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UGC NET PAPER 1 SYLLABUS (GENERAL PAPER ON TEACHING & RESEARCH APTITUDE)

  

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SYLLABUS

  Subject: GENERAL PAPER ON TEACHING & RESEARCH APTITUDE             Code No. : 00

                                                        

PAPER-I

 

The main objective is to assess the teaching and research capabilities of the candidates. The test aims at assessing the teaching and research aptitude as well. Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning. The candidates are also expected to have a general awareness about teaching and learning processes in higher education system. Further, they should be aware of interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life. 

The details of syllabi are as follows:

 

          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 Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs.  Learner centered methods; Off-line vs. On-line 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.

 

          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 be given. Questions be asked from the passage 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, structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.

      Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.

      Analogies. 

      Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing 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 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.

          NOTE:            (i)        Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each 

                                              Module.

(ii)       Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates,  a passage followed by equal number of questions and  weightage be set for visually impaired candidates.

                  

 

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