UGC-NET-Syllabus Paper-1 Teaching and Research Aptitude

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION (UGC)

National Eligibility Test (NET)

Syllabus Paper-1

SUBJECT: General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude

Note :

• This paper consists of Sixty (60) multiple choice questions, each question carrying two (2) marks.
• Candidate is expected to answer any Fifty (50) questions.
• In case more than Fifty (50) questions are attempted, only the first Fifty (50) questions will be evaluated.

I.    Teaching Aptitude :

  • Teaching : Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements.
  • Learner’s Characteristics.
  • Factors affecting Teaching.
  • Methods of Teaching.
  • Teaching aids.
  • Evaluation Systems.

 

II.    Research Aptitude :

  • Research : Meaning, Characteristics and Types;
  • Steps of Research.
  • Methods of Research.
  • Research Ethics.
  • Paper, Articles, Workshop, Seminar, Conference and Symposium.
  • Thesis Writing : Its characteristics and format.

 

III. Reading Comprehension :

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

 

IV.    Communication :

  • Communication : Nature, Characteristics, Types, Barriers and Effective Classroom Communication.

 

V.   Reasoning ( including Mathematical ) :

  • Number Series; Letter Series; Codes.
  • Relationships; Classification.

 

VI.   Logical Reasoning :

  • Understanding the Structure of Argument.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning.
  • Verbal Analogies; Word Analogy – Applied Analogy.
  • Verbal Classification.
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams; Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Muliti – Diagrammatic Relationship.
  • Venn Diagram; Analytical Reasoning.

 

VII. Data Interpretation :

  • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.

 

VIII. Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ) :

  • ICT : Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages and Uses.
  • General Abbreviation and Terminology.
  • Basics of Internet and E – mailing.

 

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.

 

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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