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UGC NET 2019 Syllabus (Updated): Paper 1 & Paper 2- Download PDF

Updated On - February 16th 2019 by KRITIKA GUPTA

UGC NET Syllabus: The Commission has revised the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper I on General Awareness). The updated syllabus of UGC NET is applicable for upcoming exams from June 2019 onwards. NTA has scheduled the exam from June 20 to 28 in CBT mode. Check UGC NET Exam Pattern

Till recently, the CBSE conducted UGC NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across India. From December 2018, NTA will hold the National Eligibility Test. The registration window for June session will become functional in March 2019, apply online before March 30. Know more

In order to prepare better and give a proper idea of the paper pattern, NTA has also released Mock Tests for the examination on its official website. Download UGC NET Sample Papers

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CBSE UGC NET Syllabus (Updated)

Candidates should be totally aware with the syllabus before appearing for the exam. As mentioned earlier that the examination will consist of 2 papers, UGC NET Paper 1 will be a common paper while Paper 2 will be subject based. Some details of the UGC NET syllabus are mentioned below.

  • UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1: This paper is designed to test the candidate’s teaching and research ability.
  • UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus: Paper 2 will be subject based. Candidates will have to select one subject for NET Exam preferably the subject of their post-graduation.
UGC NET Exam Pattern, UGC NET Paper Pattern

The detailed syllabus for NET Exam is given in the table below – 

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus (New)Syllabus (Old)
0General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)Click HereClick Here
1Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/
Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
Click HereClick Here
2Political ScienceClick HereClick Here
3PhilosophyClick HereClick Here
4PsychologyClick HereClick Here
5SociologyClick HereClick Here
6HistoryClick HereClick Here
7AnthropologyClick HereClick Here
8CommerceClick HereClick Here
9EducationClick HereClick Here
10Social WorkClick HereClick Here
11Defence and Strategic StudiesClick HereClick Here
12Home ScienceClick HereClick Here
14Public AdministrationClick HereClick Here
15Population StudiesClick HereClick Here
16MusicClick HereClick Here
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial
Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
Click HereClick Here
18MaithiliClick HereClick Here
19BengaliClick HereClick Here
20HindiClick HereClick Here
21KannadaClick HereClick Here
22MalayalamClick HereClick Here
23OriyaClick HereClick Here
24PunjabiClick HereClick Here
25SanskritClick HereClick Here
26TamilClick HereClick Here
27TeluguClick HereClick Here
28UrduClick HereClick Here
29ArabicClick HereClick Here
30EnglishClick HereClick Here
31LinguisticsClick HereClick Here
32ChineseClick HereClick Here
33DogriClick HereClick Here
34NepaliClick HereClick Here
36AssameseClick HereClick Here
37GujaratiClick HereClick Here
38MarathiClick HereClick Here
39French (French Version)Click HereClick Here
40SpanishClick HereClick Here
41RussianClick HereClick Here
42PersianClick HereClick Here
43RajasthaniClick HereClick Here
44GermanClick HereClick Here
45JapaneseClick HereClick Here
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.Click HereClick Here
47Physical EducationClick HereClick Here
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesClick HereClick Here
50Indian CultureClick HereClick Here
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/
Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
Click HereClick Here
58LawClick HereClick Here
59Library and Information ScienceClick HereClick Here
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesClick HereClick Here
62Comparative Study of ReligionsClick HereClick Here
63Mass Communication and JournalismClick HereClick Here
65Performing Art - Dance/Drama/TheatreClick HereClick Here
66Museology & ConservationClick HereClick Here
67ArchaeologyClick HereClick Here
68CriminologyClick HereClick Here
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureClick HereClick Here
71Folk LiteratureClick HereClick Here
72Comparative LiteratureClick HereClick Here
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).
Click HereClick Here
74Women StudiesClick HereClick Here
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Click HereClick Here
80GeographyClick HereClick Here
81Social Medicine & Community HealthClick HereClick Here
82Forensic ScienceClick HereClick Here
83PaliClick HereClick Here
84KashmiriClick HereClick Here
85KonkaniClick HereClick Here
87Computer Science and ApplicationsClick HereClick Here
88Electronic ScienceClick HereClick Here
89Environmental SciencesClick HereClick Here
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.
Click HereClick Here
91PrakritClick HereClick Here
92Human Rights and DutiesClick HereClick Here
93Tourism Administration and Management.Click HereClick Here
94BodoClick HereClick Here
95SantaliClick HereClick Here
100YogaClick HereClick Here
101SindhiClick HereClick Here

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Note: The syllabus of UGC NET is also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities as well as on the UGC website:


The minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in UGC NET to be considered for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor in paper-I, paper-II is given below:

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) to be obtained
General40 marks (40%)80 marks (40%)
OBC-NCL/PwD/SC/ST35 marks (35%)70 marks (35%)

Check UGC NET December 2018 Cut off

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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ritika sidharth

My subject in PG was RURAL DEVELOPMENT so, which subject should I take?

15 Feb, 2019 08:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ritika, it would be better if you choose the subject as per your interest and field of specialization.

15 Feb, 2019 13:22
Savita Fating

Hi,I did in zoology ,which subject should I choose? Plz reply..

13 Feb, 2019 10:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Savita, kindly choose the subjects as per your choice and field.

13 Feb, 2019 10:39
Prince Rouf

Is ther any change in syllabus

09 Jan, 2019 10:46
Alok Pandey

Hi Prince, Candidates are notified that there will be NO CHANGE in the syllabus of UGC NET.

09 Jan, 2019 11:11
Sujan mondal

I want 1st paper sllyabus. But how...

08 Jan, 2019 23:03
Akansha Expert

Hi Sujan, How can I help you?

09 Jan, 2019 15:05
Ani shad

Hello Akansha,does it mean that out of 50 questions in paper I,we have to do 40 questions correctly inorder to qualify,and 80 correct in paper 2out of 150. Plz clarify this. Thanks

14 Jan, 2019 18:55
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Anishad, The minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in UGC NET to be considered for the award of JRF is at least 40 marks in paper I and at least 80 marks in paper II for general category.

17 Jan, 2019 17:50
Ani shad

Can I get the reply plz

14 Jan, 2019 18:56
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Anishad, You can see the information given above.

17 Jan, 2019 17:56
Pramod Bharatiya

No for general it is 20 question for paper 1 and 40 question for paper 2 and for reserve category it is 18 questions and 40 questions for paper 2 these are the minimum marks to qualify but to clear net or JRF you have to reach the cut off marks

02 Feb, 2019 17:59
ruchika sharma

Hi, I have done Btech in computers and Masters in maangement, what subjects can I choose for NET?

08 Jan, 2019 00:54
Akansha Expert

Hi Ruchika, To choose a subject is based on your own interest in the subject.

08 Jan, 2019 12:02
Muskan jindal

I am pursing Mcom please guide me how i can study for ugc net Nd also syllabus of ugc net

07 Jan, 2019 17:32
Akansha Expert

Hi Muskan, As above mentioned the syllabus for UGC NET 2019 as you can check the information.

07 Jan, 2019 18:47
Priya Gulati

sir i have done in CSE and i want to clear NET Exam. please help me how to clear

17 Dec, 2018 15:14
Akansha Expert

Hi Priya, You need to check the exam pattern then make the strategies to crack the exam and then do practice for the exam.

17 Dec, 2018 16:11
Indu Unnithan

I have PG in Economics and I am trying to get NET in the same subject. I tried for 3 times already. I lost my confidence to get through this. what will i do now?

15 Dec, 2018 14:10
Akansha Expert

Hello, Don't Lose the hope maybe you will get the next better luck to crack the exam. Be the work harder and patience.

15 Dec, 2018 18:50

Hy m also pursuing my Pg in Economics. And i 'll appear NET this year.Dont loose hope we 'll mug it up.

09 Jan, 2019 09:39
Akansha Expert

Thanks for your support towards to him.

09 Jan, 2019 12:10
Neha Dixit

I am pursuing Masters in Rural Development from IGNOU, which subject i can opt for the NET exam?? Kindly help me out.Thanks

21 Oct, 2018 13:59
Akansha Expert

Hi Neha, Its Upto you and your interest in the subject that what will you choose for the exam.

23 Oct, 2018 16:27
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19 Oct, 2018 00:20
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20 Oct, 2018 13:24

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