Written byRamya Patelkhana
The UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted to select candidates for the post of Assistant Professor or both Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor at Indian universities/colleges.
It is a tough exam, but with the right preparation, aspirants can crack it even in their first attempt.
Here are some tips to crack UGC NET in the first attempt.
UGC-NET is conducted in two phases: Paper-I (General Aptitude) and Paper-II (based on the subject chosen by candidate). To score high, aspirants must know the latest syllabus, exam pattern, questioning trends and prepare accordingly.
As it involves a vast syllabus, aspirants should have proper planning and systematic approach. One must plan their study to cover the entire syllabus and adhere to their schedule.
Candidates should prepare short notes while studying which will help them in quick revision. They can write down topic-wise points, facts, and other important things for quick reference.
They should collect 1-2 useful reference books instead of consulting too many books to avoid confusion. They must also read NCERT books for the basics and go through undergraduate/postgraduate level topics of the subject they choose.
To crack UGC NET in the first attempt, one of the important tasks to do is regular revision.
Some candidates focus only on studying and learning the topics but not revising them.
After learning the concepts/topics, aspirants should revise on a regular basis to retain the information for longer. They should add a revision hour to the end of their daily study schedule.
Candidates must regularly solve previous question papers and sample papers to assess how good their preparation is. Aspirants can take mock tests to familiarize with the exam, assess difficulty level, and know latest questioning trends. This will help them analyze and improve their performance.
Those appearing for UGC NET must learn to manage and utilize their time properly. They shouldn't postpone their study/revision sessions as it leads to piling up of work and increase the burden.
They should spend at least 4-5 hours for studying and an hour for revising every day.
They must utilize their free time to go through or revise topics they have already studied.
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