It is easy to crack UGC NET if followed proper tips and are prepare well. All you need is to plan your time and strategize your preparation methods. NTA(National Test Agency) conducts NET (National Eligibility Test) exam twice every year for the post of assistant professor in the country.
There is also fellowship for candidates who clear a particular cutoff for the purpose of their research. The Junior Research Fellowship(JRF) will be different for every subject.
There are two types of NET exams – CSIR NET and UGC NET. CSIR NET is conducted for the science stream subjects and UGC NET is conducted for all the nonscience stream subjects.
CSIR NET only has one paper for three hours whereas UGC NET has two papers for 3 hours.
Know it All to Crack UGC NET
It is not necessary to know everything in your syllabus. But it’s important to know everything about the syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus for UGC NET differs for each subject.
The syllabus for the first paper will be the same for all the subjects and the syllabus for the second paper will be completely from the subject.
The subjects in the first paper are as follows :
- Teaching Aptitude
- Research Aptitude
- Reading Comprehension
- Reasoning (including Maths)
- Logical Reasoning
- Data Interpretation
- Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
- People & Environment
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration
The first paper is the same and compulsory for all candidates.
Cutoff to crack UGC NET
The cutoff for UGC NET and JRF is different from year to year. The cutoff will also differ for general and reserved categories.
In the case of general categories, 40% must be scored for both of the papers and for reserved category candidates, 35% must be scored for both of the papers.
You can attempt every question even if you don’t know the correct answer without risking your marks for the correct answer.
There are no negative marks for UGC NET. If there is any issue or problem with the question, the marks will be only given to those candidates who have attempted the question.
Marks that make you a professor!
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Paper 1 contains 50 questions and paper 2 contains 100 questions. Each question in each section carries 2 marks.
Total, the marks are out of 300. Grab the maximum score and be an assistant professor with a JRF.
Practice is the key
Practice can always help you win. There are a million ways to practice effectively.
Find your own way to practice.
The most preferable way is to practice previous question papers and attempt mock tests as much as you can.
When you practice previous question papers, try to do research on your own. There will be multiple options in the question.
You have to research the wrong options too. They might be the answers to some valuable questions.
Even if they are not the answer to any other questions, it is knowledge, which is always useful for an aspiring professor and researcher.
Time is yours, Use it wisely.
The pandemic brings uncertainty. But along with uncertainty, comes the time. Use your time properly by preparing for the exam you always wanted to crack.
Find experts in the field and seek guidance and coaching for the exam.
Also, be careful with the time you spend at the exam hall.
Let’s do it step by step!
Identify and complete all the questions to which you know the correct answer at the maximum pace.
Now, stay calm and try to find answers to the questions you can’t recollect.
In the last fifteen minutes, attempt everything you have left unanswered.
Prepare and wait
After all your preparations, stay calm and crack the exam with confidence.
The presence of mind is really important when attempting an exam. Don’t let any other tensions affect you. Be stress-free and remember, hard work always pays off.
Make your first attempt the best attempt!