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UGC NET Syllabus 2019 for Paper 1 - Download FREE PDF

UGC NET Syllabus 2019 for Paper 1

1. UGC NET Syllabus 2019 for Paper 1

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The questions in Paper-I are mainly on general knowledge and research aptitude, as it is intended to test the teaching and research capabilities of a candidate. Along with these, candidates’ cognitive abilities like comprehension, analysis, understanding the structure of arguments and deductive, evaluation and inductive reasoning are also measured. UGC NET candidates should be aware of their surroundings like the interaction between people, environment and natural resources and their impact on lives.

Below table will explain the distribution of marks in each category.

UGC NET June 2019 Part-I Exam Pattern

Part

Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

Questions

Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

II

Research Aptitude

5

10

III

Reading Comprehension

5

10

IV

Communication

5

10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5

10

VII

Data Interpretation

5

10

VIII

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

IX

People & Environment

5

10

X

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

 Note:

  • Each section has 5 questions, each of which carries 2 marks. Hence 10 marks from each section.

  • There is no negative marking in the exam.

  • Paper-I has 50 questions in a total of 100 marks within a duration of 1 hour.

Now let us have a look at each section and the topics under it.

1. Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements

  • Learner’s characteristics

  • Factors affecting teaching

  • Methods of teaching

  • Teaching aids

  • Evaluation systems

2. Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, characteristics and types

  • Steps of research

  • Methods of research

  • Research ethics

  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium

  • Thesis writing- its characteristics and format

3. Reading Comprehension

  • A passage to be set with questions to be answered

4. Communication

  • Communication Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication

5. Reasoning (Includes Mathematics)

  • Number series; letter series; codes

  • Relationships; classification

6. Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments

  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning

  • Verbal analogies: Word analogy — an Applied analogy

  • Verbal classification

  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship multi-diagrammatic relationshipVenn diagram; Analytical Reasoning

7. Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data

  • Quantitative and qualitative data

  • Graphical representation and mapping of data

 8. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses

  • General abbreviations and terminology

  • Basics of internet and e-mailing

9. People and Environment

  • People and environment interaction

  • Sources of pollution

  • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resourcesNatural hazards and mitigation

10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India: Formal and distance education professional/technical and general education; Value education: Governance, polity and administration; concept, institutions and their interactions.

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