UGC NET PAPER 1

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UGC NET Paper 1 UGC NET exam is conducted for eligibility of assistant professor and junior research fellowship (JRF) all over the country. The UGC NET Paper 1 is common for all the aspirants who wants to appear in this exam.
Paper-1 is Super Important part of UGC NET, because it can give you a significant advantage over other students by maximizing your overall score.
The Syllabus for Paper 1 for UGC NET (given at bottom of this page) is Vast. On top of that, there are always some questions from unpredictable areas.
Paper one in UGC NET is a boon for those who would like to boost the cumulative marks in NET examination, all it needs is a certain level of calculation and practice.
Practising and comprehending questions from previous year question papers would be of great help.
If properly noticed the sections of paper one may be classified into two,
1. That needs constant practice
2. That needs constant updation.

Those sections that needs constant practice are reasoning, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning and reading comprehension to name a few.
Those sections that need updation are current affairs, people development and environment, ICT etc
One drawback with paper 1 is that even though the topics are defined, yet one needs a plethora of knowledge regarding the latest trends to tackle it.
Candidates who want to qualify the UGC NET Exam will have to secure minimum 40% marks in both Papers.
The detailed syllabus of UGC NET Paper 1 are as follows:

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 positivist 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), Hetvabhasa (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.
NOTE: (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module.
(ii) Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by an equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

Preparation Strategy to crack the UGC NET Exam
Know the Exam Pattern:- Complete knowledge of the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of UGC NET. You must have to follow this first step to start preparation

Time Management:- Management of time is one of the crucial things to prepare for the exam. So, make a schedule for study and follow it strictly.

Quality study material:- Must need to prepare yourself for an exam is top quality study material. You will have to search for the best one.

Previous year questions:- According to me, Previous year question papers are the best source to find out the difficulty level of the exam. These papers will also help you to know about the important topics of UGC NET Exam. So, you must take help from these papers.
Make a list of the most important topics and start preparing them.
Make Short notes:- Short notes can help you to revise everything that you read in abbreviate time. Make a habit for writing short notes while studying.

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