UGC NET Subject List 2023: Check all 82 Subjects Name with Code, Syllabus

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2023 ( UGC NET )

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UGC NET Subject List: UGC NET 2023 exam is being conducted for a total of 82 subjects. Candidates were required to choose the UGC NET subject while filling out the application form. Check below UGC NET subject list along with names and codes.

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UGC NET Subject List with Subject Codes

UGC NET Subject List: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released UGC NET subject list for candidates aspiring to appear for the exam. There are a total of 82 subjects for UGC NET exam. While filling UGC NET application form, candidates need to enter their preferences for the desired subject. Candidates will be able to select the UGC NET subject in which they have done their postgraduation. In 2022, UGC included 'Hindu Studies' (Subject code 102) in the UGC NET subject list. Along with the UGC NET subject list, candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus to know the structure of the exam as well as know the important topics and sections.

UGC NET exam is conducted by NTA twice a year to determine the eligibility of candidates for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/or Assistant Professor. The NTA UGC NET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The UGC NET Paper 1 is common for all candidates while Paper 2 is conducted for a total of 82 subjects. Here we have provided the complete UGC NET subject list along with their subject codes and names. Also, find below some of the best tips on how to choose the UGC NET exam subject. Go through the details below to have a decent idea about the selection of UGC NET subjects.

Also Read: UGC NET Admit Card 2023

List of UGC NET Subjects with Codes

Check below the complete list of 82 UGC NET subjects along with the codes.

UGC NET Subjects

Subject Codes

Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non-Formal Education

46

Anthropology

07

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

49

Arabic

29

Archaeology

67

Assamese

36

Bengali

19

Bodo

94

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

60

Chinese

32

Commerce

08

Comparative Literature

72

Comparative Study of Religions

62

Computer Science and Applications

87

Criminology

68

Defence and Strategic Studies

11

Dogri

33

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

 

01

Education

09

Electronic Science

88

English

30

Environmental Sciences

89

Folk Literature

71

Forensic Science

82

French (French Version)

39

Geography

80

German

44

Gujarati

37

Hindi

20

Hindu Studies

102

History

06

Home Science

12

Human Rights and Duties

92

Indian Culture

50

Japanese

45

Kannada

21

Kashmiri

84

Konkani

85

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

55

Law

58

Library and Information Science

59

Linguistics

31

Maithili

18

Malayalam

22

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

 

17

Manipuri

35

Marathi

38

Mass Communication and Journalism

63

Museology & Conservation

66

Music

16

Nepali

34

Oriya

23

Pali

83

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

65

Persian

42

Philosophy

03

Physical Education

47

Political Science

02

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

Population Studies

15

Prakrit

91

Psychology

04

Public Administration

14

Punjabi

24

Rajasthani

43

Russian

41

Sanskrit

25

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

Santali

95

Sindhi

101

Social Medicine & Community Health

82

Social Work

10

Sociology

05

Spanish

40

Tamil

26

Telugu

27

Tourism Administration and Management.

93

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

70

Urdu

28

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

79

Women Studies

74

Yoga

100

Also Read: UGC NET eligibility criteria 2023

How to Choose UGC NET Subject?

Candidates need to choose the UGC NET subject as per their area of specialisation in their post-graduation degree course while submitting their online applications. If a candidate’s post-graduation subject is not mentioned in the subject list prescribed by UGC, he or she can choose a related subject. The official UGC NET notification informs, “Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects, may appear in a related subject.

Candidates can select the following subject in the scenarios mentioned below:

  • Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are eligible to appear in the subject 'Population Studies' (Code 015).
  • Candidates with a Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences are eligible to appear in the subject 'Women Studies' (Code 074)

It may be noted that the NTA UGC NET subject chosen once by the candidate will not be changed later under any circumstances. Therefore, candidates are advised to choose their UGC NET subject wisely at the time of filling out the application form.    

Important Points Related to UGC NET Exam

The candidates who are going to appear for the UGC NET exam must know the exam inside out. The points that have been given below will help the applicants to understand the UGC NET exam clearly:

  • UGC NET exam comprises two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • The exam is conducted in two languages i.e. English and Hindi
  • The time duration of the UGC NET exam is 3 hours 
  • The total number of questions in the UGC NET exam is 150 for a total of 300 marks
  • All questions will be MCQ in nature and every question will have four options 
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 2 marks 
  • No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers as there is no negative marking 
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for questions left unanswered or blank 
  • If any question is dropped by UGC then maximum marks will be awarded to the candidates for the dropped question
  • If UGC finds any incorrect or ambiguous question then the candidates who have marked the prescribed right answer will be awarded marks for it. No other objections against the question will be entertained by the UGC.  

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UGC NET Subject List FAQs

Q: What is UGC NET subject list?

A: UGC NET is conducted in 82 subjects. Candidates can select one subject from the list of 82 subjects. The subjects are Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Anthropology, Commerce, Education, Social Work, Defence & Strategic Studies, Home Science, Public Administration, Population Studies, Music, etc.

Q: Can I take two subjects in UGC NET Exam?

A: No, candidates can take only one subject in UGC NET Paper 2 exam. Candidates can choose the subject in which they have completed graduation. UGC NET subject can be selected in the application form.

Q: How to select UGC NET subject?

A: Candidates applying for the exam can choose UGC NET subject as per their area of specialisation in the post-graduation. If the subject of postgraduation is not mentioned in UGC NET subject list, candidates can choose a related subject.  

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Management is included as a subject in the UGC NET exam in the Management Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 2 consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, out of which 50 questions are compulsory and cover all topics of management. Paper 3, on the other hand, consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, out...Management is included as a subject in the UGC NET exam in the Management Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 2 consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, out of which 50 questions are compulsory and cover all topics of management. Paper 3, on the other hand, consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, out of which 75 questions are compulsory and cover all topics of management. The UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency NTA on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC).. .

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The UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for nationality is an important factor for candidates to consider when applying for the exam. Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the UGC NET exam. Candidates who hold citizenship in any other country are not eligible to apply. If an Indian national res...The UGC NET Eligibility Criteria for nationality is an important factor for candidates to consider when applying for the exam. Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the UGC NET exam. Candidates who hold citizenship in any other country are not eligible to apply. If an Indian national resides overseas, they can apply for the exam. Ensure they have the appropriate paperwork to confirm their nationality.

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