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Two forms of motivating hypotheses have been posited by psychologists. Motivation is broken into two forms by dualistic theories: inherent and extrinsic. The attainment of an instrumental purpose relates to Extrinsic Motivation. It has been observed that Extrinsic motivation has been a topic of research interest of the researchers due to the significance of the term. Therefore, this paper evaluates the research output on extrinsic motivation since 1960 in different fields using the Scopus database. The data were collected from the Scopus database and were analyzed using Microsoft Excel to analyze the research trends on extrinsic motivation. It is concluded that extrinsic motivation has been a topic of researchers' focus since 1960 but higher attempts are made after 2005. Most of the researchers prefer journal article publications and only 2% are in the press, whereas all other articles are already published. Most of the publications are published in the English language and the researcher from the field of Psychology and Social Science is publishing the most on extrinsic motivation. This paper will assist the junior researchers to find the gap and design their future research on extrinsic motivation as this paper compiles the database of the last six decades available on Scopus.