CBSE NET 2018 Syllabus for Commerce

Subject : Commerce ( Code No. : 08 )


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

UGC NET Commerce Paper III will have two Parts – A and B; 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 questions from 10 units; Total marks will be 160 ).

UGC NET Commerce 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 Commerce Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Commerce Paper II and Paper III ( A ) ( Core Group )

Unit – I

Business Environment

  • Meaning and Elements of Business Environment.
  • Economic environment, Economic Policies, Economic Planning.
  • Legal environment of Business in India, Competition policy, Consumer protection, Environment protection.
  • Policy Environment : Liberalization Privatisation and globalisation, Second generation reforms, Industrial policy and implementation. Industrial growth and structural changes.

Unit – II

Financial & Management Accounting

  • Basic Accounting concepts, Capital and Revenue, Financial statements.
  • Partnership Accounts : Admission, Retirement, Death, Dissolution and Cash Distribution.
  • Advanced Company Accounts : Issue, forfeiture, Purchase of Business, Liquidation, Valuation of shares, Amalgamation, Absorption and Reconstruction, Holding Company Accounts.
  • Cost and Management Accounting : Ratio Analysis, Funds Flow Analysis, Cash Flow Analysis, Marginal costing and Break-even analysis, Standard costing, -Budgetary control, Costing for decision-making Responsibility accounting.

Unit – III 

Business Economics

  • Nature and uses of Business Economics, Concept of Profit and Wealth maximization. Demand Analysis and Elasticity of Demand, Indifference Curve Analysis,  Law.
  • Utility Analysis and Laws of Returns and Law of variable proportions.
  • Cost, Revenue, Price determination in different market situations : Perfect competition, Monopolistic competition, Monopoly, Price discrimination and Oligopoly, Pricing strategies.


Business Statistics & Data Processing

  • Data types, Data collection and analysis, sampling, need, errors and methods of sampling, Normal distribution, Hypothesis testing, Analysis and Interpretation of Data.
  • Correlation and Regression, small sample tests : t-test, F-test and chi-square test.
  • Data processing : Elements, Data entry, Data processing and Computer applications.
  • Computer Application to Functional Areas : Accounting, Inventory control, Marketing.

Unit – V

Business Management

  • Principles of Management.
  • Planning : Objectives, Strategies, Planning process, Decision-making.
  • Organising, Organisational structure, Formal and Informal organisations, Organisational culture.
  • Staffing
  • Leading : Motivation, Leadership, Committees, Communication.
  • Controlling
  • Corporate Governance and Business Ethics.

Unit – VI

Marketing Management

  • The evolution of marketing, Concepts of marketing, Marketing mix, Marketing environment.
  • Consumer behaviour, Market segmentation.
  • Product decisions
  • Pricing decisions
  • Distribution decisions
  • Promotion decisions
  • Marketing planning, Organising and Control.

Unit – VII

Financial Management

  • Capital Structure, Financial and Operating leverage.
  • Cost of capital, Capital budgeting.
  • Working capital management
  • Dividend Policy

Unit – VIII

Human Resources Management

  • Concepts, Role and Functions of Human Resource management.
  • Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection.
  • Training and Development, Succession Planning.
  • Compensation : Wage and Salary Administration, Incentive and Fringe benefits, Morale and Productivity.
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Industrial Relations in India, Health, Safety, Welfare and Social security, Workers’ Participation in Management.

Unit – IX

Banking and Financial Institution

  • Importance of Banking to Business, Types of Banks and Their Functions, Reserve Bank of India, NABARD and Rural Banking.
  • Banking Sector Reform in India, NPA, Capital adequacy norms.
  • E-banking
  • Development Banking : IDBI, IFCI, SFCs, UTI, SIDBI.

Unit – X

International Business

  • Theoretical foundations of international business, Balance of Payments.
  • International liquidity, International Economic Institutions : IMF, World Bank IFC, IDA, ADB.
  • World Trade Organisation-its functions and policies.
  • Structure of India’s foreign trade : Composition and direction, EXIM Bank, EXIM Policy of India, Regulation and promotion of Foreign Trade.

Paper – III (B) ( Elective / Optional )

Elective – I : Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting standards in India, Inflation Accounting, Human Resource Accounting, Responsibility Accounting, Social Accounting.
  • Money and Capital market, Working of stock exchanges in India, NSE, OTCEI, NASDAQ, Derivatives and Options.
  • Regulatory Authorities : SEBI, Rating Agencies; New Instruments; GDRs, ADRs.
  • Venture Capital Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mutual Funds, Lease Financing, Factoring, Measurement of risk and returns securities and portfolios.
  • Computer Application in Accounting and Finance.

Elective – II : Marketing

  • Marketing Tasks, Concepts and Tools, Marketing Environment.
  • Consumer Behaviour and Market Segmentation.
  • Product decisions
  • Pricing decisions
  • Distribution decisions
  • Promotion decisions
  • Marketing Researchs
  • On-line marketing
  • Direct Marketing; Social, ethical and legal aspects of marketing in India.

Elective – III : Human Resource Management

  • Concept; Role and Functions of Human Resource Management.
  • Human Resource Planning, Job analysis, Job description and specifications, Use of Job analysis information, Recruitment and Selection.
  • Training and Development, Succession Planning.
  • Compensation : Wage and Salary administration, Incentives and Fringe benefits, Morale and Productivity.
  • Appraisal Performance
  • Industrial Relations in India, Health, Safety, Welfare and Social Security, Workers participation in Management.

Elective – IV : International Business

  • Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations-MNCs Culture, MNCs and LDCs, Joint Ventures.
  • Regional Economic Integration : SAARC, ASEAN, EC, NAFTA.
  • India and WTO, Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Foreign Exchange : Exchange rate, Mechanism, Risk management, Transfer of international payments, Convertibility of Rupee, Current and Capital Accounts; Issues and Perceptions, Derivatives and Futures.
  • Foreign investment Institutions; Instruments : GDRs, ADRs, FIIs-their role in Indian Capital Market.

Elective – V : Income – tax Law and Tax Planning

  • Basic concepts, Residential status and tax incidence, exempted incomes, computation of taxable income under various heads.
  • Computation of taxable income of individuals and firms.
  • Deduction of tax, filing of returns, different types of assessment; Defaults and penalties.
  • Tax Planning : Concept, significance and problems of tax planning, Tax evasion and tax avoidance, methods of tax planning.
  • Tax considerations in specific business decisions, viz., make or buy; own or lease, retain or replace; export or domestic sales; shut-down or closure; expand or contract; invest or disinvest.
  • Computer Application in Income tax and Tax planning.


172 thoughts on “UGC NET 2018 Commerce Syllabus

  1. sir,iam doing m. Com from calicut university.. I don’t have any idea about UGC net exam •••please send me its syllabus & suggest best books for exams….

  2. Sir, I did my M.Com(Accounts and law)in 2o16..Now i want to prepare for the NET Exam..Tell me the perfect material for it..Thank you!!

  3. Now I am in final year pls tell me which book should I prefer for preparation of net (commerce) and also give me 10 year previous questions paper with solution…

  4. i have appeared final semister of MBA in distance education . Can i apply for UGC NET,. age: 29,. Please guide me..


  6. Respected Sir/Madam,
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  7. Sir/mam I want syllabus for 2016 ugc net I m mba in finance and marketing and plzz suggest me some books for the same

  8. Sir I am the student of M com .Now I want to prepare for the NET Exam. Tell me the perfect material for it. Thanks

  9. mai pg 1st semester me padh rha hu . mughe ugc net exam ke bare me jankari de . mera subject commerce hai.

  10. Respected madam/sir, just i need study material for the ugc net examination pls give and help me and. Send the material

  11. Respected sir/mam I did my mcom(accounting and income taxation) in 1999 and I wish to clear net exam please help me

  12. Hi this is chandirika.lhave completed,m.phil,m.ed.I want to know about how to prepare net exam easily.kindly suggest me.

  13. Respected teachers mene ki h m net ka exam dena chahti hu to uski tyari k liye advice de aur koi book hi to pls suggest kare. Thans

  14. respected sir and madam i have complete my (applied economics) and now i want to prepare net exam pleas sugese me how i qualify my net exam tel me a best advise for me ……………..thanking for all of you

  15. respected sir,madam i am complete mphil how to prepare net exam alredy old question prepare but not result plz suggest thankyou

  16. I have complete my m.b.a. form nagpur university. i want to pass net exam so please suggest net exam syllabus about commerce filed.

  17. I am complete my mcom from Gulbarga university
    I want to pass net exam
    Suggest me about syllabus Andy Books

  18. I am now study M.Com under Vidyasagr University,Midnapur,Westbengal,in december i want to appearing NET exm. My aim is,I want to good professor.


  20. Hi i am in the mcom third sem and i want to clearnet exam plz suggest me to be succeed in the exam and send exam pattern.kindly give me guidence.

  21. sir, i am in the final year and i want to clear the net exam.plz suggest me to be succeed in the exam.

  22. Sir i want to clear net exam i. Am running in please suggest me and i dont know syllabus for the. preparation plz send me the syllabus

  23. please update the syllabus of third paper, it is showing optional. kindly suggest me the best books for exam.

  24. please update the syllabus of third paper, it is showing optional. kindly suggest me the best books for exam.

  25. sir i completed my M Com 63% in 2010, but now i want to clear Net Exam, kindly suggest me the best books for ugc net (commerce) exam, kindly give me the guidance on 8802568230/8130194654

  26. pls send net exam details then i want to know how to write these exams……now i m completed with 60%…..

  27. Sir I completed my mba and now pursing my mcom .Kindly suggest me the best books for ugc net (commerce) exams.IS there essay type questions or is it completely objective.Kindly give me the guidence.9633827444

  28. Sir i completed And I need Your guidance & suggestions to prepare net exam (commerce).please suggest me the best books for preparation.

  29. Sir i have completed my Mcom and i want to qualify UGC net commerce. Request you to please suggest me book for NET exam preparation and some guidance.

  30. HI, Please suggest me few books for NET exam preparation for commerce, computer applications and general papers with price details

  31. Sir..please send me net syallabus and papers of last 5 years with well as which book is perffered for net exans.


  33. Sir, PLease send me Solved previous five years question paper I II and III for commerce subject (08)

  34. Sir or maid am I know ugcnet syllabus and its prepare exam tips ,sir send least 4years question

  35. sir please send me the UGC NET 2015 commerce syllabus and the papers of last 5 years with answers as well as which book is preferred for net exam?

  36. Hi all if any need guidance to pass net i can do it, as i have cleared net commerce on several occasion.

  37. i have been passed M.COM and i want to qualify UGC NET Examination but how i can do this please guide me i want to qualify this in Management and i want to know where the centres are held

  38. sir or madam please send me the syllabus for ugc net exam.I need unit wise question with answer for commerce.Please send me

  39. I m doing in accounts and law ….mujhe net kis subject se bharna chahiye economics se bharna. Chahati Hu …is it important that the subject u r filling in net exam us hi subject se post graduation ho ???plss tell mr

  40. sir, please tell me how to take key notes? I should be prepare more books but question will be differ in exam. I need to unit wise question and answer for commerce. please send me.

  41. Sir,please tell me how to prepare for jrf,as i study maximum books but the questions should be differ in exam.and send me last5years question solved paper and important topic tostudy.thank you

  42. Sir would you mind sending me the syllabus of UGC net June 2015,commerce and I would like to know that which book will help for the same

  43. sir,
    who change the previses syllabus different between prasent and past method how to prepair’s to prasent days

  44. Respected sir/madom plese send usefull materials related to the commerce not only the question paper but also usefull information about commerce

  45. Sir please kindly send me last five years questions with anllswers for paper ll and lll in commerce

  46. Sir, kindly send me the last five years questions and answers for commerce net exam for all three papers.

  47. sir in scheme of examination it is mentioned as all the three paper is optional question and in the syllabus it is mentioned as paper iii will essay type question. need to know the correct patten of examination.

  48. Sir,
    . paperII- in this paper Qs. Will not come from elective portion..???
    paperIII A- in this paper each unit will hve optional Qs. & we hve to attempt only 1 Qs. Frm each unit….??
    paper III B- in this portion Qs. Will cme only frm elective portion nt frm rest part of d syllabus, also will not be hvng any option Qs….????

  49. Sir, plz send me last 5 yrs net exam ques..& answers in commerce & also recommended the name of d book & author for ugc net exam commerce as per new syllabus on my …..

  50. Sir, pls send me best author name for preparation net exam in commerce on my email id.

  51. I want previous two years net papers for all sections in commerce if possible. I will be obliged.
    Kirti Johri

  52. plz send the name of d book and authour recommended for ugc net exam commerce category as per new syllabus

  53. Sir , plz mail me all information about net exam of commerce subject.. information includes syllabus,exam date,model question paper

  54. Plz send me all information about net exam of commerce subject.information includes exam date, subjects, fomat, model test papers.

  55. Hi, i want to know which author books should be referred for NET exam in commerce.

  56. Dear Sir/Madam
    plz inform me about my university test center of university of rajasthan 302 004(51) regarding net dec 2012.My roll no is 51080207.the exam will be held on 26 DEC 2012 plz inform me as soon as possible.
    Thank You
    Shilpa Sanghi

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  58. Sir, please send last 5 years commerce NET/SLET question paper with answer via my Email.
    my email id is If you have any information about NET exam pls send. because this is the first time to write this exam.
    what book is better for study?

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  60. plz send me details of net exam 08 -commerce syllabus and five yrs question paper and details of net as per new procedure.

  61. Sir, i want last 5 years Paper I,II,III of commerce stream net question papers.I would like to write the exam on coming December..

  62. Pls Update the paper pattern of Paper III as it is showing according to old paper scheme

  63. sir how we have to prepare for my 3rd paper and tell how it be and plz send me last five question papers for 1st and 2nd papwe thank you sir

  64. how is the structure to iii rd papers .. now it is in the format of objective.. how we prepare for it sir..

  65. Dear sir send last 5 years net exam qustion paper commerce this is the 1st time write this exam so if you have any information aboout my mail id

  66. Sir, please send last 5 years commerce NET/SLET question paper with answer via my Email. my email id is If you have any information about NET exam pls send. because this is the first time to write this exam. what book is better for study?
    By Swati Pandey from Takhatpur distt-Bilaspur (C.G.)

  67. Sir, please send last 5 years commerce NET/SLET question paper with answer via my Email. my email id is If you have any information about NET exam pls send. because this is the first time to write this exam. what book is better for study?

  68. Hello! sir, i want last 7 year paper II& III question papers(commerce). plz send this e-mailID( Which year paper II& III change to objective type.

  69. dear sir i want last 5 yearspapers with answers.please sent on my papers.add-diwakarsachin,chakla nirmali,ward no.7,supaul,bihar

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