UGC NET Syllabus 2023: Considering the fact that the syllabus plays a prominent role in boosting your preparation for UGC NET 2023 exam, we have provided the detailed UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern for 2023 Paper-I & Paper-II because the official notification for UGC NET 2023 exam has been released on December 29, 2023. UGC NET 2023 exam (2022 Dec Cycle) is scheduled to be conducted from February 21 to March 10, 2023 in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The students should prepare accordingly with the updated UGC NET Syllabus 2023 for the subjects they have registered for. In this article, we have provided the complete detail about UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern for your reference.
UGC NET 2023 Syllabus and Pattern
UGC has entrusted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the UGC-NET 2023 (2022 Dec Cycle) in 83 subjects to determine the eligibility of students to become "Assistant Professors" and "Junior Research Fellowship" (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. In this article, we have covered the UGC NET revised syllabus. UGC NET exam is conducted in two papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) consisting of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and all questions are compulsory. Candidates need to complete both papers in a single duration of three hours. To score good marks in the exam, read the detailed syllabus and start your preparation now.
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023
UGC NET 2023 Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). Before looking into the detailed syllabus of the NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2023, the student must be familiar with the updated UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023, which has been discussed below.
|UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023|
|Paper||Pattern of Paper||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Paper-I||The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.||50||100||03 hours (180 minutes)|
|Paper-II||This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.||100||200|
1. For each correct answer the candidate will get 2 marks in both papers 1 & 2.
2. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in UGC NET 2023 exam.
3. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.
4. All questions are mandatory.
5. If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, the candidate who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit. If there is any dropped question(s), marks will be awarded to all the candidates.
UGC NET Syllabus 2023
The first step of preparing for UGC NET is to be familiar with the UGC NET syllabus as this helps the aspirants to strategise their preparations in a well-defined manner. UGC NET 2023 exam will consist of 2 papers (Paper 1 & Paper 2), the UGC NET Paper 1 will be a common paper for all candidates while Paper 2 will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. Let's have a look at the detailed UGC NET Syllabus for UGC NET 2023 Exam:
UGC NET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1
The UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 consists of the subjects that will be helpful in analysing the candidate’s teaching and research ability, cognitive abilities, general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. The detailed syllabus and UGC NET Paper-1 Syllabus PDF file link have been provided below:
Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude Syllabus
Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner-centred methods; offline vs. Online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.
Unit-II: Research Aptitude Syllabus
Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research.
Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Steps of Research.
Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
Application of ICT in research.
Unit-III Comprehension Syllabus
A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.
Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
Barriers to effective communication.
Mass-Media and Society.
Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude Syllabus
Types of reasoning.
Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).
Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning Syllabus
Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).
Unit-VII: Data Interpretation Syllabus
Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
Data and Governance.
Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus
ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
Digital initiatives in higher education.
ICT and Governance.
Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment Syllabus
Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.
Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
Impacts of pollutants on human health.
Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.
Unit-X: Higher Education System Syllabus
Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
Professional, Technical and Skill-Based education.
Value education and environmental education.
Policies, Governance, and Administration.
NOTE: (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module.
(ii) Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by an equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.
UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus PDF 2023 [in English]
UGC NET Paper 1 2023 Syllabus PDF 2023 [in Hindi]
UGC NET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 2
UGC NET 2023 Paper 2 will be based on subject-wise selection by the candidate. Paper II will also consist of only 100 objective-type questions (MCQs) for 200 marks. A total of 101 subjects will be covered in the UGC NET Exam. Candidates will have to select one subject for the NET Exam preferably the subject of their post-graduation. The PDF file links for UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus for all subjects are mentioned below:
|Subject Code||Subject||Syllabus [in English]||Syllabus [in Hindi]|
|01||Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ |
Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies||Download||Download|
|17||Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./|
Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
|39||French (French Version)||Download||Download|
|46||Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.||Download||Download|
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Download||Download|
|55||Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/|
Human Resource Management
|59||Library and Information Science||Download||Download|
|60||Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies||Download||Download|
|62||Comparative Study of Religions||Download||Download|
|63||Mass Communication and Journalism||Download||Download|
|65||Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre||Download||Download|
|66||Museology & Conservation||Download||Download|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/Literature||Download||Download|
|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).
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)||Download||Download|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health||Download||Download|
|87||Computer Science and Applications||Download||Download|
|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.
|92||Human Rights and Duties||Download||Download|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management.||Download||Download|
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