UGC NET 2021 Law Syllabus [Paper I and II]
UGC NET Paper I Syllabus 2021
On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals ‘only for Assistant Professor’ or ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian Universities and Colleges Till recently, the CBSE conducted the UGC-NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected cities spread across the country. From Dec 2018 onwards, the UGC-NET will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not to be considered for the awarding of JRF. Candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned universities/colleges/state governments, as the case may be.
UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. However in 2020 due to the pandemic, the June 2020 examination got delayed and was deferred to September 2020 until November 2020 to cover all the subjects. The December 2020 cycle had to be postponed and is now being conducted in March-April 2021
Question: MCQ Objective Type [I and II]
Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.
UGC NET 2021 General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
Unit I: Teaching Aptitude
- Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based
- Evaluation systems: Elements and types of evaluation, evaluation in the Choice Based Credit System in higher education, computer-based testing, innovations in evaluation systems.
- Teaching: Concept, objectives, levels of teaching (memory, understanding, and reflective), characteristics, and basic requirements
- 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; offline vs. online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
Unit-II: Research Aptitude
- Research ethics
- Steps of research
- Application of ICT in research
- Methods of research: Experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative, and quantitative methods
- Research: Meaning, types, and characteristics, positivism and post-positivistic approach to research
- Research Ethics
Unit-III: Research Aptitude
- A passage of text is given. Questions will be asked from the passage to be answered
- Mass-media and society
- Effective communication: Verbal and non-verbal, inter-cultural and group communications, classroom communication
- Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics of communication
Unit-V: Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
- Number series, letter series, codes, and relationships
- Mathematical aptitude (fraction, time & distance, ratio, proportion and percentage, profit and loss, interest and discounting, averages, etc.)
- Types of reasoning
Unit-VI: Logical Reasoning
- Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)
- Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments
- Indian Logic: Means of knowledge
- Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
- Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication), and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension)
Unit-VII: Data Interpretation
- Data and governance
- Graphical representation (bar-chart, histograms, pie-chart, table-chart, and line-chart) and mapping of data
- Data interpretation
- Quantitative and qualitative data
- Sources, acquisition, and classification of data
Unit-VIII: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- ICT and Governance
- Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing
- Digital initiatives in higher education
- ICT: General abbreviations and terminology
Unit-IX: People Development and Environment
- Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.
- Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
- 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
- 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.
Unit-X: Higher Education System
- Policies, governance, and administration
- Oriental, conventional and non-conventional learning programs in India
- Value education and environmental education
- Evolution of higher learning and research in post-independence India
- Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India
Media Laws and Ethics [Mass Communication and Journalism Syllabus]