How to Prepare for UGC NET 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 22 Oct, 2018 13:12 IST

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How to Prepare for UGC NET 2018

Wondering how to succeed in the UGC NET 2018 and stuck on how to start the preparation for it? Well, here we are with a solution to your problem. Read about how to prepare for UGC NET 2018 and note some important points to start your preparation.

Before we deal with the essential factors related to the preparation strategy, its important for candidates to know the exam pattern and syllabus of UGC NET 2018. Knowing the exam pattern and syllabus will help candidates prepare well and it will also help in strategising as per the subject-matter they need to prepare.

Start your preparation and read the listed pointers that can help you prepare well for UGC NET 2018.

Be Determined:

You need to pay more attention to your opted subject papers as there will be two papers based on the same. The syllabus for each subject is vast and hence you should start with crucial topics first followed by the least crucial topics. Also, you should not ignore the preparation of Paper I (Teaching and Research Aptitude) which together with Paper II will play a significant role in fetching minimum required marks for evaluation of Paper III.

Prepare Time Table:

The best way to kick-start your preparation for examination is preparing a timetable and then sticking to it throughout the preparation tenure. A meticulous study plan is the right approach that can help you resolve all your doubts and attain lucid perception of various theories, concepts and their uses regarding the syllabus.

Study Systematically and Selectively:

Make sure you are systematic in your approach as it will help you finish your topic as per the timetable. You can start by selecting a topic and then decide on the number of days and hours required to complete it. It is advisable that you do selective study starting with crucial topics followed by knowing the basics of the least crucial ones.

Take Mock Tests:

Manage your time well as it will help you in solving answers in the time allotted in the examination hall. Solve as many practice papers and previous year question papers as you can keeping in mind the time limit. Mock papers will help you locate the weak areas that require revision and help you enhance speed in solving the paper.

Take Rest:

Eating healthy and sleeping well along with study is also one of the mantras for keeping your mind fresh and improving concentration power to grasp concepts. Try to sleep at a fixed time and for at least 7 to 8 hours a day during your preparation.

  • Thoroughly study the syllabus and understand which sections need more work. Remember you must prepare all sections.

  • Prepare critical subsections for each and every topic for all the subjects.

  • Maintain and set a time limit and note how fast you can finish a question.

  • Enhance your speed as well as thought process gradually by practice.

UGC NET 2018 Important Instructions

  • UGC NET is the eligibility test for the post of Assistant Professor in Indian colleges/Universities. It is also the qualifying test for the award of Junior Research Fellowship.

  • A relaxation of 5 years will be provided to the candidates who have research experience in the relevant subject of their postgraduate degree. LLM degree holders will get 3 years relaxation.

  • Corrections will be allowed in some particulars after the submission of application form.

  • You need to bring one identity proof along with the admit card.

  • There will be no negative marking in UGC NET.

  • Candidate should have at least Master’s degree from a recognised institution to be eligible for UGC NET.

  • Candidates who have completed post graduation in public administration can appear for NET for the subject of political science.

  • All the examination hall/room will have a wall clock as the candidates are not allowed to wear any type of watch in the examination hall/room.

  • The use of calculators or Log Tables are not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices, bits of paper, books/notebooks etc. are not allowed in the examination hall/room. The candidate(s) found in possession of any of these items in the examination hall/room will be treated as unfair means and his/her result will not be declared.

  • The candidates have to follow the instructions given by the invigilators in the examination hall/room and should not argue with the invigilators or other staff involved in the examination duty at the examination center. 

  • The decision of the CBSE shall be final in all matters.

  • All legal disputes pertaining to this test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.

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