Richa Chaudhary shares her success story of clearing UGC NET 2018 Psychology for Assistant Professor

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2022 ( UGC NET )

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Richa Chaudhary

A final year BEd student of DDU Gorakhpur University, Richa Chaudhary has cleared UGC NET (July) 2018 Psychology paper for Assistant Professor. She has scored 58/100 marks in paper-I and 112/200 marks in paper-II, which has taken her total score to 170/300 marks.
 
Richa has completed her graduation in English and Psychology from St Joseph's College for Women and post-graduation in Psychology from DDU Gorakhpur University. Currently, along with pursuing Bachelors in Education (BEd), she is also doing a diploma course in Health and Nutrients Education from IGNOU.

 A dedicated student, Richa has always topped during her graduation and post-graduation days. She scored 65% (first position in college) during her BA, 79.6% during her MA (second position in the university), and 80% (first position in university) in her BEd first year. The girl was also the General Secretary of DDU Gorakhpur University’s student union.

Clearing UGC NET was always Richa’s first preference. The only daughter in her home, Richa’s parents always motivated her to do the best. In her free time, Richa likes cooking, dancing, and listening to music.

In a candid interview with Shiksha, Richa shares her exam prep strategy, future plans and more. Read the complete interview below:

Q. Did you expect to qualify UGC NET for Assistant Professor?

A.

Yes, of course. Clearing UGC NET was my target on which I focused completely and gave away my sleep and peace.

Q. Could you tell us your preparation strategy that helped you crack UGC NET exam?

A.

I believe in doing smart work rather than hard work. I used to follow a day-wise schedule instead of studying for 10 hours or more. I focused on clearing my basics for each topic and thereafter, attempted a series of practice sets.

Q. Did you take any coaching for this exam?

A.

Yes, I did. But I used to skip that coaching a lot and focused more on self-study, which eventually helped me in cracking the exam.

Q. Which books did you read to prepare for the exam?

A.

I cleared my basics on Psychology from NCERT books. Some of the books that I chose to prepare for UGC NET 2018 apart from NCERT are:

Book

Author/ Publisher

Psychology: From Science to Practice

Robert A Baron

Social Psychology

Arun Kumar Singh

Upkar’s UGC NET/ JRF/ SET Psychology

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Psychology

 Saundra K Ciccarelli

UGC NET/ SET (JRF & LS): Psychology Paper II & III

Arihant Publications

Q. How did you deal with your strengths and your weaknesses while preparing for the exam?

A.

Feeling de-motivated is the most frequent problem that arises with students while preparing for such competitive exams. In my case, I always tried to remain positive and confident. I just focused on my goal and converted my weaknesses into strengths. 

Q. What as per you are the mistakes one should avoid while preparing for the exam?

A.

Do not panic if you are unable to solve questions and never get affected by external stimulus as there will be times when people will be judgmental and will try to decrease your motivational level. So avoid getting affected by these things. 

Q. Any things that students should keep in mind to perform well on the day of the exam?

A.

Always remind yourself that there is nothing to lose or gain in the exam. You should just focus on giving your best during the exam.

Q. Any tips for students who are planning to take the exam next year?

A.

Be focused, be positive, manage your time well, know UGC NET paper pattern well, and always do justice with your studies.

Remember that last 20 days before the exam are always crucial because at that time you have lots of things in mind. You have to manage the pressure of the exam and at the same time read and revise lots of stuff. So never get panic. Instead always maintain your calm and be mentally prepared for the exam.

Q. What are your future plans?

A.

My aim is to pursue research in the field of Positive Psychology. With the “UGC NET qualified” status that I have recently attained, I have finally got the wings to pursue my dreams. 

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Are candidates who have qualified for the UGC NET JRF and are applying for the Ph.D. program exempted from the AILET?

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jasveer singh

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23 hours ago

Hi deepika No, according to NLU, Delhi, which conducts the AILET exam, the candidates who have qualified for the UGC NET JRF are not exempted from the AILET. Any such NET-qualified candidate needs to appear in the AILET entrance exam at NLU, Delhi, to do a Ph.D. at NLU. This exam is conducted onc...Hi deepika
No, according to NLU, Delhi, which conducts the AILET exam, the candidates who have qualified for the UGC NET JRF are not exempted from the AILET. Any such NET-qualified candidate needs to appear in the AILET entrance exam at NLU, Delhi, to do a Ph.D. at NLU. This exam is conducted once a year at the national level by the NLU, Delhi. The duration of the exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes and is held in offline mode. To be admitted to the Ph.D. programme at NLU, Delhi, you must have completed an LL. M. or an equivalent law degree with 55% marks. After clearing AILET. You can get NLU-D for a Ph.D. in law. And if it's help you like it.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

No, according to NLU, Delhi, which conducts the AILET exam, the candidates who have qualified for the UGC NET JRF are not exempted from the AILET. Any such NET-qualified candidate needs to appear in the AILET entrance exam at NLU, Delhi, to do a Ph.D. at NLU. This exam is conducted once a year at...No, according to NLU, Delhi, which conducts the AILET exam, the candidates who have qualified for the UGC NET JRF are not exempted from the AILET. Any such NET-qualified candidate needs to appear in the AILET entrance exam at NLU, Delhi, to do a Ph.D. at NLU. This exam is conducted once a year at the national level by the NLU, Delhi. The duration of the exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes and is held in offline mode. To be admitted to the Ph.D. programme at NLU, Delhi, you must have completed an LL. M. or an equivalent law degree with 55% marks. After clearing AILET. You can get NLU-D for a Ph.D. in law.

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What is difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

The difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET is1- UGC NET exam is conducted for Adult Education, Continuing Education, Andragogy, Non-Formal Education, Forensic Science, Law, Mass Communication and Journalism, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Tourism, Administration, and Management. Eligibility Criteria for ...The difference between UGC NET and CSIR NET is
1- UGC NET exam is conducted for Adult Education, Continuing Education, Andragogy, Non-Formal Education, Forensic Science, Law, Mass Communication and Journalism, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Tourism, Administration, and Management. Eligibility Criteria for UGC NET:
Master's Degree or equivalent with minimum 55 percent marks for open category and 50 percent for SC, ST, PwD, and Transgender applicants. Age Limit: 31 years for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship). There is no age limit for Assistant Professorship. Nationality: Indian
Subject Eligibility: Subject of your Post-Graduation.
2- The CSIR NET examination is conducted only for the Science stream students, and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Eligibility Test is held for the students belonging to the Agriculture Field. For all other subjects or streams, the students need to appear for the UGC NET examination. CSIR NET Educational Qualification:
M.Sc, BE/B.Tech, Integrated BSMS BS-4 Years, B.Pharma MBBS or an Equivalent Degree. For OBC and General candidates, 55 percent marks are needed, and for SC, ST, and PWD candidates, a minimum of 50 percent marks are needed. I hope this will help you.

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Pranmoi Mazumdar

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

UGC NET exam is conducted in almost all subjects of every stream and also for humanities and other professional courses. Where in CSIR NET exam is conducted only for science stream subject like Chemistry, Physics, Science, mathematical Science, chemical Science and life Science.

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Which is more suitable for agriculture students, the CSIR NET or the UGC NET?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

The CSIR NET examination is conducted only for the Science stream students, and the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) NET is held for the students belonging to the Agriculture Field. For all other subjects or streams, the students need to appear for the UGC NET examination. CSIR NET ...The CSIR NET examination is conducted only for the Science stream students, and the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) NET is held for the students belonging to the Agriculture Field. For all other subjects or streams, the students need to appear for the UGC NET examination. CSIR NET Educational Qualification:
M.Sc, BE/B.Tech, Integrated BSMS BS-4 Years, B.Pharma MBBS or an Equivalent Degree. For OBC and General candidates, 55 percent marks are needed, and for SC, ST, and PWD candidates, a minimum of 50 percent marks are needed. UGC NET exam is conducted for Adult Education, Continuing Education, Andragogy, Non-Formal Education, Forensic Science, Law, Mass Communication and Journalism, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Tourism, Administration, and Management. UGC NET Eligibility Criteria:
Master's Degree or equivalent with minimum 55 percent marks (50 percent for SC, ST, PwD, and Transgender applicants)
Age Limit: 31 years for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship). There is no age limit for Assistant Professorship. Number of attempts: the limit on attempts for JRF and Andhra Pradesh
Nationality: Indian
Subject Eligibility: Subject of your Post-Graduation.

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Pranmoi Mazumdar

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

UGC NET will be more suitable for agriculture students rather then CSIR NET because the UGC NET is held for the students belonging to the agricultural field while the CSIR NET examination is conducted only for Science student.

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I have done my graduation with 65 % marks. Can I apply for UGC NET in history while pursuing M.A. In history?

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Durgesh .

Beginner-Level 5

5 days ago

Yes, you are eligible. But make sure you should have minimum 55% aggregate marks (for General category) or 50% aggregate marks (for OBC/SC/ST/PwD category). In UGC NET exam you can appear only on the basis of your post graduation courses. So, you can apply in History for UGC NET Exam.

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How to convert percentile into percentage? What is the formula for that?

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Pushyami Reddy

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

The formula is calculating the quotient between the number of values below your score and the number of all the values in your data set. Multiply the result by 100 to get a percentage.

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I've done my M.A. In English Language Teaching. In which subject am I eligible to apply in UGC NET?

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Rajat Pareek

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

A candidate can appear in NET Exam only in the subject they have done post graduation. In your case you are eligible for only NET in History. So, if you want to appear for NET exam then according to eligibility you need to start your preparation in History.

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What is JRF after the UGC NET exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

A junior research fellowship is referred to as a JRF. After qualifying for JRF through the UCG NET, you become entitled to a monthly research stipend of Rs. 31,000;To get this stipend, you will have to pass the JRF cutoff in the UCG NET exam. You can apply for this exam after completing your post...A junior research fellowship is referred to as a JRF. After qualifying for JRF through the UCG NET, you become entitled to a monthly research stipend of Rs. 31,000;
To get this stipend, you will have to pass the JRF cutoff in the UCG NET exam. You can apply for this exam after completing your postgraduate studies in any subject. With JRF, you can enroll for a Ph.D. at top universities such as BHU. This Ph.D. will help you become a professor. However, you can pursue a Ph.D. without a JRF, but this stipend will help you cover the research costs. Also, it acts as an added advantage to get into a prestigious university under a reputed guide.

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Surbhi Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

JRF is the abbreviated form of Junior Research Fellowship. It is a 2 years research programme awarded to UGC NET JRF qualified candidates. It is a scholarship programme through which students can pursue Ph.D. in their respective subjects. Candidates with Bachelor's degree, whether Science, engine...JRF is the abbreviated form of Junior Research Fellowship. It is a 2 years research programme awarded to UGC NET JRF qualified candidates. It is a scholarship programme through which students can pursue Ph.D. in their respective subjects. Candidates with Bachelor's degree, whether Science, engineering or any other discipline, will be eligible for fellowship only after getting registered/enrolled for PhD/integrated Ph.D. programme within the validity period of two years. SRF stands for Senior Research Fellowship which is awarded after the promotion from JRF.

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I have scored 63.766 marks in UGC NET 2022. What is my %age of marks out of 300?

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Priyanka Kukreja

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

Your percentage is 21.25. according to your marks 63.766 marks out of 300.

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I have 77.9 percentile in UGC NET exam. How many marks do I have?

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Nagarjuna Y A

Beginner-Level 1

3 weeks ago

That's great congratulations for your result and all the best for your future. To be honest its not a bad performance its really good. There are people who got lower than you so go forward and achieve your dreams mate.

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My daughter has scored 96/100 marks in law and 50/50 in general paper. Is she eligible for JRF?

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Prajith pp

Beginner-Level 3

3 weeks ago

Yes, your daughter is eligible for JRF.

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