UGC (NET/JRF) - PAPER I
NEW SYLLABUS



Oral Lectures with printed material



Section wise detail of the coverage of topic wise subjects



SECTION CONTENTS
S1

Reasoning (including mathematical reasoning):

Unit I I. Types of Reasoning, Pre-Requisites, Word Analogy & Classification, Directions, Sitting Arrangements, Average, Percentage
Unit II Logical Reasoning: Concept, structure of Argument, Classical Square of Opposition, Deductive and Inductive Reasoning, Categorical Propositions, Fallacies, Mood of Syllogism, Indian Logic. Terms of logic, Fractions
Unit III Coding/Decoding, Venn Diagram: Concept, ClassRepresentation, Suitable Matching, Statement & Conclusions, (Validity of Argument through Venn Diagram), Profit and Loss
Unit IV Data Interpretation (Bar Chart, Histograms, Pie-Chart, table Chart and Line Chart), Ages, Ratio Proportion
Unit V Relationship, Assertion-Reason, Analytical Reasoning, Time and Distance
Unit VI Letter series, Relevance of Inference, Arguments, Interest & Discounting
Unit VII Analogy and Classification of Letters and Numbers, Class of Statement, Calendar & Clocks
S2

Teaching Aptitude

Unit I Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of Teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective) Characteristics and Basic requirements.
Unit II Traits of Good Teaching. Teaching-Learning Terms And Process
Unit III Learner’s Characteristics (Adolescent and Adults-Academic, Social, Emotional), Theories of Cognitive Development.
Unit IV Factors affecting Teaching (Support Material, Instructional facilities)
Unit V Learning Environment and Institution, Methods of Teaching (Teaching Centered & Learner Centered, Offline vs online), Initiatives (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOC etc)
Unit VI Traditional, Modern and ICT based Teaching Support System
Unit VII Elements and types of Evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher Education, Innovations in Evaluation Systems
S3

Communication

Unit I Meaning and Characteristics of Communication
Unit II Types of Communication
Unit III Mass Communication and Media In India
Unit IV Effective Communication-Verbal and Non Verbal
Unit V Intercultural and Group communication, Terms of Communication
Unit VI Barriers to Effective Communication
Unit VII Miscellaneous Facts of Communication
S4

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Unit I ICT Introduction, Advantages, Disadvantages
Unit II General Abbreviations and Terminology
Unit III Fundamentals of Computer, Internet, E-mail, Audio, Video Conferencing
Unit IV Number System (Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal, Signed)
Unit V Digital Initiatives in Higher Education
Unit VI ICT and Governance
Unit VII ICT-Miscellaneous Facts
S5

People and Environment

Unit I Development and Environment: Millennium Development and Sustainable Development Goals. Human-Environment Interaction
Unit II Anthropogenic activities and their impact on Environment, Environmental Issues (Local, Regional and Global)
Unit III Different Kinds of Pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical hazardous electronic)
Unit IV Impacts of Pollutants on human health, Natural and Energy Resources
Unit V Natural Hazards and Disasters: Mitigation Strategies.
Unit VI Various Acts, Action plans, National level and International level summits and agreements on climate change and environment protection.
Unit VII Miscellaneous facts on environment
S6

Higher Education System

Unit I Institutions of higher learning in ancient India
Unit II Evolution of higher learning and research in post independent India
Unit III Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes In India
Unit IV Professional, Technical and Skill based education.
Unit V Value education and Environmental education
Unit VI Policies, Governance and Administration
Unit VII Miscellaneous Facts on higher education
S7

Research Aptitude

Unit I Research: Meaning, Types and Characteristics
Unit II Positivism and postpostivistic approach to research
Unit III Methods of Research (Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative)
Unit IV Steps of Research, Data Collection (Sampling), Qualitative & Quantitative Data, Data and Governance
Unit V Thesis and Article writing, Format and styles of Referencing
Unit VI Application of ICT in Research
Unit VII Research Ethics, Research and Stat. Terminology

NOTE

1) There will be periodical distribution of Comprehension passages for practice.
2) One Unit of each subject will be completed in one week
3) There will be unit wise and full syllabus mock tests.