UGC Net Paper 1 Free Study Material (Updated UGC Net Notes 2020)

Free UGC NET Paper 1 Study Material

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Teaching Aptitude (Updated UGC NET Paper 1 Free Study Material)


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

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

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

Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.

Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.

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

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Communication (Updated UGC NET Paper 1 Free Study Material )


Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of   communication

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

Barriers to effective communication.

Mass-Media and Society

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Research Aptitude (Updated UGC NET Paper 1 Study Material )


Research: Meaning, types and characteristics, positive and post-positivistic approach to research.

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

Steps of Research

Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.

Application of ICT in research

Research ethics

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Higher Education System (Updated Study Material)


Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.

Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.

Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India

Professional, Technical and Skill based education

Value education and environmental education

Policies, governance and administration

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Information and Communication Technology (Updated Free Study Material)


ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.

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

Digital initiatives in higher education.

ICT and Governance

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People and Environment

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Reading Comprehension

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Reading Comprehension



Number series, letter series; codes, Relationships,  classification.

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Analytical and Logical Reasoning Notes

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