UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus and Questions PDF

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UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus and Questions PDF Download Now Free of cost : The University Grants Commission (UGC) NET Bureau revised its syllabus for UGC NET General Paper-1 on Teaching and Research Aptitude (Code No. 00) 2021 and the same syllabus will be applicable for the upcoming UGC NET / JRF and SET or SLET examination.

Section 1: UGC NET Examination Syllabus: This section of the guide book contains the UGC NET syllabus of paper 1 of the UGC NET examination conducted by NTA.

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus and Questions PDF Download Now
UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus, Notes and Questions PDF

The details of UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus are as follows:

UGC NET Study Materials for Paper 1:

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Unit-II: Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post positivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.

Unit-III: Comprehension

  • A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit-IV: Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society.

Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies,
  • Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Unit-VII: Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

Unit-X: Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
  • Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.


The details of syllabi you can download in the pdf format from the following link:

Paper 1 UGC NET Old Syllabus
The UGC NET examination old syllabus which were applicable till December, 2018 can be download in the pdf format from the following link. Kindly note that this syllabus is considered as outdated and now not applicable for the upcoming UGC NET examination of Paper-1. You can use it only for your reference purpose.

The details of syllabi you can download in the pdf format from the following link:

UGC NET Paper 1 Old Syllabus

NTA UGC NET Previous Question Papers free pdf

UGC NET Paper 1 Previous Year Questions PDF Download

Section 2: UGC NET Examination Solved Paper 1: In this section, a few solved papers of UGC NET are included. The answer keys of the solved papers after June 2012 are taken from the updated answer keys released by UGC, CBSE or National Testing Agency (NTA).

2006 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2006 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2007 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2007 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2008 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2008 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2009 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2009 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2010 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2010 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2011 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2011 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2012 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2012 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2013 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2013 September UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2013 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2014 June UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1
2014 December UGC NET Previous Years Solved Paper 1

2015 June NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1
2015 December NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper 1

2016 July NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1
2016 August NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1

2017 January NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1
2017 November NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1

2018 July 8 NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1
2018 July 22 NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1
2018 December NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1

2019 June NTA UGC NET Solved Question Paper-1


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