UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2020-2021 PDF

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UGC NET syllabus 2021 will be released by National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the notification. Since UGC NET syllabus for both paper-I and -II was revised by NTA in June 2019, no changes are likely to be made to this year’s NET syllabus.

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I

UGC NET paper-I (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET paper-I syllabus 2021 below:

UGC NET Paper-I UnitsUGC NET Paper-I Topics
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 centered vs. learner centered methods; offline vs. online 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 to 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

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