The National Eligibility Test (NET) which is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the National Educational Testing Bureau on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC) is conducted twice an year generally June/July & December/January time frame. The national-level NET is taken to enroll candidates for the role of Assistant Professor and for JRF – Junior Research Fellowships in Indian Universities and Colleges.
The test consists of only 2 Papers.
The Paper I exam tests the Teaching/Research aptitude of the students and consists of 50 objective type multiple choice questions. Each question is worth 2 marks and the maximum marks for the exam is 100. Minimum qualifying marks are 40 marks (40%) for General and 35 marks (35%) for SC/ST/OBC/PWD. The Paper 1 is divided into 10 sections, with 5 questions being based on each section. For preparation and previous year questions you can join UGC NET coaching in Lucknow .
Paper 2 is of 200 marks having 100 questions carryin 2 marks each. Time frame given is of 2 hours.
Paper 2 can be given in any subject of our choice.
SYLLABUS and TIPS:
1. Teaching Aptitude: nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements; Learner’s characteristics; factors affecting teaching; Methods of teaching; Teaching aids; Evaluation systems
2. Research Aptitude: Research definition, characteristics and types; steps of research; methods of research; research ethics; paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium; thesis writing its characteristics and format
3. Reading Comprehension:
A passage to be set with questions to be answered.
Tips: Comprehension Requires Practice You can practice some Reading Comprehension from Bank PO Guides/SSC Exam . This Needs attention to details and practice
4. Communication: Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.
5. Reasoning (including mathematical): Number series, letter series, codes, relationships, classification
6. 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.
7. Data Interpretation:
Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data, Quantitative and qualitative data; Graphical representation and mapping of data.
Tip: Follow Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal, Study basic bar and PI Chart examples
8. Information and Communication Technology:
Meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses; General abbreviations and terminology; Basics of internet and e-mailing
Tips: Prepare List of General abbreviations and terminology, Study Basic of Computers from Standard 1oth books
9. 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
10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration; formal and distance education; professional and general education; value education; governance, polity and administration; concept, institutions and their interactions.
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