The National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct the University Grant Committee National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) of 2021. Application forms have been released on 2nd February 2021 for the December session. The examination will be conducted for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) only. Qualified candidates who will clear the test will be eligible for the required post in universities and colleges of India. All the necessary information related to UGC NET 2021 like, exam fee, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. have been mentioned in the article below. Scroll down and check more details about the UGC NET 2021 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.
The syllabus of UGC NET 2021 has been divided into 2 parts – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is of General Aptitude and Paper 2 is of a subject that candidates have selected out of 81 subjects. The exam is based on (MCQ) multiple-choice questions and the marking scheme has been discussed below in the article. Each question in the exam is consists of 2 marks. So for every correct answer, the candidate will score 2 marks. No negative marking is there for an incorrect answer. Exam Pattern and Syllabus for the UGC NET 2021 are listed below.
NTA UGC NET 2021 EXAM PATTERN
Paper I has been further divided into sections:
|Part||Sections( MCQ)||Syllabus||No. of Questions||Marks|
|1.||Teaching Aptitude||Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding and reflective), characteristics and basic requirementsLearner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (academic, social, emotional and cognitive), individual differencesFactors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and InstitutionMethods of teaching in institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. learner centred methods; offline vs. online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).Teaching support system: Traditional, modern and ICT basedEvaluation systems: Elements and types of evaluation, evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in higher education, computer based testing, innovations in evaluation systems||5||10|
|2.||Research Aptitude||Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivist approach to researchMethods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methodsSteps of researchThesis and article writing: Format and styles of referencingApplication of ICT in researchResearch ethics||5||10|
|3.||Reading Comprehension||A passage of text be given. Questions to be asked from the passage to be answered.||5||10|
|4.||Communication||Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communicationEffective communication: Verbal and non-verbal, inter-cultural and group communications, classroom communicationBarriers to effective communicationMass-media and society||5||10|
|5.||Reasoning (including maths)||Types of reasoningNumber series, letter series, codes and relationshipsMathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)||5||10|
|6.||Logical Reasoning||Understanding the structure of arguments: Argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, mood and figure, formal and informal fallacies, uses of language, connotations and denotations of terms, classical square of oppositionEvaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoningAnalogiesVenn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of argumentsIndian Logic: Means of knowledgePramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasa (fallacies of inference)||5||10|
|7.||Data Interpretation||Sources, acquisition and classification of dataQuantitative and qualitative dataGraphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart and line-chart) and mapping of dataData interpretationData and governance||5||10|
|8.||Information & Communication Technology(ICT)||ICT: General abbreviations and terminologyBasics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencingDigital initiatives in higher educationICT and Governance||5||10|
|9.||People & Environment||Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goalsHuman and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environmentEnvironmental issues: Local, regional and global; air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), climate change and its socio-economic and political dimensionsImpacts of pollutants on human healthNatural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and ForestsNatural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategiesEnvironmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance||5||10|
|10.||Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration||Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient IndiaEvolution of higher learning and research in post-independence IndiaOriental, conventional and non-conventional learning programmes in IndiaProfessional, technical and skill-based education.Value education and environmental educationPolicies, governance, and administration||5||10|
Paper 2 of UGC NET has been divided into respective subjects with their codes. For a detailed syllabus, please click on the respective link https://www.ugc.ac.in/net/syllabus.aspx#top
|01||Economics / Rural Economics /Cooperation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics|
|11||Defence and Strategic Studies|
|17||Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)|
|39||French (French Version)|
|French (English Version)|
|46||Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.|
|49||Arab Culture and Islamic Studies|
|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|
|70||Tribal and Regional Language/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).|
|79||Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)|
|81||Social Medicine & Community Health|
|87||Computer Science and Applications|
|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.|
|92||Human Rights and Duties|
|93||Tourism Administration and Management.|
Online registration has begun from 2nd February 2021 and will end on 2nd March 2021. Application forms need to be filled by desired candidates on the official website of UGC NET- ugcnet.nta.nic.in. The fee structure for the various categories as follows.
- General – Rs. 1000/-
- OBC/Economically weaker section – Rs. 500/-
- SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender – Rs.250/-
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Questions and answers related to UGC NET Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Q. Is the marking scheme mentioned above correct?
Ans. Yes, the information provided has already been verified from the official website. Although we tried to give maximum help over here, for further assistance one can visit the official website.
Q.Which type of questions are asked in UGC NET?
Ans. No subjective questions are asked. Only multiple choice questions are asked in the exam of UGC NET.