UPDATED NTA UGC NET SYLLABUS for Pali
SUBJECT CODE – 83
(w.e.f. June 2019)
The UGC has revised the pattern and scheme of exam from December 2018. The pattern of exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). Now, there are 50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2. Each question carries 2 marks without any NEGATIVE marking for wrong answer.
According to NEW SYLLABUS (June 2019 onwards) and new pattern (since Dec 2018), the exam would be Online Mode.
The UGC NET exam would be computer based like bank PO, SSC exam. the Paper 2 will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true/false and assertion-reasoning type etc.
The New Syllabus of Pali for UGC NET Exam June 2019 onward will be as follows:
Unit – I
Biography of the Buddha based on Pāli sources : Ariyapariyesanasutta/ Pāsarāsisutta (Majjhimanikāya), Mahāparinibbānasutta (Dīghanikāya), Jātakanidānakathā and Jinacarita.
Introduction to First, Second and Third Buddhist Councils: Based on Cullavagga (Pañcasatikā-khandhaka, Sattasatikā-khandhaka), Samantapāsādikā (Bāhirakathā) and Mahāvaṁsa.
Unit – II
Tradition and Characteristics of Pāli grammar.
Derivation of the word ‘Pāli’ and Homeland of Pāli language.
Pāli Alphabets, Sandhi, Kāraka, Samāsa, Taddhita, Ākhyāta and Kṛdanta (based on the Bālāvatara).
Mahāvagga : Mahākhandhaka.
Cullavagga : Kammakhandhaka.
Pātimokkha: General Introduction to Vinayapiṭaka.
Unit – IV
Dīghanikāya : Brahmajālasutta and Kūṭadantasutta.
Majjhimanikāya : Satipaṭṭhānasutta.
Saṁyuttanikāya : Buddhavagga of Nidānavagga’s Nidānasaṁyutta.
Aṅguttaranikāya: Nīvaraṇappahāṇavagga and Akammanīyavagga of Ekakanipāta.
General Introduction to Suttapiṭaka.
Unit – V
Dhammapada : Yamakavagga, Appamādavagga and Cittavagga.
Suttanipāta : Kasibhāradvājasutta, Vāseṭṭhasutta.
Therīgāthā : Mahāpajāpati-gotamītherī and Ambapālitherī.
Jātaka : Vānarindajātaka, Sasajātaka and Javasakuṇajātaka.
General Introduction to Khuddakanikāya.
Unit – VI
Dhammasaṅgaṇī : Dukamātikā and Tikamātikā.
Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha : Citta, Cetasika, Rūpa and Nibbāna.
Introduction to Abhidhamma Literature.
Unit – VII
Milindapañha : Bāhirakathā, Lakkhaṇapañha.
General Introduction to Milindapañha.
Unit – VIII
Visuddhimagga : Sīlaniddesa.
General Introduction to Visuddhimagga.
General Introduction to Aṭṭhakathā Literature and contribution of Buddhadatta, Buddhaghosa and Dhammapāla.
Unit – IX
General Introduction to Vaṁsa Literature.
General Introduction to Pāli Kāvya Literature.
Unit – X
Buddhist Philosophical Concepts: Arahata, Bodhisatta, Paccekabuddha, Sammāsambuddha, Sīla, Samādhi, Paññā, Brahmavihāra, Ariyasacca, Ariya-aṭṭhaṅgika-magga, Tilakkhaṇa, Paṭiccasamuppāda, Kammavāda, Bodhipakkhiya-dhamma, Nibbāna, Nīvaraṇa, Saṁyojana, Hetu and Āsava.
Updated NTA UGC NET Syllabus for Pali (2019) (PDF)
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