People and Environment Study Notes, Material for UGC NET Paper 1

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : January 3rd, 2022

The UGC NET Paper 1 contains several topics such as Environment, Logical Reasoning, Teaching Aptitude and more. We have accumulated People and Environment notes as per the latest trend of the exam. Candidates preparing for the upcoming UGC NET Exam can refer to the Environment Study material below.

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The People and Environment study notes are put together in a very systematic manner covering all the topics which are important for the exam such as Environmental Education, SDG, Climate Change and more. The Environmental section is every easy to understand and can prove to be really scoring for the exam. Make full use of the study notes and be ready for the exam. 

Also, solve UGC NET Mock Test Series 2022 for regular revision and practice. 

UGC NET Exam is conducted twice a year by NTA. There are ten units in Paper-1 and each unit has equal weightage in the examination. Most Important Topics in UGC NET Research Aptitude, Communication, ICT, Higher Education.

People and Environment Syllabus for UGC NET Exam 

Topics that are covered as per the syllabus for UGC NET Exam Paper 1 : 

Development and environment

  • Millennium development goals
  • Sustainable development goals

Human and environment interaction

  • Anthropogenic activities
  • 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.

UGC NET People & Environment Notes

Below we have provided the topic wise notes of Environment for UGC NET Exam. These notes cover all topics that are asked in Paper-1. Here are the links for topic wise notes for UGC NET Exam Paper 1: People, Development and Environment

 1Basic Environment Terminologies Basic Environment Terminologies 
Environmental EducationEnvironmental Education
3Sustainable Development GoalsSustainable Development Goals
4Millennium Development GoalsMillennium Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals in IndiaSustainable Development Goals in India
Anthropogenic ActivitiesAnthropogenic Activities
Estuary EcosystemEstuary Ecosystem
Air and Noise PollutionAir and Noise Pollution
Air PollutionAir Pollution
10 Noise PollutionNoise Pollution
11 Water PollutionWater Pollution
12 Global WarmingGlobal Warming
13 Climate ChangeClimate Change
14 Important Climate Change OrganisationsImportant Climate Change Organisations
15 Fossil FuelsFossil Fuels
16 Impacts of pollutants on human healthImpacts of pollutants on human health
17 Impact of Pollutants Impact of Pollutants 
18 Sulphur Dioxide EmissionSulphur Dioxide Emission
19 Environmental Issues (Part 1)Environmental Issues (Part 1)
20 Environmental Issues (Part 2)Environmental Issues (Part 2)
21 Disasters Disasters 
22 CyclonesCyclones
23 Solid and Liquid wasteSolid and Liquid waste
24 Solid WasteSolid Waste
25 Electronic Waste Electronic Waste 
26 E-Waste Management in IndiaE-Waste Management in India
27 Solar Energy in IndiaSolar Energy in India
28 Hydrogen as a fuelHydrogen as a fuel
29 BiodiversityBiodiversity
30 Ecological/Biodiversity HotspotsEcological/Biodiversity Hotspots
31 Environment Protection Provisions in IndiaEnvironment Protection Provisions in India
32 Environmental Protection ActsEnvironmental Protection Acts
33 National Green TribunalNational Green Tribunal
34 National Action Plan on Climate Change Part INational Action Plan on Climate Change Part I
35 National Action Plan on Climate Change Part IINational Action Plan on Climate Change Part II
36 Swachh Survekshan Survey- 2020Swachh Survekshan Survey- 2020
37 Human Development Index ReportHuman Development Index Report
38 Government Schemes on Environment Part-1Government Schemes on Environment Part-1
39 Government Schemes on Environment Part-2Government Schemes on Environment Part-2
40 Green BuildingsGreen Buildings
41 Organic FarmingOrganic Farming
42 Hydro & Geothermal EnergyHydro & Geothermal Energy
43 Energy from Waste Sources Energy from Waste Sources 
44 Environmental Organizations in IndiaEnvironmental Organisations in India
45 Important Environment Conventions Part-1Important Environment Conventions Part-1
46 Important Environment Conventions Part-2Important Environment Conventions Part-2
47 Important Environment treaty/Convention/Protocols Part-IImportant Environment treaty/Convention/Protocols Part-I
48 Important Environment treaty/Convention/Protocols Part-II Important Environment treaty/Convention/Protocols Part-II 
49 International Agreements (Environment)International Agreements (Environment)
50 Environmental Conventions and ProtocolsEnvironmental Conventions and Protocols
51 International Agreements (Environment) International Agreements (Environment) 
52 Climate Change Conference - UNFCCC COP 24Climate Change Conference - UNFCCC COP 24
53 Paris Summit Paris Summit 
54 National Parks in IndiaNational Parks in India

How to prepare the Environment for UGC NET?

  • Analyse previous year Environment in Paper-1.
  • Check out the sections which are asked regularly from the Environment section.
  • Some of the sections that are asked regularly are International agreements, pollutants, carbon emissions, government schemes and natural hazards.
  • You can always expect the questions from the above-given topics.

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Also, check Complete UGC NET Study Notes for Paper 1

Complete Notes on Teaching Aptitude for UGC NET Exam Paper 1

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