Candidates who have applied for UGC NET 2020 must start preparing for the same as the exam is scheduled to be conducted from June 15 – 20, 2020. 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 the 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 UGC NET Preparation tips and suggestions so that they can complete their preparation within the 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.
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.
Make sure that the notes which you have prepared are clear and well written so that at the time of revising them, you don’t get confused later.
The students can get a clear understanding of the exam pattern better by solving the previous year papers. It also helps in building confidence. Before starting UGC NET Preparation by solving last year’s papers, the students must understand each topic which 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 candidates must spend at least three hours in the morning, pen down all the important topics post reading a particular concept so that you can remember all the important points that can be asked in the exam. Depending on the kind of topic you are studying, try to finish at least two to three topics in the morning session. Studying for the exam in the morning hours is much beneficial, as you will begin your studies with a fresh mind.
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 for the same. You must pen down the 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|
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.
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.
The candidates who are dedicated and focused on their studies can easily crack the UGC NET exam in their first attempt only. Constant revision of the course is the key that can help you in scoring good marks in your exam if you have limited time in hand then make sure that you are not missing out any of the important topics. Before beginning with UGC NET Preparation, you must consider referring to the UGC NET Syllabus and divide the topics accordingly.
When the UGC NET exam is just one month away, the students appearing for the exam can’t compromise with their preparation at all. It is the time to start the revision of the syllabus; since you have already covered the topics and know which all are the important topics, it's better to start practicing more mock tests or practise tests as possible. Also, continuous revision and practicing more tests will be helpful in getting a high score in the examination.
The above preparation tips will help you in your UGC NET Preparation and by adhering to the above-given plan, the candidates can easily revise their course in the right way.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.