UGC NET Home Science: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Sample Questions

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Are you searching for the syllabus of UGC NET Home Science? 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 Home Science exam (Paper II, Paper III-A & Paper III-B). CBSE NET Home Science 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) - Home Science curriculum. We suggest you to check our free online mock tests for UGC NET examinations.

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UGC NET Home Science Syllabus: Paper II, Paper III-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 Home Science 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 Home Science Paper II, Paper III-A: Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of unit wise syllabus for UGC NET (Home Science) paper-II, Paper-II-A.

Unit - I : Food Science

  • Food Groups
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Science and Food Analysis
  • Food Processing

Unit - II : Nutrition Science

  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Public Nutrition
  • Therapeutic Nutrition

Unit - III : Institutional Management

  • Management of Hospitality Institutes - Hospital / Hotel / Restaurant / Cafe and Outdoor catering.
  • Management of Social Institutes - family as Institute, child care and Geriatric institutes, Panchayats.
  • Management of Educational Institutes - Pre - school, Primary and Secondary Schools, (Colleges and Universities) Higher Educational Institutes.
  • Management of Special Institutes for physically, mentally and socially challenged.
  • Challenges and problems faced by Institutions.

Unit - IV : Clothing

  • Principles of clothing - Socio - Psychological aspects of Clothing, selection of Fabrics, Clothing and Family Clothing.
  • Clothing Construction - basic Principles of Drafting, Flat Pattern and Draping Methods.
  • Textile Design - Principles and Concepts.
  • Fashion Design - Fashion Cycles, Business and Merchandizing.
  • Care and Maintenance of Textile Materials and Garments; Laundry Agents - Methods and Equipments.

Unit - V : Textiles

  • General Properties and Fine Structure of all Textile Fibers.
  • Processing and Manufacture of all natural and man - made fibers.
  • Definition and Classification of Yarns; Identification of yarns and its use in various fabrics.
  • Fabric construction, definition and types of woven, non - woven, knitted and other construction techniques.
  • Testings of fibers, yarns and fabric; Importance of quality control and research institutes.

Unit - VI : Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management and steps.
  • Management of Human Resources; Classification of Resources; Basic Characteristics of Resources.
  • Decision making in family; Steps in decision making; Methods of resolving conflicts.
  • Work simplification; Importance of work simplification in home; Muhdel's classes of change; Simple pen and pencil technique in work simplification.
  • Housing, Interior Design, Principles of Interior Design, Various Colours and Colour Schemes.
  • Household equipment - Selection and Care.

Unit - VII : Human Development

  • Child Development - Principles and Stages.
  • Life Span Development - Theories of Human Development and Behaviour.
  • Child rearing, Socialization practices and Dynamics.
  • Early Childhood Care and Education - Emerging trends.
  • Development problems and disabilities during childhood and adolescence, guidance and counselling.
  • Advanced Child Study methods and assessment.
  • Women's Studies, Family Welfare Program - Recent Approaches.

Unit - VIII : Non - Formal Education and Extension Education

  • History and Development of Home Science in Formal / Non-formal and Extension Education.
  • Theory and Practices of Program / Curriculum planning and development.
  • Management and Administration of Formal / Non - formal and Extension Education.
  • Monitoring, Supervision and Evaluation of Formal, Non - formal and Extension Education.
  • Vocationalization of Home Science in India.
  • Theories and Principles of Guidance and Counselling in Formal / Non - formal / Extension.
  • Problems and Challenges encountered in Formal / Non - formal / Extension.

Unit - IX : Developmental and Educational Communication

  • Concept and Classification of Communication
  • Traditional Methods and Materials of Communication - Selection / Preparation / Use.
  • Modern Methods and Materials of Communication - Selection / Preparation / Use.
  • Strategies for Developmental Communication.
  • Classroom Communications in Home Science trends.
  • Communication for Publicity and Public Relations.
  • Change and Challenges in Communication in Contemporary Society.

Unit - X : Methods of Research

  • Trends in Research in Home Science.
  • Research Designs.
  • Types of Research.
  • Sampling Techniques.
  • Selection and Preparation of Tools for data collection.
  • Type of variables and their selection.
  • Data collection and classification / coding.
  • Analysis of data through parametric and non - parametric statistics
  • Report Writing - presentation of data, interpretation and discussion

UGC NET Home Science (Paper III-B): Detailed Syllabus

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

Elective paper - I : Food and Nutrition

  • Food Science and Quality Control
  • Macro and Micro - Nutrients
  • Human Nutritional Requirements
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Food Biotechnology

Elective paper - II : Institutional Management and Dietetics

  • Advanced Management and Organisation
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Experimental Quantity Cookery
  • Financial and Profit Management
  • Quantity Food Preparation Techniques
  • Food Service and, Delivery Systems
  • Marketing
  • Therapeutic Dietetics

Elective paper - III : Child and Human Development

  • Human Development - Rights perspective.
  • Principles and Theories of Human Development.
  • Early Childhood Care and Development - Strategies, Monitoring and Supervision.
  • Children with special needs and Children at Risk (Child Labour, Street Children, Child Abuse, Chronically Sick); Intervention Programs.
  • Socialization in various family contexts across different cultures.
  • Advances in Assessment of Children.

Elective paper - IV : Clothing and Textiles

  • Textile Chemistry - Fibers and dyes.
  • Dyeing, printing and finishing of fibers yarns and fabrics.
  • Textile and Apparel Industry - Fundamental of business, specifications, quality control agencies and marketing.
  • Historic and Traditional Textiles of world with emphasis on India.
  • Curriculum and Teaching in clothing and textiles, analysis and development of curriculum; teaching methods and aids.
  • Consumer and Textiles and Clothing.
  • Recent developments in Textile and Clothing.

Elective paper - V : Home and Community Resource Management

  • Concept of Home management, System approach to family, Input, Output and feedback.
  • Family Resources - Management of Resources like time energy and money; Basic characteristics of Resources; Efficient methods of utilization of Resources.
  • Family Life Cycle - Demands upon resources like time, energy and money.
  • Concept of Ergonomics - its importance and application in home.
  • Concept of Communication process and its importance in family; Barriers in Communication process; Measures for Effective Communication.
  • Concept of Work Simplification - its importance in home; Simple pen and pencil technique.
  • Consumer Education - Laws protecting consumer; Role of consumer society in protecting consumer; Kinds of adulteration; Identification of adulteration.

Elective paper - VI : Home Science Extension Education

  • Curriculum Development for Formal Education in Home Sciences.
  • General and Special Methods of Teaching Home Science.
  • Media and Materials for promoting Home Science in Formal / Non - formal / Adult / Extension Education.
  • Non - formal and Adult Education in Home Science.
  • Extension Education in Home Science.
  • Women in Changing India and Plans for their development.
  • Self - Employment and Entrepreneurship through Home Science.
  • Programs of extension in Home Science.
  • Measurement and Evaluation including monitoring and supervision for Formal / Non - formal / Adult Education / Extension Education.

UGC NET Home Science: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

Is it mandatory to qualify UGC General Paper-1?
Yes, it is necessary for all UGC (Home Science) candidates to pass UGC General Paper-1: Teaching & Research Aptitude (TRA) exam
How many question papers are there in the UGC NET (Home Science) exam?
Two: Paper II and Paper III
How many questions will be their in NET Home Science (Paper II)?
Their will be a total of 50 questions in UGC Home Science Paper II
What type of questions are asked in UGC Home Science 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 Home Science - Paper II: Sample Questions

Specific curricular objectivity statement which describes the

  1. Teacher's purpose of teaching
  2. Subject-matter to be grasped
  3. Terminal behaviour of the learner
  4. Learning activities in a classroom

The driving force behind people in participation in extension is

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Paternalism
  3. Power
  4. Authority

Open University system differs from the formal University higher education in respect of

  1. Curricular objective
  2. Evaluation pattern
  3. Eligibility criteria
  4. Curricular content

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

  1. Write the procedure to be adopted for estimation of B-carotene in a homemade weaning food.
  2. Our body exercises economy in the use of iron. Explain how this is brought about body.
  3. Give the normal lipid composition of blood. what factors can affect and how to ensure that these remain normal?
  4. Explain the management of hepatic encephalopathy giving its rationale.

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

  1. How would you evaluate the impact of a nutrition education for being run for improving weaning practices in an urban slum?
  2. Enumerate the role of 3 'E' in safety program?
  3. Enumerate the basic facilities required for a day care centre serving underprivileged children
  4. Compare the performance of recent laundry agents (w.r.t final appearance).
  5. Explain the micro and macro environment of family system.
  6. Explain the significance of communication in administration.

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