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UGC NET MANAGEMENT

On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test (NET).for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges.

The candidates who qualify for the award of Junior Research Fellowship are eligible to pursue research in the subject of their post-graduation or in a related subject and are also eligible for Assistant Professor. The universities, institutions, IITs and other national organizations may select the JRF awardees for whole time research work in accordance with the procedure prescribed by them. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in all three papers of NET. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF.

 

How to Prepare for CBSE (UGC) NET JRF

Paper-1 (General Paper On Teaching And Research Aptitude)

The ultimate aim of Paper-1 is to check the candidates interest as well as capabilities in Teaching and Research. Skills are required to understand the subject, reasoning, application of methodological reasoning  etc.. which are being analyzed by this paper. This paper includes the following: Teaching aptitude. Research aptitude.Reading Comprehension.Communication.Reasoning.Logical Reasoning.Data Interpretation.Information and communication Technology.People environment. Higher education System: Governance, Polity and Administration. Preparation for Paper I The syllabus is very huge. One needs to attain knowledge on every aspect in detailed manner. He or she has to refer all the subjects in a regular basis and in a most disciplined manner. Keep yourself updated regarding the current affairs, practicing to read and understand the questions well and finding the answers are to be adopted by the candidate. He has to do Mock test Practices frequently. Try to solve as many multiple choice questions as you can and also read the subjects from the basics is must. Refer Examrace CBSE (UGC) NET Paper I Series for complete coverage of material with practice MCQs Various books are available in the market, but only the standard books need to be followed.

Paper 2 & 3-

These are the papers which were preferred by the candidate as per Master's or PG Degree. He must be have some fundamental as well as advanced knowledge in them. Complete one chapter per week along with practicing model papers daily. With the help of mock tests you will become familiar with speed reading, understanding the subject etc and getting a click regarding the answers in your mind without wasting a single minute. Also you can analyse and learn your strong and weak points. As question paper will become more complex, one has to workout for this and not as per the regular annual exams but to the competitiveness of the exam. Revise the subjects as much as possible. Divide the time properly. Concentrate on those subjects where you are lacking. Must to Know for CBSE (UGC) -NET Exam Be determined: You need to pay more attention on your opted subject papers as there will be two papers based on the same. The syllabus for each subject is huge and hence you should start with crucial topics first followed by the least crucial topics. Also, you should not ignore the preparation of Paper I (Teaching and Research Aptitude) which together with Paper II will play a significant role in fetching minimum required marks for evaluation of Paper III.

 Prepare Time Table: The best way to kick start your preparation for examination is preparing a time table and then sticking to it throughout the preparation tenure. Meticulous study is the correct approach that can help you resolve all your doubts and attain lucid perception of various theories, concepts and their uses regarding the syllabus. Study Systematically and Selectively: Make sure you are very systematic in your approach as it will help you to finish your topic as per the time table you had created. You can start with selecting a topic and then decide on the number of days and hours required to complete it. Since only one month is left for the examination, it is advisable that you do selective study starting with crucial topics followed by knowing the basic of least crucial ones. Give mock Tests: Manage your time well as it will help you in solving answers in the time allotted in the examination hall. Hence solve as many practice papers and previous year question papers as you can keeping in mind the time limit. Mock papers will help you to locate your weak areas that need revision and help you enhance speed in solving the paper. Take Rest: Eating healthy and sleeping well along with study is also one of the mantras for keeping your mind fresh and improving concentration power to grasp concepts. Try to sleep at fixed time and for at least 7 to 8 hours a day during your preparation. Thoroughly study the syllabus and understand which sections need more work. Remember you must prepare all sections. Prepare critical subsections for each and every topic for all the subjects. Maintain and set a time limit and note how fast you can finish a question. Enhance your speed as well as thought process gradually by practice.

 

UGC NET Management Syllabus

Subject : Management ( including Business Administration  Management / Marketing / Marketing Management / Industrial Relations and Personnel Management., etc ).

Note :-

There will be two question papers, UGC NET Management Paper II and Paper III ( Part – A & B ). UGC NET Management Paper II will cover 50 Objective Type Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks.

UGC NET Management Paper III will have two Parts – A and B; UGC NET Management Paper III ( A ) will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. In it there will be one question with internal choice from each unit ( i.e. 10 question from 10 units; Total marks will be 160 ).

UGC NET Management Paper III ( B ) will be compulsory and there will be one question from each of the Electives. The candidate will attempt only one question ( one elective only in 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Management Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Management Paper II & Paper III ( A ) [ Core Group ]

Unit – I 

  • Managerial Economics – Demand Analysis
  • Production Function
  • Cost – Output Relations
  • Market Structures
  • Pricing Theories
  • Advertising
  • Macro – Economics
  • National Income Concepts
  • Infrastructure – Management and Policy
  • Business Environment
  • Capital Budgeting

Unit – II

  • The concept and significance of organizational behavior – Skills and Roles in an organization – Classical, Neo – Classical and Modern Theories of Organizational Structure – Organizational Design – Understanding and Managing individual behavior personality – Perception – Values – Attitudes – Learning – Motivation.
  • Understanding and Managing Group Behavior, Processes – Inter – personal and group dynamics – Communication – Leadership – Managing change – Managing conflicts.
  • Organizational Development.

Unit – III

  • Concepts and perspectives in HRM; HRM in changing environment.
  • Human Resource Palming – Objectives, Process and Techniques.
  • Job analysis – Job Description.
  • Selecting Human Resources.
  • Induction, Training and Development.
  • Exit policy and Implications.
  • Performance Appraisal and Evaluation.
  • Potential Assessment.
  • Job Evaluation.
  • Wage Determination.
  • Industrial Relations and Trade Unions.
  • Dispute Resolution and Grievance Management.
  • Labor Welfare and Social Security Measures.

Unit – IV

  • Financial Management – Nature and Scope.
  • Valuation Concepts and Valuation of Securities.
  • Capital Budgeting Decisions – Risk Analysis.
  • Capital Structure and Cost of Capital.
  • Dividend Policy – Determinants.
  • Long – Term and Short – Term Financing Instruments.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions.

Unit – V

  • Marketing Environment and Environment Scanning; Marketing Information Systems and Marketing Research; Understanding Consumer and Industrial Markets; Demand Measurement and Forecasting; Market Segmentation – Targeting and Positioning; Product Decisions, Product mix, Product Life Cycle; New Product Development; Branding and Packaging; Pricing Methods and Strategies.
  • Promotion Decisions – Promotion mix; Advertising; Personal Selling; Channel Management; Vertical Marketing Systems; Evaluation and Control of Marketing Effort; Marketing of Services; Customer Relation Management;
  • Uses of Internet as a Marketing Medium – Other related issues like branding, market development, Advertising and retailing on the net.
  • New issues in Marketing.

Unit – VI

  • Role and Scope of Production Management; Facility Location; Layout Planning and Analysis; Production Planning and Control – Production Process Analysis; Demand Forecasting for Operations; Determinants of Product mix; Production Scheduling; Work measurement; Time and Motion Study; Statistical Quality Control.
  • Role and Scope of Operations Research; Linear Programming; Sensitivity Analysis; Duality; Transportation Model; Inventory Control; Queuing Theory; Decision Theory; Markov Analysis; PERT / CPM.

Unit – VII

  • Probability Theory; Probability distributions – Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential; Correlation and Regression analysis; Sampling theory; Sampling distributions; Tests of Hypothesis; Large and small samples; t z, F, Chi – square tests.
  • Use of Computers in Managerial applications; Technology issues and Data processing in organizations; Information systems; MIS and Decision making; System analysis and design; Trends in Information Technology; Internet and Internet – based applications.

Unit – VIII

  • Concept of Corporate Strategy; Components of Strategy Formulation; An offs Growth Vector; BCG Model; Porter’s Generic Strategies; Competitor Analysis; Strategic Dimensions and Group Mapping; Industry Analysis; Strategies in Industry Evolution, Fragmentation, Maturity, and decline.
  • Competitive strategy and Corporate Strategy; Trans nationalization of World Economy; Managing Cultural Diversity; Global Entry Strategies; Globalization of Financial System and Services; Managing International Business; Competitive Advantage of Nations; RTP and WTO.

Unit – IX

  • Concepts – Types, Characteristics; Motivation; Competencies and its development; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Small business – Concepts Government policy for promotion of small and tiny enterprises; Process of Business Opportunity Identification;
  • Detailed business plan preparation; Managing small enterprises; Planning for growth; Sickness in Small Enterprises; Rehabilitation of Sick Enterprises; Entrepreneurship (Organizational Entrepreneurship).

Unit – X

  • Ethics and Management System; Ethical issues and Analysis in Management; Value based organizations; Personal framework for ethical choices;
  • Ethical pressure on individual in organizations; Gender issues; Ecological consciousness; Environmental ethics; Social responsibilities of business; Corporate governance and ethics.

UGC NET Management Paper III ( B )

[ Elective / Optional ]

Elective – I

  • Human Resource Management ( HRM ) – Significance; Objectives; Functions; A diagnostic model; External and Internal environment;
  • Forces and Influences; Organizing HRM function.
  • Recruitment and Selection – Sources of recruits; Recruiting methods; Selection procedure; Selection tests; Placement and Follow-up.
  • Performance Appraisal System – Importance and Objectives; Techniques of appraisal system; New trends in appraisal system.
  • Development of Personnel – Objectives; Determining Needs; Methods of Training & Development programs; Evaluation.
  • Career Planning and Development – Concept of career; Career planning and development methods.
  • Compensation and Benefits – Job evaluation techniques; Wage and salary administration; Fringe Benefits; Human resource records and audit.
  • Employee Discipline – importance; causes and forms; Disciplinary action; Domestic enquiry.
  • Grievance Management – Importance; Process and Practices; Employee Welfare and Social Security Measures.
  • Industrial Relations – Importance; Industrial conflicts; Causes; Dispute settlement machinery.
  • Trade Unions – Importance of Unionism; Union leadership; National Trade Union Movement.
  • Collective Bargaining – Concept; Process; Pre-requisites; New trends in collective bargaining.
  • Industrial Democracy and Employee Participation – Need for industrial democracy; Pre – requisites for industrial democracy; Employee Participation – Objectives; Forms of Employee Participation.
  • Future of Human Resource Management.

Elective – II

  • Marketing – Concept; Nature and Scope; Marketing myopia; Marketing mix; Different environments and their influences on marketing; Understanding the customer and competition.
  • Role and Relevance of Segmentation and Positioning; Static and Dynamic understanding of BCG Matrix and Product Life Cycle; Brands – Meaning and Role; Brand building strategies; Share increasing strategies.
  • Pricing objectives; Pricing concepts; Pricing methods.
  • Product – Basic and Augmented stages in New Product Developments
  • Test Marketing Concepts.
  • Promotion mix – Role and Relevance of advertising Sales promotion – media planning and management.
  • Advertising – Planning, execution and evaluation.
  • Different tools used in sales promotion and their specific advantages and limitations.
  • Public Relations – Concept and Relevance.
  • Distribution channel hierarchy; Role of each member in the channel; Analysis of business potential and evaluation of performance of the channel members.
  • Wholesaling and Retailing – Different types and the strengths of each one; Emerging issues in different kinds of retailing in India.
  • Marketing Research – Sources of Information; Data Collection; Basic Tools used in Data Analysis; Structuring a Research Report.
  • Marketing to Organizations – Segmentation Models; Buyer behavior models; Organizational, buying process.
  • Consumer Behavior theories and models and their specific relevance to marketing managers.
  • Sales Function – Role of technology in automation of sales function Customer relationship management including the concept of ‘Relationship Marketing’.
  • Use of internet as a medium of marketing; Managerial issues in reaching consumers / organization through internet.
  • Structuring and managing marketing organizations.
  • Export Marketing – Indian and global context.

Elective – III

  • Nature and Scope of Financial Management.
  • Valuation Concepts – Risk and Return; Valuation of Securities; Pricing Theories – Capital asset pricing model and Arbitrage pricing theory – Understanding financial statements and analysis thereof.
  • Capital budgeting decisions; Risk analysis in capital budgeting and Long – Term sources of finance.
  • Capital Structure – Theories and Factors; Cost of capital.
  • Dividend Policies – Theories and Determinants.
  • Working Capital Management – Determinants and Financing; Cash management; Inventory management; Receivables management.
  • Elements of Derivatives.
  • Corporate risk management.
  • Mergers and Actuations.
  • International Financial Management.

Elective – IV

  • India’s Foreign Trade and Policy; Export promotion policies; Trade agreements with other countries; Policy and performance of Export zones and Export – oriented units; Export incentives.
  • International marketing logistics; International logistical structures; Export Documentation framework; Organization of shipping services; Chartering practices; Marine cargo insurance.
  • International financial environment; Foreign exchange markets; Determination of exchange rates; Exchange risk measurement; International investment; International capital markets; International Credit Rating Agencies and Implications of their ratings.
  • WTO and Multilateral trade agreements pertaining to trade in goods; trade in services and TRIPS; Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs); International Trade Blocks – NAFTA, ASEAN, SAARC, EU, WTO and Dispute Settlement Mechanism.
  • Technology monitoring; Emerging Opportunities for Global Business.