UGC NET Exam Preparation 2017 – How to prepare for NET Exam | Preparation Tips & Material

UGC NET Preparation 2017 : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the official notification for National Eligibility Test (NET) recently. On response of this notice, candidates having desire to join as an Assistant Professor in leading higher educational institutes had started submitting applications for this eligibility test. Only participants who are qualifying in UGC NET exam shall get the NET certificate. So start your preparations immediately. Only then you can crack in exam. For helping you people, through this article we have provided some useful UGC NET Preparation 2017 Tips. Also to take your exam preparation to next level we have given the UGC NET Preparation Material and details of UGC NET Preparation 2017 Books. Definitely this guidance will be helpful for your UGC NET Preparation 2017. All the Best!

UGC NET Preparation 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Qualification Master Degree
Information Exam Preparation
Exam Type OMR based exam
Last Date 11th September 2017
Exam Date 5th November 2017

UGC NET Preparation 2017

On behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC), CBSE conducts NET exam for about 84 subjects. Now the application submitting process is going on. Willing postgraduates submit your applications before deadline.

Particulars Dates
Last date for application submission 11th September 2017
Date of UGC NET Exam 5th November 2017

By seeing the above table, candidates might have understood that there is approximately 2 months time for NET exam. This is the time which applied candidates have to utilize. Only then candidates will be able to qualify in exam. Go through the next paragraphs you will get details of UGC NET Preparation tips.

Tips to Crack in UGC NET Exam 2017

The NET exam has three papers. On same day, in three different sessions each paper of NET exam will be conducted. Now let us see some of the UGC NET Preparation Tips to crack in all the three papers.

  • Find the correct UGC NET Exam Pattern 2017.
  • After seeing the pattern, separate the topics that you know and don’t know. Prepare UGC NET Exam Study Chart.
  • Then collect the UGC NET Preparation Materials like Syllabus, Previous Question Papers, Books, etc.
  • While preparing note down the important hints
  • Go to Coaching Institutes or ask advises from experts and learn shortcuts to answer for each question. This will help aspirants to save their time in exam.
  • Practicing with UGC NET Model Question papers and Mock Test will also be useful for contestants to manage their time in exam hall.
  • Disabled persons no need to worry about usual exam duration, because compensatory time will be given to those persons (for each paper).
  • Fix a goal for yourself that you should take more than 90% marks in NET exam.
  • No penalties are applicable, so try to attend all the questions as much as possible.
  • Eat healthy food and drink more water. That will keep you active to prepare according to your study chart.
  • While doing UGC NET Preparation don’t divert your attention towards family problems. Keep your mind tension free and sleep on time.
  • Revise the hints and exam topics that you have prepared, atleast one day before NET exam.
  • For marking of correct answer in NET exam you will get 2 marks (per question).

How to Prepare for NET Exam?

In all exams, questions will be of three categories i.e. easy, medium and difficult. Do you guys want to know how much questions will be asked for UGC NET Exam? Or, how to prepare for NET Exam 2017? Then look into the following table.

UGC NET Paper-I Exam (50 questions) UGC NET Paper-II Exam (50 questions) UGC NET Paper-III Exam (75 questions)
  • Teaching/ Research Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Comprehension
  • General Awareness
  • Subject which candidates had studied PG/ applied for NET exam
  • Subject which candidates had studied PG/ applied for NET exam

Objective type questions will be asked and candidates have to answer for the questions in OMR sheets. The maximum exam duration of Paper-I is 1 ¼ hour, Paper-II is 1 ¼ hour and Paper-III is 2 ½ hour.

Minimum Qualifying Cut Offs for NET Exam: The cut off for UGC NET Exam 2017 differs only based on category as follows.

NET 2017 Test papers General category OBC (NCL)/ PWD/ SC/ ST
Paper-I 40% 35%
Paper-II 40% 35%
Paper-III 40% 35%

Only through proper preparation candidates will be able to take these cut off marks. Simple hints to crack in UGC NET Exam 2017 are given below.

Paper-I UGC NET Exam: To test the teaching, general/ research aptitude, cognitive abilities, general awareness, etc. of candidates this Paper-I exam is being conducted. Some of the important topics from which more often questions will be drafted for Paper 1 Net Exam are tabulated below.

No. Paper-I UGC NET Exam Important Topics No. of Questions
1. Teaching Aptitude 5 questions
2. Research Aptitude 5 questions
3. Reading Comprehension 5 questions
4. Communication 5 questions
5. Reasoning 5 questions
6. Logical Reasoning 5 questions
7. Data Interpretation 5 questions
8. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 questions
9. People and Environment 5 questions
10. Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 questions

Paper-II and Paper-III UGC NET Exam: For both the papers, all questions will be asked from PG subject which candidates had studied or applied for NET exam. No other questions will be asked. So cover your entire PG Syllabus to score good marks in these two NET papers.

As the questions are related to PG main subject, most of the candidates will not show interest to prepare for Paper-2 & 3 NET Exam. This is where they commit mistakes. Even if the candidate is a brilliant guy, only proper UGC NET Exam Preparation gives success to candidates. So don’t fail to prepare before exam. For helping you people here we have linked the UGC NET Exam Syllabus for 84 subjects. Refer it and start your UGC NET Preparation 2017.

UGC NET Preparation Books

Do you guys want to know about the best books to prepare for UGC NET Exam 2017? Then look into the following table. You will get a list of UGC NET Preparation Books.

UGC NET Preparation Books – Author/ Publications
Paper-I UGC NET Preparation Books:

  • Trueman’s UGC NET/ SLET General Paper 1 – M. Gagan and Sajit Kumar (Danika publishing Company 2015th Edition)
  • UGC NET/ JRF/ SLET General Paper 1 Teaching & Research Aptitude – Arihant Express (9th edition, Arihant publications)
  • UGC NET/ SET Paper 1 – McGraw Hill Education, 2nd Edition 926th August 2016)
  • CBSE UGC NET/ SET/ JRF Paper 1 Teaching & Research Aptitude – K.V.S Madan (Pearson publication’s 2nd edition)
  • Upkar’s UGC NET/ JRF/ SET Teaching & Research Aptitude General Paper 1 – Dr. Lal. Jain & Dr.K.C. Vashistha
  • CBSE UGC NET Paper 1 – TMH/ Truemans

Paper-II & III UGC NET Preparation Books:

  • CSIR UGC NET/ JRF/ SET Life Science 1st edition – A.P. Singh, Kumar Pushkar
  • UGC NET/ SET Commerce 1st Edition – Parveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, Shivani
  • UGC NET JRF and LS Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship Computer Science & Applications – Surbhi Sharma, Kailash Chandra Gurunani
  • UGC CSIR NET (JRF & LS) Mathematical Science – Dr. Pawan Sharma Anshuman Suraj Singh
  • CSIR UGC NET Engineering Science Guide – Ashish Nagesh, Quaisher J. Hossain, Prashant Kumar
  • Upkar’s UGC NET/ JRF/ SET Political Science Paper-II & III – Ashutosh Roy
  • UGC NET Paper-III New Pattern Objective type Question Bank for Physical Education – CBH Editorial Board
  • Upkar’s UGC NET/ JRF/ SET English Literature Paper-II & III – Hira Lal Choudhary
  • Education for UGC NET/ SLET – Atlantic Research Division

Other UGC NET Preparation Books for Paper-II & III:

  • Arihant Publication Books
  • R. Gupta’s Books
  • Truman’s Books
  • Upkar’s Publication Books
Reference Link
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Get these books through online shopping portals and start your preparations. Definitely success will be yours in upcoming NET exam. Apart from the UGC NET Preparation Tips that we have given above, those who need more information can refer the additional links that we have given in this article.

Updated: 2017-08-18 — 10:29 am

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