UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 2019: Pattern, Question Papers, Books

Here, you will able to download UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 for the exam December 2019. On behalf of UGC, National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET) twice in a year. After qualifying UGC NET, candidates become eligible to get awards of JRF and the post of Assistant Professor in various universities/colleges across India.

UGC NET contains two papers commonly known as Paper 1 and Paper 2. Here you will be able to check the UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus, pattern, old question papers and references of some important books.

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 2019: Pattern, Question Papers, Books

Moreover, the first paper is also called General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude. It is an objective type of paper and designed to determine the teaching efficiency and research aptitude of the candidates.

Also Check: UGC NET Notification December 2019

UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 2019

The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus consists of 10 units, where each unit has 5 questions of 2-2 marks. According to this, the number of questions will be 50 and maximum marks will be 100. All questions are compulsory and there is no negative marking, The Following 10 Units are given below:
  1. Teaching Aptitude
  2. Research Aptitude
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Communication
  5. Reasoning (Mathematics)
  6. Logical Reasoning
  7. Data Interpretation
  8. Information and Communication Technology
  9. People and Environment
  10. Higher Education System Governance, Polity and Administrator
To download Paper 1 Syllabus in Hindi/English, simply follow the link given below.

Paper 2 Syllabus Subject-wise

UGC NET Paper 2 syllabus is subject-oriented and depends on the subject selected by candidates during applying online. There are 84 subjects under UGC NET for Paper 2 and the syllabus is different for all.

Paper 2 is designed in such a way to determine the candidate's subject knowledge according to the current requirement. You can download the syllabus of the concerned subject from the link given below.

Paper 2 Syllabus Download

Exam Pattern 2019

UGC NET Paper 1 Pattern
Total Number of Questions 50 Marks
Each Question Carries 2 Marks
Maximum Marks 100 Marks
Maximum Time 60 Minutes
Negative Marking No
Timing First Shift
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Second Shift
2:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Paper-II Exam Pattern Check


UGC NET exam is totally computer-based examination. Candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET should be familiar with the latest exam pattern.

Best Books for Paper 1

1. Pearson's By KVS Madaan

Books Inside
• Designed according to the latest syllabus and pattern.
• Divided into 10 units according to the syllabus.
• Perfect Blend of theory, practice questions and discussion.
• Written by KVS Madaan
• 600 Pages
• Language: English

• नवीनतम पाठ्यक्रम और पैटर्न के अनुसार ।
• पाठ्यक्रम के अनुसार 10 इकाइयों में विभाजित।
• KVS Madaan द्वारा लिखित।
• 640 पृष्ठ
• भाषा: हिन्दी 

Other important books for UGC NET Paper 1.

Exam Dates 2019

The UGC NET exam schedule has been announced by the National Testing Agency for December 2019.

You can check important exam dates like online registration process starts, last date to apply, admit cards availability and examination date etc. To check exam dates follow the link given below.

Key Dates: UGC NET Dec 2019

Previous Question Papers

From the given table below you can download the recent question papers of UGC NET June 2019 Paper 1.

Exam Date Download
20th June 2019 Paper (Shift 1)
Paper (Shift 2)
Paper (Hindi 1)
Paper (Hindi 2)
21st June 2019 Paper Shift 1
Uploaded Soon
24th June 2019 Paper Shift 1
Paper Shift 2
25th June 2019 Uploaded Soon
Paper (Shift 2)
26th June 2019 Paper (Shift 1)
Paper (Shift 2)
July 2018 Series P
Series Q
Series R
Series S
Nov 2017 Series P
Series Q
Series R
Series S
Dec 2016 Series P
Series Q
Series R
Series S
July 2016 Series P
Series Q
Series R
Series S
Dec 2015 Series P
Series Q
Series R
Series S

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.

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

Qualifying Marks Paper 1

Qualifying Marks
CategoryMarks (%)
General40 (40%)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)35 (35%)
PWD/SC/ST35 (35%)
  • You should have to obtain the following minimum marks in Paper 1 to be considered for the merit list of lectureship and Junior Research Fellowship.
  • 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 Subject-wise Cut Off Marks

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you were able to download the NTA UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 successfully. At last, find out your strength and weakness in UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1 & 2.


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