UGC NTA NET JRF Syllabus for Management Code-17

  1. Paper 1 Syllabus 2020: Download
  2. Paper 2 Code:17 (UGC NET Management Syllabus 2020): Download
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 answerDetailed 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.
Unit-III Comprehension 
  • A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage 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, 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
Revised UGC NET Management Syllabus consists 10 units. These units are: Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management, Managerial Economics, Business Ethics & CSR, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Financial Management, Operations Management, Statistics for Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Information Technology.Paper 2 will have 100 questions and on an average 10 questions are asked from each unit. Each unit is further elaborated below:
Unit – I
  • Management – Concept, Process, Theories and Approaches, Management Roles and Skills
    Functions – 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 Economics – Concept & Importance
    Demand 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
    Corporate Governance
    Value Based Organisation
 Unit – II
  • Organisational Behaviour – Significance & Theories
    Individual 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 Management – Concept, Perspectives, Influences and Recent Trends
    Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Induction, Training and Development
    Job Analysis, Job Evaluation and Compensation Management
 Unit – III
  •  Strategic Role of Human Resource Management
  • Competency Mapping & Balanced Scoreboard
  • Career Planning and Development
  •  Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Organization Development, Change & OD Interventions
  • Talent Management & Skill Development
  • Employee Engagement & Work Life Balance
  • Industrial Relations: Disputes & Grievance Management, Labour Welfare and Social Security
     Trade Union & Collective Bargaining
  • International Human Resource Management – HR Challenge of International Business
  • Green HRM
 Unit – IV
  • Accounting Principles and Standards, Preparation of Financial Statements
    Financial 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 Management, Concept & Functions
    Capital 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
  • Value & Returns – Time Preference for Money, Valuation of Bonds and Shares, Risk and Returns;
  • 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
  • International Financial Management, Foreign exchange market
Unit – VI
  • Strategic Management – Concept, Process, Decision & Types
    Strategic 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
  • Marketing – Concept, Orientation, Trends and Tasks, Customer Value and Satisfaction
    Market 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
Unit –VII
  • Consumer and Industrial Buying Behaviour: Theories and Models of Consumer Behaviour
  • 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
  • Retail Marketing – Recent Trends in India, Types of Retail Outlets.
  • 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
Unit –VIII
  • Statistics for Management: Concept, Measures Of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Probability Distribution – Binominal, Poison, Normal and Exponential
    Data Collection & Questionnaire Design
    Sampling – Concept, Process and Techniques
    Hypothesis Testing – Procedure; T, Z, F, Chi-square tests
    Correlation and Regression Analysis
  • Operations Management – Role and Scope
    Facility 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
Unit –IX
  • International Business – Managing Business in Globalization Era; Theories of International Trade; Balance of payment
    Foreign 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 Technology – Use of Computers in Management Applications; MIS, DSS
    Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
    Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Knowledge Management – Concepts Managing Technological Change
Unit – X
  • Entrepreneurship Development – Concept, Types, Theories and Process, Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies
    Intrapreneurship – 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.