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Most Important Topics to Score Highest Marks in UGC NET 2022 Paper I

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: May 05, 2022 11:47 am IST | UGC NET

With the exam approaching, it is high time for candidates to get acquainted with the important topics for UGC NET 2022 Paper 1. Read the full piece below and tap into the secret of scoring the highest in UGC NET Paper I

Important Topics for UGC NET Paper 1

Every year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the UGC NET exam to determine students' eligibility for Assistant Professor or JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) and Assistant Professor positions.

With the exam approaching, students must be wondering which topics are important for the UGC NET exam and how to prepare for it. In this article, we have covered the Important Topics to score the highest marks in UGC NET 2022 Paper 1 that candidates must focus on while preparing for the exam.

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UGC NET 2022 Paper 1 Important Topics

In order to achieve a high score on the UGC NET exam, students must cover the following topics. Listed below are the most important topics for UGC NET. The topics are sorted for different subjects/ units.

Subjects/ Units

Important Topics

Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching
  • Teaching aids
  • Evaluation systems

Research Aptitude

  • Research: 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

Comprehension

  • Sets of passages with questions to be answered
Communication
  • Communication Nature
  • Characteristics
  • Types
  • Barriers
  • Effective classroom communication

Mathematical Reasoning

  • Number series
  • Letter Series
  • Codes
  • Relationships
  • Classification

Logical 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

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data

People 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

Higher Education System

  • 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

UGC NET Paper-I Exam Pattern 2022

The following is the exam pattern followed for UGC NET Paper I Exam:-

Subject

No. of Questions Asked From Each Subject

Marks

Teaching Aptitude

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Research Aptitude

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Comprehension

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Communication

5 questions carrying 2 marks each10 - Marks

Mathematical Reasoning

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Logical Reasoning

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Data Interpretation

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

ICT (Information & Communication Technology)

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

People and Environment

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Higher Education System

5 questions carrying 2 marks each

10 - Marks

Total

50 Questions 100 Marks

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FAQs

What is the passing marks for UGC NET Paper 1?

For passing UGC NET examination, you must require 40% marks in Paper I which is at least 20 questions in this paper should be correct.

What are the best books to prepare for UGC NET Paper 1?

The best books to prepare for UGC NET Paper 1 are UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1: Teaching & Research Aptitude Paperback by Arihant Experts. CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude Paperback by KVS Madaan. CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1 by Mc Graw Hills.

Is UGC NET Paper 1 common for all the students?

UGC NET Paper 1 is common and compulsory for every candidate. Paper 1 will have 50 questions worth 100 marks. Paper 1 syllabus has 10 units and exactly 5 questions will be asked from each unit.

Is UGC NET paper 1 easier than Paper 2?

Paper I of UGC NET is a common test for all the students which is of 100 marks. Paper I is considered easier than Paper II. If you can score well in Paper I, then the chances of acing NET exam is higher.

How do I prepare for UGC NET Paper 1?

In order to prepare for UGC NET Paper 1, the students need to Understand the syllabus, Know the exam pattern, Plan thoroughly, Make notes while studying, Revise as many times as possible, Try different types of questions, Practice previous years' papers, and Appear for mock tests.

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