UGC NET Syllabus 2017

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Nov 15, 2017

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CBSE UGC NET January 2017 will be conducted on January 22, 2017. Candidates who are appearing in UGC NET January 2017 exam must know about Syllabus & Exam Pattern. This will help them a lot in preparation of the exam.

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. Download Sample Papers for UGC NET 2017

UGC is all set to revise the syllabus for NET (National Eligibility Test) after a decade long interval. The main reason cited behind this change is to ensure that the syllabus remains matched with the updated curriculum of all the participating universities. A committee is likely to be set-up for preparing the draft for this syllabus and then submit it ahead for approval.

Paper I will be of general nature. Candidate would be required to attempt any 50 questions out of 60 questions. All the questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

Check out UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern


Exam scheme for UGC NET 2017

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 22nd January 2017 (Sunday) in all three-separate session as under:

Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
I 100 60 out of which 50 questions to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am, IST
II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours (11.15 am to 12.30 pm, IST
III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2½ Hours (02.00 pm to 04.30 pm, IST
  • 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, consists of short questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. The paper will consist of a test booklet containing 50 objective type questions. There are in total 50 MCQ’s each of 2 marks. The total is 100 marks for this section. The candidate will have to mark the response for each on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided alongwith the test booklet.
  • Paper III, will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

The candidate is required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper I, Paper II and Paper III as given below:

Category Paper I Paper II Paper III
General 40 (40 %) 40 (40 %) 75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer) / PWD / SC / ST 35 (35 %) 35 (35 %) 60 (40 %)

UGC NET Syllabus 2017

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 I Subject Name
Paper I General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

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

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

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


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

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