UGC NET exam is one of the most sought-after exams by candidates who want to obtain eligibility for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Assistant Professor in Indian universities and colleges. The UGC NET 2022 exam will be conducted soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Every year lakhs of candidates appear for UGC NET, however, only a few are able to crack the exam. Ideally, the hours of study totally depend on the student’s capacity to learn. Each student has different capacity so initially, you should start with basic concepts to make a habit to sit for 10-12 hrs. on daily basis.

  • Divide your syllabus into small sections and set a daily target for it.
  • Must devote 2 hr for Paper- 1 modification.
  • Must essay 1 former time’s paper of Paper- 1 each day.
  • 5 – 6 hours for modification for Paper-.2
  • Must dissect Former Year Papers for Paper- 2 as well.

Is it important to attend mock tests?

  • It gives the real look and sense of the test
  • It improves the time operation skill of campaigners
  • Campaigners are suitable to judge their weak areas for the test
  • Campaigners get to know the important motifs for the test 

PAPER I  : EXAM PATTERN AND SYLLABUS

Part

Sections (Multiple Choice Questions)

Questions

Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

II

Research Aptitude

5

10

III

Reading Comprehension

5

10

IV

Communication

5

10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5

10

VII

Data Interpretation

5

10

VIII

Information & Communication Techno-logy (ICT)

5

10

VIII

People & Environment

5

10

IX

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

 

Total

50

100

DATE Topic

May 27

Unit-I Teaching Aptitude Syllabus  
May 28 Unit-II Research Aptitude Syllabus  

May 29

Unit-III Comprehension
May 30 Unit-IV Communication  
May 31

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude 

June 1 Unit-VI Logical Reasoning   
June 2 Unit-VII Data Interpretation 
June 3

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment 

June 4

Unit-X Higher Education System 

 

Detailed syllabus : UGC NET 2022

Unit-I Teaching Aptitude Syllabus

  • 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 Syllabus

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism, and Postpositivistic Approach to Research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, and 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 is given.
  • Questions related to the passage are asked.

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, and Analogies. 
  • Venn Diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the 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) 
  • Mapping of Data, Data Interpretation. Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (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 and Environment 

  • Development and Environment: Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • Human and Environment Interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment. 
  • Environmental Issues: Local, Regional and Global issues; 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 Programs in India. 
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based Education.
  • Value Education and Environmental Education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.