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UGC NET Syllabus 2024- NTA releases the syllabus of UGC NET 2024 along with the official notification. The UGC NET 2024 syllabus is available in a pdf format. Candidates can download the UGC NET syllabus pdf for all subjects from UGC NET exam syllabus 2024 contains subject-wise topics and chapters that need to be covered for NTA UGC NET exam.

National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET 2024 twice in December and June. UGC NET exam is conducted in two papers – Paper-I and Paper-II consisting of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and all questions are mandatory. Here, candidates can check the complete details regarding the UGC NET 2024 Syllabus given as under. 

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 PDF Links- Subject-wise

Candidates are suggested to cover all the topics of the UGC NET exam syllabus while preparing for the exam. Here, candidates can go through the following UGC NET 2024 syllabus which is provided as under: 

NTA UGC NET Exam Syllabus PDF Download

Subject Download UGC NET Syllabus PDF
0 General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I) Download
1 Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics Download
2 Political Science Download
3 Philosophy Download
4 Psychology Download
5 Sociology Download
6 History Download
7 Anthropology Download
8 Commerce Download
9 Education Download
10 Social Work Download
11 Defence and Strategic Studies Download
12 Home Science Download
14 Public Administration Download
15 Population Studies Download
16 Music Download
17 Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) Download
18 Maithili Download
19 Bengali Download
20 Hindi Download
21 Kannada Download
22 Malayalam Download
23 Oriya Download
24 Punjabi Download
25 Sanskrit Download
26 Tamil Download
27 Telugu Download
28 Urdu Download
29 Arabic Download
30 English Download
31 Linguistics Download
32 Chinese Download
33 Dogri Download
34 Nepali Download
35 Manipuri Download
36 Assamese Download
37 Gujarati Download
38 Marathi Download
39 French (French Version) Download
French (English Version) Download
40 Spanish Download
41 Russian Download
42 Persian Download
43 Rajasthani Download
44 German Download
45 Japanese Download
46 Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. Download
47 Physical Education Download
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies Download
50 Indian Culture Download
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management Download
58 Law Download
59 Library and Information Science Download
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies Download
62 Comparative Study of Religions Download
63 Mass Communication and Journalism Download
65 Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre Download
66 Museology & Conservation Download
67 Archaeology Download
68 Criminology Download
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature Download
71 Folk Literature Download
72 Comparative Literature Download
73 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). Download
74 Women Studies Download
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) Download
80 Geography Download
81 Social Medicine & Community Health Download
82 Forensic Science Download
83 Pali Download
84 Kashmiri Download
85 Konkani Download
87 Computer Science and Applications Download
88 Electronic Science Download
89 Environmental Sciences Download
90 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. Download
91 Prakrit Download
92 Human Rights and Duties Download
93 Tourism Administration and Management. Download
94 BODO Download
95 Yoga Download
101 Sindhi Download
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UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper-1

Paper – 1 is common for all candidates that analyse the candidate’s teaching and research ability, mental abilities, general awareness about teaching and learning methods in the higher education systems.

UGC NET Teacher Aptitude Syllabus: 

  • 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 Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line 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 System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

UGC NET Research Aptitude Syllabus 

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic 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.

UGC NET Comprehension Syllabus 

This section contains the passage of the text. The Questions will be asked from the passage to be answered.


  • 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.

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude Syllabus

  • Number series, 
  • Letter series, 
  • Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.)

Logical Reasoning Syllabus

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, etc. 
  • 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).

Data Interpretation Syllabus

  • 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.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Syllabus

ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

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

People, Development and Environment Syllabus

  • 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, etc. 

Higher Education System Syllabus

  • 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, etc. 
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UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Paper-2

Paper-II consists of only 100 objective type questions (MCQs) for 200 marks. A total of 101 subjects will be covered in the UGC NET Exam. Candidates will have to choose one subject for the NET Exam. They can opt for Economics, Political Science, Malayalam, History, Sociology, Commerce, Psychology, Philosophy, English as per their interest. 

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Commerce

  • Business Environment and International Business
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Business Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics and Research Methods
  • Business Management and Human Resource Management
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning

UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Economic

Section Topic 
Micro Economics
  • Theory of Consumer Behaviour 
  •  Theory of Production and Costs
  • Decision making under uncertainty Attitude towards Risk 
  • Game Theory – Non Cooperative games 
  • Market Structures, competitive and non-competitive equilibria and their efficiency properties
  •  Factor Pricing
  •  General Equilibrium Analysis 
  •  Efficiency Criteria: Pareto-Optimality, Kaldor – Hicks and Wealth Maximization 
  •  Welfare Economics: Fundamental Theorems , Social Welfare Function
  •  Asymmetric Information: Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard
Micro Economics
  • National Income: Concepts and Measurement
  •  Determination of output and employment: Classical & Keynesian Approach
  •  Consumption Function 
  •  Investment Function 
  •  Multiplier and Accelerator 
  •  Demand for Money
  •  Supply of Money
  •  IS – LM Model Approach
Statistics and Econometrics
  • Probability Theory: Concepts of probability, Distributions, Moments, 
  • Central Limit theorem
  •  Descriptive Statistics – Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, 
  • Correlation, Index Numbers 
  •  Sampling methods & Sampling Distribution
  • Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing
  • Linear Regression Models and their properties – BLUE
  • Identification Problem
  • Simultaneous Equation Models – recursive and non-recursive
  • Discrete choice models
  • Time Series Analysis
Mathematical Economics
  • Sets, functions and continuity, sequence, series 
  • Differential Calculus and its Applications 
  • Linear Algebra – Matrices, Vector Spaces 
  • Static Optimization Problems and their applications
  • Input-Output Model, Linear Programming
  • Difference and Differential equations with applications
International Economics
  • International Trade: Basic concepts and analytical tools 
  •  Theories of International Trade
  •  International Trade under imperfect competition
  • Balance of Payments: Composition, Equilibrium and Disequilibrium and Adjustment Mechanisms
  • Exchange Rate: Concepts and Theories
  • Foreign Exchange Market and Arbitrage 
  • Gains from Trade, Terms of Trade, Trade Multiplier
Public Economics
  • Market Failure and Remedial Measures: Asymmetric Information,
  • Public Goods, Externality 
  • Regulation of Market – Collusion and Consumers’ Welfare
  • Public Revenue: Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, 
  • Progressive and non-Progressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of 
  • Taxation
  • Public expenditure 
  • Public Debt and its management
  • Public Budget and Budget Multiplier
  • Fiscal Policy and its implications
Money and Banking
  • Components of Money Supply
  • Central Bank
  • Commercial Banking
  • Instruments and Working of Monetary Policy 
  • Non-banking Financial Institutions
  • Capital Market and its Regulation
Growth and Development Economics
  • Economic Growth and Economic Development
  •  Theories of Economic Development: Adam Smith, Ricardo, Marx, 
  • Schumpeter, Rostow, Balanced & Unbalanced growth, Big Push approach. 
  •  Models of Economic Growth: Harrod-Domar, Solow, Robinson, Kaldor 
  • Technical progress – Disembodied & embodied; endogenous growth 
  •  Indicators of Economic Development: PQLI, HDI, SDGs
  • Poverty and Inequalities – Concepts and Measurement 
  • Social Sector Development: Health, Education, Gender
Environmental Economics and Demography
  • Environment as a Public Good
  • Market Failure 
  • Coase Theorem 
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Compensation Criteria 
  • Valuation of Environmental Goods
  • Theories of Population 
  • Concepts and Measures: Fertility, Morbidity, Mortality
  • Age Structure, Demographic Dividend
  • Life Table
  • Migration
Indian Economy
  • Economic Growth in India: Pattern and Structure
  • Agriculture: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy 


  • Industry: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy 


  •  Services: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy 


  • Rural Development – Issues, Challenges & Policy Responses
  • Urban Development – Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses. 
  • Foreign Trade: Structure and Direction, BOP, Flow of Foreign Capital, Trade Policies
  • Infrastructure Development: Physical and Social; Public-Private 


  •  Reforms in Land, Labour and Capital Markets
  • Centre-State Financial Relations and Finance Commissions of India; FRBM
  • Poverty, Inequality & Unemployment
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UGC NET Syllabus 2024 for Sociology

Section  Topic 
Sociology Theory  1. Classical Sociological Traditions

  •  Emile Durkheim
  •  Max Weber
  •  Karl Marx

2. Structure- Functionalism and Structuralism 

  •  Bronislaw Malinowski
  •  A.R. Radcliffe- Brown
  •  Talcott Parsons
  •  Robert K. Merton
  •  Claude Levi Strauss 

3. Hermeneutic and Interpretative Traditions

  •  G.H. Mead
  •  Karl Manheim
  •  Alfred Schutz
  •  Harold Garfinkel
  •  Erving Goffman
  •  Clifford Geertz

4. Post Modernism, Post Structuralism and Post Colonialism

  •  Edward Said
  •  Pierre Bourdieu
  •  Michel Foucault
  •  Jurgen Habermas
  •  Anthony Giddens
  •  Manuel Castells

5. Indian Thinkers

  •  M.K. Gandhi
  •  B.R. Ambedkar
  •  Radha Kamal Mukherjee
  •  G. S. Ghurye
  •  M.N. Srinivas
  •  Irawati Karve
Research Methodology and Methods
  • Conceptualizing Social Reality
  • Formulating Research Design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Techniques 


Basic Concepts and Institution
  • Sociological Concepts
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Stratification
  • Social Change and Processes
  • Evolution and Diffusion
Rural and Urban Transformations
  • Rural and Peasant Society
  • Urban Society
State, Politics and Development
  • Political Processes in India
  • Social Movements and Protests
Economy and Society
  • Exchange, Gift , Capital, Labour and Market
  •  Mode of Production Debates
  •  Property and Property Relations
  •  State and Market: Welfarism and Neoliberalism
  •  Models of Economic Development
  •  Poverty and Exclusion
  •  Factory and Industry Systems
Environment and Society
  • Theoretical Approaches: Structure-Functionalist, Alliance and Cultural
  •  Gender Relations and Power Dynamics
  •  Inheritance, Succession and Authority
  •  Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction 
  •  Children, Youth and Elderly 
  •  Emotions and Family
  •  Emergent Forms of Family 
  •  Changing Marriage Practices
  •  Changing Care and Support Systems, etc. 
Science, Technology and Society
  • Virtual Community
  • Media: Print and Electronic, Visual and Social Media
  • E-Governance and Surveillance Society
  •  Technology and Emerging Political Processes
  • State Policy, Digital Divide and Inclusion, etc 
Culture and Symbolic Transformations
  • Signs and Symbols 
  • Rituals, Beliefs and Practices 
  • Changing Material Culture
  • Moral Economy
  • Education: Formal and Informal
  • Religious Organizations, Piety and Spirituality
  • Commodification of Rituals
  • Communalism and Secularism 
  • Cultural Identity and Mobilization, etc. 

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern 

Along with the NTA UGC NET syllabus, candidates should be aware of the examination pattern. There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the exam duration will be 03 hours. 02 marks will be allotted to each correct answer. There will be no negative marking in the exam. 

NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern

Paper  Subjects  Number of Questions  Maximum Marks 
Paper-1  General Awareness, Reasoning Ability, and Divergent thinking comprehension  50 questions  100 marks 
Paper-2  Subject related question  100 questions  200 marks 
Total  150 Questions  300 marks 

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