UGC NET Syllabus 2020 Paper 1 Downoad PDF Book

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 (Latest): UGC NET Exam is going to be conducted from June 15 to 20, 2020. All the interested candidates can download the UGC NET Syllabus PDF from this article.

We have provided the syllabus for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor here.

UGC NET Exam, the exam which tests the eligibility of Indian Nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ or for ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ both in Indian Universities and Colleges. UGC NET Exam Registration has begun from March 16, 2020, and will end on April 16, 2020.

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 Paper 1 Downoad PDF Book

UGC NET Syllabus 2020 Paper 1 Downoad PDF Book

UGC NET Syllabus June 2020

The NTA UGC NET June 2020 Syllabus of Paper 1 consists of Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Reasoning (including Maths), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), People & Environment, and Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

While Paper 2 consists of a lot of subjects from which the candidates have to select any 1 from the list of 81 subjects.

Distribution Of UGC NET Syllabus 2020

The UGC NET Syllabus is divided into Paper-I and Paper-II. Here is the exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2:

PaperNo. of Questions/ MarksDuration
Paper-I: General Aptitude50 questions/ 100 marks1 Hour
Paper-II: Subject Selected by Candidates100 questions/ 200 marks2 Hours
Total150 questions/ 300 marks3 Hours

The Paper I or General Aptitude section is a mandatory paper that every candidate has to write. Paper 2 is the one where a candidate has to decide the subject which he/she want to do post-graduation into.

UGC NET Exam Pattern Paper 1

Here is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2020 June Paper 1:

Sections (MCQ)QuestionsMarks
Part I: Teaching Aptitude510
Part II: Research Aptitude510
Part III: Reading Comprehension510
Part IV: Communication510
Part V: Reasoning (including Maths)510
Part VI: Logical Reasoning510
Part VII: Data Interpretation510
Part VIII: Information & Communication Technology (ICT)510
Part IX: People & Environment510
Part X: Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration510


  1. Every correct attempt will reward 2 marks.
  2. There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  3. The exam duration is 1 Hour.
  4. Whenever pictorial questions are set for the sighted candidates a passage followed by an equal number of questions should be set for the visually handicapped candidates.

UGC NET Paper-I Syllabus

The main objective is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. The test aims at assessing the teaching and research aptitude as well. 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 of teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Further, they should be aware of the interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

Here is the detailed UGC NET 2020 June Paper 1 Syllabus:

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, article, 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 arguments;
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
  • Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy;
  • Verbal classification;
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-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 abbreviations 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.

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper-I

UGC NET paper-I (General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude) is common and mandatory for all candidates. Check the complete UGC NET paper-I syllabus 2020 below:

UGC NET Paper-I UnitsUGC NET Paper-I Topics
Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude
  • 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 centred vs. learner centred 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
  • 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
Unit-III: Comprehension
  • A passage of text be given. Questions to be asked from the passage to be answered
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
  • 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), 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) and mapping of data
  • Data interpretation
  • Data and governance
Unit-VIII: 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
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 environment
  • 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 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 programmes in India
  • Professional, technical and skill-based education.
  • Value education and environmental education
  • Policies, governance, and administration

Best UGC NET Books for Paper-I Preparation

Go through the list of important books recommended by toppers for preparation of UGC NET paper-I below:

UGC NET Paper-I BookAuthor
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper IM Gagan and Sajit Kumar
NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper I: Teaching and Research Aptitude by PearsonKVS Madaan
General Paper-1 UGC NET/JRF/SLET – Teaching & Research AptitudeArihant Experts
Upkar’s UGC-NET/JRF/SET Teaching And Research Aptitude (General Paper – I)Dr Lal Jain and Dr KC Vashistha

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