The candidates, who want to sit in the UGC NET 2020 are expected to prepare as per the prescribed syllabus. Doing it will help the candidate in scoring well. Before sitting in the examination, the candidate must make sure that he/ she is clear with each and every topic which covers the syllabus of the examination. The candidate should clear each and every doubt of the topic. All the details related to the UGC NET Syllabus 2020 are mentioned in the article below.
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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020
The candidate is advised to prepare for the examination as per the prescribed exam pattern. The exam pattern is tabulated below:
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Language of Examination||Both English and Hindi|
|Marking Scheme||2 marks will be awarded for each correct answer|
|Paper-1||No. of Questions-50|
Duration of Examination-1 Hour
First Shift-9.30 am to 10.30 am
Second shift- 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
|Paper-2||No. of Questions-100|
Duration of Examination-2 Hours
First Shift-11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Second Shift-3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
UGC NET Syllabus 2020
The syllabus of UGC NET is mentioned below:
Name of Subject
Links to Download
General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
Economics/ Rural Economics/ Co-operation/ Demography/ Development Planning/ Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Eco./ Business Economics
Defence and Strategic Studies
Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)
French (French Version)
French (English Version)
Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management
Library and Information Science
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
Comparative Study of Religions
Mass Communication and Journalism
Performing Art – Dance/ Drama/ Theatre
Museology & Conservation
Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature
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).
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)
Social Medicine & Community Health
Computer Science and Applications
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.
Human Rights and Duties
Tourism Administration and Management.
Recommended Books for UGC NET 2020
The candidates, looking forward to sitting in the UGC NET for the session 2020 are advised to prepare from the recommended books. The list of the recommended books is mentioned in a tabular form below:
|Name of Books||Name of the Author|
|Trueman’s UGC NET/ SET General Paper I||M. Gagan,|
|CBSE UGC NET/ SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude||KVS Madaan|
|UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude||Arihant Experts|
|UGC NET/ SET Paper 1||MHE|
|CBSE UGC NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide (for Paper-I) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt. Professor Exam)||Dr M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board|
Preparation Tips for UGC NET 2020
The candidates are expected to prepare for UGC NET as per the tips mentioned below:
- Before sitting in the examination, one must make sure that he/ she is clear with each and every topic that covers the syllabus of the examination.
- While preparing for the examination, one must make sure to note all the points of all the topics. This will help one in knowing about his/ her weak and strong genres of the syllabus.
- Do practice again and again by solving the Sample Papers as much as you can. By doing the same, you will be able to learn about the pattern, syllabus etc related to UGC NET 2020.
- The candidates must make notes of the topics. It will help one in revising properly.
- One must prepare as per the prescribed syllabus and from the recommended books.