Doesn't matter which subject you opted for NTA NET 2021 Exam, you cannot skip appearing in UGC NET Paper 1. This is mandatory for all the aspirants who're going to appear in the UGC NET 2021 Exam.
UGC NET Exam 2021 (Dec 2020 session) will be conducted from 2nd May to 17th May 2021. Most of the aspirants who're aiming to crack the exam must have already started their preparations. If you haven't started it yet and seeking for expert guidance to study well for the exam, then Eduncle.com is here to help you with the perfect preparation strategies.
In this article, we have provided all the study essentials and tips and tricks so that students can get every information regarding UGC NET General Aptitude Paper in a single place.
Before starting your preparation, make sure that you have all the resources that can help you in reaching your destination with ease. Below, you can check top study essentials with some tips that will help you to boost your preparation.
To have a clear idea about the topics which you should cover for the General Aptitude Paper, please have a look at the complete NET Exam Syllabus for Paper-1. Note Down all the Important Topics and take them one by one as per the priority. UGC NET General Aptitude Paper has 10 major topics which consist of 5 questions of 10 marks from each topic.
There should be an aim before kick-starting any preparation. Set your targeted score for UGC NET General Aptitude Paper and then follow the preparation plans accordingly. As per the exam pattern, the General Aptitude paper consists of total 100 marks but it is quite difficult to score the complete 100 marks, so, for a wise approach you can set 75 as your targeted score.
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To polish up your General Aptitude Skills and Achieve mastery in this subject, keep solving the sample papers, mock test papers, and UGC NET previous years’ exams papers.
After solving the papers, you should always check your answers with UGC NET Answer Keys for proper analysis of your performance.
Also, start taking the online test series before 1 month of the exam. Solving question papers will surely upskill you with enhanced speed and accuracy. Get UGC NET Paper 1 Sample Questions with Answers here.
So, candidates, first gather all the preparation requisites mentioned above and then kick start your preparation to fulfil your career goals.
As per the UGC NET Exam Pattern, the General Aptitude Paper consist of total 100 marks in which 50 questions will be provided. Each question will consist of two marks.
Well, Seriously, you can’t afford to lose 100 marks so don’t take this paper lightly at all.
To make your preparation journey easier, Eduncle has come up with the perfect study plan for UGC NET General Aptitude Paper-1. Please go below and note down all the UGC NET preparation strategies that you need to follow to grab a good score in the exam.
Start by taking the Important General Aptitude Topics one by one. You can start with the teaching aptitude section.
After analyzing the huge syllabus and your studying capabilities, assign deadlines to each topic and try to meet them on time.
Don’t leave any topic because at least 5 questions will surely come from each topic in the exam paper. Focus more on Teaching and Research Aptitude as these two topics are tougher than the remaining others.
It’s better to go with the shortest methods to solve any aptitude questions. Prepare quick notes containing formulas or short tricks at the time of preparation. This is the smartest method to perform quick revision during rush hours and it will also help you in polishing up your brain memory.
Take at least 15-20 minutes of break after 1 and a half-hour of doing studies.
Whenever you complete a topic, perform an instant revision of everything that you’ve learned in that particular topic.
Practice by solving at least 10 questions containing a higher difficulty level from each topic of the syllabus.
If you stuck anywhere while preparing for UGC NET General Aptitude Paper, then don’t get hesitate in asking others. You may either discuss it with your friends or take the help of Tutors.
Practice as much as you can.
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As I have discussed above that each topic is important for UGC NET Paper-1. This section can be very scoring if you prepare it with the right guidance.
General Aptitude Section is easier to score but the methods used to solve the question should be correct and less time taking.
Below we are sharing the subject-wise approaches to attempt the questions and answer them smartly.
Candidates who wish to be a lecturer must be aware of the facts like the nature of teaching, aim, characteristics and teaching aids and needs.
For example, the primary objective of teaching is to develop the thinking power of the students.
Along with developing teaching characteristics in them, they will also require to learn about the student’s thinking and the interesting methods to teach them effectively.
A teacher should know how to deal with students and what kind of learning strategy will be useful to them. So, it is important for NTA UGC NET aspiring candidates to have adequate knowledge of the factors that affect the teaching like - how a teacher should behave while taking a class or in which manner teachers should deal with the students’ queries.
Tip: A wise and intelligent use of charts, diagrams, and explanations with live examples can help students understand easily.
Candidates can easily grasp the above-mentioned topics from the books available online and in the market. To complete the paper in time, students can practice sample papers or mock test papers based on General Paper (Paper-I).
Below we are providing some sample questions on UGC NET Teaching Aptitude to make you aware of the difficulty level.
|UGC NET Teaching Aptitude Sample Questions|
Ques 1: Nine years olds are taller than seven years old. This is an example of a reference drawn from –
(A). Vertical Study
(B). Cross-Sectional Study
(C). Time Series Study
(D). Experimental Study
Ques 2: A teacher who is not able to draw the attention of his students should -
(A). Evaluate his Teaching Method and Improve It
(B). Resign from the Post
(C). Find Fault in his Pupils
(D). Start Dictating
Ques 3: Mainstreaming is a term associated with -
(A). Career Education
(B). Education for Handicapped
(C). Inter-Age Class Groupings
(D). Environmental Education
Ques 4: The project method of teaching is best associated with the philosophy of –
(A). John Dewey
(B). Max Rafferty
(C). Robert Hutchins
(D). B.F. Skinner
Ques 5: Maximum participation of students is possible in teaching through –
(A). Lecture Method
(B). Discussion Method
(C). Textbook Method
(D). Audi-Visual Aids
To excel with good scores in the exam, aspirants must know the basics of research that is, meaning, characteristics, and types of research.
They should be aware of the facts like research is always systematic, logical, and objective, directed towards the solution of the problem, based on empirical or observable evidence, gives emphasis to theories or principles, etc.
There are various types of research that need a detailed study by the candidates. Some of them include exploratory, fundamental, historical, and experimental.
Tip: Candidates willing to be a lecturer or researcher should know each and every step of research, as questions can be asked randomly on that.
The sequence of research goes as –
Identification of research
Proposal of action
Construction of hypothesis
Collection of data
Presentation of data
Data analysis and
Declaration of the result.
Aspirants should have an adequate understanding of the various methods of research or how to conduct research and tools used in conducting research.
Below we are sharing some sample questions to make the UGC NET aspirants aware of the difficulty level of the exam paper. Please check them out.
|UGC NET Research Aptitude Sample Questions|
Ques 1: Which of the following is not the characteristic of a researcher?
(A). He is a specialist rather than a generalist
(B). He is industrious and persistent on the trail of discovery
(C). He is not inspirational to his chosen field but accepts the reality
(D). He is not versatile in his interest and even in his native abilities
Ques 2: Collective psychology of the whole period is a theory which -
(A). can explain all phase of historical development
(B). means the psychology of the whole society
(C). means the psychological approach of data collection
(D). All the above
Ques 3: Who is regarded as the father of scientific social surveys?
(D). None of these
Ques 4: The probability of a head and a tail of tossing four coins simultaneously is -
Ques 5: Which technique is generally followed when the population is finite?
(A). Area Sampling Technique
(B). Purposive Sampling Technique
(C). Systematic Sampling Technique
(D). None of the Above
Below you can get the UGC NET Paper 1 sample questions for Reading Comprehension, Communication, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology, People and Environment, and Higher Education System.
Solve them and boost up your score on the exam!
|UGC NET General Aptitude Sample Questions|
Ques 1: The Shannon and Weaver Model of Communication is?
Ques 2: The ‘Limited-effects’ model of mass communication was a counter to?
(A). ABX Model
(B). Circular Model
(C). Diffusion Model
(D). Hypodermic Needle Model.Reasoning Questions:
Ques 3: 12,32,72,152,(?),632
Ques 4: If in a certain language, KNOWLEDGE is coded as 256535475, how is GENERAL coded in that language?
Ques 5: Q is shorter than P but taller than R. R is shorter than P but taller than A. If they stand in the ascending order of their heights, the sequence will be –
Ques 6: A man said to a lady, “the son of your only brother is the brother of my wife”. What is the lady to the man?
(B). Sister of Father-in-Law
(D). Grand Mother
The following table shows the percentage profit (%) earned by two companies A and B during the years 2011-15. Answer questions 1 to 3 based on the data contained in the table:
Where, percent (%) Profit = (Income-Expenditure) × 100/Expenditure
Ques 7: What is the average percentage profit earned by the company B?
Ques 8: In which year, the percentage profit earned by the company B is less than that of company A?
Information and Communication Technology Questions:
Ques 9: CD-ROM is a kind of-
(A). Magnetic Disc
(B). Electo-Magnetic Disc
(C). Optical Disc
(D). None of these
Ques 10: Servers are computers that provide resources to other computers connected to a -
(B). Super Computer
People and Environment:
Ques 11: Which of the following pollutants form a toxic and stable substance in the blood by combining with hemoglobin?
Ques 12: Linches are best economical indicator of -
(A). Air Pollution
(B). Water Pollution
(C). Noise Pollution
(D). All of these
Higher Education System:
Ques 13: The judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the -
(A). Prime Minister of India
(B). Speaker of the Rajya Sabha
(C). President of India
(D). Ministry of Law & Justice
Ques 14: With regard to standardized testing, which of the following statements is correct?
(A). The testing of intelligence began in Germany
(B). The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is a group test
(C). The Rorschach test uses inkblots
(D). The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is easy to interpret
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