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

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

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.

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

 1 Basic Environment Terminologies  Basic Environment Terminologies 
Environmental Education Environmental Education
3 Sustainable Development Goals Sustainable Development Goals
4 Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals in India Sustainable Development Goals in India
Anthropogenic Activities Anthropogenic Activities
Estuary Ecosystem Estuary Ecosystem
Air and Noise Pollution Air and Noise Pollution
Air Pollution Air Pollution
10  Noise Pollution Noise Pollution
11  Water Pollution Water Pollution
12  Global Warming Global Warming
13  Climate Change Climate Change
14  Important Climate Change Organisations Important Climate Change Organisations
15  Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels
16  Impacts of pollutants on human health Impacts of pollutants on human health
17  Impact of Pollutants  Impact of Pollutants 
18  Sulphur Dioxide Emission Sulphur Dioxide Emission
19  Environmental Issues (Part 1) Environmental Issues (Part 1)
20  Environmental Issues (Part 2) Environmental Issues (Part 2)
21  Disasters  Disasters 
22  Cyclones Cyclones
23  Solid and Liquid waste Solid and Liquid waste
24  Solid Waste Solid Waste
25  Electronic Waste  Electronic Waste 
26  E-Waste Management in India E-Waste Management in India
27  Solar Energy in India Solar Energy in India
28  Hydrogen as a fuel Hydrogen as a fuel
29  Biodiversity Biodiversity
30  Ecological/Biodiversity Hotspots Ecological/Biodiversity Hotspots
31  Environment Protection Provisions in India Environment Protection Provisions in India
32  Environmental Protection Acts Environmental Protection Acts
33  National Green Tribunal National Green Tribunal
34  National Action Plan on Climate Change Part I National Action Plan on Climate Change Part I
35  National Action Plan on Climate Change Part II National Action Plan on Climate Change Part II
36  Swachh Survekshan Survey- 2020 Swachh Survekshan Survey- 2020
37  Human Development Index Report Human Development Index Report
38  Government Schemes on Environment Part-1 Government Schemes on Environment Part-1
39  Government Schemes on Environment Part-2 Government Schemes on Environment Part-2
40  Green Buildings Green Buildings
41  Organic Farming Organic Farming
42  Hydro & Geothermal Energy Hydro & Geothermal Energy
43  Energy from Waste Sources  Energy from Waste Sources 
44  Environmental Organizations in India Environmental Organisations in India
45  Important Environment Conventions Part-1 Important Environment Conventions Part-1
46  Important Environment Conventions Part-2 Important Environment Conventions Part-2
47  Important Environment treaty/Convention/Protocols Part-I Important 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 Protocols Environmental Conventions and Protocols
51  International Agreements (Environment)  International Agreements (Environment) 
52  Climate Change Conference – UNFCCC COP 24 Climate Change Conference – UNFCCC COP 24
53  Paris Summit  Paris Summit 
54  National Parks in India National 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.

BYJU’S Exam Prep provides you crisp and relevant notes with plenty of questions, mock tests and practical application based questions. Hence, to score better, start your preparation now and crack UGC NET 2022.

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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