The syllabus for the JK SET exam is decided by the University of Jammu and Kashmir. The JK SET exam is conducted to recruit candidates as Assistant Professors in the colleges of Jammu and Kashmir. Candidates appearing for the exams must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the syllabus in order to qualify for the JK SET exam with a good score.
The JK SET syllabus consists of the subjects, topics, and the different sections of the exam. Applicants can download the syllabus from the official website using their login credentials.
The syllabus consists of 2 parts- a General syllabus and a subject-matter-specific syllabus. There are a total of 38 subjects in the JK SET exam and candidates can download the JK SET syllabus 2023 for the subject of their preference. The selected subject must be the subject for Post Graduation for the candidate.
The JK SET exam pattern and syllabus are important for the candidates as they will help them to become familiar with the topics of the exam and the weightage of each section. The subject-wise syllabus is different for different subjects and candidates must download the complete syllabus before starting their exam preparation.
|Particulars of the Exam Syllabus||Details|
|Name of the Exam||JK SET|
|Conducting Body||University of Jammu|
|Category||JK SET Exam Syllabus|
|Availability of the Syllabus||Official website|
|Total No. of Subjects||38|
|Total Time of the Exam||180 Minutes|
|Topics of the Exam||General
|General Paper||Chemical Science||Physical Science||Commerce|
|Dogri||Computer Science and Application||Economics||Electronic Science|
|English||Buddhist, Jain, Gandhian||Environmental Science||Hindi|
|Home Science||History||Earth, Ocean, and Planetary Sciences||Sociology|
|Urdu||Geography||Library and Information Science||Persian|
|Arab culture and Islamic Studies||Arabic||Music||Management|
|Political Science||Sanskrit||Physical Education||Social work|
|Mass communication and Journalism||Philosophy||Linguistics||Law|
The objective of General Paper is to check the teaching and Research Aptitude of the students. There are a total of 10 sections in General Paper.
The different sections include Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, Comprehension, Reasoning, Data interpretation, People, development and environment, Information and Communication Technology, and the Higher Education system. Each question of General Paper carries 2 marks.
Section: Teaching Aptitude
Section: Research Aptitude
Section: Reading Comprehension
Section: Mathematical Reasoning
Section: Logical Reasoning
Section: Data Interpretation
Section: Information and Communication Technology
Section: People, Development, and Environment
Section: Higher Education System
Subject: Chemical Sciences
Subject: Life Sciences
➥ Molecules and their interaction relevant to Biology - Composition, structure, and functions of biomolecules, Principles of biophysical chemistry, bioenergetics, oxidative phosphorylation, principles of Biophysical Chemistry, Conformation of Proteins, Stability of proteins and nucleic acids,
➥ Cellular organizations - Membrane structure and function, organization of genes and chromosomes, Cell division and cell cycle, Microbial Physiology.
➥ Fundamental Processes - DNA replication and repair and recombination, RNA synthesis and processing, Protein synthesis, and processing, Control of gene expression at transcription and translation level.
➥ Cell Communication and Signaling - Host-parasite interaction, Cell signaling, Cellular communication, Innate and adaptive immune systems, cancer
➥ Developmental Biology - Basic concepts of development, Morphogenesis and organogenesis in animals, Gametogenesis, fertilization and early development, program cell death, and aging.
System Physiology in Plants and animals- Photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, Plant hormones, Sensory Photobiology, Secondary metabolites, Stress Physiology, Blood and Circulation, Cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Nervous system, Excretory system, Thermoregulation, Sense organs, Endocrinology, and reproduction,
➥ Ecological Principles - The Environment, Habitats and Niche, Species interaction, Community ecology, Ecological succession, Population ecology, Biogeography, Ecosystem ecology.
➥ Diversity of Life Forms - Principles and methods of taxonomy, Levels of structural organization, the natural history of the Indian subcontinent, organisms of health and agricultural importance, and Organisms of conservation concern.
➥ Evolution and Behavior - Emergence of evolutionary thoughts, paleontology, and evolutionary history, Molecular evolution, The Mechanism, Brain, behavior, and evolution.
➥ Applied Biology - Microbial fermentation and production of small and macromolecules, Bioresource and uses of biodiversity, Transgenic animals and plants, Applications of immunological principles, vaccines and diagnostics, breeding in plants and animals with marker-assisted selection, Bioremediation, and phytoremediation, Biosensors.
➥ Methods in Biology - Molecular biology and recombinant DNA methods, Histochemical and immune techniques, Radiolabeling techniques, Electrophysiological methods, Microscopic techniques, and Methods in field biology.
Subject: Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Science
➥ The Earth and Solar system - Milky way and solar system, the origin of the Earth and other Planetary bodies, Radioactive isotopes and their applications in earth sciences, theories of the origin of life and nature of fossil record, Earth’s gravity, magnetic field and thermal structure, Concepts of Geoid and Spheroid.
➥ Earth materials, surface features, and processes - Gross composition and physical properties of minerals and rocks, nature and distribution of minerals in the different units of earth.
➥ Interiors of the earth, deformations, and tectonics - Basic concepts of seismology and internal structure of the earth, Concepts of stress and strain, Earthquakes and their measurements.
➥ Oceans and Atmosphere - Hypsography of continents and ocean floor, Ocean currents, waves, tides, Cloud formation and precipitation, General weather system of India., Western disturbances and local convective systems.
➥ Environmental Earth Sciences - Properties of water, hydrological cycles, water resources and management, exploitation and conservation of minerals and other natural resources, Elements of remote sensing.
➥ Geology - Mineralogy and Petrology, Structural geology and geotectonic, Sedimentology and stratigraphy, Geochemistry, Marine geology and paleoceanography, Geochemistry, Economic geology, Precambrian geology and crustal evolution, Applied Geology, Quaternary Geology.
➥ Physical Geography - Geomorphology, Biogeography, Environmental Geography, Geography of India, Climatology.
➥ Geophysics - Signal processing, Field theory, Numerical analysis and inversion, Gravity and magnetic fields of the earth, Plate tectonics and geodynamics, Gravity and magnetic methods, Electrical and electromagnetic methods, Well logging, and other methods.
➥Meteorology - Climatology, Physical Meteorology, Atmospheric electricity, Cloud Physics, Dynamic Meteorology, General circulation and climate modeling, Synoptic Meteorology, Aviation Meteorology, Satellite Meteorology.
➥ Ocean Sciences - Physical Oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Biological oceanography.
Subject: Mathematical Science
Unit I- Analysis, Sequences and series, Sequences and series of functions, Functions of several variables, Inverse and implicit function theorems.
Unit 2- Complex analysis, Algebra, Topology.
Unit 3- Ordinary differential equations, Partial differential equations, numerical analysis, Calculus of variations, Linear integral equations, Classical mechanics.
Unit 4- Descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis.
Subject: Physical Science
Part A (Core) - Mathematical methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Electronics, and Experimental methods.
Part B (Advanced) - Mathematical methods of Physics, Classical Mechanics, Electromagnetic theory, Quantum mechanics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Electronics and experimental methods, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed matter physics, Nuclear and particle physics.
Subject: Arab culture and Islamic Studies
Rise of Islam, Khilafat-e-Rashidah, The Ummayads, The Abbasids, The Quran, The Hadith and Islamic Jurisprudence, Medieval Arab States, Arabs in Spain, Ottoman Empire, Muslim contribution to various sciences, Muslim contribution to Art and Architecture, Important Islamic Thinkers.
Paper III (Core)
Unit I- Geographical and environmental conditions, Religious and socio-political conditions, social lives of Bedouins and settled Arabs, Arabic language and literature.
Unit II- Prophet Muhammed and his life in Mecca, Hazrat Umar, Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Usman, Hazrat Ali.
Unit III- Institution of Khilafat, General assessment of Khilafat-e-Rashida.
Unit IV- Establishment of Umayyad dynasty, Development of Arabic language and literature, Decline of Umayyad rule.
Unit V- Establishment of Abbasid rule, Origin, and development of Tafsir literature.
Unit VI- Collection and compilation of the Quran, Ethical and philosophical teachings, Socio-economic and political teachings, and The origin and development of Tafsir literature.
Unit VII- Collection and compilation of hadith, Sources, and schools of Islamic Law.
Unit VIII- Arab reactions and responses to Greek Philosophy, Development of Ilmul Kalam, Shah Waliwullah and his contributions to Muslim Philosophy.
Unit IX- origin and development of Sufism, Impact of Sufism on Indian Society, Sufi and Bhakti movements, Important works of Sufism.
Unit X- Sunnis, Shias, Khawarrij, Sanusi movement.
Subject: Computer Science and Applications
Unit I- Business Environment
Unit II- Financial and Management Accounting
Unit III- Business Economics
Unit IV- Business Statistics and Data Processing
Unit V- Business Management
Unit VI- Marketing Management
Unit VII- Financial Management
Unit VIII- Human Resources management
Unit IX- Banking and Financial Institution
Unit X- International Business
Elective Papers Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Income-tax law, and tax planning.
Microeconomic analysis, Macroeconomic analysis, Development and Planning, Public Finance, Indian Economy, Statistical Methods.
Unit I- Theory of Demand, Theory of Production, Collusive and non-collusive Oligopolies, General equilibrium and welfare economics.
Unit- II- Theories of Investment and Accelerator, Theories for the demand of money, different approaches to the money supply.
Unit III- Theories of growth and Development, Trade and Development, Factors in Economic Development, Trade, and Development
Unit IV-Theories of taxation, Theories of Public expenditure, Union finance, Public Debt, Union-State financial relations, Fiscal policy, and fiscal reforms in India.
Unit V- Monetary approach, Regional blocks, Optimum currency areas, WTO and its impact on different sectors of the economy.
Unit VI- Components of money supply, Commercial banks, cooperative banks, Specialized financial and investment institutions, non-bank financial institutions, and Regional rural banks.
Unit VII- Industrial structure and economic growth, Pattern of industrialization, Industrial productivity, industrial labor.
Unit VIII- Population and economic development, Environment as a necessity, Concepts of demography, the role of the state in environmental preservation.
Unit IX- Role of agriculture and Indian economy, Institutional and Technological aspects, Regional disparities in Indian agriculture, cooperative movement in India.
Unit X- Application of differential and Integral calculus in consumer behavior, Application of correlation and regression, testing of hypothesis in regression analysis.
Single equation linear models, simultaneous equation models, techniques of forecasting, theory of consumer behavior and theory of firms, growth of games, globalization, theory of foreign exchange markets, trends in migration and labor market, reforms in Indian agriculture, planning and economic development, fiscal policy and fiscal reforms, social sectors, policy and reforms in India, trade reforms and liberalization,
Chaucer to Shakespeare, Romantic period, Victorian period, Contemporary period, Modern period, American and non-British kinds of literature, Rhetoric and Prosody.
Criticism and Literary Theory, British literature from Chaucer to the present day, Literary comprehension, Augustan age, Up to the Renaissance, Contemporary British literature, Modern British literature, Literary theory and criticism up to T.S Eliot, Contemporary theory,
Elective papers- History of English language and English language teaching, American and other non-British English literature, Literary theory and criticism, European literature from Classical age to 20th Century.
Subject: Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, and Peace studies
Paper II and Paper III
Unit I- Life of Gautama Buddha, Introduction of Buddhism in Tibet, China, and Japan, Pali Tripitaka literature.
Unit II- Four Arya Satya's, Nirvana, Sila, samadhi, and Prajna.
Unit III- Buddhist architecture, Buddhist sculpture, Status of women in Buddhism, Impact of Buddhism on Society, Buddhism, and Ecology.
Unit IV- Life of Lord Mahavira and Parsavanatha, Jaina councils and schools, life and works of Acharya Kundakunda, Umasvati, Haribhadrasuri., Main centers of Jaina learning.
Unit V- Five Vratas, Six substances, and seven fundamentals, Triratna, Five kinds of knowledge.
Unit VI- Jaina Architecture, Status of women in Jainism, Jainism, and Ecology.
Unit VII- Indian and Western sources of influence on Gandhi, Gandhiji’s experiments of Satyagraha in South Africa.
Unit VIII- Foundations of Gandhian thought, Philosophy of Sarvodaya, Ends, and means.
Unit IX- Society and Varnashrama Dharma, Civilization and Education, Trusteeship.
Unit X- Concept of peace, causes and forms of violence, Conflict, resolution and Satyagraha, Non-violent and Ecology.
Subject: Environmental Science
Paper II and Paper III
From Indus valley civilization to Mahajanapadas- Age, extent, and characteristics of Indus valley civilization, Vedic culture. Mahajanapadas, republics, and economic growth.
History of India from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD- Foundations of Mauryan empire, Sungas, Satvahanas, and Kushanas,
India from 4th Century AD to 12th Century AD- Guptas, Vakatakas, Harsh Pallavas, Cholas-Pratiharas-Palas, Feudalism, society, and position of women in India.
India from 1206 to 1526- Expansion and consolidation, State and Religion, Economic aspects, urban centers, industries, Trade and Commerce, Art, architecture, and Literature.
India from 1526 onwards- Sources of Mughal period, Mughal relations with the nobility and Rajputs, Decline of Mughal Empire, The Maratha movement, Administration
Socioeconomic- Socio-economic cultural life under the Mughals- Village Society and Economy, Trade and Commerce, Religious policies from Akbar to Aurangzeb, Currency, Position of women.
Foundation of British Rule- Rise of European powers, British relations with major Indian powers, Administration under East India Company and Crown.
Economic and Social policies-Agrarian policy of the British, Policy towards trade and industries, Indian society towards transition, New educational policy- English language-Journalism.
National movement and Post independent India- Rise of Nationalism, Gandhian mass movement and ideologies, India after independence, Making of Indian Constitution.
World History- Concepts, ideas, and terms, Research in History.
Elective- Ancient Indian History, Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History
Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, History of Geographic thought, Population geography, Cartography, Statistical methods, Regional planning, Geography of India, Social geography, Cultural geography, Statistical methods, and Agricultural geography.
Development of the modern concept of Educational Administration from 1900 to the present day, Leadership in Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational supervision, Educational measurement and evaluation concept, Test standardization, Interpretation of Test scores, and methods of feedback to children.
Paper III (Core and Elective)
Marriage, Divorce, Maintenance, Matrimonial remedies, Uniform Civil court
Paper II and Paper III
18. Subject: Mass Communication and Journalism
19. Subject: Political Science
Paper II (Core and Elective)
Political Theory- Nature, concerns, and decline of Political theory since 1970, Liberalism and Marxism. Role of Ideology, Theories of change- Lenin, Mao, and Gandhi.
Political thought- Plato and Aristotle, Gandhi, M.N Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh
Comparative Politics and Political Analysis- Study of Political analysis, approaches to the study of Comparative Politics, Party systems, the role of opposition Electoral process, Separation of power, rule of law, and judicial review.
Political development, Political modernization, Role of power and authority, Political Elite.
Making of Indian Constitution, Fundamental rights, duties, directive principles, Supreme Court, Judicial Activism, Indian Federalism.
Dynamics of State Politics, Local Governments- rural and urban, Elections and Electoral reforms, Problems of Nation building and integration.
Growth of Public Administration as a discipline, Theories, and Principles of organization, control of Administration and Judicial Legislative.
Development of Planning and Administration in India, Administrative Culture, Impact of Liberalization of Public Administration
Theories of International Relations, Conflicts, and conflict resolution
End of Cold war, globalization, and Political economy of International Relations in the Contemporary world, India’s relations with neighbors and USA, India’s role in UN, India and Regional organizations.
20. Subject: Sociology
Paper III A (Core group)
Check out the complete syllabus for the JK SET Exam for all the subjects in alphabetical order:
|Name of the Subject||JK SET Syllabus 2023|
|Arab Culture and Islamic Studies||Complete syllabus|
|Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, and Peace Studies||Complete syllabus|
|Chemical Sciences||Complete syllabus|
|Computer Science and Applications||Complete syllabus|
|Earth Sciences||Complete syllabus|
|Electronic Science||Complete syllabus|
|Environmental Science||Complete syllabus|
|Home Science||Complete syllabus|
|Library and Information Sciences||Complete syllabus|
|Life Sciences||Complete syllabus|
|Mass Communication and Journalism||Complete syllabus|
|Physical Education||Complete syllabus|
|Physical Sciences||Complete syllabus|
|Political Science||Complete syllabus|
|Public Administration||Complete syllabus|
|Social work||Complete syllabus|
The JK SET syllabus 2023 for some subjects has been discussed above. Now it is important to know about the best books and study material for the exam.
The top JK SET books will not only cover the subject-wise topics in detail but also help the candidates gain the necessary knowledge required to crack the JK SET Exam in a single attempt.
Given below is the list of top recommended books for the JK SET Exam 2023:
|Name of the Book||Subjects||Author / Publisher|
|Economics Guide-UGC-NET/SLET||Economics||Sanjay Kumar
Ramesh Publishing House
|Objective-type questions on Literature||English||Bhim S Dahiya
CEE BEE Publisher
|Environmental Sciences (Paper I, II, III)||Environmental Science||R. Gupta
Ramesh Publishing House
|Chemical Sciences||Chemical Sciences||R.Gupta
Ramesh Publishing House
|Geography- Previous year’s papers solved||Geography||R.Gupta
Ramesh Publishing House
|Mathematical Science for UGC CSIR-NET||Mathematical Sciences||Dr. Pawan Sharma
Anshuman Suraj Singh
|Computer Science and Applications NET/SLET||Computer Science||G.K.P G.K Publications Pvt Limited|
|Education Previous Years’ Papers solved||Education||R.Gupta
Ramesh Publishing House
|Political Science Previous Years papers solved||Political Science||R.Gupta
Ramesh Publishing House
Applicants must understand the JK SET Exam pattern thoroughly as it describes the number of questions, weightage of each section, marking pattern, duration of the paper, and the mode of exam. This will help them to plan their preparation easily.
Candidates must make a self-study routine and allot time to the subjects based on the weightage of the sections. The timetable must be made in such a way that applicants can finish the entire syllabus in time and have enough time for revision.
Applicants are advised to make notes while preparing for the JK SET Exam as this will assist in the learning process and candidates can also keep revising the topics that they find difficult.
After completing the entire JK SET syllabus, candidates must solve sample test papers and also appear for mock tests as this will improve time management and enhance their confidence.
Revision of the topics with extra emphasis on the weaker sections is very important before appearing for the exams.
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