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CBSE UGC NET Economics 2017

Last Updated - March 04, 2017

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Economics deals with production, consumption, and transfer of currency. This section is one of the most sought after sections in CBSE UGC NET. Economics in UGC NET Exam consists of 3 papers. Paper 1 consists of General teaching and research aptitude whereas Paper 2 and paper 3 is on economics. The CBSE UGC NET 2017 will be conducted in July. Since the exam is only a few months away, candidates are advised to go through full syllabus and prepare accordingly.  

Paper I of UGC will consist of 60 question, candidates will be required to answer only 50 questions. Paper II will have 50 objective type questions (Multiple choice, matching type, true/false, reasoning type) each carrying 2 marks. Paper III is divided into two parts – part A and Part B. Paper III(A) will have 10 short essay type question (300 words) carrying 16 marks each (total 160 marks). Each question will have one internal choice from each unit (i.e. 10 question from 1 units.) Paper III(B) will have one essay type question (800 words) carrying 40 marks. It will be set from unit 1 to unit 10.

NET (National Eligibility Test) 2017 is a national level examination conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) on behalf of UGC (University Grants Commission). CBSE UGC NET 2017 qualifies candidates for the role of Assistant Professor and for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) for different subjects in Indian Universities and Colleges. CBSE UGC NET 2017 is conducted twice a year in January and July. The first exam was held on 22nd January 2017.


CBSE UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern

PaperTotal MarksNumber of Questions
Paper I10060 (only 50 are required to be answered)
Paper II10050
Paper IIIPart A - 160 Part B – 4016 1

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Syllabus for Economics

Economics syllabus for CBSE UGC NET 2017 is vast and cannot be prepared in a day. Syllabus of economics comprises of micro, macro, Indian economy, public finance among others. Candidates need to understand that only books cannot help them , they need to study current affairs regarding economy too. The syllabus of CBSE UGC NET 2017 Economics is mentioned below:

Economics paper I

  • Teaching Aptitude: nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements; Learner’s characteristics; factors affecting teaching; Methods of teaching; Teaching aids; Evaluation systems
  • Research Aptitude: Research meaning, characteristics and types; steps of research; methods of research; research ethics; paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium; thesis writing its characteristics and format
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication: nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication
  • Reasoning (including mathematical): Number series, letter series, codes, relationships, classification
  • Logical Reasoning: Understanding the structure of arguments; evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning; verbal analogies, word analogy, applied analogy; verbal classification; reasoning logical diagrams; analytical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation: Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data; quantitative and qualitative data; graphical representation and mapping of data
  • Information and Communication Technology: ICT meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses; General abbreviations and terminology; Basics of internet and emailing
  • People and Environment: People and environment interaction; sources of pollution; pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources, natural hazards and mitigation
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration; Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India; formal and distance education; professional/technical and general education; value education; governance, polity and administration; concept, institutions and their interactions.

For economics paper II and Paper III,check out the full syllabus here.


Important topics for CBSE UGC NET 2017 Economics.

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Economics will be conducted in July. It is only a few months away, candidates may not have much time to prepare for the exam. But there are few tricks and tips that can help candidates to score higher. Every examination has particular topics which have more weight than any other topics. When only few months are left, Candidates should emphasize more on them. Given below is a list of some important selected topics for UGC NET 2017 Economics subject which will help candidates in covering syllabus of UGC NET Paper II and Paper III.

Important Topics for Economics Paper II

  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Public Finance
  • Development & Planning

Try to align yourself with these important topics to get a hold over UGC NET Economics Subject Paper II.

Important Topics for Economics Paper III

  • Theory of Demand & production
  • Keynesian and Post Keynesian approaches
  • Theories of trade & development
  • Theories of taxation and public Expenditure
  • Fiscal policy and Fiscal reforms in India
  • National / International Institution & organization and their Role
  • Industrial Structure and economic Growth
  • Poverty, Population and Economic Development
  • Agriculture and their aspects in Indian Economy

Books for reference

For any subject related study, resourceful study material is extremely important. Half of your preparation is dependent on relevant books which cover the entire syllabus in an optimal manner. Here is a list of such study material for UGC NET Economics Subject:

SubjectAuthor
Macroeconomics H L Ahuja
Modern Microeconomics Koutsoyiannis A H. L. Ahuja
Modern MicroeconomicsKalyanjit Roy Choudhury
Monetary Economics S B Gupta.
International Economics M. L. Jhingan.
Dictionary of EconomicsGhaham Bannock; T.E. Baxter, Ray Rees
EconomicsPaul A. Samuelson
An Introduction to Economics A.W. Stonier and D.C. Hauge.
Monetary Theory and Public PolicyKenneth Kurihara
Outline of Monetary EconomicsA.C.I. Day
Public Finance H.L. Bhatia
Modern BankingR.S. Sayers
Macro Economic AnalysisEdward Shepiro
Money Supply in India: Concepts, Compilation and Analysis: Functions and Working Reserve Bank of India
Economic Growth and DevelopmentMayer and Baldwin
Public FinanceK.K. Andley and Sundharam
National Income AccountingBakerman
Economics ChoiceKoutsweanik
BankingS.B. Gupta
International Trade– Bo Soderston
Statistical MethodsS P Gupta

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