The following are the popular Indian television reality shows and soap operas which is important for the exam. Sometimes questions on soap operas or realities shows and their host or persons associated with etc. are asked in matching type or chronological based type questions in UGC-NET exam.
|Name of Programs||Name of TV Channels|
|Kaun Banega Crorepati||Sony|
|Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma||Sony|
|Big Boss||Colors and Sony|
|Dance India Dance||Zee TV|
|India’s Best Dramebaaz||Zee TV|
|Sa Re Ga Ma Pa||Zee TV|
|Pavitra Rishta||Zee TV|
|Kumkum Bhagya||Zee TV|
|Jodha Akbar||Zee TV|
|Balika Vadu||Colors TV|
|India’s Got Talent||Viacom 18|
|Koffee with Karan||Star World India|
|Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah||SAB TV|
|Great Indian Laughter Challenge||Star One|
|Kasauti Zindgi Kay||Star Plus|
|Savdhaan India||Life OK|
|Munshi (Social)||Asianet News (Malyalam)|
|Buniyaad (1986)||DD National|
|Ramayana (1987)||DD National|
Related Question asked in UGC NET Exam (December 2009- Paper II – Mass Communication & Journalism)
Which of the following is the correct sequence of television soaps according to their telecast ?
(A) Hum Log, Ramayana, Mahabharat, Buniyaad
(B) Hum Log, Buniyaad, Mahabharat, Ramayana
(C) Hum Log, Buniyaad, Ramayana, Mahabharat
(D) Buniyaad, Hum Log, Ramayana, Mahabharat
Correct Answer: (C)
Explanation: Hum Log is an Indian television soap opera and also the first serial drama series in India. It began telecast on Doordarshan, India’s national network on 7 July 1984, then the only television channel of India.
Buniyaad is an Indian television soap opera directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti. The series was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi and dealt with the Partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath. It first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National.
Ramayan is an Indian historical television series based on ancient Indian Sanskrit epic of the same name. The show was originally aired between 1987 and 1988 on DD National. It was created, written, and directed by Ramanand Sagar.
Mahabharat is an epic Indian television series based on the ancient Sanskrit epic of the same name. The original airing consisted of a total of ninety-four episodes and were broadcast from 2 October 1988 to 24 June 1990 on Doordarshan. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra.