UGC NET Syllabus 2023

UGC NET Syllabus 2023: Knowing the importance of the syllabus in preparing for the UGC NET exam in 2023, we have included the comprehensive UGC NET Syllabus 2023 along with the exam pattern for the Paper-I and Paper-II in this article. The most recent UGC NET Syllabus 2023 should be used by students to prepare for the courses they have registered for.

UGC NET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the UGC-NET 2023 (June 2023 Cycle) in 83 topics to ascertain the eligibility of students for positions as “Assistant Professors” and “Junior Research Fellowships” (JRF) in Indian educational institutes.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023

There will be two Papers (Paper I and Paper II) of 300 marks. Multiple Choice type of questions will be asked. Candidates have three hours to solve both papers in one sitting.

PaperPattern of PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper-IThe questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. 5010003 hours (180 minutes)
Paper-IIThis is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge.100200
  1. In both papers 1 and 2, the applicant will receive two marks for each right answer.
  2. The UGC NET 2023 exam does not deduct points for wrong responses. Hence You must answer every question.
  3. Questions that are marked for review or remain unanswered will not receive a mark.
  4. The candidate who attempted the question and selected one of the correct answers would receive credit if a question was discovered to be inaccurate. In case of dropped questions, marks will be given to each candidate.

UGC NET Syllabus 2023

The UGC NET 2023 test will have two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will be the same for all applicants, while Paper 2 will be based on the topic that the candidate has chosen. Let’s see the comprehensive UGC NET syllabus 2023 in detail.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

The topics covered in the UGC NET Syllabus 2023 Paper 1 will be useful in analyzing the candidate’s capacity for teaching and research, as well as their cognitive skills and general knowledge of the process involved in teaching and learning in higher education.

Unit I. (Teaching Aptitude)

Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.

Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.

Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.

Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner-centred methods; offline vs. Online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).

Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.

Unit II. (Research Aptitude)

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.

Research ethics.

Application of ICT in research.

Unit III. (Comprehension)

A passage of text is given and the Questions are asked from the given passage.

Unit IV. (Communication)

Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.

Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.

Mass-Media and Society.

Barriers to effective communication.

Unit V. (Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude)

Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Types of reasoning.

Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.

Unit VI. (Logical Reasoning)

Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.


Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the 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).

Unit VII. (Data Interpretation)

Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.

Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.

Data and Governance.

Data Interpretation.

Unit VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

ICT and Governance.

Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

Digital initiatives in higher education.

Unit IX. (People, Development and Environment)

Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.

Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.

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.

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.

Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.

Unit X. (Higher Education System)

Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.

Value education and environmental education.

Professional, Technical and Skill-Based education.

Policies, Governance, and Administration.


  • Five questions each of two marks will be set from each Module.
  • If graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage of equal number of questions and weightage will be set for visually impaired candidates.

UGC NET Syllabus 2023 Paper 2

Questions in the UGC NET Syllabus 2023 Paper 2 will be asked from the subjects which the candidate has chosen. There will be 100 objective-type questions (MCQs) for 200 marks in Paper II. The UGC NET Exam will cover 101 subjects in total. For the NET Exam, candidates must choose one subject, ideally the one they have studied in their post graduation. In the Table given below we have given the PDF link of UGC NET syllabus 2023 of Paper 2 in both Hindi and English.

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus [in English]Syllabus [in Hindi]
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ 
Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics 
02Political Science DownloadDownload
03Philosophy DownloadDownload
04Psychology DownloadDownload
05Sociology DownloadDownload
06History DownloadDownload
07Anthropology DownloadDownload
08Commerce DownloadDownload
09Education DownloadDownload
10Social Work DownloadDownload
11Defence and Strategic Studies DownloadDownload
12Home Science DownloadDownload
14Public Administration DownloadDownload
15Population Studies DownloadDownload
16Music DownloadDownload
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./
Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management) 
18Maithili DownloadDownload
19Bengali DownloadDownload
20Hindi  Download
21Kannada DownloadDownload
22Malayalam DownloadDownload
23Oriya DownloadDownload
24Punjabi DownloadDownload
25Sanskrit DownloadDownload
26Tamil DownloadDownload
27Telugu DownloadDownload
28Urdu DownloadDownload
29Arabic DownloadDownload
30English DownloadDownload
31Linguistics DownloadDownload
32Chinese DownloadDownload
33Dogri DownloadDownload
34Nepali DownloadDownload
35Manipuri DownloadDownload
36Assamese DownloadDownload
37Gujarati DownloadDownload
38Marathi DownloadDownload
39French (French Version) DownloadDownload
40Spanish DownloadDownload
41Russian DownloadDownload
42Persian DownloadDownload
43Rajasthani DownloadDownload
44German DownloadDownload
45Japanese DownloadDownload
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education. DownloadDownload
47Physical Education DownloadDownload
49Arab Culture and Islamic Studies DownloadDownload
50Indian Culture DownloadDownload
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/
Human Resource Management 
58Law DownloadDownload
59Library and Information Science DownloadDownload
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies DownloadDownload
62Comparative Study of Religions DownloadDownload
63Mass Communication and Journalism DownloadDownload
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/Theatre DownloadDownload
66Museology & Conservation DownloadDownload
67Archaeology DownloadDownload
68Criminology DownloadDownload
70Tribal and Regional Language/Literature DownloadDownload
71Folk Literature DownloadDownload
72Comparative Literature DownloadDownload
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ 
Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ 
Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama). 
74Women Studies DownloadDownload
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art) DownloadDownload
80Geography DownloadDownload
81Social Medicine & Community Health DownloadDownload
82Forensic Science DownloadDownload
83Pali DownloadDownload
84Kashmiri DownloadDownload
85Konkani DownloadDownload
87Computer Science and Applications DownloadDownload
88Electronic Science Download 
89Environmental Sciences Download 
90Politics 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. 
91Prakrit DownloadDownload
92Human Rights and Duties DownloadDownload
93Tourism Administration and Management. DownloadDownload
94Bodo  Download
95Santali  Download
100Yoga DownloadDownload

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