UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 2018: Books, Qualifying Marks, Question Papers

In this post, UGC NET syllabus paper 1, exam pattern, old question papers, minimum qualifying marks and reference to 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 Paper 1 syllabus comprises of 10 Units. Each unit carries 10 Questions. It means the total number of questions will be 100. 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 in Pdf format simply click on the link given above.

UGC NET Paper 2 2018

As we know, there are total of 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.

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET should be familiar with the current exam pattern. 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. NTA (National Testing Agency) also makes some changes in the mode of the examination.

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). Check all the important dates.

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 the month & year of examination. To download simply click on any series P, Q, R, and S.

UGC NET Old Question Papers
July 2018P | Q | R | S
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.

UGC NET Qualifying Marks 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.

Also Check: UGC NET Paper 2 Qualifying Marks for December 2018

Words from Author

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