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UGC NET Public Administration: Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Sample Questions

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

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UGC NET Public Administration Syllabus: Paper II

UGC NET Public Administration Syllabus: Paper II
Unit Details
Unit - ITheory of UGC NET Public Administration
Unit - IIComparative UGC NET Public Administration
Unit - IIIDevelopment Administration
Unit - IVIndian Administration
Unit - VResearch Methodology
Unit - VISocial and Economic Administration
Unit - VIILocal Governments - Rural and Urban

UGC NET Public Administration 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 Public Administration Syllabus: Paper III (Part-B)

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

UGC NET Public Administration (Paper II): Detailed Syllabus

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

Theory of UGC NET Public Administration

Comparative UGC NET Public Administration

Development Administration

Indian Administration

Research Methodology

Social and Economic Administration

Local Governments - Rural and Urban

UGC NET Public Administration (Paper III-A / Core Group): Detailed Syllabus

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

Unit - I

Public Administration - Meaning, Nature and Scope / Public and Private Administration, New Public Administration, New Public Management.

Unit - II

Organisation - Bases of Organisation - Formal and Informal, Principles of Organisation, Hierarchy, Span of Control, Unity of Command, Delegation, Decentralisation, Co - ordination and Line & Staff Agencies.

Unit - III

Administrative Thinkers - Kautilya, Woodrow Wilson, Luther Gullick and Lyndall Urwick, Max Weber, F. W. Taylor, Henry Fayol, M.P. Follet, Elton Mayo, Chester Barnard, Herbert Simon, D.H. McGregor, Abraham Maslow, Frederick Herzberg and Chris Argyris.

Unit - IV

Unit - V

Unit - VI

Unit - VII

Unit - VIII

Unit - IX

Structure of District Administration, Role of District Collector, Local Government - Rural and Urban : Structure, Functions and Role, Finances; State - Local Relations.

Unit - X

UGC NET Public Administration (Paper III-B / Elective): Detailed Syllabus

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

Elective - I

Elective - II

Elective - III

Elective - IV

Elective - V

UGC NET Public Administration: Exam Pattern (FAQs)

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

(1) Which of the following statements about the meaning of Public Administration is correct?

  1. It is an individual effort directed towards the realisation of a consciously laid down objective.
  2. According to Pfeifner and Presthus, administration is the organisation and direction of human and material resources to obtain the results which may not be clearly defined.
  3. According to John A. Vieg, administration is determined, action taken in pursuit of conscious purpose.
  4. Public Administration is not concerned with subject of intellectual study and enquiry.

(2) Which of the following are the common features of comparative administration and comparative politics as stated by Ferrel Headey ans Sybil L.stokes?

  1. Comparative youth of their participants
  2. Effort to arrive at concepts and theories that timely universal
  3. Effort to be inter-disciplinary in interests and techniques
  4. General commitment to the outlook identified with behaviouralism

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. I, II and III
  2. II, III and IV
  3. I, II, III, IV
  4. I, II and IV

UGC NET Public Administration - Paper III (Part A - Core Group): Sample Questions

  1. "The roots of scientific study of Public Administration are traced to the pioneering contribution made by woodrow Wilson." Examine.
  2. "The P.M.O. is the centre of all activities of the Government of India". Elaborate.
  3. "The difference between development and traditional development administration is generally untenable." Comment.
  4. "Though Public Bureaucracy has emerged as the career of the policies and programmes of the government, it is time to focus attention on its weakness and inadequacies in this regard." Analyse.

UGC NET Public Administration - Paper III (Part B - Elective / Optional): Sample Questions

(A) Centralising tendencies in Indian federalism  are vividly established in the state-level government relationship even today." Discuss.

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

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