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NET Paper 1 Analysis (5 December 2019) : Syllabus and Unit Wise Question Distribution

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NTA NET Paper 1 Analysis (5th December 2019) | What to Cover? Kinds of Questions!

Paper Pattern

  • 50 Questions
  • 2 marks each
  • Maximum marks: 100


  • Teaching aptitude
  • Research aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Mathematical reasoning and aptitude
  • Logical reasoning
  • Data interpretation
  • Information and communication technology
  • People, development and environment
  • Higher education system

Unit Wise Question Distribution

Unit Wise Question Distribution

Teaching Aptitude

  • Learner՚s characteristics (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive)
  • Evaluation systems: informal assessment, computer-based testing
  • Swayam
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Research Aptitude

  • Steps of research
  • Methods of research- sampling
Research Aptitude


The Comprehension


  • Meaning of communication
  • Sequence of communication
  • Types of communication: body language
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Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Time & Distance
  • Ratio
  • Proportion and Percentage
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Logical Reasoning

  • Anumana (inference)
  • Deductive reasoning: Syllogism
  • Hetwabhasa (fallacies of inference)
  • Understanding the structure of arguments: structure of categorical propositions
Logical Reasoning

Data Interpretation

Data Interpretation

Information and Communication Technology

  • Web browsers
  • Basics of internet
  • ICT and Governance: Digi locker
  • Digital initiatives in higher education
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People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Montreal protocol
  • Environmental disasters- Bhopal gas tragedy, Chernobyl disaster, Los Angeles smog, love canal tragedy
  • Global warming and greenhouse effect
  • Noise and water pollution
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Higher Education System

  • Professional, Technical, Skill Based education, Moral education.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post-Independence India.
  • Oriental learning programmers in India.
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