How To Prepare For UGC Net Exam 2023

How To prepare For UGC Net Exam 2023


UGC NET Overview

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, which is a Test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ as well as ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian Universities and Colleges.
The UGC-NET is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode w.e.f. December 2018 onwards.

Awarding of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and/ or Eligibility for Assistant Professorship depends on the aggregate performance of the candidate in Paper-I and Paper-II of UGC-NET. The candidates qualifying only for Assistant Professorship are not eligible to be considered for the award of JRF. Candidates who qualify the eligibility test for Assistant Professorship are governed by the rules and regulations of the concerned Universities/Colleges/State Governments, as the case may be for recruitment of Assistant Professor.

UGC-NET is conducted twice every year (June & December). Due to the outbreak of COVID- 19 pandemic in 2020 & 2021, the cycles of UGC NET were merged and conducted together.

In order to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycle, the National Testing Agency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC is conducting UGC NET December 2022 in the month of February & March 2023 in 83 subjects, at selected cities across the country.

Going a step further and to regularize the exam cycle, the NTA has released exam dates for the later half of the year and the exam will be held from 13th to 22nd June 2023. 

As NTA gears up to conduct the exam in a proper manner, students also need to prepare themselves for the exam in a dedicated manner. The first question that comes to mind is that how can one prepare for UGC NET and get through the exam with flying colors. 

Our JRF team is the best in the business and almost all of them have already been selected as JRF. So, in your preparation journey we will be the best guide for you and our experienced team will prove to be a vital cog in your preparation journey.

Which cycle of exam form to fill?

A candidate preparing for the exam must fill the form for both cycles of exams irrespective of your preparation level. Those candidates who are not ready for the exam yet must fill the form and appear in the exam to take it as a mock test. After all who better than NTA as a standard mock test source in order to polish their preparation level and gauge their standards in the real exam environment.

Getting acquainted with the syllabus and the exam pattern

The first step towards effective preparation is being well-versed with the exam pattern and syllabus. The UGC NET exam comprises two Papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates have to appear for both papers in a single duration of three hours. While Paper 1 contains questions that test the teaching and research aptitude of candidates, paper 2 consists of subject-specific questions. The syllabus makes you familiar with the important topics from which questions can be asked in the exam.

UGC NET Books 2023

Important books for Paper 1 are as follows:

UGC NET Paper 1 Books


Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I

M Gagan and Sajit Kumar

NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper I: Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson

KVS Madaan

General Paper-1 UGC NET/JRF/SLET – Teaching & Research Aptitude

Arihant Experts

Upkar’s UGC-NET/JRF/SET Teaching And Research Aptitude (General Paper - I)

Dr Lal Jain and Dr KC Vashistha

UGC NET preparation tips

The candidates can follow the UGC NET preparation tips given below to qualify for the UGC NET exam in 2023. Following the tips can take out the best in the candidates and make them perform well in the UGC NET Exam:
•    Start Preparing for the UGC NET exam from the university days 
•    Follow the syllabus of central universities to cover the maximum topics in the exam 
•    Make a timetable that ensures that the candidate can cover all the topics of the syllabus leaving time for revision and practice
•    Practice the previous year's question papers, it will help the candidates to know the exam pattern and sections that get maximum weight age in the question paper
•    Take the mock tests in the exam conditions to prepare for the exam day 
•    Practice for accuracy and speed. It will help the candidates with the time management
•    Take frequent breaks while preparing for the UGC NET exam 2023. Relaxing the mind can take out the best in the exam.


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