UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus 2018 - Answer Key, Question Papers, Books

In this post, UGC NET syllabus Paper 1, new exam pattern, old question papers, minimum qualifying marks and reference of important books are given. As we know, from 2018 UGC NET exam only contains two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. The UGC NET Paper 1 Syllabus is same for all aspirants who are preparing for the NET exam.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

As we know Paper 1, also called General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude is an objective type of exam. The main purpose of conducting this paper is to determine the student's teaching efficiency and research aptitude.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

UGC NET syllabus Paper 1 comprises of 10 Units. Each unit carries 5 Questions. It means the total number of questions will be 50. All questions are compulsory, so candidates have to attempt all the Questions. The Following 10 Units are given below:   
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Reasoning (Mathematics)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • People and Environment
  • Higher Education System Governance, Polity and Administrator

To download Paper 1 Syllabus for NET Exam simply click on the link given above.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 2 2018

As we know, there are total 84 subjects under UGC NET exam and the syllabus of Paper 2 is different for all subjects. In simple words, Paper 2 syllabus is subject oriented and depends on the subject opted by the candidates. The latest UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus is designed in such a way to develop teaching efficiency and research aptitude according to the current requirements. Here you can check Paper 2 syllabus...Read Full.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET should be familiar with the current exam pattern. As we know, CBSE has changed the exam pattern for 2018. According to the new exam pattern, UGC NET exam contains only two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are objective in nature. CBSE also makes some changes in the total number of questions and...Read Full

UGC NET Exam Dates 2018

Here you can check important dates for UGC NET exam 2018. As UGC NET information bulletin released by CBSE published in Official Website on 23 February 2018, It is notified that CBSE will conduct the next UGC NET for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Assistant Professor on 08 July 2018 (Sunday). You can check here important dates of UGC NET exam 2018...Read Full 

UGC NET Books for Paper 1

You can check here some important books for UGC NET exam Paper 1. All of these books are designed according to the syllabus and exam pattern of Paper 1.

UGC NET Books Paper 1
✍ Author 📖 Books
✍ KVS Madaan Pearson's
✍ Arihant
✍ M. Gagan,
Sajeet Kumar

These books contain theory, previous solved question papers and relevant practice questions at the end of each chapter...Read Full

UGC NET Question Papers (Old)

From the given table below you can download previous question papers of UGC NET exam Paper 1. There are four series P, Q, R, and S with respect to month & year of examination. To download simply click on any series P, Q, R, and S.

UGC NET Old Question Papers
Nov 2017P | Q | R | S
Dec 2016P | Q | R | S
June 2016P | Q | R | S
Dec 2015P | Q | R | S
June 2015P | Q | R | S
Dec 2014P | Q | R | S

Aspirants can practice these question papers and prepare themselves accordingly for the examination hall.

Qualifying Marks for Paper 1

You should have to obtain the following minimum marks in Paper 1 to be eligible for lectureship and considered for Junior Research Fellowship. In the given table you can check category-wise marks required to qualify Paper 1.
Cut off Marks Paper 1
CategoryMarks (%)
General40 (40%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)35 (35%)
PWD/SC/ST35 (35%)

Paper 2 will be checked only after obtaining the qualifying marks in paper 1. For General category cut off marks is 40 and 35 for OBC (Non-creamy layer) and PWD/SC/ST candidates.

Previous Question Papers Analysis

After studying previous question papers, we provide you, how much each unit has contributed to the question paper of each exam. Number of Questions along with various Units in previous UGC NET exam (Nov-2017, Jan-2017, Aug-2016 and Jul-2016) are shown in the Bar Graph given below.

Section wise Questions

You can see in Paper 1 NET Exam Nov 2017 each section contains five questions. But in previous exams, it was not that case. Another thing you can see on the previous exams that 60 questions were asked and 50 questions had to be attempted except in Nov 2017.
According to NET Exam Nov 2017 Questions came from:
 Teaching Aptitude: Nature and Objective of teaching and learning, Students evaluation and effective teaching.
Research Aptitude: Types of Research, Method of Research, Arrangements (Conference, Workshop mode, Research Article Symposium etc.) Thesis writing format...Read full

Words from Author

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