UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET Syllabus 2020: UGC NET 2020 June Paper 1 CBT Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 15th to 20th June 2020. In this article, we are covering UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern for 2020 June Paper-I & Paper–II. UGC NET Syllabus 2020 is different for different fields/subjects asked in the CBT Exam. To ace the exam, a candidate must be well versed in all the chapters (topics) of each subjects and exam pattern asked in UGC NET 2020 Exam.

Before looking into the detailed syllabus of NTA UGC NET Syllabus for 2020 June exam, let's have a look at the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020:

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET 2020 June Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). The Computer Based Test (CBT) will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I & Paper–II. There will be no break between Paper-I and Paper–II. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions.

Paper Marks Numebr of
Questions
Pattern Duration
Paper - I 100 50 The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
All the questions are compulsory.
Paper - II 200 100 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.

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 2020 exam.
3. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.
(If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answer would be given the credit. Only for dropped question(s), if any, marks will be given to all the candidates.)

CBSE UGC NET Syllabus 2020

Candidates should be totally aware of the UGC NET syllabus before appearing for the exam. UGC NET 2020 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 subject based. So the syllabus of UGC NET Paper-I is same for all the candidates. Let's have a look at the UGC NET Syllabus for 2020 Exam:

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus:

The UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 is designed in such a way that it will test the candidate’s teaching and research ability of the candidate. The main aim of this test is assessing the teaching and research aptitude. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system. The candidates should be aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life. The detailed syllabus and PDF file link for UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus is mentioned 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; Off-line vs. On-line 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 be given. Questions be 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, 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 use for establishing 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 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 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 equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

Download UGC NET 2020 Syllabus PDF for Paper I [in English]

Download UGC NET 2020 Syllabus PDF for Paper II [in Hindi]

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus:

UGC NET Paper 2 will be based on subject-wise selected by the candidate. The Paper-II will also consist of only objective type questions (MCQs). 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 Download Download
02 Political Science Download Download
03 Philosophy Download Download
04 Psychology Download Download
05 Sociology Download Download
06 History Download Download
07 Anthropology Download Download
08 Commerce Download Download
09 Education Download Download
10 Social Work Download Download
11 Defence and Strategic Studies Download Download
12 Home Science Download Download
14 Public Administration Download Download
15 Population Studies Download Download
16 Music Download Download
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) Download Download
18 Maithili Download Download
19 Bengali Download Download
20 Hindi   Download
21 Kannada Download Download
22 Malayalam Download Download
23 Oriya Download Download
24 Punjabi Download Download
25 Sanskrit Download Download
26 Tamil Download Download
27 Telugu Download Download
28 Urdu Download Download
29 Arabic Download Download
30 English Download Download
31 Linguistics Download Download
32 Chinese Download Download
33 Dogri Download Download
34 Nepali Download Download
35 Manipuri Download Download
36 Assamese Download Download
37 Gujarati Download Download
38 Marathi Download Download
39 French (French Version) Download Download
40 Spanish Download Download
41 Russian Download Download
42 Persian Download Download
43 Rajasthani Download Download
44 German Download Download
45 Japanese Download Download
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. Download Download
47 Physical Education Download Download
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Download Download
50 Indian Culture Download Download
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Download Download
58 Law Download Download
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
67 Archaeology Download Download
68 Criminology Download Download
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Download Download
71 Folk Literature Download Download
72 Comparative 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).   Download
74 Women Studies Download Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Download Download
80 Geography Download Download
81 Social Medicine & Community Health Download Download
82 Forensic Science Download Download
83 Pali Download Download
84 Kashmiri Download Download
85 Konkani Download Download
87 Computer Science and Applications Download Download
88 Electronic Science Download  
89 Environmental Sciences 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. Download Download
91 Prakrit Download Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management. Download Download
94 Bodo   Download
95 Santali   Download
100 Yoga Download Download
101 Sindhi Download Download

Check UPSC IAS 2020 Syllabus PDF

UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET Syllabus 2020: UGC NET 2020 June Paper 1 CBT Exam is scheduled to be conducted from 15th to 20th June 2020. In this article, we are covering UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern for 2020 June Paper-I & Paper–II. UGC NET Syllabus 2020 is different for different fields/subjects asked in the CBT Exam. To ace the exam, a candidate must be well versed in all the chapters (topics) of each subjects and exam pattern asked in UGC NET 2020 Exam.

Before looking into the detailed syllabus of NTA UGC NET Syllabus for 2020 June exam, let's have a look at the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020:

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET 2020 June Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). The Computer Based Test (CBT) will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I & Paper–II. There will be no break between Paper-I and Paper–II. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions.

Paper Marks Numebr of
Questions
Pattern Duration
Paper - I 100 50 The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
All the questions are compulsory.
Paper - II 200 100 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.

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 2020 exam.
3. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.
(If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answer would be given the credit. Only for dropped question(s), if any, marks will be given to all the candidates.)

CBSE UGC NET Syllabus 2020

Candidates should be totally aware of the UGC NET syllabus before appearing for the exam. UGC NET 2020 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 subject based. So the syllabus of UGC NET Paper-I is same for all the candidates. Let's have a look at the UGC NET Syllabus for 2020 Exam:

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus:

The UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 is designed in such a way that it will test the candidate’s teaching and research ability of the candidate. The main aim of this test is assessing the teaching and research aptitude. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system. The candidates should be aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life. The detailed syllabus and PDF file link for UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus is mentioned 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; Off-line vs. On-line 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 be given. Questions be 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, 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 use for establishing 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 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 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 equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

Download UGC NET 2020 Syllabus PDF for Paper I [in English]

Download UGC NET 2020 Syllabus PDF for Paper II [in Hindi]

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus:

UGC NET Paper 2 will be based on subject-wise selected by the candidate. The Paper-II will also consist of only objective type questions (MCQs). 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 Download Download
02 Political Science Download Download
03 Philosophy Download Download
04 Psychology Download Download
05 Sociology Download Download
06 History Download Download
07 Anthropology Download Download
08 Commerce Download Download
09 Education Download Download
10 Social Work Download Download
11 Defence and Strategic Studies Download Download
12 Home Science Download Download
14 Public Administration Download Download
15 Population Studies Download Download
16 Music Download Download
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) Download Download
18 Maithili Download Download
19 Bengali Download Download
20 Hindi   Download
21 Kannada Download Download
22 Malayalam Download Download
23 Oriya Download Download
24 Punjabi Download Download
25 Sanskrit Download Download
26 Tamil Download Download
27 Telugu Download Download
28 Urdu Download Download
29 Arabic Download Download
30 English Download Download
31 Linguistics Download Download
32 Chinese Download Download
33 Dogri Download Download
34 Nepali Download Download
35 Manipuri Download Download
36 Assamese Download Download
37 Gujarati Download Download
38 Marathi Download Download
39 French (French Version) Download Download
40 Spanish Download Download
41 Russian Download Download
42 Persian Download Download
43 Rajasthani Download Download
44 German Download Download
45 Japanese Download Download
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. Download Download
47 Physical Education Download Download
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Download Download
50 Indian Culture Download Download
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Download Download
58 Law Download Download
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
67 Archaeology Download Download
68 Criminology Download Download
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Download Download
71 Folk Literature Download Download
72 Comparative 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).   Download
74 Women Studies Download Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Download Download
80 Geography Download Download
81 Social Medicine & Community Health Download Download
82 Forensic Science Download Download
83 Pali Download Download
84 Kashmiri Download Download
85 Konkani Download Download
87 Computer Science and Applications Download Download
88 Electronic Science Download  
89 Environmental Sciences 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. Download Download
91 Prakrit Download Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management. Download Download
94 Bodo   Download
95 Santali   Download
100 Yoga Download Download
101 Sindhi Download Download

Check UPSC IAS 2020 Syllabus PDF