UGC-NET/JRF Paper I

Subject: GENERAL PAPER ON TEACHING & RESEARCH APTITUDE

Code No. : 00

Unit-I: Teaching Aptitude Syllabus

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 centred 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 Syllabus

Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic 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 Syllabus

►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 Syllabus

►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 Syllabus

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 Syllabus

►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) Syllabus

►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 Syllabus

►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 Syllabus

►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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