UGC NET EXAM Preparation Tips 2023, Toppers Strategy & Guide

UGC NET Exam Preparation Tips 2023, Toppers Strategy & Guide


UGC NET is a highly competitive exam that tests the knowledge and skills of candidates in various subjects. Here are some tips and strategies to help you prepare for the UGC NET Exam in 2023:

  1. Know the Syllabus: The first step to effective preparation for any exam is to understand the syllabus. The UGC NET syllabus is vast and requires a lot of preparation. Make sure you are aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

  2. Create a Study Plan: Make a study plan that suits your schedule and follow it strictly. Allocate enough time for each subject and prioritize your study materials based on your strengths and weaknesses.

  3. Understand the Concepts: UGC NET exam tests your understanding of the concepts, so make sure you understand them well. Start with the basics and then move on to more advanced topics.

  4. Practice Mock Tests: Practice is essential to success in the UGC NET JRF Exam. Take regular mock tests to evaluate your progress and identify areas where you need to improve.

  5. Read from Multiple Sources: Read from multiple sources such as textbooks, online resources, and reference books. This will help you gain a better understanding of the subject.

  6. Take Notes: Take notes while studying, and keep them handy for quick reference. This will help you remember the important concepts and formulae.

  7. Revision: Revision is crucial for success in any exam. Make sure you revise the entire syllabus before the exam.

  8. Stay Positive: Stay motivated and positive throughout your preparation. Avoid negative thoughts and distractions, and believe in yourself.

  9. Time Management: Time management is key to success in the UGC NET Exam. Allocate your time wisely for each section, and don't spend too much time on any one question.

  10. Stay Updated: Stay updated with the latest news and current affairs related to your subject. This will help you answer questions related to contemporary issues.

Following the above tips and strategies will help you prepare for the UGC NET exam effectively. Good luck!


  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 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,

  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 UGCNET? 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: 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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