Greetings UGC NET Aspirants! 😊

Paper I will be a general paper on Teaching and Research Aptitude. It will carry 100 marks. This paper has 50 objective questions out of which you have to attempt each questions.

Each question carries 2 marks, thus making the total weightage of the paper of 100 marks.

An essential point to remember about this paper is that in order to qualify in this paper you need to score 40% or 40 marks which means that to qualify in paper I you need to mark at least 20 questions correctly. However, scoring only 40 marks won't be enough to succeed in the exam so you will have to plan and attempt questions in a strategic manner. The main topics from which questions are asked in the paper I are:

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Reasoning (including Mathematics)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • People and Environment
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration
  • Each section carries equal weightage which means there would be five questions from each section worth 10 marks.