UGC NET Exam Preparation 2019
Gateway to research and varsity teaching
The UGC NET exam forms are out and there are around three months to prepare for this exam.
The very first step in the preparation for this exam that will make you eligible for research and assistant professorship in higher education institutions in India, is having a full knowledge of the syllabus.
Generally every year there are some modifications and additions in the syllabus.
Thus, it is important to get a hard copy of the latest syllabus for Paper I and Paper II. Candidates should ideally download the syllabus from the official website only.
Study material: A lot of study material is available in the market for different subjects. But candidates need to choose wisely and also not depend only on the “help books” available in the market.
For this test you need to keep yourself abreast with the latest news and have absolute clarity regarding concepts.
So, it is better to read reference books as the competitive books are not 100 per cent authentic always.
However, they are beneficial to have knowledge about the syllabus and to prevent over study.
Time management: Time management is very important. There are two papers and on an average there are 10 units in both papers.
So, for preparation, a student should start two subjects simultaneously, one of Paper I and other of Paper II.
A student can cover one unit of each subject in four days and should start the next unit of both subjects by every fifth day.
In this way the whole syllabus can be covered in 50 days approximately. Students should repeat this cycle till the exam date.
This way students will be able to acquire thorough knowledge of the subjects.
A student should practice at least 50 multiple choice questions of both the subjects every day.
How much should one study daily?
When there are more than 100 days are left for the exam, a student should devote at least three hours for self-study.
Increase your study time by one hour every month. This way you would get more than 500 study hours.
In addition to this a student should try to add more hours on weekends. But make sure that you are doing quality study during this time.
Mock tests: Any preparation is incomplete without practicing the mock series or test questions.
An online test series supplements your preparation. A student should start practicing mock papers at least 15 days before the test.
There are various test papers, last 10 years and mock tests are available online as well as in the market.
As now the examination is a computer based test, various online test series are on the web.
Smart study: A smart study strategy coupled with latest updating and a focused and positive attitude is the key to success of this exam.
Spend at least five minutes daily to meditate and have a good work out to stay agile and alert mentally and physically.
GROUP STUDY OR TEACHING SOMEONE
Group study will help to understand the topic easily as the knowledge, ideas and experiences of different learners are shared and discussed in such sessions.
In addition to it, it would help in memorizing the content for a longer duration. If one gets a chance to teach someone, then it would definitely assist in time management.
REVISION: A candidate should revise whole syllabus at least 3-4 times before appearing for the exam. It will boost the confidence and will help in self-evaluation.
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