Hello Learners,

Today I am writing this post for the beginners who wants to make their career in Education field or go for higher studies specially for UGC NET/SET/JRF for the year 2022.
Firstly in this blog we focus on the UGC NET exam and discuss about the pattern and the syllabus for this exam which is conducted by the NTA(National Testing Agency)


The UGC NET Written Exam is Computer Based Test and it is subdivided into two parts. Paper I and Paper II will be conducted on the same day.
The Paper I will test the candidates on areas such as teaching and research aptitude. It will comprise of topics like reasoning ability, comprehension, general awareness, and divergent thinking.
Paper-II of the UGC NET is going to be subject-based. The candidates will be asked questions based on the subject they choose. The paper will be objective type.
⦁ The UGC NET question paper will be objective type.
⦁ The exam duration is of 3 hours.
⦁ The first session will be for Paper I, where it includes 50 questions for 100 marks.
⦁ The second session will be for Paper II. The question paper will include 100 questions for 200 marks.



Session Paper Marks No. of Qs DurationFirst I 100 50 3 HoursSecond II 200 100

UGC NET Pattern for PAPER 1 :
This paper is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. the test aims to assess teaching and research aptitude as well. Candidate are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include Comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, they should be aware of interaction between people, the environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

Sections Number of questions Maximum marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100

⦁ The questions will be objective type.
⦁ Each question will carry 2 marks.
⦁ Paper I will be for a duration of 1 hour.
⦁ No negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I.

Syllabus for Paper1:
After going through the UGC NET Exam Pattern, you must be aware of the UGC NET Syllabus in detail. The below information will take you through the UGC NET Syllabus.
UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I will test you on the Research and Teaching Aptitude. The topics covered under this are –
⦁ Teaching Aptitude
⦁ Research Aptitude
⦁ Comprehension
⦁ Communication
⦁ Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
⦁ Logical Reasoning
⦁ Data Interpretation
⦁ Information and Communication Technology
⦁ People Development and Environment
⦁ Higher Education System
The UGC NET Paper I will be based on the above module. You can expect five questions of 2 marks each from the above modules.
The UGC NET Paper-II syllabus will be subject-specific. You can get the detailed syllabus for 81 different streams from the UGC NET Syllabus and therefore, plan your exam preparation strategy.

UGC NET Pattern and Subject list for Paper 2:
UGC NET Paper 2 will be based on subject-wise selected by the candidate. Paper-II will also consist of only 100 objective type questions (MCQs) for 200 marks. A total of 101 subjects will be covered in the UGC NET Exam. Candidates will have to select one subject for the NET Exam preferably the subject of their post-graduation.List of all the subjetcs below:
UGC NET Subjects List
Subject Codes
Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non-Formal Education 46
Anthropology 07
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies 49
Arabic 29
Archaeology 67
Assamese 36
Bengali 19
Bodo 94
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies 60
Chinese 32
Commerce 08
Comparative Literature 72
Comparative Study of Religions 62
Computer Science and Applications 87
Criminology 68
Defence and Strategic Studies 11
Dogri 33
Economics/Rural Economics/Co-operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Economics/BusinessEconomics 01
Education 09
Electronic Science 88
English 30
Environmental Sciences 89
Folk Literature 71
Forensic Science 82
French (French Version) 39
Geography 80
German 44
Gujarati 37
Hindi 20
History 06
Home Science 12
Human Rights and Duties 92
Indian Culture 50
Japanese 45
Kannada 21
Kashmiri 84
Konkani 85
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/HumanResource Management 55
Law 58
Library and Information Science 59
Linguistics 31
Maithili 18
Malayalam 22
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations andPersonnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) 17
Manipuri 35
Marathi 38
Mass Communication and Journalism 63
Museology & Conservation 66
Music 16
Nepali 34
Oriya 23
Pali 83
Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre 65
Persian 42
Philosophy 03
Physical Education 47
Political Science 02
Politics 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 90
Population Studies 15
Prakrit 91
Psychology 04
Public Administration 14
Punjabi 24
Rajasthani 43
Russian 41
Sanskrit 25
Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/Navya Vyakarna/Vyakarna/Mimansa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsan/Shukla Yajurveda/Madhav Vedant/Dharmasasta/Sahitya/Puranotihasa/Agama) 73
Santali 95
Sindhi 101
Social Medicine & Community Health 81
Social Work 10
Sociology 05
Spanish 40
Tamil 26
Telugu 27
Tourism Administration and Management. 93
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature 70
Urdu 28
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) 79
Women Studies 74
Yoga 100

Paper 2 Pattern:
Subject Number of questions Maximum marks
Chosen subject by the candidate 100 200
⦁ Each question will carry 2 marks.
⦁ Paper-II will have a duration of 2 hours.
⦁ No negative marking will be given for wrong answers in Paper-II.

Syllabus for Paper2:

The UGC NET Paper-II syllabus will be subject-specific. You can get the detailed syllabus for 81 different streams from the UGC NET Syllabus and therefore, plan your exam preparation strategy.

I Hope this post will help you to understand the pattern and syllabus of UGC NET and JRF.

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