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JK SET Exam Syllabus 2023

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.

JK SET Exam Syllabus

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.

JK SET Syllabus 2023: Highlights

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

Subjects of JK SET Syllabus

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
Hindi Kashmiri History Life Sciences
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
Psychology Music - -

JK SET Syllabus 2023 for General Paper

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.

Details of JK SET Exam Syllabus for General Studies

Section: Teaching Aptitude

  • Concepts, objectives, and levels of teaching
  • Characteristics and basic requirements of teaching
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching related to teacher, learner, support material, Learning environment, and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Higher Educational Institutions
  • Teaching support systems and evaluation system

Section: Research Aptitude

  • Meaning, types, and characteristics of research
  • Effective communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Mass media and society

Section: Reading Comprehension

  • Unseen passage and question answers related to the passage

Section: Mathematical Reasoning

  • Types of Mathematical reasoning
  • Number, letter, codes, and relationships
  • Mathematical aptitude

Section: Logical Reasoning

  • Structure and form of arguments
  • Deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Venn diagram
  • Indian logic- Means of knowledge
  • Structure and kinds of inference, invariable relations, and fallacies of inference.

Section: Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition, and classification of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Data interpretation
  • Data and governance

Section: Information and Communication Technology

  • General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of internet, intranet, e-mail, audio and video conferencing
  • ICT and Governance

Section: People, Development, and Environment

  • Human and environmental interaction
  • Development and environment
  • Natural and energy resources
  • Natural hazards and disasters
  • Issues of the environment
  • Climate change
  • Environmental protection act

Section: Higher Education System

  • Institutions of Higher learning and education in Ancient India
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independent India
  • Value education and environmental education
  • Oriental, conventional, and non-conventional learning programs in India
  • Policies, governance, and administration

Detailed Subject-Wise JK SET Syllabus 2023

  1. Subject: Chemical Sciences

  • Chemical periodicity
  • Concepts of acids and bases
  • Structure and bonding in homo and heteronuclear molecules
  • Organometallic compounds
  • Cages and metal clusters
  • Main group elements and their compounds
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Characterization of inorganic compounds
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Basic principles and approximate methods of quantum mechanics
  • Chemical bonding in Diatomics
  • Chemical applications of Group theory
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Chemical kinetics 
  • Electrochemistry
  • Colloids and surfaces
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Data Analysis
  • IUPAC nomenclature of Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of Stereochemistry
  • Organic reactive intermediates
  • Aromaticity
  • Common name reactions 
  • Concepts in organic synthesis
  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Chemistry of natural products
  • Structure determination of organic compounds
  • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. Subject: Arab culture and Islamic Studies

Paper II

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.

  1. Subject: Computer Science and Applications

Paper II

  • Discrete structures- Sets, relations, functions, Computability, Graphs, Groups.
  • Computer arithmetic- Propositional logic, Logic families, Representation of Integers.
  • Programming in C and C++ 
  • Relational Database design and SQL
  • Data and File structures
  • Computer networks- Network fundamentals, Reference models, Data Communication, Internetworking, Routing, Network security.
  • System software and Compilers
  • Operating system (with a case study of Unix)- Memory management, Concurrent processing, Scheduling, Filters and Commands, System calls.
  • Software Engineering- Software Metrics, Software Design, Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Current trends and technologies- Parallel Computing, Mobile Computing, E-Technologies.
  • Windows programming
  • Simple Applications
  • Advanced Windows programming
  1. Subject: Commerce

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.

  1. Subject: Economics

Paper II

Microeconomic analysis, Macroeconomic analysis, Development and Planning, Public Finance, Indian Economy, Statistical Methods.

Paper III

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.

Elective Papers

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,

  1. Subject: English

Paper II

Chaucer to Shakespeare, Romantic period, Victorian period, Contemporary period, Modern period, American and non-British kinds of literature, Rhetoric and Prosody.

Paper III

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Subject: Environmental Science

Paper II and Paper III

Unit I

  • Definition, principles, and scope of environmental Science.
  • Physico-chemical and Biological factors in the environment
  • Structure and composition of the atmosphere
  • Natural resources, conservation, and sustainable development

Unit II

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical composition of air
  • Water chemistry and soil chemistry
  • Principles of analytical methods
  • Toxic chemicals in the environment

Unit III

  • Ecosystems
  • Common flora and fauna in India
  • Microflora of atmosphere
  • Environmental Biotechnology

Unit IV

  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Mineral resources and the environment
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Earth’s processes and geological hazards

Unit V

  • Sun as a source of energy
  • Environmental implications of energy use

Unit VI

  • Air, water, soil, noise, and Marine

Unit VI

  • Introduction to environmental impact analysis
  • A generalized approach to impact analysis
  • Guidelines for environmental audit
  • Restoration and rehabilitation technologies 
  • Land use policies in India
  • Urban planning in India
  • Concept of strategies and sustainable development


  • Sources and generation of solid wastes
  • Hazardous waste management and handling
  • Environmental policy regulations
  • Scheme of labeling environmentally friendly products

Unit IX

  • Basic elements and tools of Statistical analysis
  • Introduction to environment system analysis

Unit X

  • Environmental education and awareness
  • Global environmental problems
  • Environmental issues in India
  • Wastelands and their reclamation in India
  • Vehicular pollution and urban air quality
  • Water crisis and conservation of water
  • Depletion of natural resources
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Wetland conservation
  1. Subject: History

Paper II

  • Concepts, ideas, and terms
  • Ancient Indian History
  • Medieval Indian History
  • Modern Indian History

Paper III

Unit I

From Indus valley civilization to Mahajanapadas- Age, extent, and characteristics of Indus valley civilization, Vedic culture. Mahajanapadas, republics, and economic growth.

Unit II

History of India from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD- Foundations of Mauryan empire, Sungas, Satvahanas, and Kushanas,

Unit III

India from 4th Century AD to 12th Century AD- Guptas, Vakatakas, Harsh Pallavas, Cholas-Pratiharas-Palas, Feudalism, society, and position of women in India.

Unit IV

India from 1206 to 1526- Expansion and consolidation, State and Religion, Economic aspects, urban centers, industries, Trade and Commerce, Art, architecture, and Literature.

Unit V

India from 1526 onwards- Sources of Mughal period, Mughal relations with the nobility and Rajputs, Decline of Mughal Empire, The Maratha movement, Administration

Unit VI

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.

Unit VII

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.

Unit IX

National movement and Post independent India- Rise of Nationalism, Gandhian mass movement and ideologies, India after independence, Making of Indian Constitution.

Unit X

World History- Concepts, ideas, and terms, Research in History.

Elective- Ancient Indian History, Medieval Indian History, Modern Indian History

  1. Subject: Geography

Paper II

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Biogeography
  • Geographic thought
  • Population geography
  • Settlement geography
  • Economic geography
  • Social geography
  • Political geography
  • Regional Planning
  • Geography of India
  • Cartography
  • Statistical methods


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.

  1. Subject: Education

Paper II

  • The philosophical foundation of Education
  • Western schools of Philosophy-Relationship of Education and Philosophy, Indian schools of Philosophy, Contributions of Vivekananda, Tagore, Gandhi, and Aurobindo to Educational thinking.
  • Sociological foundations of Education- Relationship of sociology and Education, Meaning and nature of educational sociology.
  • Psychological foundations of Education- Relationship of Education and Psychology, Intelligence- its theories and measurement, Learning and motivation, Psychology and Education of exceptional children, mental health and hygiene, Guidance.
  • Methodology of Educational Research
  • Analysis of Data

Paper III

  • Western schools of Philosophy
  • Meaning and nature, education and social change, constraints of social change.
  • Process of growth and development
  • Intelligence- its theories and measurement
  • Personality- Type and trait theories, Measurement of Personality.
  • Concept and Principles of Guidance and counseling
  • Tools and techniques of Guidance
  • Analysis of Data
  • Concept of population and sample, various methods of sampling
  • Descriptive research, ex post facto research, survey research, historical research.
  • Universalization of elementary education in India
  • Construction and development of curriculum- Curriculum evaluation


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.

  1. Subject: Law

Paper II

  • The constitutional law of India
  • Legal Theory
  • Family law
  • Law of contracts- General principles
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Crimes- General principles
  • Labour Law

Paper III (Core and Elective)

Unit I

  • Essential features of the Indian Constitution
  • Fundamental rights, fundamental duties, and directive principles of State policy
  • Amending processes of the Constitution
  • Parliament and State Legislatures
  • Role of Election Commission in the Democratic process

Unit II

  • Nature, scope, and importance of Administrative Law
  • Principles of Natural justice
  • Judicial review of Administrative Action

Unit III

  • Nature and sources of Law
  • Legal concepts- Right, duty, ownership, Possession, and person
  • Judicial contributions in bringing social changes
  • Law and Morality

Unit IV

  • General principles of Criminal law
  • Joint liability
  • Offenses against the human body and property
  • Defamation

Unit V

  • Environmental pollution
  • Legislative methods of prevention and control of environmental pollution
  • Remedies for environmental protection
  • Environmental impact assessment and control of hazardous waste

Unit VI

  • Nature of International Law and its sources
  • Recognition of State and Governments
  • International courts of justice
  • UNO and its organs

Unit VII

Marriage, Divorce, Maintenance, Matrimonial remedies, Uniform Civil court


  • Concept and Development of Human Rights
  • Implementation of Human Rights in India
  • Protection of marginalized groups

Unit IX

  • Nature and Definition of Tort
  • General principles of Tortious liability
  • Absolute liability
  • Consumer Protection

Unit X

  • Partnership Act
  • Sales of Goods Act
  • Negotiable Instruments Act
  • Company Law
  1. Subject: Management

Paper II and Paper III

Unit I

  • Managerial Economics- Demand Analysis
  • Market structures
  • Pricing theories
  • Macroeconomics
  • Pricing concepts
  • Business Environment
  • Capital pricing

Unit II

  • Concept and significance of Organizational behavior
  • Understanding and Managing group behavior
  • Organizational Development

Unit III

  • Concepts and perspectives in HRM
  • Induction, training, and Development
  • Performance, appraisal, and evaluation
  • Wage Determination
  • Job evaluation
  • Industrial Relations and Trade Unions

Unit IV

  • Nature and scope of Financial Management
  • Capital budgeting decisions- Risk analysis
  • Long-term and short-term financial instruments
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Unit V

  • Marketing environment and marketing scanning
  • Market segmentation- Targeting and positioning
  • New product development
  • Branding and packaging
  • Promotion decisions
  • Uses of the Internet as a marketing medium
  • New issues in Marketing

Unit VI

  • Role and scope of Production Management
  • Use of computers in Managerial applications

Unit VII

  • Concepts of Corporate Strategy
  • Porter’s generic strategies
  • Managerial International Business

Unit IX

  • Concepts, types, characteristics, and motivation
  • Process of Business opportunity identification
  • Planning for growth-sickness in Small Enterprises
  • Rehabilitation of sick Enterprises

Unit X

  • Ethics and Management systems
  • Personal Framework for Ethical choices
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics

18. Subject: Mass Communication and Journalism

Unit I

  • Communication and Journalism
  • Types of Communication
  • Mass Communication in India

Unit II

  • Role of media in society
  • Impact of media on specific audiences
  • Mass media effects studies and their limitations
  • Mass campaigns for specific issues

Unit III

  • Journalism as a Profession
  • Research restrictions
  • A career in journalism and Mass media
  • Principles and practices of Media management
  • Media laws in India

Unit IV

  • History of Print and Broadcast media with special reference to India
  • Post-independence developments in prints
  • Small newspapers- Problems and prospects
  • Development of radio and television
  • Historical overview and contemporary analysis of Cinema

Unit V

  • Communication and theories of social change
  • Role of media in social change
  • Development initiatives

Unit VI

  • Introduction of Research methods and process
  • Administrative and critical traditions
  • Communication research in India
  • Market research and its relationship to communication particularly advertising
  • Statistical methods of Analysis Basics

Unit VII

  • Colonial structures of Communication
  • Conflicts related to media coverage and representation
  • MacBride Commission- Recommendations and Policy options
  • Convergence of Media- Problems and Options
  • India’s position and approach to International Communication issues


  • Radio, TV, and video as media of Communication
  • Different types of programs
  • Role of Producers
  • Writing for TV-Researching for scripts
  • Sound, design, microphones, Design, and Lighting
  • Editing- Theory and Practice

Unit IX

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Propaganda

Unit X

  • Different forms of writing
  • Printing Technology and Production methods
  • News agencies
  • Syndicate and Freelancing
  • Specialized areas of journalism

19. Subject: Political Science

Paper II

  • Political theory and thought
  • Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations

Paper II (Core and Elective)

Unit I

Political Theory- Nature, concerns, and decline of Political theory since 1970, Liberalism and Marxism. Role of Ideology, Theories of change- Lenin, Mao, and Gandhi.

Unit II

Political thought- Plato and Aristotle, Gandhi, M.N Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh

Unit III

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.

Unit IV

Political development, Political modernization, Role of power and authority, Political Elite.

Unit V

Making of Indian Constitution, Fundamental rights, duties, directive principles, Supreme Court, Judicial Activism, Indian Federalism.

Unit VI

Dynamics of State Politics, Local Governments- rural and urban, Elections and Electoral reforms, Problems of Nation building and integration.

Unit VII

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

Unit IX

Theories of International Relations, Conflicts, and conflict resolution

Unit X

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 II

  • Sociological concepts- Nature of sociology, Basic concepts of Sociology, Social structure, social groups, Social Institutions, Social stratification, Social Change.
  • Sociological theory-Structural, Functional, Interactionist, Conflict.
  • Methodology- Meaning and nature of social research, Quantitative and Qualitative methods, Statistics in Social Research.

Paper III A (Core group)

  • Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
  • Neo-functionalism and Neo-Marxism
  • Structuration and Postmodernism
  • Conceptualization of Indian Society
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Issues pertaining to deviance
  • Current debates
  • The challenges of globalization
  • Elective
  • Rural sociology
  • Industry and society
  • Industrial Relations
  • Industrialization and social changes in India
  • Sociology of Development
  • Population and society
  • Gender and society

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
Arabic Complete syllabus
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, and Peace Studies Complete syllabus
Chemical Sciences Complete syllabus
Commerce Complete syllabus
Computer Science and Applications Complete syllabus
Dogri Complete syllabus
Earth Sciences Complete syllabus
Economics Complete syllabus
Education Complete syllabus
Electronic Science Complete syllabus
English Complete syllabus
Environmental Science Complete syllabus
Geography Complete syllabus
Hindi Complete syllabus
History Complete syllabus
Home Science Complete syllabus
Kashmiri Complete syllabus
Law Complete syllabus
Library and Information Sciences Complete syllabus
Life Sciences Complete syllabus
Linguistics Complete syllabus
Management Complete syllabus
Mass Communication and Journalism Complete syllabus
Mathematics Complete syllabus
Music Complete syllabus
Persian Complete syllabus
Philosophy Complete syllabus
Physical Education Complete syllabus
Physical Sciences Complete syllabus
Political Science Complete syllabus
Psychology Complete syllabus
Public Administration Complete syllabus
Punjabi Complete syllabus
Sanskrit Complete syllabus
Social work Complete syllabus
Sociology Complete syllabus
Urdu Complete syllabus

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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
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Tips and Tricks for Preparation of JK SET Exam

  • 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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