UGC – NET 2018 Syllabus Paper-1

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UGC – NET 2018 Syllabus


PaperMarks Number of Question Duration
1100 501 hour (9:30am to 10:30am)
2200 1002 hours (11:00am to 1:00pm)

All the questions of Paper – I and Paper – II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus.


Unit-I : Teaching Aptitude Teaching

  • Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
  • Learner’s characteristics;
  • Factors affecting teaching;
  • Methods of teaching;
  • Teaching aids;
  • Evaluation systems.

Unit-II : Research Aptitude Research

  • Meaning, characteristics and types;
  • Steps of research;
  • Methods of research;
  • Research Ethics;
  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

Unit-III : Reading Comprehension

  • A passage to be set with questions to be answered.

Unit-IV : Communication

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

Unit-V : Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Number series;
  • letter series;
  • codes;
  • Relationships;
  • classification.

Unit-VI : Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments;
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
  • Verbal analogies : Word analogy ñ Applied analogy;
  • Verbal classification;
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams : Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship;
  • Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.

Unit-VII : Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data.

Unit-VIII : Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
  • General abbreviations and terminology;
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.

Unit-IX : People and Environment

  • People and environment interaction;
  • Sources of pollution;
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
  • Natural hazards and mitigation

Unit-X : 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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