University Grants Commission (UGC)-NET NTA 2024: Exam Dates, Syllabus, and Registration Details

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UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (UGC NET) EXAMINATION SYLLABUS –

 

The UGC NET June 2024 Exam consists of two papers, Paper I and Paper II.

 

  • UGC NET Paper 1
  • UGC NET Paper 2

 

UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 

 

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude Syllabus

 

Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflection), 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 Syllabus

 

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 Syllabus

 

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 Syllabus

 

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 Syllabus

 

Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the 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 Syllabus

 

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) Syllabus

 

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 Syllabus

 

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 Syllabus

 

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.

 

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.

 

Paper II

Subjects

83 subjects to choose from

Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Anthropology, Commerce, Education, Social Work, Defence & Strategic Studies, Public Administration, Population Studies, and many more.

 

CLICK HERE TO GET DETAILED SUBJECT-WISE SYLLABUS FOR UGC NET JUNE 2024 

 

FAQs related to UGC NET Exam Syllabus 2024:

 

  1. What is UGC NET?
    • The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam conducted in India to determine the eligibility for Assistant Professorship and/or Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges.

 

  1. What is the syllabus for UGC NET?
    • The syllabus for UGC NET varies depending on the subject chosen by the candidate. However, it generally includes topics related to the subject chosen, research aptitude, logical reasoning, teaching aptitude, and general awareness.

 

  1. How can I access the UGC NET syllabus?

·         The official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the UGC NET exam, provides detailed syllabus for each subject.

 

  1. Is the UGC NET syllabus the same for all subjects?
    • No, the syllabus varies for different subjects. Each subject has its own specific syllabus, focusing on topics relevant to that subject.

 

  1. How should I prepare for the UGC NET exam based on the syllabus?
    • It is advisable to thoroughly go through the syllabus provided by NTA and create a study plan accordingly. Focus on understanding the core concepts of your chosen subject, practice previous years' question papers, and work on improving your general awareness and reasoning skills.

 

  1. Are there any changes in the UGC NET syllabus for upcoming exams?
    • Any changes or updates to the UGC NET syllabus are usually announced by the NTA on their official website. It is essential for candidates to stay updated with any notifications regarding syllabus changes.

 

  1. Can I request clarification on specific topics mentioned in the UGC NET syllabus?
    • Yes, if you have any doubts or need clarification on specific topics within the UGC NET syllabus, you can reach out to subject matter experts, consult academic resources, or join online forums dedicated to UGC NET preparation for assistance.

 

  1. Is there any recommended study material for UGC NET preparation based on the syllabus?
    • Many coaching institutes and publishers offer study materials specifically designed for UGC NET preparation. Additionally, referring to standard textbooks, academic journals, and online resources relevant to your subject can be beneficial for comprehensive preparation.
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