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Preparation Strategy and Study Plan of UGC NET 2020 for 1 and 3 months

Updated on 23 October 2020
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Updated on 23 October 2020

UGC NET June 2020 has been postponed. New exam date will be out soon. UGC NET June 2020 registration date has been extended till June 30, 2020. UGC NET Exam is an eligibility exam that determines the candidate’s eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor or Lectureship or JRF (Junior Research Fellow). UGC NET is conducted twice a year, i.e, June and December. 

 

UGC NET is considered as one of the toughest exams which needs extensive preparation. To fare well in the UGC NET exam one should opt for a long-term preparation strategy. UGC declares only the top 6%candidates eligible for Lectureship or Junior Research Fellow(JRF) so securing a higher score in both paper 1 and paper 2 of the exam is mandatory. 

 

Time management is very crucial for candidates here and they should give equal importance to both the papers. UGC NET Paper 1 is common for all but Paper 2 is subject-specific. One can choose a subject suiting his/her master’s degree.

 

As UGC NET Exam is being conducted twice a year by National Testing Agency(NTA) one can aspire for the second session of UGC NET if he/she fails to clear the first session of UGC NET. With proper practice it will not be difficult to crack UGC NET in the first go.

 

UGC NET 1 MONTH STUDY PLAN


As UGC NET exam is just one month away, it is time you must follow a good UGC NET Preparation. You all must have covered most of the topics till now so it’s better to practice as many mock tests as possible. Continuous revision and practice tests will lead to ultimate success in the examination.

 

UGC NET 3 MONTH STUDY PLAN


Generally short-term preparation for UGC NET is preferred by those students who are either pursuing a final-year master’s degree or for jobholders. For such candidates short-term preparation is the only option to fare well in the examination. To help candidates prepare a good strategy for short-term preparation these models can be used:---

 

UGC NET PREPARATION 3 MONTHS TIMETABLE


As compared to one year or six month preparation strategy the three month strategy for the UGC NET exam is completely different. Aspirants need to spend more time on exam preparation per day because the syllabus of the exam is vast. The aspirants must prepare for both paper 1 and 2 together in the short span.


Division of Syllabus for UGC NET Paper 1


Total no. of units in paper-1(specified by NTA) - 10 units.

No. of sub topics in each unit - 6-8 topics

Total no. of sub-topics - 80

Total no. of sub topics to be covered in a day - At least 4

Total no. of sub topics to be covered in a week(Monday to Saturday) - 6x4=24

All subtopics to be covered in - 1 month

Mock test practice on Sunday - At least 2-3 mock tests

 

Division of Syllabus for UGC NET Paper 2


Total no. of units in Paper 2(any subject) - Let us assume 10

No. of sub-topics in each unit - Let us assume 14

Total no. of sub-topics - 140

Total no. of sub-topics to be covered in a day - At least 5

Total no. of sub-topics to be covered in a week (Monday to Saturday) - 6x5=30

All subtopics to be covered in - 1 and half month

Mock test practice on Sunday - At least 2-3 mock tests

 

Day wise plan for UGC NET three month preparation


Example 1


Total no. of hours to be spent for exam preparation(per day) - 10 hours

Morning Session(5:00 AM to 8:00 AM)

Paper 2(Subject Specific) - Pick up at least 2 sub-topics

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Paper 2(Subject Specific)-Pick up at least 2 topics.

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Paper 2(Subject Specific) - Pick up at least one subtopic and revise already covered topics.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Paper-1(Pick up at least 3-4 subtopics)

 

Example 2


Total no. of hours to be spent for exam preparation(per day)

Morning session(10 AM to 1 PM) - Paper-2(Subject Specific) - Pick up at least 2 subtopics

3 PM to 5 PM - Paper-2(Subject Specific) - Pick up at least 2 topics

6 PM to 9 PM - Paper-2 (Subject Specific) - Pick up at least one subtopic and revise already covered topics.

8 PM to 12 PM - Paper-1 - Pick up at least 3-4 subtopics

 


Month-wise UGC NET preparation timetable and study plan

 

The below given examples will help candidates in framing a monthly preparation plan for UGC NET exam preparation - EXAMPLE 1

Name of the subject - English

Total no. of subtopics to cover - 240

Time left for the exam - 1 year

Total no. of subtopics covered in a week - 15

Total no. of subtopics covered in a month - 60

All subtopics can be covered in - 5 months

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th month - Preparation for UGC NET Paper-1

10th,11th and 12th month - Revision

 

EXAMPLE 2

 

Name of the subject   

 Public Administration

Total no. of subtopics to cover     

160

Time left for the exam                   

6 months 

Total no. of subtopics covered      in a week                          

20

Total no. of subtopics covered in a month   

80

All subtopics can be covered in Fifth and sixth month   

Prep for UGC NET Paper-1

Remaining months 

Revision 

 

 

How many hours to spend per day for UGC NET preparation?


The number of hours a student spends for UGC NET exam preparation per day depends on his/her daily routine. In long-term preparation one can spend at least 8-10 hours per day. But it is advisable to not spend constant long hours preparing for the exam. This approach may dilute the overall performance. If one is preparing for 10 hours per day they need to divide the number of hours accordingly.

 

The candidate should wake up early, and spend at least three hours in the morning to understand the concept. He should note down important topics after reading a particular concept and scan all the important points. He can complete at least one or two topics in the morning session depending on the nature of the topic.

 

Preparation for exams during morning hours is highly beneficial as you study with a fresh and relaxed mind. You can look at the below examples to help divide the number of hours per day for preparation.

 

 It appears that cracking the UGC NET exam is a mammoth and impossible task but with a given practice schedule and dedicated efforts one can sure crack it up confidently and understand the value of preparations, schedules, fixed routines and study plans. A student must just believe in his/her capacity and dedication and know that nothing is impossible with a strong to-do spirit and strength of the mind. Because where there is a will, there is a way.                                                                                   

 

  



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