UGC NET 2020 Syllabus, Subject- Wise Syllabus – Know Here

UGC NET 2020 SyllabusUGC NET 2020 Syllabus has been made available by the authorities on the website. It is necessary to know for the candidates for appearing in the exam. UGC NET is conducted to test the eligibility for lectureship and for the award of junior research fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. The exam will be conducted for 84 subjects at 91 selected cities and syllabus is different for each subject. The UGC NET exam syllabus will be released by the NTA (National Testing Agency). Candidates preparing for the UGC NET exam should prepare as per the syllabus prescribed by NTA. Below is the detailed description of UGC NET Syllabus 2020.

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UGC NET 2020 Syllabus

Candidates can know some important points regarding UGC NET syllabus below:

  • The UGC NET exam paper will comprise of two sessions Paper 1 & Paper 2.
  • The paper 1 of UGC NET will be general paper on teaching & research aptitude. It will comprise of 50 objective type questions.
  • The paper 2 of UGC NET will be of specialization or subject selected by the candidate. It will comprise of 100 objective type questions.
  • There are total 84 specialization subjects for UGC NET paper 2.

UGC NET Syllabus

Following below is the paper-wise detail syllabus for UGC NET 2020 of some subjects:

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Paper 1: General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Reasoning (including mathematical)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People and Environment
  • Higher Education System

Following below are the important specialization subject chosen by candidates for Paper 2


There will be two question papers, i.e., paper 2 & paper 3 (Part A and B). Part 2 will contain 50 objective type questions. Part 2 (A) will contain 10 short essay type questions, Part 2 (B) will be compulsory and candidate will have to attempt only one question from each of the elective.

Paper 2:

Chaucer to Shakespeare, Jacobean to restoration period, Augustan age: 18th century literature, romantic period, Victorian period, modern period, contemporary period, American and other non-British literatures, literacy theory and criticism, rhetoric and prosody.

Paper 3 (Part A)

Literacy comprehension, up to the renaissance, Jacobean to restoration periods, Augustan age: 18th century literature, romantic period, Victorian & Pre Raphaelite, modern British literature, contemporary British literature, literacy theory & criticism up to TS Eliot, contemporary theory.

Paper 3 (Part B) (Elective/optional)

Elective 1: history of English language, English language teaching.

Elective 2: European literature from classical age to the 20th century.

Elective 3: Indian writing in English and Indian literature in English translation.

Elective 4: American and other non-British English literature.

Elective 5: literacy theory and criticism.


There will be two question papers, paper 2 and paper 3 (Part A and B). Part 2 will contain 50 objective type questions, part 2 (A) will contain 10 short essay type questions, part 2(B) will be compulsory and candidate will have to attempt only one question from each of the elective.

Paper 2 and Paper 3(A)

Business environment, financial and management accounting, business economics, business statistic and data processing, business management, marketing management, financial management, human resources management, banking and financial institutes, international business.

Paper 3 (B) (Elective/optional)

Elective 1: Accounting and Finance.

Elective 2: Marketing.

Elective 3: Human Resource Management.

Elective 4: International Business.

Elective 5: Income Tax Law and Tax Planning.


There will be two question papers, paper 2 and paper 3 (Part A and B). Part 2 will contain 50 objective type questions, part 2 (A) will contain 10 short essay type questions, part 2(B) will be compulsory and candidate will have to attempt one question which will be set from unit 1 to 10.

Paper 2

Constitutional law of India, legal theory, public international law, family law, law of contracts, law of torts, law of crimes, labour law.

Paper 3 (Part A and B) (Elective/optional)

Unit 1: Essential Features of Indian Constitution, Distribution of Legislative Powers between Union and States, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy, Judiciary, Parliament and State Legislatures, Amending Process of the Constitution, Role of Election Commission in Democratic Process.

Unit 2: Nature, Scope and Importance of Administrative Law, Principles of Natural Justice, Administrative Discretion and its control, Judicial Review of Administrative Action-Writ Jurisdiction, Lokpal and Lokayukta.

Unit 3: Nature and Sources of Law, Legal Concepts: Right, Duty, Ownership, Possession and Person Judicial, Process: Application of Doctrine of Precedent of India, Judicial Contribution in Bringing Social Changes, Law and Morality.

Unit 4: General Principles of Criminal Law-meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence, Joint Liability; Abetment and Criminal Conspiracy, Offences against Human Body, Offences against Property, Defamation

Unit 5: Environmental Pollution : Meaning of Environment and Environmental Pollution; Kinds of Pollution, Legislative Measures for Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution in India – Air and Water Pollution and General Protection of Environment, International Development for protection of Environmental Pollution, Remedies for Environmental Protection : Civil, Criminal and Constitutional, Importance of Forest and Wildlife in protecting environment, Environmental impact assessment and control of Hazardous wastes.

Unit 6: Nature of International Law and its sources, Concept of sovereignty and its relevance today, Recognition of State and Governments, Extradition, Asylum, Nationality and Status of Refugees, International Court of Justice, UNO and its organs, Global Trade Regime under International Law.

Unit 7: Marriage, Divorce, Adoption and Guardianship, Maintenance, Matrimonial Remedies, Uniform Civil Code

Unit 8: Concept and Development of Human Rights, Contribution of United Nations in the development and implementation of Human Rights, Implementation of Human Rights in India : Role of National Human Rights Commission, Protection of Marginalised Groups : Women, Children, Minorities and Refugees.

Unit 9: Nature and definition of Tort, General Principles of Tortuous Liability, Specific Torts: Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation, Absolute Liability: Emerging trends in India, Consumer Protection: Evolution of Consumer Rights and Redressal of Consumer Grievances.

Unit 10: Partnership Act: Nature and essentials of partnership mutual rights and liabilities of partners, advantages of registration of firms, Sales of Goods Act, Negotiable Instruments Act.

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There will be two question papers, paper 2 and paper 3 (Part A and B). Part 2 will contain 50 objective type questions, part 2 (A) will contain 10 short essay type questions, part 2(B) will be compulsory and candidate will have to attempt only one question from each of the elective.

Paper 2

Philosophical foundation of education, sociological foundation of education, psychological foundation of education, methodology of educational research,

Paper 3 (A)

Unit 1: Western schools of philosophy.

Unit 2: Meaning and Nature. Education and Social change, constraints on social change. Education as related to social equity and equality of educational opportunities. Education of socially and economically disadvantaged section of society with special reference to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, women and rural populations.

Unit 3: Process of Growth and Development

Unit 4: Intelligence-its Theories and Measurement Learning and Motivation

Unit 5: Personality: type and trait Theories – Measurement of Personality Mental Health and Hygiene. Process of adjustment, conflicts and defense mechanism, mental hygiene.

Unit 6: Concept and principles of guidance and counselling, types of guidance and counselling. Tools and Techniques of Guidance – records, scales and tests, techniques, interview. Organizing Guidance services at different levels of education, occupational information, kinds of services, like information, testing, counselling and follow up.

Unit 7: Sample: Concept of Population and Sample, various methods of sampling. Hypotheses: Concept, difference with Assumptions, Source, various types of Hypothesis. Tools: Questionnaire, Observation and Interview as Tools of Data Collection, Tests and Scales.

Unit 8: Descriptive Research, ex – post facto Research, Survey Research, Historical Research. Experimental Research: Designs of experimental research, characteristics. Internal and external validity in experimental research. Qualitative Research: Phenomenological Research, Ethnomethodical and Naturalistic inquiry.

Unit 9: Universalization of elementary education in India. Vocationalization of education in USA and India. Educational administration in USA, UK (Britain and Ireland) and India. Distance education and continuing education in Australia, UK and India.

Unit 10: Construction and Development of Curriculum: Different Models – Administrative – Grass root – Demonstration – System Analysis. Curriculum: Evaluation – Formative – Summative – Interpretation of evaluation results.

Paper 3 (B) (elective/ optional)

Elective 1: Development of Modern Concept of Educational Administration from 1900 to Present – day, Leadership in Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Supervision.

Elective 2: Educational Measurement and Evaluation Concept, Scope, need and relevance Tools of measurement and evaluation subjective and objective tools, essay test objective test, scales, questionnaires, schedules, inventories, performance tests, Characteristics of a good measuring Instrument, Test Standardization, New Trends.

Elective 3: Meaning and Scope of Educational Technology, Models of Teaching.

Elective 4: Concept and Nature of Special Education, Education of Mentally Retarded, Education of the visually impaired, Education of the Hearing Impaired, Education of the Orthopedically Handicapped, Education of the Gifted and Creative Children, Learning Disabled Children, Education of Juvenile Delinquents.

Elective 5: Teacher Education, Teaching as a Profession, Types of teacher education programs and agencies, current problems, area of research.

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    Code : 47

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    (The paper 2 of UGC NET will be of specialization or subject selected by the candidate. It will comprise of 100 objective type questions)
    please elaborate and let me know

    thank you

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    NET and JRFEXAM are different or same

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    SIR,what is p.g. eligibility for archeology for NTA-NET? is M.A. from history can fill from archeology in NTA-NET?

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  70. Varsha says:

    Sir ,what are those 84 specialization subjects ??
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