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

Are you searching for the syllabus of UGC NET Political 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 Political Science exam (Paper II, Paper III-A & Paper III-B). CBSE NET Political 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) - Political Science 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 (Political Science) candidates, so that they will get a basic idea of NET (Political Science) exam pattern.

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UGC NET Political Science Syllabus: Paper II

UGC NET Political Science Syllabus: Paper II
Unit Details
IPolitical Theory and Thought
IIComparative Politics and Political Analysis
IIIIndian Government and Politics
IVUGC NET Public Administration
VInternational Relations

UGC NET Political Science 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 Political Science Paper II : Detailed Syllabus

Given below is the list of unit wise syllabus for UGC NET (Political Science) paper-II & paper-III (A).

Political Theory and Thought

Comparative Politics and Political Analysis

Evolution of Comparative Politics as a discipline; nature and scope.

Indian Government and Politics

UGC NET Public Administration

Development of Public Administration as a discipline; Approaches to the study of Public Administration : Decision - making, Ecological and Systems; Development Administration.

Theories of Organization

International Relations

UGC NET Political Science Paper III-A & Paper III-B : Detailed Syllabus

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

Unit - I

Unit - II

Unit - III

Unit - IV

Unit - V

Unit - VI

Unit - VII

Unit - VIII

Unit - IX

Unit - X

UGC NET Political Science: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

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

(1) Voting behaviour means

  1. The voters do not behave properly at the time of elections
  2. Study of the factors that influence the choice of the voters
  3. Study of those workers who do not vote for the ruling party
  4. Study of the phenomenon of bandwagon effect

(2) Your state government wants to nationalise the private transport companies and create a public corporation.

  1. Which of the following step will be the first condition for its creation?
  2. Order of Governor for the appointment of the Chairman
  3. Creation of a fund for the purpose
  4. Make it a juristic personality
  5. Pass a law defining the field of autonomy

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

  1. Write the Marxist critique of liberalism.
  2. What is the contribution of cultural revolution in the theory of change?

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

  1. Discuss the challenges of the Nation-State building in developing countries with a special reference to India.
  2. Discuss the changing context of the Indian constitution and examine the relevance of constitution review.

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

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