UGC NET 2021: Updated Syllabus Released by NTA

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Jan 16, 2021

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January 16, 2021: University Grants Commission (UGC) has released the list of National Eligibility Test (NET) subjects for the UGC NET exam 2021. Candidates can view updated syllabi of all the subjects on the UGC NET’s official website

UGC NET exam is conducted for a total of 81 subjects every year. Candidates need to select the subject of their choice at the time of filling up the application form for the exam.

Check: UGC NET Eligibility 2020: Age, Qualification, Marks, Reservation by NTA 

UGC NET Subjects 2021: Important Highlights

Name of Exam National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC)
Purpose Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or Assistant Professorship
Subjects Available 81
Age Limit Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): 30 years, with relaxations for candidates of Reserved Category, Assistant Professorship: NIL
Application Fee General: Rs 1,000, OBC and EWS: Rs 500, SC/ ST/ PWD and Transgender: Rs 250
Mode of Exam Computer-Based-Test
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Number of Papers 02
Duration of Exam  3 Hours
Official Website

Check: UGC NET 2020 Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus 

UGC NET Subjects 2021: How to Check Syllabus?

Candidates can check subject-wise syllabus in the following ways or by clicking the direct link below:

  • Step 2: Click on the “Syllabus” tab on the top of the page.
  • Step 3: Candidates need to select the syllabus they want to view from the list below.

Direct Link: UGC NET Subjects 2021

UGC NET 2021: How to Select Subjects?

UGC NET notification reads,“Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects, may appear in a related subject”. 

The subject chosen by candidates for the UGC NET 2021 exam should be the subject of specialization in their post graduation, or related, in cases when the subject is not covered by the UGC NET list of subjects.

Check: UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books by NTA

Once a candidate selects a UGC NET subject, they cannot change it in the future under any circumstances. They should carefully select their subject at the time of filing up their application form. 

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.