NTA UGC NET Paper I (Common Paper) – Overview

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Here you will get all details about ( Overview ) of NTA UGC NET Paper I (Common Paper). This could be helpful to anyone whether or not applying/preparing for NET exam.
But it could be more useful to students preparing for NTA UGC NET Exam (Any subject) as Paper I is common for all.

Why to invest time in Paper I:

Paper I is the general paper comprising 50 out of 150 questions. That is 100 out of 300 marks.
Usually students miss securing good rank or qualifying NET/JRF because of lack of Paper I preparation.
Students fail to understand the importance of Paper I and don’t know that with less efforts and time they could improve their overall score.

Syllabus Overview:

  • Unit-I Teaching Aptitude
  • Unit-II Research
  • Unit-III Comprehension  
  • Unit-IV Communication
  • Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Unit-VI Logical Reasoning
  • Unit-VII Data Interpretation
  • Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Unit-IX People
  • Unit-X Higher Education System

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Mode of Examination:

  • NTA conducts UGC NET exam in Online mode only.
  • Each candidate will be allocated a desktop with a pre-installed software specially created for the examination.

Nature of Exam:

  • The questions will be objective i.e., in Multiple Choice type (MCQs) in nature.
  • The question will have 4 options, candidates must select the most appropriate answer.

Note: There is no negative marking.

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