UGC NET Paper 1 books – UGC NET 2017-2018 {Syllabus}

For qualifying NET exam different UGC NET Paper 1 books & Paper, 2 books are available in the markets which helps the aspirants to get high marks.

The aspirants or the candidates who qualify National Eligibility Test( NET) or NET along with Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) will be categorized into two categories as NET -JRF and NET lecturer.


What is UGC-NET?

The UGC-NET examination is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for selecting eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor/ Junior Research Fellowship only.

The National Eligibility Test (NET) is one of the top exams of University Grants Commission (UGC) to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals.

UGC grants Junior Research Fellowship to the NET passed out candidates who are interested in research work in various Universities and Colleges. Aspirants who once crack  National Eligibility Test (NET) will be selected for Junior Research fellowship which will be paid or Appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Indian Universities and Colleges.

Those whose rank is higher gets the NET-JRF after which one can apply in various institutions for admission to Ph.D. programmes.

Eligibility Criteria :

Any Post Graduate candidate with minimum 55% of Marks can appear for the UGC NET exam. The minimum score for SC/ST/PH candidates is 50% Marks. Those Candidates who are currently pursuing their final year PG can also appear for the NET exam. Ph.D. holders will be given exemption of 5% of Marks. The candidate should not have crossed the Age limit of 28 years by the date of the Notification. There is No age limit for the Post of Lectureship.

Changes in UGC NET 2018

The exam pattern has been changed from this year. Earlier there were three Papers, now instead of three papers, there will be only two papers. However, there is no change in the syllabus yet. UGC NET Paper 1 & Paper II will cover the entire syllabus of earlier Paper II and III.
The upper age limit for the award of JRF has been increased by 2 years. Earlier it was 28 years which is 30 years from the year 2018.

UGC NET 2018 Pattern


PaperNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
I50 questions (all compulsory)1001 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
II100 questions (all compulsory2002 Hours (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

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UGC NET Syllabus

Paper I is common for all subjects and Paper II is subject-specific. Candidates or the aspirants have to select one subject from the list of 84 subjects (preferably their Master’s degree subject) for paper II. In the article, we will provide complete information as well as syllabus for paper 1 along with the best recommended UGC NET Paper 1 Books.

Syllabus of Paper I

The Paper I will cover the important topics which will consist of questions on teaching and research aptitude, general awareness, reasoning, numerical ability, English language and computer literacy.

Books for preparation of Paper-I are easily available in the market. The preparation strategies along with the right selections books are the two most important criteria to clear UPSC exams. The candidates have to choose the best books before they get prepared for their UPSC exams. You can buy a single book covering all the topics. Here we are providing details on the top books recommended by users.

TOP 20 best-recommended UPSC NET Exam  Books for PAPER -1

CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude

Paper -1 Teaching and Research Aptitude Books are one of the top recommended book for the preparation of UGC NET Exam. This book is the second edition of CBSE UGC NET  by KVS Madaan which provides you with complete details about UGC NET. The contents given in the book are appropriate and provided with well-illustrated diagrams. The book is written in simple language and easy to comprehend. Overall the book provides complete knowledge as per the UGC NET Exam syllabus.



Trueman’s UGC NET Paper 1 (Hindi)

The book contains previous years question papers and exam papers. The candidates easily solve the question papers for the practical purpose. This book is the Trueman’s series of Hindi Edition by Sanjay Gupta and A.K.Singh.The edition consists of model test papers, syllabus, test papers for the complete preparation of paper 1. The aspirants can check out objective questions for paper II and additional sample papers for paper iii. Overall complete beneficial book as it serves the full purpose of the competitive exams.


UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita

Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita is the recommended book for UPSC NET Exam for Paper 1.The edition of the book is published by Arihant publications. The book consists of all sort of objective questions as per the syllabus and latest examination pattern which helps the candidates to get familiar with the new exam pattern as well as the preparation strategies. For the mock revision purpose, the book contains two model sets for General Paper 1.


सी.बी. एस. ई. – यू. जी. सी. (नेट /सेट/जे आर एफ) सामान्य पेपर-1: शिक्षण एवं शोध अभियोग्यता (UGC NET/SET Paper 1 – Teaching and Research Aptitude in Hindi)

This Book has been written in a lucid and simple language and one of the best books recommended for the UGC NET exam pursuing aspirants. The candidates will find it easy to solve the objective type questions. The book contains solved question papers from 2012 to 2016. Overall the book contains many solved questions along with the practice questions.


UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude

This book is another one of the best books of UGC NET Exam recommended for the aspirants. The book consists of multiple choice questions as per the syllabus prescribed for the Exam. The solved questions have been sectioned as per the chapters. This book on General Paper 1 is distributed into 10 parts including teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Reasoning (Including Mathematical), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information and Communication Technology, People and Environment and Higher Education System. The questions are framed according to the units to help the aspirants to get complete idea about the exam pattern. Overall the book is a complete guide.


Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I

Trueman’s UGC NET/SET series for General Paper 1 is one of the best books which is clearly defined in simple language so that the candidates can have a better understanding of the contents. The book contains multiple objective type questions which help the candidates to easily crack the exam. The aspirants can easily score high rank. Overall the book serves the purpose of the preparation of UGC NET Exam as well as JRF.

Trueman UGC NET

CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide (for Paper-I) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt. Professor Exam)

Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide(For Paper-1) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt.Professor Exam contains all the relevant important questions for the preparation of UGC NET Exam and JRF. The book is the latest edition by Dr.M.S.Ansari and a popular master guide comprising the latest syllabus to enhance knowledge and in cracking the competitive exams.

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CBSE-UGC-NET Teaching & research Aptitude 50 practice sets (Solved with Explanations)

This book Teaching & Research Aptitude 50 practice sets(Solved with Explanations) is the latest edition book with 3000 multiple types solved questions with their explanations. All the questions are as per the latest Pattern of Examination. The questions are solved by the Experts. For a better understanding of the content, detailed explanatory answers have also been provided for the selected questions. Overall the book consists of all important questions to crack the exam.

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UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) 14 Years’ Solved Papers Teaching and Research Aptitude Paper – I 2018UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) 14 Years’ Solved Papers Teaching and Research Aptitude Paper – I 2018

This book is the third edition by GK.PUB. which contains 14 years’ solved papers from 2004-2017. The book is written in simple English language. The solved paper sets will definitely help the aspirants to understand the trend and the nature of the questions asked in UGC NET Exam and JRF. By going through these solved question papers the candidates can easily make strategies to crack the competitive exams.

14 years solved UGC NET Papers

CBSE UGC-NET JRF and Assistant Professor Exam (Paper-I – Teaching and Research Aptitude): Paper – 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude (Popular Master Guide)

This book is the popular master guide and it is written in an easy and simple language. It is a Hindi edition by M.S.Ansari. The candidates can practice easily multiple choice type questions according to the latest examination pattern of UGC NET Exam.For complete knowledge and success the aspirants can get most important solved questions from this book. Overall the book is easy to comprehend the contents.

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How to prepare for competitive exams like UGC NET Exam and JRF?

The UGC NET Exam is conducted for determining the eligibility of the Indian National candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas in various Colleges and Universities across India.
On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) holds the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges.

Tips to crack competitive exams like UGC NET  and JRF:

The National Eligibility Test (NET) and JRF NET is an eligibility test by UPSC. There are basically two papers to clear the Exam Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam pattern has been changed. Paper 1 is common for all while Paper 2 is subject specific.

Subject related TIPs:

The aspirants need to focus on their opted subject papers as well as equally on paper 1 also.

Paper 1 is common for all, the candidates can take the help of different books available in the market including general awareness, Teaching and Aptitude Test, computer literacy and many more.

Paper 2 is subject specific. The candidates need to go through different books thoroughly as per the syllabus and should have a deep understanding of the concepts.

The candidates should first focus on the topics which is easy to understand and in which they can score better.

The aspirants should thoroughly go through each and every content as per the syllabus is given for UGC NET Exam.

The candidates should also refer to the best reference books to get in-depth knowledge of the contents.

Some General Tips:

Best Preparation Strategies: Try to focus on the methods which you are using to crack the examination. Everyone uses their own strategy. The best preparation is very important to crack any competitive exam.


Time management: The aspirants who are who preparing for the exams should particularly manage their time to solve the questions. Proper time management increases the chances of clearing the exams.

Give mock test revision: Solve as many as practice test papers within a limited time span to check your speed which will help you out to clear the exam within the allotted time.


Time Table: The strategy to crack any competitive exam is to make a proper taime table and study accordingly.It will give you the exact idea about how much syllabus you have covered.


Attempt smartly: During the exam its very important to attempt the questions smartly .The candidate should not waste time in solving the questions which are not too easy to attempt.


Be Calm and Confident: To score high and to crack any competitive exam the candidates should be calm by their mind and should keep their confidence level high.


  • Take proper diet and sleep: Eating healthy and sleeping well along with study is also one of the mantras for keeping your mind fresh and improving concentration power to grasp concepts.

Career Scope by Qualifying UGC NET EXam or JRF NET

The NET qualified candidates are also now also eligible for many lucrative jobs in different public sectors. They get the opportunity to work with organizations in different sectors like human resources, communications, science(R&D) departments etc.

After Qualifying National Eligibility Test(NET) enables a person to be eligible to apply for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Universities and Colleges located anywhere across India.

Once you qualify the UGC NET 2018 exam, you can apply for the vacancies of Assistant Professor announced from time-to-time in colleges and universities. You can also pursue research in your interested field through JRF.

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