Considering the fact that the syllabus plays a prominent role in boosting your preparation for the UGC NET 2024 exam, we have provided the detailed UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern for 2024 Paper-I & Paper-II. The students should prepare accordingly with the updated UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for the subjects they have registered for. knowing the detailed UGC NET syllabus is essential for all the candidates aspiring to qualify for the exam. The UGC NET 2024 exam for the June cycle will be held on 16th June 2024. In this article, we have provided the complete detail about UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern for your reference. 

UGC NET Syllabus and Pattern 2024

UGC has entrusted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the UGC-NET 2024 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 Syllabus 2024- Highlights
OrganizationNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Name of ExaminationUGC NET Exam 2024
UGC NET Exam Date 202416th June 2024
Duration of Exam03 hours
Total No. of Questions150
Total Marks 300
Mode of ExamOnline - CBT (Computer-Based Test)
Marking Scheme02 marks for each correct answer
No. of Subjects 83 subjects
Negative MarkingNo negative marking

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024

UGC NET 2024 Examination will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test). Before looking into the detailed syllabus of the NTA UGC NET Syllabus 2024, the student must be familiar with the updated UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024, which has been discussed below.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024
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 papers 1 & 2.
2. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers in the UGC NET 2024 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 has attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers will be given the credit. If there is any dropped question(s), marks will be awarded to all the candidates.

UGC NET Syllabus 2024

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 2024 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 2024 Exam:

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 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 paper 1 consists of 50 questions for 100 marks. 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 Reflection), 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 programs 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 2024 [in English]

UGC NET Paper 1 2024 Syllabus PDF 2024 [in Hindi]

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

UGC NET 2024 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 the UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus for all subjects are mentioned below:

UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus 2024
Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus [in English]Syllabus [in Hindi]
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)DownloadDownload
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownloadDownload
02Political ScienceDownloadDownload
03PhilosophyDownloadDownload
04PsychologyDownloadDownload
05SociologyDownloadDownload
06HistoryDownloadDownload
07AnthropologyDownloadDownload
08CommerceDownloadDownload
09EducationDownloadDownload
10Social WorkDownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic StudiesDownloadDownload
12Home ScienceDownloadDownload
14Public AdministrationDownloadDownload
15Population StudiesDownloadDownload
16MusicDownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)DownloadDownload
18MaithiliDownloadDownload
19BengaliDownloadDownload
20Hindi Download
21KannadaDownloadDownload
22MalayalamDownloadDownload
23OriyaDownloadDownload
24PunjabiDownloadDownload
25SanskritDownloadDownload
26TamilDownloadDownload
27TeluguDownloadDownload
28UrduDownloadDownload
29ArabicDownloadDownload
30EnglishDownloadDownload
31LinguisticsDownloadDownload
32ChineseDownloadDownload
33DogriDownloadDownload
34NepaliDownloadDownload
35ManipuriDownloadDownload
36AssameseDownloadDownload
37GujaratiDownloadDownload
38MarathiDownloadDownload
39French (French Version)DownloadDownload
40SpanishDownloadDownload
41RussianDownloadDownload
42PersianDownloadDownload
43RajasthaniDownloadDownload
44GermanDownloadDownload
45JapaneseDownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.DownloadDownload
47Physical EducationDownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesDownloadDownload
50Indian CultureDownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementDownloadDownload
58LawDownloadDownload
59Library and Information ScienceDownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of ReligionsDownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and JournalismDownloadDownload
65Performing Art - Dance/Drama/TheatreDownloadDownload
66Museology & ConservationDownloadDownload
67ArchaeologyDownloadDownload
68CriminologyDownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDownloadDownload
71Folk LiteratureDownloadDownload
72Comparative LiteratureDownloadDownload
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 StudiesDownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)DownloadDownload
80GeographyDownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownloadDownload
82Forensic ScienceDownloadDownload
83PaliDownloadDownload
84KashmiriDownloadDownload
85KonkaniDownloadDownload
87Computer Science and ApplicationsDownloadDownload
88Electronic ScienceDownload 
89Environmental SciencesDownload 
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
91PrakritDownloadDownload
92Human Rights and DutiesDownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management.DownloadDownload
94Bodo Download
95Santali Download
100YogaDownloadDownload
101SindhiDownloadDownload
102Hindu StudiesDownloadDownload
103Indian Knowledge SystemDownloadDownload

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UGC NET Syllabus 2024: FAQs

Ans: UGC NET 2024 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 2024.

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

Ans. UGC NET Exam 2024 will be conducted in online mode i.e., Computer Based Test

Ans. No, you can access the UGC NET syllabus in online mode only on the official website of the exam.

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