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About NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Exam

UGC NET Notification 2023 Out : UGC NET December 2023 notification was released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 30 September 2023. Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the UGC NET examination twice to determine eligibility for Assistant Professorship, Junior Research Fellowship or both for Indian universities and colleges.The online application process for UGC NET 2023 has started on 30th September 2023 and interested and eligible candidates can apply online before 28th October 2023 at 05:00 PM. NTA UGC NET exam is conducted twice every year in the month of June and December. However, there is a provision to conduct UGC NET exam twice a year. A session of UGC NET 2023 (December 2023) will be conducted by the National Eligibility Authority (NTA) for the recruitment of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Universities and colleges.


NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Exam Date

The online registration dates and other important dates for the UGC NET Dec 2023 exam have been announced along with UGC NET Notification 2023. The UGC NET Application Form 2023 filling process has been started on 30th September 2023 at www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in. Check the important dates for UGC NET 2023 as mentioned below. 

Events Dates
UGC NET Notification 30th September 2023
Release of Application form 30th September 2023
UGC NET Application Form Last Date 28th October 2023 (05:00 pm)
Last date to Pay Fee 29th October 2023 (11:50 pm)
Correction of Application Form  30th & 31st October 2023 (11:50 pm)
UGC NET Admit Card 2023 01st week of December 2023
UGC NET 2023 December Exam Date 06th to 22nd December 2023
UGC NET 2024 June Exam Date 10th to 21st June 2024
Official website www.ugcnet.nta.nic.in 

NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Eligibility

Educational Qualification 
  • You have to complete Post-Graduation in Indian Culture or another equivalent subject.
  • If you are belonging to General Category, then you have to secure 55% in Indian Culture or equivalent subject, and for ST/SC/OBC/PWD/Transgenders, the percentage criteria are 50%.

 Age Limit 
  • For UGC NET Indian Culture JRF: 30 Years for General Category & Up to 5 Years of Age Relaxation in Other Categories.
  • For UGC NET Indian Culture Lectureship: No Upper Age Limit for NET Exam 2022 Indian Culture Lectureship.

NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Syllabus

UGC NET Indian Culture Syllabus lets you know about the topics covered in the exam. You should know that the UGC NET Indian Culture exam is divided into two parts, i.e., UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper 2. 

UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus is common for all candidates, but paper 2 is based on Indian Culture.

  • Paper-I Syllabus covers teaching and reasoning ability, research aptitude, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness. 
  • Paper-II Syllabus is based on Indian Culture subject. It tests your depth of knowledge and expertise in the respective subject.

Syllabus for Paper 1

Here is the UGC NET Indian Culture Exam Syllabus for Paper 1-

Unit Topic
Unit 1 Teaching Aptitude
Unit 2 Research Aptitude
Unit 3 Reading Comprehension
Unit 4 Communication
Unit 5 Reasoning (including Maths)
Unit 6 Logical Reasoning
Unit 7 Data Interpretation
Unit 8 Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
Unit 9 People & Environment
Unit 10 Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

Syllabus for Paper 2
Units Subjects Syllabus
Unit – I  Meaning and concepts 
  • Traditional and Modern concepts of Culture-Notions of Culture in textual tradition, anthropological, archaeological and sociological understanding of the term culture. Elements of Culture, concept of Indianness and value system. Relation between culture and civilization. Historiography and approaches to the study of Indian Culture– Stereotypes, Objectivity and Bias, Imperialist, Nationalist, Marxist and Subaltern. Heritage of India and world’s debt to Indian Culture.
Unit – II Sources of the Study 
  • Archaeological: cultural remains, Monuments, Numismatics, Epigraphy; Literary sources and Oral traditions; Foreign Accounts; Archival sources.
Unit – III Pre-historic and Proto-historic Cultures
  • Stone age cultures- palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic; Proto- historic cultures - chalcolithic horizon, Harappan Culture- current debates on nomenclature and scripts, Town planning and architecture, art, social, religious and economic life. Evolution of India’s main language families.
Unit – IV Vedic and Post Vedic Period
  • Early Vedic and later Vedic ideas and institutions: social, religious, economic, political and scientific. Post Vedic– Religious Movements and emergence of states, Shramana traditions- Buddhism, Jainism, Ajivikas and other sects. Education system and centres– Taxila and Kashi.
Unit – V  Mauryan and Post-Mauryan period
  • Ideas and Institutions: Social, Religious, Economic and Political. Ashoka’s Dhamma. Scripts- Brahmi and Kharosthi. Impact of Foreign Invasions. Art and Architecture. Literature- Arthasashtra, Manusmriti, Natyashastra, Panchatantra, Buddhacharit and Saundarananda. Scientific Achievements- Nagarjuna, Sushruta and Charaka. Education System and Centres. Sangam Age- Society and Culture. Contacts with outside world.
Unit – VI Gupta and Post-Gupta period
  • Ideas and Institutions: social, religious, philosophical, economic and political. Scientific Achievements- Mathematics, Astronomy, Metallurgy. Art and Architecture- evolution of Temples, Paintings of Ajanta and Bagh. Literature- Kalidasa, Banabhatta, Bharavi, Magha, Bhavabhuti, Dandi. Canonical Texts- Vishnu Dharmottara Purana. Education system and centres- Nalanda, Valabhi. Contacts with outside world.
Unit –VII  Early Medieval Period Legacies of Classical ideas and emergence of new trends: Society- Proliferation of castes, outcastes, Vishti, Slavery. Position of women. Polity- feudalism. Economy- de-urbanization and agrarian system. Religion: Vedic-Puranic, Shramana tradition, Tantra, Bhakti movements. Philosophical thoughts- Shaddarshana. Philosophers- Shankara, Ramanuja. Pilgrimmage tradition. Art and Architecture- Nagara, Dravida, Bhumija, Vesara. Education system and centres- Vikramashila, Nalanda etc. Scientific achievements- Mathematics, Astronomy. Literature- Kalhana’s Rajatarangini and Al-Birunis’ Kitab- ul Hind. Contacts with Islam. Canonical texts- Samarangana- sutradhara, Manasara, Bhuvanapradeepa, Sadhanamala.
Unit – VIII Sultanate Period
  • Delhi Sultanate - Ideas and Institutions: Political- Iqta; impact of the new ruling class on society. Economic- market reforms, growth of new urban centres, percolation of Islam in rural areas, resistance and acceptance. Extent of slavery. Religion- Acharya traditions, Bhakti tradition, Kabir and Ravidas, emergence of Sufism - Chishti and Suhrawardy. Art and Architecture- emergence of Sultanate school of architecture and paintings, regional styles. Religious and secular structures. Literature - Sanskrit, Persian, Regional languages and emergence of Hindawi. Amir Khusrau, Chandabardai. Education system. Vijay Nagar Empire: Ideas and Institutions - political - Nayankara. Art and Architecture, Literature. Educational institutions.
Unit – IX  Mughal Period
  • Ideas and Institutions: Polity – Mansab and Jagir, Watan Jagir, Economy – Zamindari and Zabt. Society – Aristocracy, emergence of middle classes, labourers, Slaves. Position of Women.
  • Religion and Philosophy - growth of Vaishnava Bhakti, Panthiesm and Sufi traditions. Sulh-i kul, Naqshabandis. Gurunanaka, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Meerabai, Narayanabhatta, Raghunandana. Literature- development in Sanskrit, Persian and vernacular languages- Tulasidasa, Suradasa, Abdur Rahim Khan-i-khanan, Abdul Fazl, Faizi, Badauni, Banarasidas (Ardhakathanaka). Translation of religious texts by Akbar and Dara-Shukoh. Art and Architecture– Emergence of Mughal Schools; Temples of Vrindavan– Gobinda Deva and Keshava Das Temple; Four Quarter Gardens. Introduction of new education curricullum from Akbar’s period onwards Dars-i- nizami. Religious syncretism in coinage, miniatures and structures. Science and Technology. – Introduction of mechanical devices, pindrum gearing and astrolabe; Sawai Jai Singh’s observatories. Arrival of Europeans and their impact – Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English, French.
Unit – X Modern Period
  • Emergence of successor states and cultural developments: Awadh, Hyderabad, Mysore, Marathas and Rajputana. Impact of Western ideas and Indian responses: European studies of India; William Jones and Asiatic Society; Fort William College; influence of Christian missionaries. Emergence and Development of a New Education System. Indian Cultural Renaissance. Socio-Religious reform movements: Reformists- Brahama Samaja, Aligarh Movement, Ramakrishna Mission and Theosophical Society; Revivalist- Wahabi and Arya Samaj Movement. Dalit Movements; Sikh reform movements. Administrative Measures: legislation on women, education and social evils. Literature: emergence of Shahr Ashob; Urdu– Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal; Hindi- Bhartendu Harishchand, Prem Chand; Bengali-Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Rabindranath Tagore, Qazi Nazrul Islam. Science and Technology: emergence of modern science and technology.

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NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for Paper I (Expected)

Paper I of UGC NET will be generic and it will test the teaching aptitude and reasoning ability of the teachers.

Sections

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

Research Aptitude

5

10

Reading Comprehension

5

10

Communication

5

10

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

Logical Reasoning

5

10

Data Interpretation

5

10

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

People & Environment

5

10

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

  • The questions will be objective type.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Paper I will be for a duration of 1 hour.
  • No negative marking for wrong answers in Paper I.

Exam Pattern
  • The exam will consist of two papers. In both papers, objective multiple-choice questions will be used.
  • There will be no interval between papers.
  • There are no points deducted for incorrect responses; you receive two points for each correct response.
  • There will be no points awarded for questions not attempted.
  • If a question was deemed unclear or incorrect during the critical challenge, only those candidates who attempted the question and chose one of the correct answers would receive credit. Only dropped questions will receive marks for all candidates.
 

The following table shows the mark distribution and number of questions for both papers. 

UGC NET Paper 

No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Topics

Paper I

50 MCQs

100

Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Reasoning (including Maths, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), People & Environment, Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

Paper II

100 MCQs

200

Meaning and Concepts of culture, Sources of the study of Indian Culture, Pre-historic and Proto-Historic Cultures, Vedic and Post-vedic Period, Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Period, Gupta and Post-Gupta Period, Early Medieval Period, Sultanate Period, Mughal Period, Modern Period.


NTA UGC NET Indian Culture Cut off

NTA releases the UGC NET Indian Culture Cut Off marks after the declaration of results.

You have to obtain the minimum cut-off marks to get selected in the merit list. The merit list will be prepared category-wise and subject-wise for each subject.

Only the top 6% qualified candidates will be considered for the Junior Research Fellowship program.

Go through the UGC NET Cut off  for Indian Culture Paper 2020 from the table below (official) to get an idea for this year.

UGC NET Indian Culture Cut Off for Assistant Professor 2020 June 
 
Category Cutoff Marks Percentage Total
UNRESERVED 54 6
EWS 47.33 2
OBC(NCL) 49.33 4
SC 42.67 3
ST 45.33 1
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UGC NET Indian Culture Cut Off for JRF & Assistant Professor 2020 June
Category Cutoff Marks Percentage Total
UNRESERVED 58.67 1
EWS 55.33 1
OBC(NCL) 54 2
SC 46.67 1
ST 45.33 1
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