UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2021 for Pali (Language and Literature)
Check out for UGC NET New Syllabus for Pali (Language and Literature) for June 2021 – UGC NET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of UGC 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. This page includes new syllabus for UGC NET 2021 June Pali (Language and Literature) exam
The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.
Paper I will have 50 question for 2 marks each – 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.
Paper II will consist of 100 questions each carries 2 marks – the question will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory
NET Syllabus for Pali (Language and Literature)
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.
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, Ariyaaṭṭhaṅgika-magga, Tilakkhaṇa, Paṭiccasamuppāda, Kammavāda, Bodhipakkhiyadhamma, Nibbāna, Nīvaraṇa, Saṁyojana, Hetu and Āsava