10 Proven Tips to Crack UGC NET 2023 in First Attempt 

10 Proven Tips to Crack UGC NET 2023 in First Attempt


10 Proven Tips to Crack UGC NET 2023 in First Attempt 

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a highly competitive exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Indian universities and colleges.
UGC NET Exam is conducted twice a year by NTA. There are ten units in Paper-1 and each unit has equal weight age in the examination. Most Important Topics in UGC NET exam 2023 Environment, Logical Reasoning, Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Communication, ICT, Higher Education. 
To crack UGC NET one needs to have a perfect strategy according to the UGC NET Syllabus and time left for preparation. Here are some of the proven tricks to make your UGC NET Preparation 2023 easier.  

Here are 10 proven tips to crack UGC NET 2023 in your first attempt:

Know the Exam Pattern: -

Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus is crucial to crack UGC NET. The exam consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, and is conducted in online mode.

Create a Study Plan: -

Create a study plan that includes a timetable for each subject, topics to be covered, and daily goals. It helps you to stay focused and motivated.

Refer to Standard Books:-

Referring to standard books is important as they provide in-depth knowledge of the subject. Make sure to cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. Solve Previous Year Papers: Solving previous year papers gives you an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, difficulty level, and the pattern of the exam.

Practice Mock Tests: Practicing mock tests helps you to assess your preparation level, identify weak areas, and improve your speed and accuracy. Focus on Time Management: Time management is crucial while attempting the exam. Practice solving questions in a time-bound manner to improve your speed.

Make Short Notes: Making short notes of important formulas, concepts, and definitions helps you to revise quickly and efficiently. Stay Updated with Current Affairs: Keep yourself updated with current affairs related to your subject and general knowledge. This can be helpful for Paper 1. Stay Calm and Confident: Maintaining a positive attitude, staying calm and confident is important to avoid anxiety and stress during the exam.

Revise Thoroughly: Revision is key to retaining what you have learned. Make sure to revise all the topics before the exam and stay confident about your preparation.


  1. What is the validity of UGC-NET certificate?

            Answer-- The validity of UGC-NET certificate of Eligibility for Assistant Professor/Lectureship is forever.

  1. What is my rank on all India basis in UGC NET?

           Answer-- Rank is not assigned in UGC-NET

  1. In general, has the candidate got to appear for NET in the subject of his / her post graduation only? In which subject should he / she appear in case NET is not conducted in the subject of his / her post-graduation.

Answer-- For latest and detailed eligibility conditions please refer to the Information Bulletin / Notification on the website of NTA, as per which the candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidate whose post-graduation subject is not included in the list of NET subjects, may appear in a related subject. In such a situation, the candidate should go through the syllabus of subjects in which UGC-NET is conducted, uploaded on the UGC website www.ugcnetonline.in and appear in a subject that is closest to the subject of post-graduation of the candidate. However, the suitability of any candidate for a teaching position lies within the jurisdiction of the appointing authority.

  1. In general as far as subjects of interdisciplinary nature are concerned can a candidate be appointed to the post of Assistant Professor in a particular subject if his / her Master’s degree is not exactly in that subject but in a related subject.

Answer-- Suitability of a candidate for any teaching position is within the purview of the appointing authority

  1.  What are the subjects in which NET is conducted?

Answer-- NET in various subjects is being conducted in disciplines falling under Humanities including languages, Social Sciences and some Science    subjects through UGC-NET. The Joint CSIR-UGC Test is conducted under the auspices of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in disciplines      falling under the basic sciences. For Agriculture related subjects, ICAR-NET is conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (under Indian Council of      Agricultural Research). The candidates may go through the respective websites for these three examinations in order to learn about the subjects in which NET is conducted.

  1. Are professional qualifications, viz. Chartered Accountancy (CA) / Company Secretary (CS) / Indian Cost & Works Accountancy (ICWA) valid qualifications to appear in NET?

Answer-- The University Grants Commission in its meeting held on 18th February, 2021 has resolved that CA/CS/ICWA qualification be considered equivalent to PG Degree. The candidates having CA/CS/ICWA qualification have also to fulfil eligibility criteria as stipulated in the Information Bulletin/Notification of UGC-NET.

  1. Is my Master’s degree obtained through distance mode valid for appearing in UGCNET?

Answer-- Regarding degrees acquired through distance mode, the programme and tenure should be approved by the Distance Education Bureau of UGC. The year-wise recognition status of universities / institutions approved to offer education through distance mode along with the approved programmes is available on the UGC website, www.ugc.ac.in/deb

  1. Is there a maximum limit on the number of attempts for appearing in NET?

Answer-- There is no cap on the number of attempts for appearing in NET for Eligibility for Assistant Professor. However, as far as Junior Research Fellowship is concerned, there is an upper age limit for applying as specified in the concerned Information Bulletin / Notification of NET

  1. What is the minimum qualification for appearing in UGC NET? Is there any relaxation for the reserved category / Persons with disability (PWD) category / Transgender candidates?

Answer-- General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: www.ugc.ac.in in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender / category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

  1. The result of final year examination of Master’s Degree is awaited, OR The Candidate is in First year / Second year / Final Year of Master’s Degree. Is he/she eligible to fill the online application form of UGC-NET?

Answer--Those who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% Marks [50% marks in case of OBC(Non Creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender candidates]. Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

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