UGC NET Syllabus 2022: Considering the fact that the syllabus plays a prominent role in boosting up the preparation, we have provided the detailed UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern for 2022 Paper-I & Paper-II. The students should prepare accordingly with the updated UGC NET Syllabus 2022 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 Syllabus 2022

National Testing Agency had revised the UGC NET Syllabus in 2019 and in this article we have covered the revised syllabus only. 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.

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

UGC NET 2022 Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). Before looking into the detailed syllabus of the NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2022, the student must be familiar with the updated UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022, which has been discussed below.

PaperPattern of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper-IThe questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. 5010003 hours (180 minutes)
Paper-IIThis is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.100200
Total150300

Important Points:
1. For each correct answer the candidate will get 2 marks in both Paper 1 & 2.
2. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in UGC NET 2022 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.

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UGC NET Syllabus 2022

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 2022 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 2022 Exam:

UGC NET Syllabus 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.

Research ethics.

Unit-III Comprehension Syllabus

A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit-IV: Communication

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.

Analogies.

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 Interpretation.

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 2022 Syllabus PDF for Paper I [in English]

UGC NET 2022 Syllabus PDF for Paper I [in Hindi]

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 2

UGC NET Paper 2 will be based on subject-wise selected 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 CodeSubjectSyllabus [in English]Syllabus [in Hindi]
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics DownloadDownload
02Political Science DownloadDownload
03Philosophy DownloadDownload
04Psychology DownloadDownload
05Sociology DownloadDownload
06History DownloadDownload
07Anthropology DownloadDownload
08Commerce DownloadDownload
09Education DownloadDownload
10Social Work DownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic Studies DownloadDownload
12Home Science DownloadDownload
14Public Administration DownloadDownload
15Population Studies DownloadDownload
16Music DownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) DownloadDownload
18Maithili DownloadDownload
19Bengali DownloadDownload
20Hindi  Download
21Kannada DownloadDownload
22Malayalam DownloadDownload
23Oriya DownloadDownload
24Punjabi DownloadDownload
25Sanskrit DownloadDownload
26Tamil DownloadDownload
27Telugu DownloadDownload
28Urdu DownloadDownload
29Arabic DownloadDownload
30English DownloadDownload
31Linguistics DownloadDownload
32Chinese DownloadDownload
33Dogri DownloadDownload
34Nepali DownloadDownload
35Manipuri DownloadDownload
36Assamese DownloadDownload
37Gujarati DownloadDownload
38Marathi DownloadDownload
39French (French Version) DownloadDownload
40Spanish DownloadDownload
41Russian DownloadDownload
42Persian DownloadDownload
43Rajasthani DownloadDownload
44German DownloadDownload
45Japanese DownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. DownloadDownload
47Physical Education DownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies DownloadDownload
50Indian Culture DownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management DownloadDownload
58Law DownloadDownload
59Library and Information Science DownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies DownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of Religions DownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and Journalism DownloadDownload
65Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre DownloadDownload
66Museology & Conservation DownloadDownload
67Archaeology DownloadDownload
68Criminology DownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/Literature DownloadDownload
71Folk Literature DownloadDownload
72Comparative Literature DownloadDownload
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).  Download
74Women Studies DownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) DownloadDownload
80Geography DownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community Health DownloadDownload
82Forensic Science DownloadDownload
83Pali DownloadDownload
84Kashmiri DownloadDownload
85Konkani DownloadDownload
87Computer Science and Applications DownloadDownload
88Electronic Science Download 
89Environmental Sciences Download 
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. DownloadDownload
91Prakrit DownloadDownload
92Human Rights and Duties DownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management. DownloadDownload
94Bodo  Download
95Santali  Download
100Yoga DownloadDownload
101SindhiDownloadDownload

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UGC NET Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Ans: UGC NET 2022 Exam will consist of Paper-I & II for which the detailed syllabus has been provided in the article.

Ans: Till now there is no change notified for UGC NET Syllabus 2022.

Ans: There is no negative marking for the wrong answers in UGC NET Exam.

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