UGC NET History Syllabus 2020: Check Paper-2 Chapter-wise Detailed Syllabus with Latest UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

UGC NET History Syllabus 2020: National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2020 Exam in 81 Subjects for determining the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor (only) posts in Indian Universities and Colleges. The exam will be conducted in online mode consisting of two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Based on the subject selected by the candidate, Paper-2 will consist of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 2 marks each.

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In this article, are going to share the Detailed Syllabus of UGC NET 2020 History Subject. Let’s first look at the Exam Pattern of NTA UGC NET 2020 Exam in brief:

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Session

Paper

Number of Questions (All are compulsory)

Marks

Duration

Single (No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2)

I

50

100

3 Hours

II

100

200

Total

 

150

300

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UGC NET 2020 History Syllabus

The History paper consists of all the aspects of Indian History, Pre-history, Ancient period, Medieval Indian history, and Modern India including the National Movement and post-independent phase. It also consists of the Historical Method, Research Methodology, and Historiography. Since the subject and the boundaries of Indian history are vast and comprehensive, it has been systematically analyzed and synthesized into Ten Units. However, the concepts, the ideas, and the terms given here would specify the extent the subject included though it is not mentioned in the units. It is to make the student realize the comprehension of the syllabus prepared.

Bharatvarsha

Khilafat

Sabha and Samiti

Sulah-i-kul

Varnasrama

Turkan-i-Chahlghani

Vedanta

Watan

Purusharthas

Baluta

Rina

Taquavi

Samskaras

Iqta

Yajna

Jaziya

Ganarajya

Zakat

Janapada

Madad-i-maash

Doctrine of Karma

Amaram

Dandaniti / Arthasastra / Saptanga

Raya-Rekho

Dharmavijaya

Jangama / Dasa

Stupa / Chaitya/ Vihara

Madarasa / Maqtab

Nagara / Dravida / Vesara

Chauth / Sardeshmukhi

Bodhisattva / Tirthankara

Sarai

Alvars / Nayanars

Polygars

Sreni

Jagir / Shariyat

Bhumi-chidra-vidhana-nyaya

Dastur

Kara-bhoga-bhaga

Mansab (Rank)

Vishti

Deshmukh

Stridhana

Nadu / Ur

Memorial Stones

Ulema

Agraharas

Firman

Ain-i-Dashsalah

Satyagraha

Pargana

Swadeshi

Shahna-i-Mandi

Revivalism

Mahalwari

Communalism

Hind Swaraj

Orientalism

Mercantilism

Oriental Despotism

Economic Nationalism

De-Industrialisation

Indian Renaissance

Subsidiary Alliance

Economic Drain

Evangelicalism

Colonialism

Bhudan

Paramountcy

Panchsheel

Dyarchy

Mixed Economy

Federalism

Socialism

Utilitarianism

Hindu Code Bill

Filtration Theory

Historical Methods

Forward Policy

Plagiarism

Doctrine of Lapse

Ethics and Morality in History Writing

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Let’s look at the Chapter wise Syllabus of UGC NET History Subject in detail:

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Unit-1: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Negotiating the Sources: Archaeological sources: Exploration, Excavation, Epigraphy and Numismatics. Dating of Archaeological Sites. Literary Sources: Indigenous Literature: Primary and Secondary: problem of dating Religious and Secular Literature, Myths, Legends, etc. Foreign Accounts: Greek, Chinese and Arabic.

2

Pastoralism and Food production: Neolithic and Chalcolithic Phase: Settlement, distribution, tools and patterns of exchange.

3

Indus/Harappa Civilization: Origin, extent, major sites, settlement pattern, craft specialization, religion, society and polity, Decline of Indus Civilization, Internal and external trade, First urbanization in India.

4

Vedic and later Vedic periods; Aryan debates, Political and Social Institutions, State Structure and Theories of State; Emergence of Varnas and Social Stratification, Religious and Philosophical Ideas. Introduction of Iron Technology, Megaliths of South India.

5

Expansion of State system: Mahajanapadas, Monarchical and Republican States, Economic and Social Developments and Emergence of Second Urbanization in 6th century BCE; Emergence of heterodox sects-Jainism, Buddhism and Ajivikas.

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Unit-2: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

From State to Empire: Rise of Magadha, Greek invasion under Alexander and its effects, Mauryan expansion, Mauryan polity, society, economy, Asoka’s Dhamma and its Nature, Decline and Disintegration of the Mauryan Empire, Mauyan art and architecture, Asokan edicts: language and script.

2

Dissolution of Empire and Emergence of Regional Powers: Indo-Greeks, Sungas, Satavahanas, Kushanas and Saka-Ksatrapas, Sangam literature, polity and society in South India as reflected in Sangam literature. Trade and commerce from 2nd century BCE to 3rd century CE, Trade with the Roman World, Emergence of Mahayana Buddhism, Kharavela and Jainism, Post-Mauryan art and Architecture. Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravati schools.

3

Gupta Vakataka age: Polity and Society, Agrarian Economy, Land Grants, Land Revenue and Land Rights, Gupta Coins, Beginning of Temple Architecture, Emergence of Puranic Hinduism, Development of Sanskrit Language and Literature. Developments in Science Technology, Astronomy, Mathematics and Medicine

4

Harsha and His Times: Administration and Religion.

5

Salankayanas and Visnukundins in Andhradesa

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Unit-3: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Emergence of Regional Kingdoms: Kingdoms in Deccan: Gangas, Kadmabas, Western and Eastern Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Hoysalas and Yadavas.

2

Kingdoms in South India: Pallavas, Ceras, Colas and Pandyas

3

Kingdoms in Eastern India: Palas and Senas of Bengal, Varmans of Kamarupa, Bhaumakaras and Somavamsis of Odisha

4

Kingdoms in Western India: Maitrakas of Vallabhi and Chalukyas of Gujarat

5

Kingdoms in North India: Gurjara-Pratiharas, Kalacuri-Chedis, Gahadavalas and Paramaras

6

Characteristics of Early Medieval India: Administration and Political Structure Legitimation of Kingship

7

Agrarian economy; land grants, changing production relations; graded land rights and peasantry, water resources, taxation system, coins and currency system;

8

Trade and urbanization: patterns of trade, and urban settlements, ports and trade routes, merchandise and exchange, trade guilds; trade and colonization in southeast Asia.

9

Growth of Brahminical religions: Vaisnavism and Saivism; Temples; Patronage and Regional Ramification; Temple Architecture and Regional Styles. Dana, Tirtha and Bhakti, Tamil Bhakti movement - Shankara, Madhava and Ramanujacharya.

10

Society: Varna, Jati and Proliferation of Castes, Position of women; Gender, marriage and property relations; Women in public life. Tribes as peasants and their place in Varna order, Untouchability.

11

Education and Educational Institutions: Agraharas, Mathas and Mahaviharas as

Centres of Education. Growth of Regional Languages.

12

Debates of state formation in early medieval India: A) Feudal model; B) Segmentary model; C) Integrative model

13

Arab contracts: Suleiman Ghaznavid conquests. Alberuni’s Accounts.

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Unit-4: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Source of Medieval Indian History: Archaeological, Epigraphic and Numismatic sources, Material evidences and Monuments; Chronicles; Literary sources – Persian, Sanskrit and Regional languages; Daftar Khannas: Firmans, Bahis / Pothis / Akhbarat; Foreign Travellers’ Accounts – Persian and Arabic.

2

Political Developments – The Delhi Sultanate – the Ghorids, the Turks, the Khaljis, the Tughlaqs, the Sayyids and the Lodis. Decline of Delhi Sultanate.

3

Foundation of the Mughal Empire – Babur, Humayun and the Suris; Expansion and Consolidation from Akbar to Aurangzeb. Decline of the Mughal Empire

4

Later Mughals and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire

5

The Vijayanagara and the Bahmanis - Deccan Sultanate; Bijapur, Golkonda, Bidar, Berar and Ahmadnagar – Rise, Expansion and Disintegration; Eastern Gangas and Suryavamshi Gajapatis

6

Rise of the Marathas & the foundation of Swaraj by Shivaji; its expansion under the Peshwas ; Mughal – Maratha relations, Maratha Confederacy, Causes of Decline.

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Unit-5: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Administration & Economy: Administration under the Sultanate, Nature of State –Theocratic and Theocentric, Central, Provincial and Local Administration, Law of succession.

2

Sher Shah’s Administrative Reforms; Mughal Administration – Central, Provincial and Local: Mansabdari and Jagirdari Systems.

3

Administrative System in the Deccan – The Vijayanagara State & Polity, Bahamani Administrative System; Maratha Administration – Asta Pradhan.

4

Frontier Policies under Delhi Sultanate and Mughals.

5

Inter-State Relations during the Sultanate and the Mughals.

6

Agricultural Production and Irrigation System, Village Economy, Peasantry, Grants and Agricultural Loans, Urbanization and Demographic Structure

7

Industries – Cotton Textiles, Handicrafts, Agro-Based industries, Organisation, Factories & Technology

8

Trade and Commerce – State Policies, Internal and External Trade: European

Trade, Trade Centres and Ports, Transport and Communication.

9

Hundi (Bills of Exchange) and Insurance, State Income and Expenditure, Currency, Mint System; Famines and Peasant Revolts.

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Unit-6: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Society and Culture: Social Organisation and Social Structure

2

The Sufis – Their Orders, Beliefs and Practices, the leading Sufi Saints, Social Synchronization.

3

Bhakti Movement – Shaivism; Vaishnavism, Shaktism

4

The Saints of the Medieval Period – North and South – their impact on Socio Political and Religious Life – Women Saints of Medieval India

5

The Sikh Movement – Guru Nanak Dev: his teachings and practices, Adi Granth; the Khalsa

6

Social Classification: Ruling Class, Major Religious Groups, the Ulemas, the Mercantile and Professional Classes – Rajput Society.

7

Rural society – Petty Chieftains, Village Officials, Cultivators and Non-Cultivating Classes, Artisans.

8

Position of Women – Zanana System – Devadasi System.

9

Development of Education, Centres of Education and Curriculum, Madarasa Education.

10

Fine Arts – Major Schools of Painting – Mughal, Rajasthani, Pahari, Garhwali; Development of Music.

11

Art and Architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, Mughal Architecture, Regional Styles

12

Indo-Arabic Architecture, Mughal Gardens, Maratha Forts, Shrines and Temples

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Unit-7: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Sources of Modern Indian History: Archieval Materials, Biographies and Memoirs,

Newspapers, Oral Evidence, Creative Literature and Painting, Monuments, Coins.

2

Rise of British Power: European Traders in India in the 16th to 18th Centuries –Portuguese, Dutch, French and the British.

3

Establishment and Expansion of British Dominion in India

4

British Relations with Principal Indian States – Bengal, Oudh, Hyderabad, Mysore,

Carnatic and Punjab.

5

Revolt of 1857, Causes, Nature and Impact

6

Administration of the Company and the Crown; Evolution of Central and Provincial

Structure under East India Company.

7

Paramountcy, Civil Service, Judiciary, Police and the Army under the Company; British Policy and Paramountcy in the Princely States under the Crown.

8

Local Self-Government

9

Constitutional Changes, 1909 – 1935

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Unit-8: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Colonial Economy: Changing Composition, Volume and Direction of Trade.

2

Expansion and Commercialization of Agriculture, Land Rights, Land Settlements,

Rural Indebtedness, Landless Labour, Irrigation and Canal System.

3

Decline of Industries – Changing Socio-Economic Conditions of Artisans; De-urbanisation; Economic Drain; World Wars and Economy.

4

British Industrial Policy; Major Modern Industries; Nature of Factory Legislation; Labour and Trade Union Movements

5

Monetary Policy, Banking, Currency and Exchange, Railways and Road Transport, Communications – Post & Telegraph.

6

Growth of New Urban Centres; New Features of Town Planning and Architecture, Urban Society and Urban Problems.

7

Famines, Epidemics and the Government Policy

8

Tribal and Peasant Movements

9

Indian Society in Transition: Contact with Christianity – the Missions and

Missionaries; Critique of Indian Social and Economic Practices and Religious

Beliefs; Educational and Other Activities.

10

The New Education – Government Policy; Levels and Contents; English Language; Development of Science, Technology, Public Health & Medicine – Towads Modernism.

11

Indian Renaissance – Socio-Religious Reforms; Emergence of Middle Class; Caste Associations and Caste Mobility.

12

Women’s Question – Nationalist Discourse; Women’s Organisations; British

Legislation concerning Women, Gender Identity & Constitutional Position

13

The Printing Press – Journalistic Activity and the Public opinion

14

Modernisation of Indian Languages and Literary Forms – Reorientation in Painting, Music and Performing Arts

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Unit-9: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Rise of Indian Nationalism: Social and Economic basis of Nationalism.

2

Birth of Indian National Congress; Ideologies and Programmes of the Indian National Congress, 1885-1920: Early Nationalists, Assertive Nationalists and Revolutionaries

3

Swadeshi and Swaraj

4

Gandhian Mass Movements; Subas Chandra Bose and INA; Role of Middle Class

in National Movement; Women Participation in National Movement

5

Left Wing Politics

6

Depressed Class Movement

7

Communal Politics; Muslim League and Genesis of Pakistan.

8

Towards Independence and Partition

9

India after Independence: Challenges of Partition; Integration of the Indian Princely States; Kashmir, Hyderabad & Junagarh.

10

B.R. Ambedkar – The making of the Indian Constitution, its Features

11

The Structure of Bureaucracy

12

New Education Policy

13

Economic Policies and the Planning process; Development, Displacement and Tribal Issues.

14

Linguistic Reorganisation of States; Centre-State Relations

15

Foreign Policy Initiatives – Panchsheel; Dynamics of Indian Politics-Emergency;

Liberalisation, Privatisation & Globalisation of Indian Economy.

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Unit-10: UGC NET History Syllabus

1

Historical Method, Research, Methodology and Historiography

2

Scope and Importance of History

3

Objectivity and Bias in History

4

Heuristics Operation, Criticism in History, Synthesis and Presentation

5

History and its Auxiliary Sciences

6

History a Science, Arts or a Social Science

7

Causation and Imagination in History

8

Significance of Regional History

9

Recent Trends of Indian History

10

Research Methodology

11

Hypothesis in History

12

Area of Proposed Research

13

Sources – Data Collection, Primary / Secondary, Original and Transit Sources

14

Trends in Historical Research

15

Recent Indian Historiography

16

Selection of Topic in History

17

Notes Taking, References, Footnotes and Bibliography

18

Thesis and Assignment Writing

19

Plagiarism, Intellectual Dishonesty and History Writing

20

Beginnings of Historical Writings – Greek, Roman and Church

21

Historiography

22

Renaissance and its Impact on History Writing

23

Negative and Positive Schools of Historical Writing

24

Berlin Revolution in History Writing – Von Ranke

25

Marxist Philosophy of History – Scientific Materialism

26

Cyclical Theory of History – Oswald Spengler

27

Challenge and Response Theory – Arnold Joseph Toynbee

28

Post – Modernism in History

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Part

Sections

Approx. Questions/Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5/10

II

Research Aptitude

5/10

III

Reading Comprehension

5/10

IV

Communication

5/10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5/10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5/10

VII

Data Interpretation

5/10

VIII

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5/10

IX

People & Environment

5/10

X

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5/10

 

Total

50/100

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