(Getting Started) UGC - Net Exam (Paper I) Syllabus Analysis

Getting Started for UGC-NET Exam( Paper I)- Frequently Asked Questions


The National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) under the National Educational Testing Bureau is going to held in December 2014.

Generally candidates find Paper I tough as topics are comparatively new whereas the optional subjects are chosen according to the expertise and background of the candidates.

It's most important for you to be calm and use basic application and this way you can easily clear Paper I of UGC NET Dec 2014.

The national-level NET qualifies candidates for the role of Assistant Professor and for Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) in Indian Universities and Colleges.

The test consists of 3 Papers:

  • 1 compulsory (Paper I) and
  • 2 optional (Paper II and Paper III).

Paper I Pattern:

  • The Paper I exam consists of 60 objective type multiple choice questions out of which only 50 questions are to be attempted.
  • Each question is worth 2 marks and the maximum marks for the exam is 100.
  • The Paper is divided into 10 sections, with 5 questions being based on each section.

UGC NET Paper I (General Paper On Teaching And Reserch Aptitude)

The main objective of this Paper-I is to decide the candidate’s interest and abilities in Teaching and Research, reasoning, application of methodological reasoning.

This paper consists of 10 sections:

  • Teaching aptitude
  • Research aptitude
  • Reading
  • Communication Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and communication Technology
  • People and Environment
  • Higher education System: Governance , Polity and Administration.

Effective Note:

  • Its important to answer only 50 questions you know rather than answering more because if you answer more than 50 questions only the first 50 will be counted so this way you will waste only your time and energy
  • Study all 10 topics as 5 questions will definitely come from each topic
  • Its important to study Teaching and Research aptitude in depth as the most difficult questions are usually from this section
  • Practice as many sample papers/previous year papers as you can to gain speed and accuracy over the hypothetical questions and reasoning

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