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Strategy for UGC NET Exam Paper 1, Subject wise Tips

UGC NET (University Grant Commission – National Eligibility Test) is a national-level examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This examination scrutinizes the eligibility of the aspirants for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & the Assistant professor or only for NET- Assistant Professor. NTA UGC NET December 2023 will be released soon on official website. Therefore, the candidates start their preparation and Adda247 brings to you the strategy for preparing and clearing the UGC NET Exam 2023.

UGC NET Examination Pattern

The UGC NET Aspirants must go through the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2023 to understand its intricacies. The candidates have to appear for two papers- Paper- I (Common for All) and Paper-II (Subject Concerned).

  • UGC NET exam pattern 2023 comprises two papers
  • UGC NET Paper I: Total Questions – 50 Questions, Total Marks – 100 marks
  • UGC NET Paper-II: Total Questions -100 Questions, Total Marks – 200 marks
  • The exam will be conducted in the same session, without any break.
  • Paper I is common for all examinations, and applicants can select the Paper-II for specialization from a list of almost 100 subjects.
  • Exam nature: Bilingual (English and Hindi)
  • Exam mode: Online
  • UGC NET Paper I topics: People and Environment, Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Logical Reasoning, Communication, Reasoning (Including Mathematics), Reading Comprehension, Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude
  • UGC NET Paper II topics: Based on the subject chosen by the applicants.
  • UGC NET Passing Criteria: 40% marks in Paper – I and II in each paper

UGC NET 2023: List Of Subject For Humanities Candidates

UGC NET Syllabus for the Paper – I

The candidates must have a clear idea about the UGC NET Syllabus for the Paper- (Common for All). In the following, the candidates will find detailed information on the UGC NET Syllabus.

Subjects Sub-Topics
Research Aptitude
  • Research: Meaning, Characteristics, and Types
  • Methods of Research
  • Paper, Article, Workshop, Seminar, Conference, and Symposium
  • Steps of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format
Teaching Aptitude
  • Teaching: Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and Basic Requirements
  • Evaluation Systems
  • Factors Affecting Teaching
  • Learner’s Characteristics
  • Teaching Aids
  • Methods of Teaching
Reading Comprehension
  • Comprehensive Passage
  • Set of Associated Questions
Reasoning (Including Mathematics)
  • Number Series
  • Letter Series
  • Codes
  • Classification
  • Relationship
  • Communication Nature
  • Types of Communication
  • Characteristics
  • Barriers
  • Effective Classroom Communication
Logical Reasoning
  • Venn Diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple Diagrammatic Relationship, Multi-Diagrammatic Relationship
  • Understanding the Structure of Arguments
  • Verbal Analogies: Word Analogy — Applied Analogy
  • Evaluating and Distinguishing Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
  • Verbal Classification
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • ICT: Meaning, Advantages, Disadvantages, and Uses
  • Basics of Internet and E-Mailing
  • General Abbreviations and Terminology
Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data
  • Sources, Acquisition and Interpretation of Data
  • Graphical Representation and Mapping of Data.
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
People and Environment
  • People and Environment Interaction
  • Pollutants and their Impact on Human Life, Exploitation of Natural and Energy Resources
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Natural Hazards and Mitigation

Strategy for UGC NET Exam preparation

Before you begin the preparation, here we have explained the strategy for UGC NET Exam Preparation Strategy.

  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly.
  • Create a study schedule and stick to it.
  • Gather quality study materials and resources.
  • Practice previous years’ question papers and mock tests.
  • Focus on strengthening conceptual understanding.
  • Take regular breaks to avoid burnout.
  • Stay updated with current affairs and developments in your field.
  • Form study groups or seek guidance from mentors.
  • Revise and review regularly to reinforce your knowledge.
  • Stay calm and confident on the day of the exam.

For More Details:

UGC NET Important Links
UGC NET Notification UGC NET New Syllabus
UGC NET Previous Year Papers UGC NET Teacher Salary
UGC NET Admit Card UGC NET Answer Key
How to Prepare UGC NET? UGC NET Result


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Q. When will be the UGC NET exam conducted?

A. The UGC- NET 2023 Exam date will be released soon on official website

Q. What will be the Timing of the UGC NET Examination?

A. The UGC NET examination will be held in two shifts i.e. First Shift: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Second Shift: 3.00 pm to 06.00 pm

Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?

A. There are no negative marks for incorrect responses.

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