UGC NET Syllabus 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 16 Oct, 2018 14:45 IST

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UGC NET 2018 Syllabus

UGC NET 2018 is conducted for the candidates who wish to apply for the posts of Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). UGC NET 2018 Syllabus defines 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 UGC NET 2018 Syllabus of Paper 2 is based on the subject that the candidates choose for the examination. A wide range of subjects are available for the candidates to select and appear in the test. The syllabus then would comprise of the topics that are covered under the subject selected by the candidates. The exam will be conducted for as many as 100 different subjects. The syllabus for different courses will be different based on similar exam pattern. What candidates must most importantly study for Paper 2, are the dates, facts and figures of any topic that they take up for the preparation. 

The University Grants Commission (UGC) under the supervision of NTA decides the UGC NET syllabus for its aspirants. Based on the different subjects, a planned detailed syllabus prescribed by UGC is available for the candidates. The syllabus of UGC NET in detail will help the candidates to identify what to study and what not to study for the entrance exam. Let's check out the Syllabus for Paper 1 in detail and know about the 100 subjects that can be opted for Paper 2 of UGC NET 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus for Paper 1

Paper 1 has been planned in order to check the teaching skills and research capabilities of the candidates. General awareness with context to the teaching profile combined with cognitive abilities are tested in this section. There are a total of ten sections/subjects that cover the entire Paper 1 of UGC NET 2018. Subjects like Research Aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Communication, Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Information & Communication Technology, etc. are part of the Syllabus of Paper 1 of UGC NET 2018. The detailed description of the sub-topics of these subjects is given below for candidates to read through it and start preparing for Paper 1. 

Subjects Sub-Topics
Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, Characteristics, and Types
  • Methods of Research
  • Paper, Article, Workshop, Seminar, Conference, and Symposium
  • Steps of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format
Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching: Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements
  • Evaluation Systems
  • Factors Affecting Teaching
  • Learner’s Characteristics
  • Teaching Aids
  • Methods of Teaching
   Reading Comprehension
  • Comprehensive Passage
  • Set of Associated Questions
Reasoning (Including Mathematics)
  • Number Series
  • Letter Series
  • Codes
  • Classification
  • Relationship
Communication
  • Communication Nature
  • Types of Communication
  • Characteristics
  • Barriers
  • Effective Classroom Communication
Logical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Multi-Diagrammatic Relationship
  • Understanding the Structure of Arguments
  • Verbal Analogies: Word Analogy — Applied Analogy
  • Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Verbal Classification
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uses
  • Basics of Internet and E-Mailing
  • General Abbreviations and Terminology
Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data
  • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data
  • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
  • Structure of the Institutions for Higher Learning and Research in India: Formal and Distance Education Professional/Technical and General Education
  • Value Education: Governance, Polity, and Administration
  • Concept, Institutions and their Interactions
People and Environment
  • People and Environment Interaction
  • Pollutants and their Impact on Human Life, Exploitation of Natural and Energy Resources
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Natural Hazards and Mitigation

UGC NET 2018 Syllabus for Paper 2

The list of subjects for Paper 2 of UGC NET 2018 is given below:

Public Administration

Russian

Punjabi

Labour Welfare

Urdu

Comparative Studies of Religions

Visual Arts

Forensic Science

Women Studies

Social Medicine & Community Health

Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature

Rabindra Sangeet

Social Work

Geography

Sociology

Manipuri

Tamil

Library and Information Services

Telugu

Buddhist, Gandhian and Peace Studies

Tourism Administration and Management

Theatre

Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana / Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art)

Sanskrit

Law

Bodo

Yoga

Music

Rajasthani

Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)

Marathi

Oriya

Indian culture

Forensic Science

Konkani

Geography

Pali

Hindi

Adult Education

History

Assamese

Archaeology

Human Rights and Duties

Bengali

Japanese

Comparative Literature

Kashmiri

Criminology

Tourism Administration & Management

Defence and Strategic Studies

French

Economics

Chinese

Electronic Science

International and Area Studies

Environmental Sciences

Prakrit,

Pali

Computer Science and Applications

Philosophy

Dogri

Politics

Percussion Instruments

Population Studies

Persian

Psychology

Nepalese

Linguistics

Performing Arts

Maithili

German

Malayalam

Arab culture and Islamic Studies

Museology and Conservation

Prakrit

Home Science

Spanish

Human Rights and Duties

Drama

Kannada

Physical Education

Kashmiri

Electronic Science

Konkani

Environmental Sciences

Sanskrit

Women Studies

Santali

Gujarati

Social Medicine & Community Health

Folk Literature

Anthropology

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