UGC NET Syllabus for Paper – 1 | Sociology IQ

UGC NET Syllabus for Paper 1 | Sociology IQ

UGC NET Syllabus for paper -1, syllabus is initial key to move one step ahead towards your competitive exam. Let see syllabus here.

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:

I. Teaching Aptitude

  1. Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements;
  2. Learner’s characteristics;
  3. Factors affecting teaching;
  4. Methods of teaching;
  5. Teaching aids;
  6. Evaluation systems.

II. Research Aptitude

  1. Research: Meaning, characteristics and types;
  2. Steps of research
  3. Methods of research;
  4. Research Ethics;
  5. Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium
  6. Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.

III. Reading Comprehension

A passage to be set with questions to be answered.

IV. Communication

Communication Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.

V. Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  1. Number series; letter series; codes;
  2. Relationships; classification.

VI. Logical Reasoning

  1. Understanding the structure of arguments;
  2. Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
  3. Verbal analogies: Word analogy — Applied analogy;
  4. Verbal classification;
  5. Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi-diagrammatic relationship;
  6. Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.

VII. Data Interpretation

  1. Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
  2. Quantitative and qualitative data;
  3. Graphical representation and mapping of data.

VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  1. ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
  2. General abbreviations and terminology;
  3. Basics of internet and e-mailing.

IX. People and Environment

  1. People and environment interaction;
  2. Sources of pollution;
  3. Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
  4. Natural hazards and mitigation

X. 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.


(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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