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UGC NET Education: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Sample Questions

Are you searching for the syllabus of UGC NET Education? Here you will get the latest syllabus for the National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) exam. It will surely help you in the effective preparation of NET Education exam (Paper II, Paper III-A & Paper III-B). CBSE NET Education exam will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The syllabus given below is based on the latest pattern of the University Grants Commission (UGC) - Education curriculum. We suggest you to check our free online mock tests for UGC NET examinations.

We have listed some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs), asked by the UGC NET (Education) candidates, so that they will get a basic idea of NET (Education) exam pattern.

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UGC NET Education Syllabus: Paper II

  1. Philosophical Foundation of Education
  2. Sociological Foundations of Education
  3. Psychological Foundations of Education
  4. Methodology of Educational Research

UGC NET Education Syllabus: Paper III (Part-A)

  1. Unit - I
  2. Unit - II
  3. Unit - III
  4. Unit - IV
  5. Unit - V
  6. Unit - VI
  7. Unit - VII
  8. Unit - VIII
  9. Unit - IX
  10. Unit - X

UGC NET Education Syllabus: (Paper III - Part B)

  1. Elective Paper - I
  2. Elective Paper - II
  3. Elective Paper - III
  4. Elective Paper - IV
  5. Elective Paper - V
  6. Elective Paper - VI

UGC NET Education (Paper II): Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of unit wise syllabus for UGC NET (Education) paper-II.

1. Philosophical Foundation of Education

Relationship of Education and Philosophy

Western Schools of Philosophy :

2. Sociological Foundations of Education

Relationship of Sociology and Education

3. Psychological Foundations of Education

Relationship of Education and Psychology

Intelligence - Its theories and measurement.

Learning and Motivation

Psychology and education of exceptional children - creative, gifted, backward, learning disables and mentally retarded.

Personality - type and trait theories - measurement of personality
Mental health and hygiene - process of adjustment, conflicts and defence mechanism, mental hygiene and mental health. Sex Education

4. Methodology of Educational Research

Analysis of Data

UGC NET Education (Paper III-A): Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of (Core) unit wise syllabus for paper III (Part A).

Unit - I

Western Schools of Philosophy :

Indian Schools of Philosophy (Vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism, Islamic traditions) with Special Reference to the Concepts of Knowledge, Reality and Values and their Educational Implications.

Contributions of Indian Thinkers, like Vivekananda, Tagore, Gandhi and Aurobindo to educational thinking.

Unit - II

Meaning and Nature. Education and Social change, constraints on social change (caste, ethnicity, class, language, religion, population and regionalism).

Education as related to social equity and equality of educational opportunities. Education of socially and economically disadvantaged section of society with special reference to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, women and rural populations.

Unit - III

Process of Growth and Development

Individual differences - determinants - role of heredity and environment. Implications of individual differences for organising educational programs.

Unit - IV

Intelligence - its Theories and Measurement Learning and Motivation :

Unit - V

Unit - VI

Unit - VII

Unit - VIII

Unit - IX

Unit - X

Construction and Development of Curriculum

UGC NET Education (Paper III-B): Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of (Elective / Optional) unit wise syllabus for paper III (Part B).

Elective - I

Development of Modern Concept of Educational Administration from 1900 to Present - day.

Meeting the Psychological needs of employees, systems approach specific trends in Educational Administration such as (a) Decision making, (b) Organizational Compliance, (c) Organizational Development, (d) PERT, (e) Modern Trends in Educational Management.

Leadership in Educational Administration :

Educational Planning :

Educational Supervision :

Elective - II

Educational Measurement and Evaluation Concept, Scope, need and relevance Tools of measurement and evaluation subjective and objective tools, essay test objective test, scales, questionnaires, schedules, inventories, performance tests.

Characteristics of a good measuring Instrument :

Test Standardization :

Measurement of achievement, aptitudes, intelligence, attitudes, interests and skills.

Interpretation of test-scores and methods of feedback to students.

New Trends :

Grading, Semester, Continuous Internal Assessment, Question Bank, uses of computer in evaluation, qualitative analysis.

Elective - III

Elective - IV

  1. Concept and Nature of Special Education
    • Objectives
    • Types
    • Historical perspective
    • Integrated education
  2. Education of Mentally Retarded
    • Characteristics of the “retarded
    • Educable mentally retarded
    • Teaching strategies
    • Enrichment programs
    • Remedial programs
    • Etiology and prevention
    • Mental hygiene as remediation
  3. Education of the visually impaired
    • Characteristics
    • Degree of impairment
    • Etiology and prevention
  4. Educational programs Education of the Hearing Impaired
    • Characteristics
    • Degree of impairment
    • Etiology and prevention
    • Educational programs
  5. Education of the Orthopaedically Handicapped
    • Types of handicap
    • Characteristics
  6. Educational programs Education of the Gifted and Creative Children
    • Characteristics
    • Creativity and identification process
  7. Educational Programs Learning Disabled Children
    • Characteristics
    • Identification
  8. Educational Program Education of Juvenile Delinquents
    • Characteristics
    • Problems of alcoholion, drug adiction
    • Anti - Social and character disorder
  9. Educational Programs for Rehabilitation

Elective - V

Teacher Education : Historical perspective Recommendations Of various commissions on teacher education; Kothari Commission.

National Policy on Education

Teaching as a Profession :

Types of teacher education programs and agencies :

Orientation and Refresher courses Current Problems :

Implementation of curricula of teacher education

Areas of Research :

UGC NET Education: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

Is it mandatory to qualify UGC General Paper-1?
Yes, it is necessary for all UGC (Education) candidates to pass UGC General Paper-1: Teaching & Research Aptitude (TRA) exam
How many question papers are there in the UGC NET (Education) exam?
Two: Paper II and Paper III
How many questions will be their in NET Education (Paper II)?
Their will be a total of 50 questions in UGC Education Paper II
What type of questions are asked in UGC Education exam?
Paper-II contains questions of objective nature: MCQs; Matching type; Assertion-Reasoning; True / False. Paper-III (Part A): Essay type questions. Paper III (Part B): Essay type questions from each of the electives

UGC NET Education - Paper II: Sample Questions

Idealism is a school of thought based on

  1. Ideals
  2. Idea
  3. Practical
  4. Soul

Why do people want to move up the ladder in social hierarchy?

  1. Life chances and quality of life
  2. Society likes people on the upper ladder
  3. Social relations are better
  4. Education is easier on the upper ladder

UGC NET Education - Paper III (Part A): Sample Questions

  1. What is personality? Define.
  2. What is the difference between creativity and imagination?
  3. Under what situations interview is the best tool for data collection?

UGC NET Education - Paper III (Part B): Sample Questions

  1. What are the objectives of secondary teacher education? Discuss the recommendations made in national policy of education.
  2. What is educational technology? Discuss the hardware and software approach in educational technology.

Note You can easily download UGC NET (Education) syllabus in PDF format form the official website of the University Grants Commission (UGC) by simply clicking on the subject (Education) link on the UGC syllabus page.

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