National Testing Agency (NTA) has been granted the authority to conduct the University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET). UGC NET, which is conducted twice a year, is held to select the candidates for the Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) posts in Indian universities and colleges. Qualifying in the JRF will make candidates pursue research in their respective postgraduate subject.
The UGC NET will be conducted in 84 subjects across 91 selected cities in the country. It's high time for the aspirants to recall all the preparation tips and strategies. Here are the six last-minute preparation tips to crack the UGC NET.
1. Revise Your Notes
The most important task to perform specifically during the last days of the preparation is revising the prepared notes. Be it for paper I or II, aspirants should revise all the important topics they have highlighted in the self-prepared notes. Devote a day for revising only the prepared notes because it consists all the important information of topics in simple language.
2. Never Take Paper I Lightly
The UGC NET paper I requires a constructive approach though the paper is not based on subjects. According to the official notification, the candidates will be tested on their teaching/research aptitude. They are also tested on the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness.
It is not advised to take the paper I lightly as it carries 100 marks. During the last days, focus on the comprehension and general awareness to score well.
3. Keep Your Options Open For Paper II
Paper II will be based on subjects and this will decide the fate of the aspirants. Though the organising body has published the detailed syllabus for every subject, a candidate has to cross the syllabus barrier to score well. Always look at the probabilities about the expected questions.
4. Prepare The Strategies
Aspirants have to devote some extra effort specifically during the last days. One as to prepare a separate study schedule and strategy. They should also prepare a separate strategy for the last day and D-day. It is suggested to follow an order depending on the candidate's strengths and weaknesses.
5. Increase Your Accuracy And Speed
The duration for the paper I and II will be one and two hours respectively. It is not an easy task to crack a question in less than two minutes. During the last days, one should focus on increasing their speed without losing their accuracy.
6. Boost Your Confidence
The UGC NET is different from other competitive entrance examinations. As the examination is conducted for high-profile positions, the standard of the examination will be at that level. The competition for UGC NET will also be massive. Considering these all points, losing confidence is not encouraged. Indeed, one has to motivate themselves to crack the examination.