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UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus

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; Off-line vs. On-line 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 Postpositivistic 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 is given. Questions are 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 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) 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 the 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.

NOTE: (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module. (ii) Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by an equal number of questions and weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

UGC NET English Paper 2 syllabus

Unit – I Drama

Unit – II Poetry

Unit –III Fiction, short story

Unit –IV Non-Fictional Prose

NOTE: The first four units must also be tested through comprehension passages to assess critical reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. These four units will cover all literature in English.

Unit –V  Language: Basic concepts, theories, and pedagogy. English in Use.

Unit –VI English in India: history, evolution, and futures

Unit –VII Cultural Studies

Unit –VIII Literary Criticism

Unit –IX Literary Theory post World War II

Unit –X Research Methods and Materials in English

Study Material Sample

Unit-1 Drama – Click here for sample

Unit-2 Poetry (Part-A) – Click here for sample

Unit-2 Poetry (Part-B) – Click here for sample

Unit-3 Fiction, Short Story (Part-A) – Click here for sample

Unit-3 Fiction, Short Story (Part-B) – Click here for sample

Unit-4 Non Fictional Prose – Click here for sample

Unit-5 Language & Pedagogy – Click here for sample

Unit-6 English in India – Click here for sample

Unit-7 Cultural Studies – Click here for sample

Unit-8 Literary Criticism – Click here for sample

Unit-9 The Modern & Contemporary Age – Click here for sample

Unit-10 Research Methods – Click here for sample

Exam Pattern

Paper 1 50 100 The cumulative time duration of 3 hours.
Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Paper 2 100 200
Total     180 minutes

Previous Years Papers

UGC NET English Literature Previous Year Papers with Answer Key

https://osnacademy.com/doc/English Literature PAPER-II.pdf