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UGC NET 2018 Syllabus: Paper 1 & Paper 2- Download PDF

Updated On - March 24th 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

CBSE UGC NET July 2018 will be conducted on July 8, 2018. UGC has revised the pattern for NET (National Eligibility Test) after a decade long interval. Also, it is all set to revise the syllabus to reflect what is being taught at different universities and institutions. This year, there will only be two compulsory papers, Paper I will be of general nature while Paper 2 will be subject specific. All the questions in UGC NET 2018 are compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). In the article below, candidates can take reference of previous year UGC NET Syllabus.

UGC NET determines eligibility for lectureship and Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research in several subjects of Humanities, Social sciences, Computer science and Applications, Electronic science , Forensic science and Environmental sciences .


UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

First (Paper-1) will be of100 Marks with 50 questions. All the questions all are compulsory. Duration of Paper 1 will be 1 Hour. Second (Paper-2) will be of 200 Marks with 100 questions. The duration of the this paper will be of 2 Hours

  • Paper-1 will consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks.
  • The questions which will be of general nature, intend 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
  • Paper-2 will consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper-III (including all electives, without options).
  • Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-1 & Paper-2 on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.
  • Detailed instructions for filling up the OMR sheet are given on page 16 and 17.
  • It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.

Paper I is of general nature, intended 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.

The paper will cover following areas:

  1. Teaching Aptitude
  2. Research Aptitude
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Communication
  5. Reasoning (including Mathematical)
  6. Logical Reasoning
  7. Data Interpretation
  8. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  9. People and Environment
  10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
  • Paper II will cover syllabi of both Paper 2 and Paper 3

Till 2017, candidates were required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III:

CategoryPaper IPaper IIPaper III
General40 (40 %)40 (40 %)75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer) / PWD / SC / ST35 (35 %)35 (35 %)60 (40 %)

UGC NET Syllabus 2018

Candidates who are appearing the National Eligibility Test Exam can check the CBSE UGC NET Syllabus here. There are many subjects under the NET Exam. So, applicants who are attending the Exam they can download the Syllabus of their respective Stream from our site.

Paper ISubject Name
Paper IGeneral Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

If you want to download UGC NET Syllabus for all the other Subjects, you can download it from below.

Subject codeSubjects (Click on the Subject’s Name and Download PDF)
01Economics
02Political Science
03Philosophy
04Psychology
05Sociology
06History
07Anthropology
08Commerce
09Education
10Social Work
11Defence & Strategic Studies
12Home Science
14Public Administration
15Population Studies
16Music
17Management
18Maithili
19Bengali
20Hindi
21Kannada
22Malayalam
23Oriya
24Punjabi
25Sanskrit
26Tamil
27Telugu
28Urdu
29Arabic
30English
31Linguistics
32Chinese
33Dogri
34Nepalese
35Manipuri
36Assamese
37Gujarati
38Marathi
39French
40Spanish
41Russian
42Persian
43Rajasthani
44German
45Japanese
46Adult Education
47Physical Education
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50Indian Culture
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58Law
59Library and Information Services
60Buddhist, Gandhian & Peace Studies
61Comparative Studies of Religions
63Mass Communication and Journalism
65Performing Arts
66Museology & Conservation
67Archaeology
68Criminology
70Tribal & Regional Language/Literature
71Folk Literature
72Comparative Literature
73Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yojurveda/ Madhv Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta
74Women Studies
79Visual Arts
80Geography
81Social Medicine & Community Health
82Forensic Science
83Pali
84Kashmiri
85Konkani
87Computer Science and Applications
88Electronic Sciences
89Environmental Sciences
90Politics
91Prakrit
92Human Rights and Duties
93Tourism Administration & Management
94BODO
95Santali
100Yoga

Good Luck for Your Exam, and Do the Best!!!

*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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