Candidates who have applied for UGC NET 2021 must start preparing for the same as the exam notification will be released very soon. Scoring good marks in UGC NET is a challenging task as the difficulty level of the exam is quite high. The paper is designed to select brilliant students who can get appointed as lecturers and can perform research programs.
UGC NET is considered as one of the toughest exams. To score well candidates must have a good preparation plan that can help in performing better in the exam. The candidates appearing for the exam are advised to follow the below-mentioned preparation tips and suggestions for UGC NET 2021 so that they can complete their preparation within a shorter period as well.
The candidates giving the exam are suggested to check the pattern first before starting with their UGC NET preparation. By knowing the latest exam pattern and syllabus, the candidates can know more about the medium of the exam, type of questions asked, total marks, marking scheme, and much more that will make them familiar with the latest style and pattern of the exam.
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The candidates are suggested to go through the entire UGC NET Syllabus thoroughly so that they can understand the syllabus completely and start preparing accordingly by focusing on each topic. Pen down the complete UGC NET Syllabus of the subject you have chosen and review all the topics that you need to cover to get good marks.
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The students can get a clear understanding of the exam pattern better by solving the previous year's papers. It also helps in building confidence. Before starting UGC NET Preparation by solving last year’s papers, the students must understand each topic that is related to the course content and can be asked in the exam. In case the candidates find it difficult to solve the question then they must take the advice of their teachers or seniors who can guide them.
Since UGC NET is an online exam, the candidates must start practicing more mock tests as possible. Along with solving previous years’ UGC NET question papers, mock tests also play an important role in helping the candidates. Some of the benefits of giving more mock test include:
The candidates must know how to effectively manage their time so that they can complete the paper within the allotted time only. They must solve more mock test papers through which they can increase their speed and can give the answers more accurately.
Candidates appearing for UGC NET must start preparing seriously as the exams are just a few months away and it is advised to start at least 3 to 6 months before the examination. Follow a regular study routine so that the entire syllabus can be completed within time and you can get freedom from the last minute worries and can do UGC NET Preparation in a better way.
The number of hours which the candidates spend for UGC NET Preparation each day totally depends on the daily routine of the individuals. The candidates are advised to spend at least 6 -8 hours per day for preparations, especially when the exam is a few months away.
However, it advised that the candidates don’t spend continuous long hours while preparing for the exam and rather take short intervals in between the studies. For instance, in case you are preparing 10 hours per day, then you must divide the total number of hours accordingly so that you can stay motivated and most importantly, don’t get tired as well.
The below-mentioned table will help you in dividing the total number of hours per day for UGC NET Preparation.
|Sessions||Total Number of Hours for UGN NET Preparation|
|Morning Session (5:00 AM to 8:00 AM)||Start revising a sub-topic from the main topic and develop your understanding of the same. You must pen down important topics and scan all the important points.|
|8:00 AM to 10:00 AM||Do your daily routine activities|
|10:00 AM to 1:00 PM||Once again revise the important points which you have studied in the morning session. After that pick up another subtopic, note down the important points, and scan all the important points.|
|1:00 PM to 5:00 PM||Rest/ Daily Routine Activities Etc|
|6:00 PM to 9:00 PM||Go through all the important points that you have covered in the day. After that pick up a new subtopic, note down the important points and scan all the important points.|
|10:00 PM||Sleep early|
Though feeling nervous before exams is quite normal among the candidates but this anxiety can be reduced by preparing for the exam in a detailed way. If you know that you have revised everything all the tips and formulas are on your finger-tips, obviously it will help in boosting your confidence level greatly.
You need to stay updated with the current affairs and recent news which can come in UGC NET and most importantly candidates must have detailed knowledge about their concerned UGC NET Subject.
In case you are a bookworm then you will not be able to achieve a good score in UGC NET Exam. You must take short breaks in between your studies and get involved with your routine activities as well while preparing for the exam. Also, don’t isolate yourself from your family and friends otherwise you will feel more stressed. Stay relaxed and plan some other activities as well while continuing your studies to stay stress free.
|Name of the Book||Author||Publisher|
|Trueman’s UGC NET/ SLET General Paper I||M. Gagan (Author), Sajit Kumar||Danika Publishing Company|
|UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude||Arihant Express||Arihant Publication|
|CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude||KVS Madaan||Pearson Education|
|UGC NET/ SET Paper 1||--||McGraw Hill Education|
|CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude||Dr. M S Ansari & RPH Editorial Board||Ramesh Publishing House|
Ques: From which subject should I start my preparation?
Ans: You should start your preparation from the topics of Paper 1 that is common for everyone. Paper 1 Syllabus tests teaching and reasoning ability, research aptitude, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. You you are done with this part then you can move on with the subject-specific preparation.
Ques: Can I refer to one book only or should I cover my syllabus from multiple books?
Ans: You can refer to one book also if that book covers all the topics. If you are able to understand some topics from a single book then you can refer to other books also. Don’t restrict yourself to some specific books.
Ques: How much time is needed to complete the syllabus?
Ans: It advised that the candidates don’t spend continuous long hours while preparing for the exam and rather take short intervals in between the studies. For instance, in case you are preparing 10 hours per day, then you must divide the total number of hours accordingly so that you can stay motivated and most importantly, don’t get tired as well. This way you can easily complete your syllabus before exam.
Ques: What is the exam pattern of UGC NET 2021. Is there any negative marking?
Ans: UGC NET 2021 will have a total of 150 multiple-choice questions. Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will have 100 questions. There is no Restriction to move to and fro among the Papers. All the questions are compulsory to attempt.
The table below shows the exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2:
|UGC NET Paper||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper 1||50||100||A cumulative time duration of 3 hours.
Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
|Total||150 MCQs||300 Marks||180 minutes|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.