UGC NET Preparation Tips 2023, Toppers Strategy & Guide

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2023 ( UGC NET )

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Exam On: 6 Dec '23 - 14 Dec '23

Dewesh Nandan Prasad

Dewesh Nandan PrasadAssociate Senior Executive

Updated on Nov 16, 2023 12:38 IST

UGC NET Preparation 2023: The National Testing Agency will conduct the UGC NET December 2023 cycle exam between December 6 to 22, 2023. The candidates preparing for the UGC NET exam must go through the preparation tips to crack the UGC NET exam with a good strategy and smart work. The notification for the UGC NET exam was released on September 30, 2023.

To start the preparation for the UGC NET exam must go through the UGC NET previous question and exam pattern to ensure maximum marks in the exam. The previous year's questions will help the candidates to know the exam better like sections, repeated questions, marks weightage, etc.

To pass the UGC NET 2023 exam and be qualified to work in Indian universities and colleges, applicants must put in their best effort and work hard. Shiksha offers the top UGC NET preparation advice for 2023, which applicants need to strictly adhere to in order to pass the test.

 

 

 

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UGC NET Preparation Tips 2023

Given below are some essential points that candidates must keep in mind for UGC NET preparation for 2023.

UGC NET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2023

The first step towards effective exam preparation is being well-versed with the UGC NET exam pattern 2023 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.

Check here the fundamentals of Sets, Probability, Game Theory, Sequence and Series, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Determinants, Mensuration, Relations and Functions, and Inverse Trigonometric Functions.

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UGC NET Books 2023

There are many books available in the market for UGC NET preparation and it often becomes difficult to choose the right ones. Given below are important UGC NET books for Paper 1 recommended by previous years’ toppers.

UGC NET Paper 1 Books

Authors

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

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UGC NET Subject Wise Preparation Tips

The candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET exam must go through the subject-wise tips. The tips can help the candidates to prepare for the UGC NET exam

UGC NET Political Science Tips 

  • Focus on Political Theory and Comparative Political Analysis
  • Read the International Relations and Indian Foreign Policies 
  • Practice the mock test and previous years' question papers 

UGC NET Economics Tips 

  • Focus on Macro and Micro 
  • Understand the economic theories and models
  • Practice numerical and data interpretation questions 

UGC NET English Preparation Tips 

  • Focus on Indian, American, European Literature, and English Language Teaching
  • Analyse the works of contemporary writers
  • Practice reading, writing, and comprehension

UGC NET Mock Tests & Previous Years' Papers

Since UGC NET is an online exam, it is highly important for candidates to practise as many mock tests as possible. In addition, it is also important to attempt as many previous years’ UGC NET question papers as possible. Practicing UGC NET mock tests 2023 and attempting past years’ papers help candidates in many ways such as.

  • It gives the real look and feel of the exam
  • It improves the time management skill of candidates
  • Candidates are able to judge their weak areas for the exam
  • Candidates get to know the important topics for the exam

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UGC NET Exam Analysis by Students

Every year after the UGC NET exam gets over; Shiksha reaches out to students to know the difficulty level and important questions asked in the exam. Candidates can go through previous years’ UGC NET exam analysis by students below to know what to expect in UGC NET 2023 exam.

UGC NET Paper 1 Analysis

UGC NET Paper 2 Analysis

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Tips to Crack UGC NET exam 2023

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 weightage 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

UGC NET Topper Tips

The candidates preparing for the UGC NET exam can check the testimonies of the qualified candidates as no can tell you the best preparation strategy than a qualifier themselves:

Twinkle Jaiswal

Subject: Law

Qualified: UGC NET & JRF in June 2023

Komal Sharma

Subject: Political Science 

Qualified: UGC NET June 2022 & December 2021

Shivani Karn 

Subject: English 

Qualified: UGC NET December 2020

Rajat Sen

Subject: Mass Communication & Journalism

Qualified UGC NET 2019 for Assistant Professor

Vivek Sharma

Subject: Political Science

Qualified UGC NET 2019 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Puja Sen

Subject: Mass Communication & Journalism

Qualified UGC NET 2019 for Assistant Professor

Deepak Kumar

Subject: History

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Richa Chaudhary

Subject: Psychology

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for Assistant Professor only

Arun PS

Subject: History

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for Assistant Professor only

Ravindra Kumar

Subject: Geography

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Rajshree Bhati

Subject: Geography

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Shekhar Chandra

Subject: History

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for Assistant Professor only

Abhinav Pandey

Subject: History

Qualified UGC NET 2019 for Assistant Professor only

Jeetu Singh

Subject: English

Qualified UGC NET 2019 for Assistant Professor only

Vivek Mishra

Subject: Geography

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Chiranjit Gorai

Subject: History

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Snigdha Moitra

Subject: Forensic Science

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for Assistant Professor only

Ramesh Kumar

Subject: Commerce

Qualified UGC NET 2018 for Assistant Professor only

Nazreen Parveen Ali

Subject: Commerce

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Waseem Ahmmad Bhat

Subject: Geography

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for JRF & Assistant Professor

Kanika Suri

Subject: Commerce

Qualified UGC NET 2017 for Assistant Professor only

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Typically, candidates for the UGC NET in Environmental Science must have a Master's degree in Environmental Science or a related topic with at least 55% (50% for reserved categories) from a recognised university. You may be qualified since you hold a Master's degree in Zoology and Environmental Scie

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Please contact the Examining Authority:
Contact the official authority in charge of administering the UGC NET test. The University Grants Commission (UGC) or the National Testing Agency (NTA) are usually in charge of this. Contact information may be found on their official website or in the exam info

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the advance city intimation slip before the release of the UGC NET admit card on the offcial websit. As the UGC NET exam is carried out pan India and sometimes the UGC NET centre is allotted far away from the candidate's residential address. Therefore by re

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Answered 3 weeks ago

The National Testing Agency releases the UGC NET advance city intimation slip on the official website before the release of the admit card. The candidates can use the advance city slip to make arrangements in the exam if needed priorly. The steps to check the UGC NET city intimation slip are given b

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The National Testing Agency released UGC NET December City Slip on December 2, 2023. Candidates who have completed the UGC NET application process by paying the requisite fee have to log in with their username and password and download the slip to check the city where their UGC NET 2023 exam centre

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Answered a month ago

There is no recommended dress code by the National Testing Agency (NTA) and Univeristy Grants Commission (UGC) in order to appear for the UGC NET. However, the candidates takig the exam are advised to do the following thing before appearing for the exam:

  • Attire: Candidates should not wear shoes or fo

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The candidates have to carry the enlisted documents to exam centre inorder to appear for the UGC NET exam. Documents and things that candidates must carry to the allotted UGC NET exam centre 2023 are mentioned below:

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The candidates who are going to appear for the UGC NET 2023 exam must check the exam day guidelines:

  • Candidates must reach the test centre as per the reporting time mentioned on the admit card;
  • Candidates should read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the exam.
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The cadidates will be able to apply for the UGC NET 2024 exam after the release of the UGC NET 2024 exam application form. The cnadidates can check the steps given below to apply for the UGC NET 2024 exam:

  • Visit the website- ugcnet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the ‘Application form’ link mentioned at the botto

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The UGC NET Paper 1 syllabus comprises 10 unit that assess the teaching, reasoning, research and other abilities of the candidates. A total of 50 questions for two marks each are asked in UGC NET Paper 1 exam. The candidates who are preparing for the UC NET 2024 exam can check the syllabus of the ex

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