Overview of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET exam comprises two papers (paper-I and -II) containing multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both the papers in a single duration of three hours.
UGC NET Paper
Number of Questions
Marks
I
50
100
II
100
200
Total
150
300

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I

UGC NET paper-I (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET paper-I syllabus 2020
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UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-II

The subject for paper-II needs to be chosen by the candidate. A candidate can choose the subject of his/her post-graduation or a related subject. NTA UGC NET is conducted for total 81 subjects. Click on the PDF links below to check UGC NET paper-II syllabus for all 81 subjects:
UGC NET Paper-II Subject
UGC NET Paper-II Code
Syllabus(Hindi)
Syllabus( English)
01
Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
02
Political Science
03
Philosophy
04
Philosophy
05
Sociology
06
History
07
Anthropology
08
Commerce
09
Education
10
Social Work
11
Defence and Strategic Studies
12
Home Science
14
Public Administration
15
Population Studies
16
Music
17
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative 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
Nepali
35
Manipuri
36
Assamese
37
Gujarati
38
Marathi
39
French (French Version)
40
Spanish
41
Russian
42
Persian
43
Rajasthani
44
German
45
Japanese
46
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal 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
59
Library and Information Science
60
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62
Comparative Study of Religions
63
Mass Communication and Journalism
65
Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre
66
Museology & Conservation
67
Archaeology
68
Criminology
70
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71
Folk Literature
72
Comparative Literature
73
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).
74
Women Studies
14
Philosophy
14
Philosophy
79
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
80
Geography
81
Social Medicine & Community Health
82
Forensic Science
83
Pali
84
Kashmiri
85
Konkani
87
Computer Science and Applications
88
Electronic Science
89
Environmental Sciences
90
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.
91
Prakrit
92
Human Rights and Duties
93
Tourism Administration and Management.
94
Bodo
95
Santali
100
Yoga
101
Sindhi