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UGC NET Syllabus 2022 Paper 1 & 2: Download Subject Wise Syllabus PDFs

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 30 Jun, 2022 16:28

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UGC NET 2022 Syllabus

UGC NET 2022 will be conducted for the candidates who wish to apply for the posts of Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The syllabus consists of the topics and subjects that the candidates must study well in order to score good marks in this national level competitive examination. The exam will be divided into 2 sessions Paper 1 and Paper 2. For Paper 1, the candidates will have to go through a common syllabus describing the details that are covered under the teaching and research capabilities. The syllabus of Paper 2 is based on the subject that the candidates choose for the examination. Candidates can also check the important topics to prepare for UGC NET by clicking on the links given below.

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UGC NET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 1

UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus 2022 comprises topics from General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude, which is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 below.

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding and reflective), characteristics and basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (academic, social, emotional and cognitive), individual differences
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution
  • Methods of teaching in higher learning institutions: Teacher-centred vs learner-centred methods; offline vs online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching support system: Traditional, modern and ICT based
  • Evaluation systems: Elements and types of evaluation, evaluation in Choice Based Credit Systems in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations in evaluation systems

Unit-II: Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivistic approach to research
  • Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Steps of research
  • Thesis and article writing: Format and styles of referencing
  • Application of ICT in research
  • Research ethics

Unit-III: Comprehension

  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage which need to be answered.

Unit-IV: Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication
  • Effective communication: Verbal and non-verbal, inter-cultural and group communications, classroom communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Mass-media and society

Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, letter series, codes and relationships
  • Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)

Unit-VI: 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, the classical square of opposition
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Analogies
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)

Unit-VII: Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and classification of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart and line-chart) and mapping of data
  • Data interpretation
  • Data and governance

Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing
  • Digital initiatives in higher education
  • ICT and Governance

Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment
  • Environmental 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 dimensions
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies
  • Environmental 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

Unit-X: Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independence India
  • Oriental, conventional and non-conventional learning programmes in India
  • Professional, technical and skill-based education.
  • Value education and environmental education
  • Policies, governance, and administration

You can click on this link to download the syllabus PDF of Paper 1: UGC NET General Paper Syllabus

UGC NET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

The subject for UGC NET Paper 2 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 a total of 82 subjects. Click on the PDF links below to check the UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus for all 82 subjects.

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

UGC NET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers comprise multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete both papers in a single duration of three hours.


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If I choose History as an optional subject for my UPSC entrance exam and fail to clear the exam, can I apply for UGC NET with History?

-Ishiqa srivastavaUpdated on June 25, 2022 01:38 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it seems that you are mixing up two very different things completely. In order to be eligible to apply for the UPSC civil services examination, you at least need to have a graduation degree from any recognised University. For UGC NET, the minimum qualification required to apply is a postgraduate degree. Thus, only if you have completed your Master’s degree study in History or any related subject, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET with History as your main paper. We suggest you take a look at the following links for a better understanding regarding both UPSC …


I have completed my MBA and In my graduation (BA - Major in English). Please suggest, do I need to select the management paper for NET exam or I could have Option to choose another subject as well,Like as History.

-NISHITUpdated on December 03, 2020 12:03 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You can select any subject of your choice in UGC NET 2020 and there is no such limitation restricting you to choosing subjects related to your academics. However, it is recommended that you choose a subject related to your post-graduation or graduation as it helps a lot in the exam.

Check the eligibility criteria and syllabus of UGC NET for more details. Please feel free to write back if you have any queries.

Thank you.


Where can I find the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for UGC NET Mathematics exam 2020?

-SssUpdated on September 07, 2020 02:01 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, as per the latest information available on the official website of the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are no details regarding the conduct of the UGC NET mathematics exam. There is no syllabus and exam pattern for the UGC NET mathematics exam available on the official website. However, you can apply for CSIR UGC NET 2020 exam in which there is a subject called - Mathematical Sciences. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 mathematical sciences exam is expected to be conducted in the second week of November and you can find out all the details regarding the same from …


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FAQs about UGC NET Syllabus

How can I check the updated syllabus for UGC Net?

You can check the updated syllabus by clicking on the link given above. Else, you need to follow the given below steps to check the updated syllabus for UGC Net through the official website: Visit the official website. On the homepage, click on the link for 'Updated Syllabi of UGC-NET (Applicable from June 2019 UGC-NET Onwards)'. The new syllabus will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout for future references.

Are there some changes in the new syllabus for UGC Net?

Yes, the examination board has made some changes in the new syllabus for UGC Net.

Is the syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 the same for all the candidates?

No, while Paper 1 consists of common topics for all the candidates, the paper 2 will be based on the subjects opted by individual candidates.

What are some of the important topics and sections to prepare for UGC Net exam?

Some of the important topics for UGC Net exam are Teaching aptitude, data interpretation, comprehensions, information and communication technology, and logical reasoning, i. However, since each of the section carries equal marks for all the questions, so you should focus on every topic.

How many topics will be there in the UGC Net exam?

There will be two papers for UGC Net exam, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will consist of topics including teaching aptitude, research aptitude, comprehension, mathematical reasoning & aptitude, communication, logical reasoning, Data Interpretation, ICT, People, development & environment, and higher education system. Paper-II will consist of the subject wise questions depending on subjects opted by the student.

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