Paper 3 has been removed from NET from 2018 (Notification)- now paper 2 and 3 syllabus is included in paper 2
CBSE (UGC) NET June-December 2018 Syllabus for Population Studies
CBSE (UGC) NET Population Studies Syllabus 2012
Code No. 15
Subject: Population Studies Syllabus
- There will be two question papers, CBSE (UGC) NET Population Studies Paper II and Paper III.
- Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
- Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.
CBSE (UGC) NET Population Studies Paper II and Paper III-A Core Group
Unit-I: Source of Population Data
- World: Census, Registration of vital events. Demographic Surveys, Population Registers.
- India: Census, Civil Registration System (CRS), Sample Registration Scheme (SRS), National Sample Survey (NSS), Demographic surveys and other sources.
- Nature and limitation of data from each of the sources. Data appraisal: Evaluation and adjustment of data.
Unit-II: Methods of Demographic and Population Analysis
- Rates, Ratios, Proportions, Percentages, Person, Months/Years, incidence, prevalence.
- Rates of Population Growth: Arithmetic, Geometric and Exponential Rates of Growth; Doubling Time; Location of Events in Time; the Lexis diagram.
- Cohort and cross-sectional indicators.
- Crude rates and standardized methods.
- Methods of population projections.
- Inter-censual/Post-censual estimates of population.
Unit-III: Population Composition and Change
- Spatial and temporal changes in the size, composition & distribution of population-global perspective with special focus on India.
- Composition of India's population.
- Demographic Composition.
- Social Composition.
- Economic Composition.
- Cultural Composition Concept of ageing.
Unit-IV: Nuptiality and Fertility
- Concepts and measures of Nuptiality and Fertility Levels, trends and differentials of Fertility in India Sources of data on fertility
- Determinants of fertility-Framework of fertility analysis-Davis & Blake's intermediate variable framework of fertility; Bongaart's proximate determinants of fertility.
Unit-V: Mortality, Morbidity and Health
- Mortality-Concepts and measures.
- Mortality trends, levels and determinants in India with special reference to infant mortality and maternal mortality.
- Cause of Death statistics.
- Life Table: Basic concept of the Life Table; types and forms of Life Table and Model Life Table.
- Concepts and definitions of health and morbidity; measures of morbidity; Sources of data on morbidity and mortality.
- Reproductive Health: Concept and framework; Reproductive morbidity; prevalence of RTI (reproductive tract infection), STDs and HIV/AIDS; estimated levels and interventions.
Unit-VI: Migration and Urbanization
- Basic Concepts and definitions Types of migrations-internal and international Trends and differentials of migration Determinants and consequences of migration.
- Concepts and definitions of urban; trends and patterns of urbanization in India.
- Issues in urbanisation and urban problems in developing countries with focus on India.
Unit-VII: Population Theories
- Theories of Population Growth-Malthus to modern; limits to population growth.
- Theory of Demographic Transition.
- Theories related to fertility.
- Theories related to migration and urbanization.
Unit-VIII: Population, Development and Environment
- Concepts, definitions, relevance and measurement.
- Inter-relationship between population growth, environment and sustainable development with special reference to India.
- Human Development Index.
- Implications of population growth on food supply, water, sanitation, housing, employment, health, education, etc.
- Ecological balance and its maintenance.
Unit-IX: Population and Gender
- Concept of gender-its relationship with components of population-fertility, mortality, migration.
- Status of women-social, economic, cultural and health.
- Women empowerment and its demographic consequences.
Unit-X: Population Policies and Programs
- Population policies in the context of growth, structure, distribution and quality of life; Policies related to medical termination of pregnancy (MTP), age at marriage, sex determination tests, etc.
- National and State population policies in India.
- Evolution of Family Welfare Program in India.
- Program components and organization at different levels (Nation, State, District).
- Goals and achievements of the Family Welfare Program Methods of Program Impact Assessment Impact Assessment.
CBSE (UGC) NET Population Studies Paper III-B
Elective Course-I (Techniques of Population Analysis)
- Rates, ratios, proportion and percentages; Sources of data for their computation in population analysis.
- Population growth rates: Decadal growth rates, arithmetic, geometric and exponential growth rates. Concept of population stabilization and net reproduction rate of unity.
- Nuptiality indicators-their computation and sources of data
- Fertility indicators-their computation and sources of data
- Cross-sectional or Period indicators: CBR, GFR, ASFR, ASMFR, TMFR, TFR, GRR, NRR, replacement level fertility, Birth order statistics.
- Cohort indicators: Children ever born, completed family size.
- Age standardization or adjustment
- Mortality indicators-their computation and sources of data.
- CDR, ASDR, IMR, under-five, neo-natal mortality, post-natal mortality; MMR.
- Measures of pregnancy wastage.
- Computation of Life Table.
- Model Life Tables.
- Morbidity Indicators: Incidence, Prevalence and Case-fatality ratio.
- Migration and its measurement
- Population Estimation: Inter-censual and Post-censual, Methods of Population Projection.
- Indirect methods of estimation of demographic rates
- Estimation of Fertility.
- Estimation of infant mortality.
- Estimation of adult mortality.
Elective Course-2 Population, Settlements and Human Ecology
CBSE (UGC) NET Population
- Spatial Distribution of Population: Measures of density and concentration; factors affecting spatial distribution and temporal changes in density and concentration; world/India's pattern of population distribution.
- Population Movements: Basic concepts and definitions; circulation, commutation, mobility, migration-their environmental impact assessment; determinants and consequences of internal/international migration; urbanization and migration in developed and developing countries; processes of sub-urbanization; rural urban continuum. Theories of migration, pull and push factors, Lee's theory of migration; Ravenstein's Law of migration. Peterson's typology; Stouffer's model of Intervening opportunities and competing migrants; gravity models; Harris-Todaro Model of Migration.
- Human Settlements: Classification, Evolution and Growth; Morphology, Landuse and Functions; Spatial Organisation; Principles of Centrality and Hierarchy; Methods of measuring centrality and hierarchy; Central Place Region.
- Classical and modern views on the subject; human ecological processes (e. g. concentration-dispersion dichotomy, centripetal-centrifugal forces) and their role in shaping human ecological organisation.
- Human ecological organizations: Physical, socio-economic, cultural; formal/non-formal.
- Ecological imbalance and strategies to combat it:
- Ecological imbalances caused by natural factors; human factors; impact on human ecological systems; man's perception and adjustment to such imbalances; sustainable population and sustainable settlements in the context of a regional ecosystem.
Elective Course-3 Population, Development and Environment
CBSE (UGC) NET Population
- Divergent views regarding the relationship between population and economic development.
- Is population growth an obstacle to economic development? Coale & Hoover study, Limits to growth study, Enke's investment model approach.
- Population growth is conducive to economic development-views of Colin Clark, Estner Boserup, Julian Simon.
- ‘Development is the best contraceptive’ -Bucharest controversy.
CBSE (UGC) NET Development
- Changing Concept of Development-Emphasis on Equality-towards human centered development-welfare approach-investment in human capital approach, Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI), Human Development Index (HDI).
CBSE (UGC) NET Environment
- Population and development impact on natural resources and the environment. Land degradation, deforestation, air and water pollution, global warming biodiversity. Impact on quality of life-health, employment, urbanization, poverty, housing, transport, safe drinking water, sanitation, etc. Population, environment and sustainable development.
Elective Course-4 Family Welfare Program in India
- Historical Evolution of the Program: 1952 through current period.
- Organizational Structure-Subcentre, Primary Health Centre, Community Health Centre, District and State Centre.
- Program Service Infrastructure:
- Service Units Services
- Quality of Services
- Components and Services
- Ante-Natal Care
- Natal Care
- Post-Natal Care
- Family Planning
- Acute Respiratory Infection
- Family Planning Methods: Advantages/disadvantages, effectiveness.
- Program Achievement, Program goals in NPP-2000.
- Evaluation of FW Program and data requirement.
- Management Information System.
- Indicators based on service statistics: Acceptance rates, percentage needs met, Couple protection rate.
- Periodic Surveys: National Sample Surveys, Ad hoc Surveys and indicators used for assessment.
- Sample Registration System.