UGC NET 2018: Prep tips for Commerce by Ramesh Kumar

University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test 2024 ( UGC NET )

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Updated on Aug 8, 2018 11:24 IST

Ramesh Kumar, UGC NET qualified for Assistant Professor

Ramesh Kumar has cracked UGC NET (July) 2018 Commerce paper for Assistant Professor by scoring a total of 190 out of 350 marks. His paper-wise scores include 60/100 in paper-I and 130/200 in paper-II.

A Commerce graduate from FGM Government College, Adampur and postgraduate from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Ramesh always wanted to crack UGC NET and become an Assistant Professor. However, currently, the lad works as a teacher at a private institute. Other than teaching, his hobbies also include researching and making notes on different subjects. Apart from UGC NET, Ramesh has also cleared Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) exam.

When we asked Ramesh what preparation strategy he adopted to clear the exam, he replied, “I studied three to four hours regularly and made my own notes. I used to study a subject thoroughly and thereafter solve its MCQs (multiple choice questions). I then used to check my answers and in case of any doubts, I used to refer back to my books and notes. Likewise, after studying all subjects, I used to revise them one by one and solve as many previous year question papers as possible.”

Talking about the books that he studied for UGC NET preparation, Ramesh said that other than clearing concepts from his undergraduate and postgraduate Commerce books, he read the following books for papers I and II:






KVS Madaan



Marketing Management

Philip Kotler

Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital

Philip Kotler

Human Resource Management


Business Statistics

SC Sharma & Veena Jain

An extremely dedicated student, Ramesh thinks that none of the part of UGC NET is difficult. Talking about the same, he said, “A student just needs the right focus to clear the exam.” When we asked Ramesh how he dealt with his strengths and weaknesses while preparing for the exam, he shared that to develop his confidence he first completed studying all his favourite subjects.

On performing well during the exam, Ramesh suggested UGC NET December 2018 aspirants, “Focus on your strengths and find solutions for your weaknesses. Always maintain your self-confidence and attempt each question with a cool mind.” To manage time well, Ramesh suggested, “Try to do each question in single attempt.”

UGC NET (July) 2018 was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on July 8. With an objective to wrap the examination early, the board declared NET results in a record time of about three weeks on July 31, 2018. The next UGC NET is scheduled to be conducted by National Testing Agency in December. The registrations for the December examination are likely to start from September 1, 2018.

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