UGC NET Paper 1 & 2 Syllabus 2022: Download PDF

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2022 ( UGC NET )

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UGC NET syllabus 2022: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has prescribed the syllabus for the UGC NET December 2021 and June 2022 merged cycles for 82 subjects. The NTA UGC NET syllabus 2022 has been provided by the University for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (82 subjects). The UGC NET syllabus Paper 1 comprises topics from Teaching and Research Aptitude and the Paper 2 syllabus differs for all 82 subjects. Have a look at the detailed UGC NET syllabus below. Before going through the UGC NET 2022 syllabus, it is important that candidates should have a look at the latest UGC NET exam pattern 2022 given below.

Knowing the UGC NET 2022 syllabus of Paper 1 and 2 is the first step toward exam preparation. Candidates should be well versed with the latest UGC NET exam pattern and syllabus to prepare well for the examination. The UGC NET 2022 exam will be held for 82 subjects to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges. 

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New UGC NET 2022 Subject Added for Paper 2

In 2022, the UGC added a new subject 'Hindu Studies' (Subject code 102) to the list of UGC NET 2022 subjects. The syllabus of the UGC NET Hindu Studies has been shared below as a PDF download file. Candidates who want to choose the Hindu Studies subject can download the detailed syllabus now and start with their preparations. 

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UGC NET Syllabus 2022

The UGC NET syllabus for both Paper 1 and 2 was revised by the NTA in June 2019. There has been no change in the UGC NET syllabus for all 81 subjects since 2019. The only change is the addition of the new subject 'Hindu Studies' for UGC NET Paper 2 in 2022.

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)

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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

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UGC NET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2: Download PDF

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.

UGC NET Paper 2 Subject List

Subject Code

Syllabus PDF

Economics/Rural Economics/Co-operation/Demography/Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics

01

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Political Science

02

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Philosophy

03

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Psychology

04

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Sociology

05

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History

06

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Anthropology

07

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Commerce

08

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Education  

09

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Social Work

10

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Defence and Strategic Studies

11

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Home Science

12

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Public Administration  

14

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Population Studies

15

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Music

16

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Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./ Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./ Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./ Financial Mgt./ Co-operative Management)

17

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Maithili

18

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Bengali

19

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Hindi

20

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Kannada

21

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Malayalam

22

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Oriya

23

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Punjabi

24

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Sanskrit

25

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Tamil

26

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Telugu

27

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Urdu

28

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Arabic

29

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English

30

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Linguistics

31

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Chinese

32

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Dogri

33

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Nepali

34

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Manipuri

35

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Assamese

36

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Gujarati

37

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Marathi

38

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French (French Version)

39

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Spanish

40

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Russian

41

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Persian

42

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Rajasthani

43

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German

44

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Japanese

45

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Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

46

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Physical Education

47

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Arab Culture and Islamic Studies  

49

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Indian Culture

50

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Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management

55

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Law

58

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Library and Information Science

59

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Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

60

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Comparative Study of Religions

62

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Mass Communication and Journalism

63

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Performing Art - Dance/ Drama/ Theatre

65

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Museology & Conservation  

66

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Archaeology

67

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Criminology

68

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Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature       

70

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Folk Literature

71

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Comparative Literature

72

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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)

73

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Women Studies 

74

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

79

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Geography

80

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Social Medicine & Community Health

82

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Forensic Science

82

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Pali

83

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Kashmiri

84

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Konkani

85

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Computer Science and Applications  

87

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Electronic Science

88

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Environmental Sciences

89

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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  

90

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Prakrit  

91

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Human Rights and Duties  

92

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Tourism Administration and Management  

93

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Bodo

94

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Santali

95

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Yoga

100

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Sindhi

101

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Hindu Studies

102

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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.

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Paper 1

50 

100

Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

300

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Best UGC NET Books for Preparation

Go through the list of important books recommended by toppers for preparation of UGC NET Paper 1 below.

UGC NET Paper 1 Book

Author

Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I

M Gagan and Sajit Kumar

NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper I: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson

KVS Madaan

General Paper-1 UGC NET/JRF/SLET – Teaching & Research Aptitude

Arihant Experts

Upkar’s UGC-NET/JRF/SET Teaching And Research Aptitude (General Paper - I)

Dr Lal Jain and Dr KC Vashistha

 

 

 

 

 

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Topper Tips for UGC NET Preparation 2022

To check the UGC NET preparation strategy by toppers, go through the articles below.

Vivek Sharma, UGC NET 2019 qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor shares prep tips for Political Science

Vivek Mishra, UGC NET 2018 qualified for JRF & Assistant Professor shares prep tips for Geography

UGC NET 2018: Know how Arun PS cracked History paper for Assistant Professor

UGC NET 2018: Prep tips for Forensic Science by Snigdha Moitra

UGC NET 2018: Prep tips for Commerce by Ramesh Kumar

UGC NET 2017: Prep tips for History by Shekhar Chandra

UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor: Prep tips for Commerce by Nazreen Parveen Ali

Kanika Suri shares her success story in clearing UGC NET Commerce for Assistant Professor

Abhinav Pandey, UGC NET 2019 qualified for Assistant Professor wants to become a research scholar

UGC NET 2018 for JRF & Assistant Professor: Prep tips for History by Chiranjit Gorai

Deepak Kumar, UGC NET 2018 qualified for Assistant Professor & JRF shares prep tips for History

Richa Chaudhary shares her success story of clearing UGC NET 2018 Psychology for Assistant Professor

UGC NET 2017 Geography: Rajshree Bhati shares prep tips for JRF & Assistant Professor

Ravindra Kumar shares his success story of clearing UGC NET Geography for JRF & Assistant Professor

UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor: Prep tips for Geography by Waseem Ahmmad Bhat

UGC NET Syllabus 2022 FAQs

Q: What is the syllabus of UGC NET?

A: The syllabus for the UGC NET exam includes all the topics that candidates need to prepare for Paper 1 and 2. Candidates need to refer the UGC NET syllabus to appear for the examination.

Q: Who prescribes the UGC NET syllabus?

A: The University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribes the UGC NET syllabus for all papers and subjects.

Q: Where can I check the UGC NET syllabus?

A: You can check the UGC NET syllabus on the official website of the exam - ugcnet.nta.nic.in.

Q: Is the UGC NET syllabus for Paper 1 and 2 the same?

A: No, the syllabus for both papers is different. The Paper 1 of the UGC NET exam contains questions from subjects such as Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Reasoning, Mathematics, Data Interpretation etc. On the other hand, Paper 2 contains questions on the subject chosen by the candidate.

Q: What is the marking scheme for UGC NET Paper 1 and 2?

A: In UGC NET exam, two marks are awarded for each correct answer in Paper 1 and 2. There is no negative marking in the exam for wrong answers marked by the candidates.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear for both papers of UGC NET exam?

A: Yes, it is mandatory for candidates to appear for both UGC NET Paper 1 and 2 to qualify for the UGC NET E-Certificate. Only those candidates are awarded the certificate who clear both papers.

Q: Can I prepare for UGC NET by practising mock tests only?

A: No, it is highly important for candidates to first go through each topic of the NET syllabus thoroughly. Candidates should first undertake deep studies and then start attempting UGC NET mock tests.

Q: For how many subjects is the UGC NET exam conducted?

A: The UGC NET exam is conducted for a total of 82 subjects.

Q: Which type of questions are asked in the UGC NET exam?

A: The objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked in the UGC NET exam. There are no subjective questions in the exam.

Q: What is the duration of the UGC NET exam?

A: Candidates need to complete attempting both the UGC NET papers in a combined duration of three hours. No extra time is allotted to the candidates. 

Q: What is the weightage of Paper 1 and 2 of UGC NET exam?

A: UGC NET Paper 1 carries 100 marks and Paper 2 is of 200 marks.  

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I didn't understand the difference between Phase 1 and Phase 2 for UGC NET exams. Should I be writing both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 exams?

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

3 days ago

UGC internet Paper 1 Syllabus checks teaching and reasoning potential, research flair, comprehension, divergent questioning, and preferred consciousness of the candidate. UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus is primarily based at the concern chosen by way of the candidate. It checks the candidate's in-intens...UGC internet Paper 1 Syllabus checks teaching and reasoning potential, research flair, comprehension, divergent questioning, and preferred consciousness of the candidate. UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus is primarily based at the concern chosen by way of the candidate. It checks the candidate's in-intensity knowledge and expertise inside the respective subject. Hope this helps!
Good Luck!

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Which are UGC-approved colleges, B.Tech aircraft/ aeronautical?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Scholar-Level 16

3 weeks ago

Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. List of Top UGC Approved BE/B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering Colleges In India based on 2022 Ranking:1. IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra | AICTE, UGC AccreditedNIRFranking 3 out of 300 in 20202. IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal | AICTE, UGC AccreditedNIRFranking 5 out of ...Dear aspirant, Glad to meet you. List of Top UGC Approved BE/B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering Colleges In India based on 2022 Ranking:
1. IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra | AICTE, UGC Accredited
NIRFranking 3 out of 300 in 2020
2. IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal | AICTE, UGC Accredited
NIRFranking 5 out of 300 in 2020
3. IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh | UGC Accredited
NIRFranking 4 out of 300 in 2020
4. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala | AICTE, UGC Accredited
NIRFranking 33 out of 300 in 2020
5. Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh | NCTE, COA, BCI, AICTE, UGC Accredited
NIRFranking 32 out of 300 in 2020
Hope it helps. If you found it useful then upvote or thumbs up my answer. Good luck.

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Can I apply for CSIR UGC net now? I have completed BSc Hons Community Science( Home Science) on regular and now in MSCDFSM 1 yr from IGNOU.

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Nidhi gupta

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

Hi,
If you are done with your M.Sc. Then yes, you can apply for CSIR UGC. You won't face any problems with that. All the best.

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When will the NET exam for Environment Science be held?

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Abhijit kumar Tripathy

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

30th April 2022 - The registration process for the National Testing Agency UGC NET 2022) has started from April 30th to May 20th, 2022. UGC NET through. The online mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted. Candidates must read carefully the Instructions (including ho...30th April 2022 - The registration process for the National Testing Agency UGC NET 2022) has started from April 30th to May 20th, 2022. UGC NET through. The online mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted. Candidates must read carefully the Instructions (including how to fill up the Application Form online) given in the Information available on the NTA Website. The UGC NET Environmental Science Admit Card 2022 will be released soon. Candidates can visit us or the Official website of NTA (National Testing Agency) for getting regular updates regarding the UGC NET Admit Card 2022.

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I am pursuing M.Com from KSOU. Am I eligible for UGC NET exam?

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kirti Gupta

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Hello Anupama Nidagundi, You can appear for internet in the first year of your submit-graduation, but few situations exist. (I) For popular applicants: applicants need to have scored at least fifty five% marks in submit-commencement (grasp's Diploma) inside the involved difficulty or any equal ex...Hello Anupama Nidagundi, You can appear for internet in the first year of your submit-graduation, but few situations exist. (I) For popular applicants: applicants need to have scored at least fifty five% marks in submit-commencement (grasp's Diploma) inside the involved difficulty or any equal examination from UGC recognised institute or college. M.Com candidate deliver the UGC NET in management. For M.Com pupil the ones who've specialisation in marketing/Accounting/financial can practice the UGC NET in control of various subject codes (check the eligibility in UGC internet web sites). Hope this helps!
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Am I eligible for NTA UGC NET 2023 if I'm pursuing Masters in chemistry?

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Hi. Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2023Those who wish to appear for UGC NET 2023 must follow the certain eligibility criteria:Age limit:For Junior Research Fellowship, the maximum age limit is 30 years. There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor. The candidates belonging to women/ SC/ ...Hi. Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET 2023
Those who wish to appear for UGC NET 2023 must follow the certain eligibility criteria:
Age limit:
For Junior Research Fellowship, the maximum age limit is 30 years. There is no upper age limit for Assistant Professor. The candidates belonging to women/ SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL/ transgender/ PWD category will be provided a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit. The candidates having research experience will also be eligible for relaxation in age depending on the time period they spent on research upto maximum 5 years. Candidates with LL. M. degree will be getting 3 years relaxation in age. Qualification criteria:
The applicants must hold Masters or equivalent degree from the universities or institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science, etc. The marks scored by the candidates in the qualifying exam must be at least 55% (50% for SC/ ST/ OBC-Non Creamy Layer/ PH/ transgender candidates). Relaxation of 5% marks will be given to Ph.D. degree holders whose Masters level examination had been completed by September 1991. The candidates who will be appearing in the final year exam of their Masters degree in the year 2023 are also eligible. Candidates having postgraduate Diploma/ Certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/ Diploma/ Certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should ascertain the equivalence of their degree with Masters degree of recognised Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. Exemption from appearing in NET
The candidates who have passed the UGC/ CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are exempted from appearing in NET. The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their SET. Eligibility for Assistant Professor and Fellowship
The candidates who qualify for the award of JRF are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their postgraduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor.

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Can a student from MBA in Media Business Management apply for UGC NET Management subject code 55?

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Anusha Mandloi

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

I think yes. You can apply for UGC NET in Management Subject as your Masters was in management only.

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Can a person apply for UGC NET in 2 subjects at a time? I have done Masters in 2 subjects.

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

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Vinty Tanwar

Guide-Level 13

2 months ago

Yes, you can appear in the National Eligibility Test (NET) in two different subjects.

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Am I eligible for UGC NET even if I had back in M.Com last semester or any negative impact on my appearance?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

2 months ago

Dear student it is my pleasure to help you and guide you
dear student if you have back in M.Com so you are not eligible for NET because for NET you must clear all subjects of your master's degree.

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