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Title: UGC NET General Paper-I

UGC Net General Paper-I Overview
  • The UGC NET exam consists of 2 papers, Paper I
    Paper II. Paper I is common for all the
    candidates and Paper II is subject specific
    (Commerce, English etc.).
  • In this presentation we will look into the
    details of General Paper I such as syllabus,
    pattern, marking scheme and recommended books.

Table of contents
  • UGC NET 2020 Exam patternSyllabus for paper 1
    General Paper 1 PatternPaper 1 Marking
    SchemeList of Important Books for Paper 1

ugc net Exam pattern
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 Paper 1 Paper 2
Type of Papers Common for all subjects Subject-based paper
Type of Questions MCQ (Multiple choices with a single correct answer) MCQ (Multiple choices with a single correct answer)
No. of Questions 50 100
Marking Weightage 100 (2 marks of each question) 200 (2 marks of each question)
Total Time 3 Hours (180 minutes) 3 Hours (180 minutes)
Questions Based on Topics General Paper on Teaching Research Aptitude Subject related topics
Exam Mode Online (Without any break) Online (Without any break)
Marking Scheme No negative marking No negative marking
General paper I Syllabus
  • General Paper-I tests the basic aptitude of the
  • The syllabus consists of 10 units which includes
    topics like teaching research aptitude,
    communication ,reasoning and more.
  • Lets look at the complete syllabus in detail.

unit-I (teaching Aptitude)
  • 1. Teaching Concept, Objectives, Levels of
    teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective),
    Characteristics, and basic requirements.2.
    Learners characteristics Characteristics of
    adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social,
    Emotional and Cognitive), Individual
    differences.3. Factors affecting teaching
    related to Teacher, Learner, Support material,
    Instructional facilities, Learning environment,
    and Institution.4. Methods of teaching in
    Institutions of higher learning Teacher centered
    vs. Learner-centered methods Off-line vs.
    On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs,
    etc.).5. Teaching Support System Traditional,
    Modern, and ICT based.6. Evaluation Systems
    Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in
    Choice Based Credit System in Higher education,
    Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation

unit-II (Research Aptitude)
  • 1. Research Meaning, Types, and
    Characteristics, Positivism, and Post
    positivistic approach to research.
  • 2. Methods of Research Experimental,
    Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, and
    Quantitative Methods, Steps of Research.  
  • 3. Thesis and Article writing Format and styles
    of referencing, Application of ICT in
    research, Research ethics.

unit-III (Comprehension)
  • 1. A passage of text is
    given. Questions are asked from the passage to be

unit-Iv (Communication)
  • 1. Communication Meaning, types, and
    characteristics of communication.
  • 2. Effective communication Verbal and
    Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group
    communications, Classroom communication, Barriers
    to effective communication, Mass-Media, and

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

unit-vi (logical reasoning)
  • 1. Understanding the structure of arguments
    argument forms, the 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. 
  • 2. Venn diagram Simple and multiple uses for
    establishing the validity of arguments.  
  • 3. Indian Logic Means of knowledge, Pramanas-
    Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference),
    Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony),
    Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi
  • 4. Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference),
    Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas
    (fallacies of inference).

unit-vii (data interpretation)
  • 1. Sources, acquisition, and classification of
  • 2. Quantitative and Qualitative Data. 
  • 3. Graphical representation (Bar-chart,
    Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart, and
  • 4. Mapping of Data, Data Interpretation. Data and

unit-viii (information technology)
  • 1. ICT General abbreviations and terminology,
    Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio
    and Video-conferencing, Digital initiatives in
    higher education. ICT and Governance.

unit-ix (People, Development environment)
  • 1. Development and Environment Millennium
    Development and Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • 2. Human and environment interaction
    Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Natural and energy resources Solar, Wind,
    Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and
  • 5. 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)
  • 1. Institutions of higher learning and education
    in ancient India.
  • 2. Evolution of higher learning and research in
    Post-Independence India. 
  • 3. Oriental, Conventional, and Non-conventional
    learning programs in India. 
  • 4. Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based
  • 5. Value education and environmental education.
  • 6. Policies, Governance, and Administration

Paper-I Pattern
Unit Unit Name No. of Questions Asked in Paper-I UGC NET Paper-I Marks
1 Teaching Aptitude 5 10
2 Research Aptitude 5 10
3 Reading Comprehension 5 10
4 Communication 5 10
5 Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
6 Logical Reasoning 5 10
7 Data Interpretation 5 10
8 Information Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
9 People Environment 5 10
10 Higher Education System Governance, Polity Administration 5 10
Total Total 50 100
paper-I Marking scheme
Type of Answer Marks Allotted
Correct Answer 2 marks
Incorrect Answer (negative marking) 0 mark
No Answer 0 mark
recommended books for paper-I
Name of the Book Author Publisher
Truemans UGC NET/ SLET General Paper I M. Gagan (Author), Sajit Kumar Danika Publishing Company
UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper-1 Teaching Research Aptitude Arihant Express Arihant Publication
CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude KVS Madaan Pearson Education
UGC NET/ SET Paper 1 -- McGraw Hill Education
CBSE UGC-NET Teaching and Research Aptitude Dr. M S Ansari RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House
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