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UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2024

 UGC NET Paper 1 General Paper on Teaching, Research Aptitude, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning, Information and Communication Technology, People, Development and Environment and Higher Education System.

UGC NET paper 1 consists of fifty (50) objective type question of Two (2) marks each.

Time Allowed: 1 hour

The main objective of this paper is to assess the teaching and research abilities of the candidates. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, they should be aware of interaction between people, the environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

UGC NET Paper 1:- The details of syllabus are as follows:

1. Teaching Aptitude

* Teaching: Concept, Objectives; Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements

* Learner characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences

* Factors affecting teaching, related to the teacher, learner, support material, instructional facilities, learning environment and institution

* Methods of teaching in institutions of higher learning: Teacher-centred vs. Learner-centered methods, Off-line vs On-line methods.

* Teaching Support Systems: 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.)

5. 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)

6. Comprehension 

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

7. 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

8. 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, wast (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/effort Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance

9. 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.

10. 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 subject.

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