NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UGC NET 2018 Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 18th December 2018 till 22nd December 2018 in various subjects at selected Examination Centers spread across the country for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting National Eligibility Test (NET) to the NTA established by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

Below are some Important Dates for the NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam:

NTA UGC NET Dec 2018 Exam

Important Dates

Online Application Date

1st to 30th September 2018

Download of Admit Cards

19th November 2018

UGC NET Dec 2018 Online Exam  Date

Shift 1 (9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.)

Shift 2 (2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

18th December 2018 (Tuesday)

19th December 2018 (Wednesday)

20th December 2018 (Thursday)

21st December 2018 (Friday)

22nd December 2018 (Saturday)

Date for Announcing Results

10th January 2019

Let’s look at the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam:

NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

UGC NET 2018 Exam will be conducted in online mode to determine the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only posts in Indian Universities and Colleges. It will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) consisting of two papers, i.e., Paper I and II conducted in two different sessions. Candidates are required to appear for both the papers in order to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern

Session

Paper

Number of Questions (All are compulsory)

Marks

Duration

First

I

50

100

1 Hour

Second

II

100

200

2 Hours

Total


150

300

3 Hours

Note:

  • In Paper-I, the questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • Paper-II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • All Questions are compulsory.
  • Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions (MCQs) and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between them.

Click here to Download Previous Year Papers of UGC NET Exam

UGC NET Paper-I Exam Pattern and Syllabus: General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

The main objective of Paper-I is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. Therefore, the test is aimed at assessing the teaching and general/research aptitude as well as their awareness. They are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities. Cognitive abilities include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments and deductive and inductive reasoning.

The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness and knowledge of sources of information. They should be aware of interaction between people, environment and natural resources and their impact on quality of life. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for Paper-I in detail:

NTA UGC NET 2018 Part-I Exam Pattern

Part

Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions)

Questions

Marks

I

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

II

Research Aptitude

5

10

III

Reading Comprehension

5

10

IV

Communication

5

10

V

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

VI

Logical Reasoning

5

10

VII

Data Interpretation

5

10

VIII

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

IX

People & Environment

5

10

X

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

 

Total

50

100

Note:

  • Each section gets equal weightage: 5 questions and 10 marks from each section, i.e., 2 marks for each correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  • The exam duration will be 1 Hour.
  • Whenever pictorial questions are set for the sighted candidates a passage followed by equal number of questions should be set for the visually handicapped candidates.

Let’s look in detail the syllabus for all the 10 sections of Paper-I:

I. Teaching Aptitude

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

II. 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.

III. Reading Comprehension

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

IV. Communication

  • Communication Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.

V. Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

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

VI. 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.

VII. Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
  • Quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data.

VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
  • General abbreviations and terminology;
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.

IX. 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

X. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

  • 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-II Exam Pattern and Syllabus: 101 Subjects

In Paper-II UGC NET 2018 Exam, there will be only Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Let’s have a look at the exam pattern for Paper-II in detail:

NTA UGC NET 2018 Part-II Exam Pattern

Paper-II

Type of Questions

No. of Questions

Mark for 1 Question

Total Marks

Selected Subject

Objective Multiple Choice Questions

100

2

200

  • Paper –II will be of total 200 Marks.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • The total exam duration will be 2 Hours.

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As you already know, Paper-II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. So, below are the list of subjects alongwith their codes for which UGC NET Paper-II will be conducted:

Subject Code

Paper-II Subjects

01

Economics/ Rural Economics/ Co-operation/ Demography/ Development Planning/ Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/ Development Economics/ Business Economics

02

Political Science

03

Philosophy

04

Psychology

05

Sociology

06

History

07

Anthropology

08

Commerce

09

Education

10

Social Work

11

Defence and Strategic Studies

12

Home Science

14

Public Administration

15

Population Studies

Note: The candidates with Master’s Degree in Geography (with specialization in Population Studies) or Mathematics/ Statistics are also eligible to appear in the subject “Population Studies”

16

Music

17

Management (including Business Administration Management/ Marketing/ Marketing Management/ Industrial Relations and Personnel Management/  Personnel Management/ Financial Management/ Co-operative Management)

18

Maithili

19

Bengali

20

Hindi

21

Kannada

22

Malayalam

23

Oriya

24

Punjabi

25

Sanskrit

26

Tamil

27

Telugu

28

Urdu

29

Arabic

30

English

31

Linguistics

32

Chinese

33

Dogri

34

Nepali

35

Manipuri

36

Assamese

37

Gujarati

38

Marathi

39

French

40

Spanish

41

Russian

42

Persian

43

Rajasthani

44

German

45

Japanese

46

Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education

47

Physical Education

49

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies

50

Indian Culture

55

Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/ Human Resource Management

58

Law

59

Library and Information Science

60

Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

62

Comparative Study of Religions

63

Mass Communication and Journalism

65

Performing Art - Dance/Drama/Theatre

66

Museology & Conservation

67

Archaeology

68

Criminology

70

Tribal and Regional Language/Literature

71

Folk Literature

72

Comparative Literature

73

Sanskrit traditional subjects (including Jyotisha/ Sidhanta Jyotish/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Mimansa/ Navya Nyaya/ Sankhya Yoga/ Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya/ Puranotihasa/ Agama)

74

Women Studies

Note: The candidates with Master’s Degree in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences areeligible to appear in subject “Women Studies”

79

Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/ Sculpture Graphics/ Applied Art/ History of Art)

80

Geography

81

Social Medicine & Community Health

82

Forensic Science

83

Pali

84

Kashmiri

85

Konkani

87

Computer Science and Applications

88

Electronic Science

89

Environmental Sciences

90

Politics including International Relations/ International Studies including Defence/Strategic Studies, West Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, African Studies, South Asian Studies, Soviet Studies, American Studies

91

Prakrit

92

Human Rights and Duties

93

Tourism Administration and Management

94

Bodo

95

Santali

96

Karnatic Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)

97

Rabindra Sangeet

98

Percussion Instrument

99

Drama/Theatre

100

Yoga

101

Sindhi

Click here to know the Eligibility Criteria for NTA UGC NET December 2018 Exam

      Candidates can view the detailed syllabus of their selected subject on the official website of UGC, i.e., www.ugc.ac.in/net/syllabus.aspx. After going through the above mentioned detailed syllabus of NTA UGC NET 2018 Exam, the next step is to create a study plan and start working on it. For instance, start your practice by solving some previous year question papers and analyse your strong & weak points. Regular practice will help in achieving accuracy and high score in the exam.

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