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UGC NET Syllabus For Paper I & II - Complete Details

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC- NET) is conducted by the National Testing Agency twice a year. The UGC NET 2022 application forms will be available very soon. This National Level Eligibility Test is being conducted to fill vacancies for the post of Asst. Professor, and Junior Research fellowship & assistant Professor in various Indian Universities. Here we will provide you with the relevant information of the UGC NET Syllabus.

UGC NET 2022: Important Dates

The UGC NET Admit Card for the exam on 9th July is live now. Click on the link HERE to download your admit card.

The UGC NET 2022 notiification was released on 30 April 2022. Candidates can apply for the exam till 20th May 2022 upto 5pm. The detailed UGC NET date sheet containing paper-wise and subject-wise exam dates and time has also been released by the NTA.

Commencement of Registration process30 April 2022
Last date of submission20 May (Upto 5 pm)
Correction window 21 May to 23 May 2022
Availability of Admit cardTo Be Announced
Release of Answer KeyTo Be Announced
Announcement of ResultsTo Be Announced

UGC NET Syllabus

The tables below have the Syllabus and the direct links to download the full syllabus released by the Agency:

Paper-I Syllabus

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus Download Link (English)Syllabus Download Link (Hindi)
00General Paper Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), People, Development and Environment, Higher Education SystemDownloadDownload

Paper-II Syllabus

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus Download Link (English)Syllabus Download Link (Hindi)
01Economics / Rural Economics /Cooperation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownloadDownload
02Political ScienceDownloadDownload
10Social WorkDownloadDownload
11Defense and Strategic StudiesDownloadDownload
12Home ScienceDownloadDownload
14Public AdministrationDownloadDownload
15Population StudiesDownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)DownloadDownload
39French (French Version)DownloadDownload
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
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
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
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownloadDownload
82Forensic ScienceDownloadDownload
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
92Human Rights and DutiesDownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management.DownloadDownload
94Bodo Download
95Santali Download

UGC NET Examination Pattern

  • The UGC NET examination will have two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • All the questions in both Papers will be of multiple-choice type.
  • The total number of questions will be 150
  • The duration of the examination is 3 hours.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Paper 1 will consist of questions from common subjects
  • Paper 2 will cover questions from the subject chosen by you.
  • In Paper 2, you will be given questions from 81 subjects chosen by you.

Paper 1

Sl. No.Subjecttotal questionsTotal marks
1General aptitude50100
2The subject selected by the candidate100200
Total  150300

Paper 2

Sl. No. SubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
1Teaching Aptitude0510
2Reading Comprehension0510
4Data Interpretation0510
5People & Environment0510
6Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration0510
7Information & Communication Technology (ICT)0510
8Logical Reasoning0510
10Research Aptitude0510
total 50100


Now that you have the syllabus for the UGC NET examination, start preparing for the exam in advance. Buy the relevant books. Go through the previous year's question paper and Sample papers. 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions:

Is negative marking done in UGC NET?

No, negative marking is not applicable.

What is the duration of the examination?

The duration of the examination is 3 hours (180 minutes).

What is the UGC NET Syllabus for UGC NET 2022 Political science paper?

The syllabus for UGC NET 2022 Political Science Paper  is given below:
Political Science
-Political Theory
-Political Thought
-Indian Political Thought
-International Relations
-India's Foreign Policy
-Political Institutions in India
-Political Processes in India
-Public Administration
-Governance and Public Policy in India


Is negative marking in UGC NET Exam?

No, negative marking is not applicable.

What is the duration of the UGC NET Exam? +

The duration of the examination is 3 hours (180 minutes).

Do I have an option of submitting the UGC NET Exam application form offline mode? +

No, the UGC NET application form can be submitted online on the official website of the examination only.

Can I pay the UGC NET Exam application fee through the demand draft? +

No, the UGC NET application fee can be paid in online mode through credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ UPI only.

Does the National Testing Agency provide the facility for application form correction? +

Yes, once the online form submission process ends, NTA opens the window for form correction.
The steps for form correction are given below:
Step 1: Visit the official website
Step 2: Click on the application form correction button
Step 3: Login using the application number & password
Step 4: Click on the link available for form correction
Step 5: Read the instructions carefully
Step 6: Click on I agree.
Step 7: Click on Proceed
Step 8: Make the required changes.
Step 9: Click on Submit.
Step 10: Review the corrections made.
Step 11; cluck on Final submission.
Step 12: Take a printout of the revised Confirmation

When is the last date to apply for UGC NET 2022? +

Last date to apply for UGC NET 2022 is 20th May 2022 (Upto 5pm)

What is the application fee for UGC NET 2022? +

Application fee for UGC NET 2022 is as follows :
General/Unreserved – Rs. 1100/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC) – (NCL)/ Economically Weaker Section (EWS): Rs. 550/-
For SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender: Rs. 275/-

Where can I download the UGC NET 2022 Admit Card? +

Visit the official UGC NET website - https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in/ to download your admit card.

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