Updated NTA UGC NET Syllabus for International and Area Studies

UPDATED NTA UGC NET SYLLABUS FOR INTERNATIONAL AND AREA STUDIES, POLITICS INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES INCLUDING DEFENCE/STRATEGIC STUDIES, WEST ASIAN STUDIES, SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDIES, AFRICAN STUDIES, SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES, SOVIET STUDIES, AMERICAN STUDIES

SUBJECT CODE – 90

(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 International and Area Studies for UGC NET Exam June 2019 onward will be as follows:

 

Unit I: International and Area Studies: Concepts, Theories and Approaches

  • Major concepts, scope and nature of International Relations and Area Studies
  • Theories: Realist, Liberal, Marxist and Critical Theories of IR and Area Studies
  • Approaches: Western and Non-Western
  • Power Politics: Balance of Power, Geopolitics, Bipolarity, Unipolarity, Multipolarity and Polycentrism
  • State and Non-State Actors in IR and Area Studies

 

Unit II: Evolution of International Relations and Area Studies

  • Emergence of nation states and nationalism
  • Pre-World War I International System
  • Inter-War Period
  • Post-World War II Period (Cold War)
  • Decolonisation, Global South and International Politics
  • Post-Cold War International Relations
  • Impact of Globalisation

Unit III: Contemporary World Order

  • Changing Patterns of World Order: Unipolarity, Bipolarity, Multipolarity and Polycentrism
  • Role of Major Powers: US, Russia, China, Japan, India and EU
  • Globality, Globalism and Globalisation
  • Democratisation and the World Order
  • Science, Technology and Global Order

Unit IV: Conflict, Security and Peace: National and International

  • Concepts, components and models of National and International Security
  • Evolution of Strategic Thoughts: Kautilya, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Antonio Jomini, Carl von Clausewitz, H. Mackinder, A.T. Mahan, G. Douhet, William Mitchell, Alexander de Seversky, H. Kissinger
  • Evolution of Strategic Doctrines: Massive Retaliation, Deterrence, Flexible Response, Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI), NMD
  • Evolution of India’s Security Policies and Nuclear and Maritime Doctrines
  • New Modes of Warfare: Conventional, Low Intensity Conflicts, Information and Communication warfare, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare, Revolution in Military Affairs
  • Non-Traditional Security Threats: Food and Health Security, Energy Security, Environmental Security, Gender Security, Human Security, Cyber Security and Terrorism
  • Conflict Resolution and Peace, Arms Control and Disarmament.

 

Unit V: International Organisations and Global Governance

  • Role of International Organisations in International Peace and Security, Development cooperation and Democratisation
  • United Nations: Role, Relevance, and Reforms
  • Global Governance: Issues and Challenges of global commons
  • Regional and Sub-regional Organisations
  • Impact of Globalisation.
  • International Law as an instrument of global governance

 

Unit VI: India’s Foreign Policy

  • Evolution of Objectives and Principles of India’s Foreign Policy
  • India’s Relations with Neighbourhood and Extended Neighbourhood
  • India and Major Powers: US, Russia, China, Japan, and EU
  • India’s Look East and Act East Policy
  • India’s Engagement with International and Regional Organisations
  • Role of India’s Soft Power in its Foreign Policy

Unit VII: South Asia and Indo-Pacific Region

  • Geopolitical and Geostrategic setting
  • Colonialism, nationalism and independence movements
  • Nation building, state building and challenges to democratization
  • Post-Independence developments: Political Regimes
  • Internal and External Threats to State Security and Human Security
  • Regional Territorial and Maritime Issues, Role of Extra-regional Powers.
  • Regional Trade, Development Cooperation and Strategic Partnership: IORA, SAARC, ASEAN, ARF, APEC, BIMSTEC, Mekong-Ganga Cooperation etc.
  • Impact of Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation (LPG)

Unit VIII: Central Asia, West Asia and Africa

  • Geopolitical and Geostrategic setting
  • Colonialism, nationalism and independence movements
  • Nation building, state building and challenges to democratization
  • Post-Independence developments: Political Regimes
  • Internal and External Threats to State Security and Human Security
  • Regional conflicts and issues and role of extra-regional powers
  • Regional Trade, Development Cooperation and Strategic Partnership
  • Impact of Globalisation

Unit IX: Europe and Erstwhile Soviet Union/Russia

  • Geopolitical and Geostrategic setting
  • Nationalism, Industrial Revolution and State building
  • Europe between two World Wars
  • Alliances and Accords in Europe: NATO, WARSAW PACT, Helsinki Accord, EU etc.
  • Internal and External Threats to State Security and Human Security, Migration refugees and Ethnic Problems
  • Trade, Development cooperation and Strategic Partnerships
  • Role of US in Europe
  • Impact of Globalisation

 

Unit X: The Americas

  • Geopolitical and Geostrategic setting.
  • Colonialism, Nationalism and Independence Movements.
  • Nation building, state building and challenges to democratization.
  • Internal and External Threats to State Security and Human Security.
  • Regional conflicts and Issues: Role of US and Extra-regional Powers.
  • Regional trade, development cooperation and strategic partnership.
  • Globalisation and its impact.

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