provide me question paper
Makhan Singh
January 6, 2019
New sallybus UGC net for July 2019
Exams Planner
January 7, 2019
As of now the syllabus for UGC NET Exam is unchanged. If any further announcement is made by NTA, we will notify you.
Prof rksinha
January 6, 2019
Please let me know the new syllabus of nta net exam 2019
Exams Planner
January 7, 2019
As of now there is no changes announced by NTA. If there are any changes we will be updating you soon.