CBSE UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1,Tips, Tricks

CBSE UGC National Eligibility Test Exam Syllabus for General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude June/July 2018

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CBSE UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1,Tips, Tricks and Strategy

NET exam were never easy and with the increase of number of students applying every year  it will remain same. Also, UGC NET Syllabus is huge so it requires complete coverage on syllabus to qualify the exam.


Paper Pattern:
General Paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude (Paper-I)  shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. 50(sixty) multiple choice questions of 2  marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty) You may see the difference here

Prior to NOV 2017 Exam- 60 Questions were asked out of which only 50 Is to be answered however from now on wards there will be only 50 Questions & all will be compulsory. 

1 CBSE UGC NET Syllabus Paper 1

Major headingSubject Content
  Unit 1: Teaching AptitudeTeaching:
  • Nature, objectives, characteristics, and basic requirements

  • Learner’s characteristics Factors affecting teaching

  • Methods of teaching Teaching aids;

  • Evaluation systems.


  • Follow Some Standard Notes

  • Prepare your Own Chart Based Notes (Example)

  • Keep Short Notes handy

  • Characteristics of Teacher and Student is Important

  • Practice as many as Question you can on Teaching aptitude. If you have time you can follow some edution books from SET syllabus.

**Note – Teaching Aptitude is purely theoretical topic need to studied using short notes

  Unit 2: Research AptitudeResearch :
  • Meaning, characteristics and types Steps of research

  • Methods of research

  • Research Ethics Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium

  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.


  • Follow Some Notes or IGNOU Materials

  • Study Various Research Example

  • Remember Differences on research methods

  • Nature of resource

  • Method of Research and Types of Research

**Solve as many as question on Research Based topic

Unit 3: Reading ComprehensionReading Comprehension:

A passage to be set with questions to be answered.


**Comprehension Requires Practice You can practice some Reading Comprehension from Bank PO Guides/SSC Exam . This Needs attention to details and practice


  Unit 4: CommunicationCommunication:
  • Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.


**Follow Standard Books (See top 10 Books )

The focus should be on basic communication frame works, Communication barriers organisational communication and the different definition given by scholars.

  Unit 5: Reasoning (Including Mathematical) Number series; letter series; codes; Relationships; classification


Follow Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

      Unit 6: Logical ReasoningLogical Reasoning:

Understanding the structure of arguments; Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning; Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy; Verbal classification. Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship; Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.


Follow Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal


    Unit 7: Data InterpretationData Interpretation:
  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data.

  • Quantitative and qualitative data;

  • Graphical representation and mapping of data.


  Unit 8: Information and Communicating Technology (ICT)  ICT :
  • Meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;

  • General abbreviations and terminology;

  • Basics of internet and e-mailing


  • Prepare List of General abbreviations and terminology

  • Study Basic of Computers from Standard 1oth books


         Unit 9: People and EnvironmentPeople and Environment:
  • People and environment interaction;

  • Sources of pollution; Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;

  • Natural hazards and mitigation

Tips :

        Unit 10: Higher Education System : Governance Polity And Administration;Higher Education System : Governance Polity And Administration:
  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India;

  • Formal and distance education; professional/technical and general education value education:

  • Governance, polity and administration Concept, institutions and their interactions.

References to Study

you will always see supersized question from this section this requires basic knowledge of Civics and Constitution key facts” . You should need to keep eye on Who is Who..& follow govt related  schemes.


2  Study Plan Strategy for CBSE UGC NET Paper 1


  • Follow a methodical pattern of studying for maximum benefits keeping latest trends of paper in mind.
  • Don’t Follow single books. Try to study selective topic form Trueman’s & KVS Madan Book.(See book list here)
  • Prepare a study schedule including as many varied topics as you can and study accordingly.
  • Study basic concepts in mass communication for the communication topic.
  • Study each topic as 6 questions will definitely come from each Section.
  • It’s important to study Teaching and Research in depth as the most difficult questions are usually in this section.
  • Revise basic mathematics concepts from class 10th, focusing mainly on understanding sets/patterns and improve approximation technique
  • Data Interpretation is generally based on statistics, so study statistics from class 10th to prepare.
  • Read any new material (not too long) and try summarizing it in a few points to practice for reading comprehension.
  • People and Environment should be prepared from Class 10th as well
  • Information and Communication Technology and Higher Education System should be given sufficient time as both are material-heavy
  • Prepare Information and Communication Technology and Higher Education System from books specified for UGC NET
  • Use flashcards and charts for Information and Communication Technology,
    Definitions, abbreviations and terminology are very important for Information and Communication Technology so make sure you know them well
  • Study for Higher Education System Governance, Polity and Administration using flowcharts
  • Practice as many sample papers/previous year papers as you can to gain speed and accuracy

Remember to check the sample CBSE UGC NET Paper 1/previous CBSE UGC NET Paper 1 soon after completing it so you can identify and improve on your weak areas.

Don’t jump to online-test or any test series without completing the Syllabus.


3 CBSE UGC NET Syllabus & Reference Books for All Subjects

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabusCheck Books
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)Download NowCheck Books
01Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business EconomicsDownload NowCheck Books
02Political ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
03PhilosophyDownload NowCheck Books
04PsychologyDownload NowCheck Books
05SociologyDownload NowCheck Books
06HistoryDownload NowCheck Books
07AnthropologyDownload NowCheck Books
08CommerceDownload NowCheck Books
09EducationDownload NowCheck Books
10Social WorkDownload NowCheck Books
11Defence and Strategic StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
12Home ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
14Public AdministrationDownload NowCheck Books
15Population StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
16MusicDownload NowCheck Books
17Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)Download NowCheck Books
18MaithiliDownload NowCheck Books
19BengaliDownload NowCheck Books
20HindiDownload NowCheck Books
21KannadaDownload NowCheck Books
22MalayalamDownload NowCheck Books
23OriyaDownload NowCheck Books
24PunjabiDownload NowCheck Books
25SanskritDownload NowCheck Books
26TamilDownload NowCheck Books
27TeluguDownload NowCheck Books
28UrduDownload NowCheck Books
29ArabicDownload NowCheck Books
30EnglishDownload NowCheck Books
31LinguisticsDownload NowCheck Books
32ChineseDownload NowCheck Books
33DogriDownload NowCheck Books
34NepaliDownload NowCheck Books
35ManipuriDownload NowCheck Books
36AssameseDownload NowCheck Books
37GujaratiDownload NowCheck Books
38MarathiDownload NowCheck Books
39French (French Version)Download NowCheck Books
French (English Version)Download NowCheck Books
40SpanishDownload NowCheck Books
41RussianDownload NowCheck Books
42PersianDownload NowCheck Books
43RajasthaniDownload NowCheck Books
44GermanDownload NowCheck Books
45JapaneseDownload NowCheck Books
46Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education.Download NowCheck Books
47Physical EducationDownload NowCheck Books
49Arab Culture and Islamic StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
50Indian CultureDownload NowCheck Books
55Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource ManagementDownload NowCheck Books
58LawDownload NowCheck Books
59Library and Information ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
60Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
62Comparative Study of ReligionsDownload NowCheck Books
63Mass Communication and JournalismDownload NowCheck Books
65Performing Art – Dance/Drama/TheatreDownload NowCheck Books
66Museology & ConservationDownload NowCheck Books
67ArchaeologyDownload NowCheck Books
68CriminologyDownload NowCheck Books
70Tribal and Regional Language/LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
71Folk LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
72Comparative LiteratureDownload NowCheck Books
73Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa /Agama).Download NowCheck Books
74Women StudiesDownload NowCheck Books
79Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)Download NowCheck Books
80GeographyDownload NowCheck Books
81Social Medicine & Community HealthDownload NowCheck Books
82Forensic ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
83PaliDownload NowCheck Books
84KashmiriDownload NowCheck Books
85KonkaniDownload Now
87Computer Science and ApplicationsDownload NowCheck Books
88Electronic ScienceDownload NowCheck Books
89Environmental Sciences (EVS)Download NowCheck Books
90Politics including International Relations/International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies.Download NowCheck Books
91PrakritDownload NowCheck Books
92Human Rights and DutiesDownload NowCheck Books
93Tourism Administration and Management.Download NowCheck Books
94BODODownload NowCheck Books
95SantaliDownload NowCheck Books
96Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, PercussionDownload NowCheck Books
97Rabindra SangeetDownload NowCheck Books
98Percussion InstrumentsDownload NowCheck Books
99Drama/TheatreDownload NowCheck Books




Concluding notes:

Many of the candidates take CBSE UGC NET Paper 1 very lightly thinking that it is very easy to clear paper 1 of UGC NET. Of course, It is very easy to clear this paper but it is to be remembered that scoring high marks in this paper will help you in your cumulative/aggregate score. Because, earlier UGC kept only minimum qualifying marks to qualify in this exam but nowadays, you got to score that cutoff marks which varies from time to time based on many factors. So be careful and give utmost importance to score maximum in paper 1 too; to clear the exam with flying colors.


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  1. Dinesh kumar says

    How to prepare ugc net

    1. Rahul Sharma says

      UGC NET (National Eligibility test) Exams is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for determining the eligibility of the Indian Nationals and aspirants for the post of the Assistant Professor for the Junior Research fellowship

      You can check out for UGC NET General Aptitude 2017

  2. dinesha a s says

    how to prepare net exam
    and which book is usefull for preparation

    1. Sanjay Mishra says

      Hi, Tell me your subject?

      1. krishna mohan jha says

        Best exam tips

  3. om prakash says

    Sir can you helps me , which book would help to paper 1… ugc net.

    1. Sanjay Mishra says

      Follow this link for list of books.

  4. Zakiya Tanyeem says

    Thanking you for sharing this tips.
    It will be very helpful for me if you share some tips and reference books for Anthropology

  5. Hershyl says

    Hello Sanjay Sir,

    request could you pls share list of books for Psychology.
    Also i wanted to understand what are some good ways to keep updated on the general affairs. I find it difficult to read through newspaper….
    Thank you so much in advance ,for taking out time to respond to my queries.
    My email id is


    1. Sanjay Mishra says

      Thanks Hershyl for reaching out to me. I understand your concern regarding general affairs as none of website give concise and correct answer.The best way to get those is “old & gold method” i.e Newspaper & Monthly magazine.

      for books of Psychology please refer the link. I know this is not been updated in last few month. I will ask my team to check and update.

      1. Hershyl says

        Thank you so much Sanjay Sir . I am so grateful for your advice.
        I will check the link now and later again.

  6. Shruti Mehrotra says

    sir I have done my M.COM(ACCOUNTS) in 2014..Now I want to prepare for Ugc NET. Please share with me the complete detail of syllabus from starting to end. Sir I also want to know that how to start preparing for that.

  7. Shruti Mehrotra says

    sir I have done my M.COM(ACCOUNTS) in 2014..Now I want to prepare for Ugc NET. Please share with me the complete detail of syllabus from starting to end. Sir I also want to know that how to start preparing for that. Regards.

  8. Prasanna says

    Thanks for the valuable tips sir

  9. priyanka srivastava says

    which books are recommended for paper 2 & 3 of management . Pls tell

  10. chandni Agarwal says

    Sir can you please recommend the best book for UGC net mass communication…..

  11. Surendra Rai says

    Sir can you suggest the best books for International Relations and the comparative Governments and politics.

  12. sindhureddy says

    Hai Sir

    I need your help
    how to prepare ugc net paper 1

  13. Sarvesh bhogle says

    Hello sanjay sir. Can you please help me with the books to refer for ugc net commerce paper 2 and 3

  14. sindhureddy says

    Haii sir

    How to prepare UGC NET paper2

    Subject :Tourism management

  15. Neha says

    Please guide for good books for paper 2 @ management. ….please reply soon

  16. Medha Jaiswal says

    Hello sir
    sir please suggest some good books for preparation and also some tips regarding the 2nd paper….my subject is Tourism..please help..
    thank you

  17. Venus says

    Hello sir m giving net exam first time in july in education plz suggest me some good books and study material .

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