Paper 1 Syllabus 2020: (Click Here) to Download
UGC NET Paper 1 is common and compulsory for every candidate. Paper 1 will have 50 questions worth 100 marks. Paper 1 syllabus has 10 units and exactly 5 questions will be asked from each unit. Each unit gets equal weightage: 5 questions and 10 marks from each section, i.e., 2 marks for each correct answer. Detailed syllabus for Paper 1 is described 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 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.
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, Application of ICT in research, Research ethics.
- A passage of text be given. Questions 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.
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, 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).
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)
- 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 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
Paper 2 Code:17 (UGC NET Management Syllabus 2020): (Click Here) to Download
Unit – I
- ManagementFunctions – Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Coordinating and Controlling.
Communication – Types, Process and Barriers.
Decision Making – Concept, Process, Techniques and Tools
Organisation Structure and Design – Types, Authority, Responsibility, Centralisation, Decentralisation and Span of Control
- Managerial EconomicsDemand analysis – Utility Analysis, Indifference Curve, Elasticity & Forecasting
Market Structures – Market Classification & Price Determination
National Income – Concept, Types and Measurement
Inflation – Concept, Types and Measurement
- Business Ethics & CSR
Ethical Issues & Dilemma
Value Based Organisation
Unit – II
- Organisational BehaviourIndividual Behaviour – Personality, Perception, Values, Attitude, Learning and Motivation
Group Behaviour – Team Building, Leadership, Group Dynamics
Interpersonal Behaviour & Transactional Analysis
Organizational Culture & Climate
Work Force Diversity & Cross Culture Organisational Behaviour
Emotions and Stress Management
Organisational Justice and Whistle Blowing
- Human Resource ManagementHuman Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Induction, Training and Development
Job Analysis, Job Evaluation and Compensation Management
Unit – III
- Career Planning and Development
- Talent Management & Skill Development
- Employee Engagement & Work Life Balance
- Industrial Relations: Disputes & Grievance Management, Labour Welfare and Social Security
- International Human Resource Management – HR Challenge of International Business
Unit – IV
- AccountingFinancial Statement Analysis – Ratio Analysis, Funds Flow and Cash Flow Analysis, DuPont Analysis
Preparation of Cost Sheet, Marginal Costing, Cost Volume Profit Analysis
Standard Costing & Variance Analysis
- Financial ManagementCapital Structure – Theories, Cost of Capital, Sources and Finance
Budgeting and Budgetary Control, Types and Process, Zero base Budgeting
Leverages – Operating, Financial and Combined Leverages, EBIT–EPS Analysis, Financial Breakeven Point & Indifference Level.
Unit – V
- Capital Budgeting – Nature of Investment, Evaluation, Comparison of Methods;
- Risk and Uncertainly Analysis
- Dvidend – Theories and Determination
- Mergers and Acquisition – Corporate Restructuring, Value Creation, Merger Negotiations, Leveraged Buyouts, Takeover
- Portfolio Management – CAPM, APT
- Derivatives – Options, Option Payoffs, Option Pricing, Forward Contracts & Future Contracts
- Working Capital Management – Determinants, Cash, Inventory, Receivables and Payables Management, Factoring
Unit – VI
- Strategic ManagementStrategic Analysis – External Analysis, PEST, Porter’s Approach to industry analysis, Internal Analysis – Resource Based Approach, Value Chain Analysis
Strategy Formulation – SWOT Analysis, Corporate Strategy – Growth, Stability, Retrenchment, Integration and Diversification, Business Portfolio Analysis – BCG, GE Business Model, Ansoff’s Product Market Growth Matrix
Strategy Implementation – Challenges of Change, Developing Programs
Mckinsey 7s Framework
- MarketingMarket Segmentation, Positioning and Targeting
Product and Pricing Decision – Product Mix, Product Life Cycle, New Product development, Pricing – Types and Strategies
Place and promotion decision – Marketing channels and value networks, VMS,
IMC, Advertising and Sales promotion
- Brand Management – Role of Brands, Brand Equity, Equity Models, Developing a Branding Strategy; Brand Name Decisions, Brand Extensions and Loyalty
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Drivers, Value creation, Supply Chain
- Design, Designing and Managing Sales Force, Personal Selling
- Service Marketing – Managing Service Quality and Brands, Marketing Strategies of Service Firms
- Customer Relationship Marketing – Relationship Building, Strategies, Values and Process
- Emerging Trends in Marketing – Concept of e-Marketing, Direct Marketing, Digital Marketing and Green Marketing
- International Marketing – Entry Mode Decisions, Planning Marketing Mix for International Markets
- Statistics for ManagementData Collection & Questionnaire Design
Sampling – Concept, Process and Techniques
Hypothesis Testing – Procedure; T, Z, F, Chi-square tests
Correlation and Regression Analysis
- Operations ManagementFacility Location and Layout – Site Selection and Analysis, Layout –Design and Process
Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP Modules, ERP implementation
Scheduling; Loading, Sequencing and Monitoring
Quality Management and Statistical Quality Control, Quality Circles, Total Quality Management – KAIZEN, Benchmarking, Six Sigma; ISO 9000 Series Standards
Operation Research – Transportation, Queuing Decision Theory, PERT / CPM
- International BusinessForeign Direct Investment – Benefits and Costs
Multilateral regulation of Trade and Investment under WTO
International Trade Procedures and Documentation; EXIM Policies
Role of International Financial Institutions – IMF and World Bank
- Information TechnologyArtificial Intelligence and Big Data
Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Knowledge Management – Concepts Managing Technological Change
Unit – X
- Entrepreneurship DevelopmentIntrapreneurship – Concept and Process
Women Entrepreneurship and Rural Entrepreneurship
Innovations in Business – Types of Innovations, Creating and Identifying Opportunities, Screening of Business Ideas
Business Plan and Feasibility Analysis – Concept and Process of Technical, Market and Financial Analysis
Micro and Small Scale Industries in India; Role of Government in Promoting SSI
Sickness in Small Industries – Reasons and Rehabilitation
Institutional Finance to Small Industries – Financial Institutions, Commercial Banks, Cooperative Banks, Micro Finance.