UGC-NET - 2024

UGC-NET - University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, which is a Test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for 'Assistant Professor' as well as 'Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor' in Indian Un

  The candidates who belong to the General/ Unreserved/ EWS categories must have a Master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC with a minimum of 55% Marks (without rounding off).

  The reference date for calculating the age limit under the UGC NET Eligibility Criteria is 1st January. 

   Only  Indian Citizens are eligible to apply.

  There is no age limit for candidates applying for Assistant Professor. However, the upper age limit for JRF is 30 years.


UGC NET Paper 1

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude

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 higher learning institutions: Teacher-centred vs learner-centered methods; offline vs online 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 Systems in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations in evaluation systems

Unit-II: Research Aptitude

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

Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative and quantitative methods

Steps of research

Thesis and article writing: Format and styles of referencing

Application of ICT in research

Research ethics

Unit-III: Comprehension

A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage which needs to be answered.

Unit-IV: Communication

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

Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Types of reasoning

Number series, letter series, codes, and relationships

Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages etc.)

Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning

Understanding the structure of arguments: Argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, mood and figure, formal and informal fallacies, uses of language, connotations, and denotations of terms, the classical square of opposition

Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning


Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments

Indian Logic: Means of knowledge

Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)

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

Unit-VII: Data Interpretation

Sources, acquisition and classification of data

Quantitative and qualitative data

Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart and line-chart) and mapping of data

Data interpretation

Data and governance

Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT: General abbreviations and terminology

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

Digital initiatives in higher education

ICT and Governance

Unit-IX: People, Development and Environment

Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals

Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment

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

Impacts of pollutants on human health

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

Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies

Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance

Unit-X: Higher Education System

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


GC NET Teaching Aptitude Syllabus 

The teaching aptitude section is designed to measure the teaching tendency of a candidate. The questions are based on pedagogy and classroom-based activities. The complete syllabus of teaching aptitude has been given below:

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-centered vs. Learner-centered methods; offline vs. Online 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

UGC NET Research Aptitude Syllabus

The research aptitude section is taken to measure the tendency and knowledge of the candidates which will be used while doing the PhD. The syllabus for the UGC NET Research Aptitude has been given below for the candidates:

Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivist approach to research.

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

Steps of Research.

Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.

Application of ICT in research.

Research ethics

UGC NET Communication Syllabus

The UGC NET communication syllabus is designed to test the communication knowledge of the candidates. The syllabus of the UGC NET communication syllabus has been given below for the candidates:

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

Exam Date


            UGC NET 2024 June Dates

UGC NET Notification 2024

            Expected in April 2024

UGC NET 2024 Online Application Process Started                      

            Expected in April 2024

UGC NET Exam Date 2024

            Between June 10 to 21, 2024

UGC NET Admit Card 2024

            Expected in May 2024

UGC NET Answer Key 2024

            To be announced

UGC NET Result 2024

            Expected in July 2024

UGC NET Cut Off 2024

            Expected in July 2024

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