UGC NET Exam has three parts : Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is general in nature and is common for all candidates irrespective of their main subject. All candidates must qualify Paper 1. The subject papers (Paper 2 and 3) are NOT evaluated if a candidate does not qualify Paper 1 with the minimum marks stipulated by UGC. Some Sample Papers are also available for your reference.

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Reasoning and Mathematical Aptitude:

  1. Number series
  2. Letter series
  3. Coding Decoding
  4. Relationships
  5. Classification

Logical Reasoning

  1. Understanding the structure of arguments
  2. Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  3. Verbal analogies: Word analogy– Applied analogy
  4. Verbal classification
  5. Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multidiagrammatic relationship
  6. Venn diagram
  7. Analytical Reasoning

Data Interpretation

  1. Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data
  2. Quantitative and qualitative data
  3. Graphical representation and mapping of data.

Teaching Aptitude

  1. Teaching: Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements
  2. Learner’s characteristics
  3. Factors affecting teaching
  4. Methods of teaching
  5. Teaching aids
  6. Evaluation systems

Research Aptitude

  1. Research: Meaning, characteristics and types
  2. Steps of research
  3. Methods of research
  4. Research Ethics
  5. Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium
  6. Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

Reading Comprehension

  1. A passage to be set with questions to be answered.


  1. Communication: Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and efiective classroom communication.

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

  1. ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses
  2. General abbreviations and terminology
  3. Basics of internet and e-mailing

People and Environment

  1. People and environment interaction
  2. Sources of pollution
  3. Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources
  4. Natural hazards and mitigation

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

  1. STRUCTURE of the institutions for higher learning and research in India
  2. Formal and distance education
  3. Professional/technical and general education
  4. Value education: governance, polity and administration
  5. Concept, institutions and their interactions

10 Thoughts to “UGC NET Exam Paper 1 Syllabus”

  1. saritha

    please can u send me master of human resource management/labour laws/personnel management material for paper 2 and paper 3



  3. Ranjeet singh tanwar

    bhot acha h

  4. Rajinder Kaur

    Send u solved papers for net exam

  5. Rajinder Kaur

    Good Sylabus

  6. saramma.p.thomas

    I want to write ugcnet exam availability of application form and exam date update and best coaching centre at Ludhiana can you give this information.
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  7. Ranjit Kaur

    can you please send me syllabus for paper 1 for commerce stream.

  8. yashi sharma

    sir, please sir can u send me ugc net material 1, 2 ,3, paper for net exam.subject is commers for 2, 3 paper

  9. sangeeta

    good syllabus and knowledge

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