UGC NET Syllabus Important for NET/JRF Exam – 2024

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UGC NET Syllabus

Below are UGC NET Syllabus from where UGC NET asked question for Qualifying NET Exam for JRF and Higher Education.

Unit-I Teaching Aptitude:-

1. Teaching Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements.

2. Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.

3. Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.

4. Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning  Teacher centered vs. Learner centered. methods, Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayam-Prabha, MOOCs etc.)

5. Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.

6. Evaluation Systems, Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.

Unit-II Research Aptitude:-

1. Research Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivistic approach to research.

2. Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.

3. Steps of Research.

4. Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.

5. Application of ICT in research.

6. Research ethics.

Unit-III Comprehension:-

1. A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit-IV Communication:-

1.  Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.

2. Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.

3.  Barriers to effective communication.

4.  Mass-Media and Society.

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude :- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. Types of reasoning, Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.

2. Mathematical Aptitude :-


Time & Distance

Ratio and Proportion


Profit and Loss

Interest and Discounting


Unit-VI Logical Reasoning :- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. Understanding the structure of arguments,

Argument forms

Structure of categorical propositions

Mood and Figure

Formal and Informal fallacies

Uses of language

Connotations and denotations of terms

Classical square of opposition.

2. Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

3. Analogies.

4. Venn diagram,  Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of arguments.

5. Indian Logic :-  Means of knowledge.


Pratyaksha (Perception),

Anumana (Inference)

Upamana (Comparison)

Shabda (Verbal testimony)

Arthapatti (Implication) and

Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)

6. Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)

Unit-VII Data Interpretation:- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. Sources, acquisition and classification of Data , Quantitative and Qualitative Data.

2. Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.

3. Data Interpretation.

4. Data and Governance.

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT):- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

2. Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.

3. Digital initiatives in higher education.

4. ICT and Governance.

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment:- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. Development and environment,

Millennium development Goal, and Sustainable development goals.

2. Human and environment interaction, Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.

3. Environmental issues, Local, Regional and Global

Air pollution

Water pollution

Soil pollution

Noise pollution

Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic)

Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.

4. Impacts of pollutants on human health.

5. Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.

6. Natural hazards and disasters, Mitigation strategies.

7. Environmental Protection Act (1986)

National Action Plan on Climate Change

International agreements:-

Montreal Protocol

Rio Summit

Kyoto Protocol

Paris Agreement

International Solar Alliance.

Unit-X Higher Education System:- UGC NET Syllabus 

1. Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

2. Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

3. Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmed in India.

4. Professional, Technical and Skill Based education.

5. Value education and environmental education.

6. Policies, Governance, and Administration.

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