UGC NET HRM/Labour Welfare consists of Paper-1(Teaching and Research Aptitude) and Paper-2(HRM/Labour Welfare/Industrial Relations).NTA conducts the UGC NET Exam twice a year, The Exam is usually held in June and Dec every year. 
Now you can find the syllabus for Paper 2 (HRM/Labour Welfare/Industrial Relations). The syllabus was revised in 2019. Given is the latest syllabus.

UGC-NET June 2019 shall be conducted by the NTA. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGCNET to the NTA. UGC-NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility ‘for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges.

Mode of Examination: The Examination shall be conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) only. Wherever Online Examination has been used elsewhere in this booklet, it means CBT.

Pattern: The Test will consist of two papers. Both papers will consist of objective-type questions. There will be no break between papers.

 Exam Pattern:

This exam consists of 150 Questions from Papar-1&2  and all questions are in MCQs only.

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Number of Questions-50MCQs

Marks-100 Marks(Each Question carries 2marks)

The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.


Number of Questions-100MCQs

Marks-100 Marks(Each Question carries 2marks)

Above questions are from HRM, Industrial Relations, Labour Laws, Labour Legislations, Labour Market with 10 Units and 14 Labour Acts.

The time is 3hr given for exam without break.

SYLLABUS-PAPER2(HRM/Labour Welfare/Industrial Relations):
The syllabus may vary from time to time but this syllabus as per 2019 changes,if any changes in future then changes will be notified in official notification.

Unit - I

Principles and Practices of Management:

Development of management Thought, Contributions of Taylor, Fayol, Mayo, Mary Parker Follett and C.I. Barnard. Behavioural Approach, Systems Approach, Quantitative Approach and Contingency Approach.

Function of Management:

Planning and Decision Making, Organising, Staffing, Directing, Controlling, Coordinating.


Unit – II

Human Resource Management:

Conceptual framework, Human Resource Planning, Job Analysis, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction, Training and Development, Performance Management, Job Evaluation, Compensation Management, Employee Benefits and Incentives, Managing Career.

New Trends in HRM:

The changing environment of HRM and contemporary challenges, Emerging HRM Concepts.


Unit – III

Human Resource Development (HRD):

Concepts, Assumptions, Values, HRD Mechanisms, Action – research Model, HRD Culture and Climate, HRD Interventions, HR Accounting and Audit, Consultant – client relationship, Knowledge Management, Human Resource Information System.

International Human Resource Management (IHRM):

Organisational context of IHRM, IHRM and Sustainable Business, Functions of IHRM, Cross–Cultural Studies, Cultural Diversity, Transnational Organisations, IHRM models.


Unit – IV

Organisational Behaviour:

Concept, Scope, Nature of Human Behaviour, Personality, Perception, Learning, Attitude, Motivation, Interpersonal Behaviour, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Communication, Power and Authority, Stress, Organisational Change and Development.

Unit – V

Industrial Relations:

Concept, Scope, Evolution, Approaches, Actors and Models, Conflict and cooperation, Bi-patriotism, Tri-partitism, Collective Bargaining, Workers’ Participation in Management, Grievance Handling and Disciplinary Action, Code of Conduct, Industrial Relations in changing scenario, Employers’ organisations.

Trade Unions:

Concepts, Evolution, Problems of trade unions in India, Recognition, The Trade Unions Act, 1926. Emerging role of trade unions in India.


Unit – VI

Industrial Disputes:

Factors, Forms, Trends, Prevention and Settlement, Role of State and Central Labour Administration, Strikes and Lockouts. The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.


Unit – VII

Labour Legislation:

Objectives, Principles, Classification and Evolution. International Labour Organisation, Social Justice and Labour Legislation, Indian Constitution and Labour Laws.

· The Factories Act, 1948.

· The Mines Act, 1952.

· The Interstate Migrant Workmen (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1979. 

· The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.

· The Building and other Construction Workers (Regulation of employment and conditions of service) Act, 1996.

· The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.


Unit – VIII


Concept, Types, Factors influencing wages, Wage Theories and Wage Differentials

· The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

· The Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

· The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965.

· The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.

· The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

· The Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

Unit – IX

Labour Welfare:

Concept, Scope, Types, Theories and Principles, Industrial Health and Hygiene, Industrial Accidents and safety, Occupational Diseases

Social Security:

Concept and Scope, Social Assistance and Social assurance.


Unit – X

Labour Market:

Features, Demand and Supply of Labour, Nature and Composition of Indian Labour Force, Unemployment and Underemployment, Types of Labour Market, Characteristics of Indian Labour Market, New Dynamics of Labour Market in India, Economic Systems and Labor Market, Problems of Labour in India.