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June 1, 2020 • 4:41 pm

How to Study for NTA UGC NET Exam 2020? Complete Study Plan by Experts

How to Study for UGC NET Exam?

UGC NET 2020 Study Plan

UGC NET is one of the toughest competitive exams which provides fellowship as well as an honorable certificate. To qualify UGC NET, aspirants need to study harder and smarter as well.


In order to study smarter, one should know how to effectively use the time and prepare with which resourceful materials and what methods are to be followed. Only a systematic approach may advance you to success.


As per the UGC NET Exam Pattern, the exam is categorized in two papers – Paper I and Paper II.


The Paper I is common for all but Paper II contains questions from the opted subject only. So, here in this blog, we have come up with the preparation strategies and study plan for both the papers. 



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UGC NET Preparation Strategies for Paper 1

UGC NET Preparation Strategies for Paper 2

UGC NET Stud Plan to Follow




UGC NET Exam Preparation Strategies - How to study for Paper I?


Paper I contains question from General Aptitude Section.


The candidates who appear in UGC NET, are assessed in Paper-I on the basis of their research capabilities, cognitive abilities, and teaching abilities.


Follow this to-do list, to have a better hold on your preparations.


To qualify Paper I with the good score, candidates are required to check the complete syllabus.

Then on the basis of previous years’ papers analysis, find out the important topics.

Now, start with the topic listed on the top and take each topic from the list one by one.

Focus on the short tricks, formulas, and fundamentals to solve the questions in minimal time.

You can practice by solving the questions provided at the end of every unit.

Another good way of practicing is to solve previous years question papers and mock test papers.

Don’t forget to revise the short tricks and formulas.


You should definitely follow the above tips for better results.



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UGC NET Exam Preparation Strategies - How to study for Paper II?


The Paper II is conducted to identify brilliant candidates on the basis of their knowledge in the opted subject for which they are going to give the UGC NET Exam.


This paper contains a vast syllabus, so candidates are advised to begin with analyzing the complete syllabus.

Taking each topic one by one and covering it up, may help you in completing such a huge syllabus on time as well.

You can also prefer online coaching and study material packages to ease out your learning. Smartly choose the best one which fulfills all your study requirements and also can help you in reaching your goal.

With excellent tutor support and smart guidance from study material, you can begin your exam preparation.


For further assistance in preparation tips, you can check the study plan given below. Please have a look! 



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Here, we will help you to change your studying ways but after a while, it will become your habit.



Resource Assessment


Before starting preparation for the exam, it is suggested to search for NET Study Material like authorized books from UGC, notes provided by experts, solved question papers of previous year’s exams and you may also go for e-learning programs.


UGC NET Study Material



Set a Strategy


Create an effective study plan and start studying as early as you can.


Schedule your daily activities.

Make a habit of studying for at least 3 or 4 hours a day.

Daily Revision is necessary. You may also create notes for quick revision.

Tick-mark the topic which you have covered and proceed to the next one.

Try to teach someone else.

Avoid continuous study and take breaks after studying for one and half hour or more.



UGC NET Smart Study Plan



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Study Tricks


Follow a methodical pattern of studying for maximum benefits.


Prepare as many varied topics as you can and study accordingly.

Study basic concepts at priority.

Study each topic as 5 questions will definitely come from each topic in Paper-I.

Paper-II contains questions related to the candidate’s subject in postgraduate. So, try to revise your postgraduation syllabus too.

Revise basic mathematics concepts from class 10th, focusing mainly on understanding sets/patterns and improve approximation techniques.

Read any new material (not too long) and try summarizing it in a few points to practice for reading comprehension.

Try to learn topics by using diagrams, flow charts or by categorizing them in sub-topics.



UGC NET Study Tricks



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Practice Tricks


“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into PRACTICE.” – Anton Chekov


These words of wisdom stand true, practicing the knowledge gained through learning, makes the learning a profitable affair. So, as you did plan for learning, now plan for practicing what you have learned.


Include these suggestions in your ‘Practice Routine’!


Practice as many UGC NET Previous Years Question Papers as you can to gain speed and accuracy.

Take mock tests and online test series.

 Remember to check the answers soon after completing with UGC NET Answer Keys, so you can analyse and improve on your weak areas.

Practice can also be done by creating notes in your own language.


UGC NET Practice Tricks



Follow all these above steps to do an efficient study for UGC NET Exam and Crack it out.



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Hoping that the tips provided in this article would be very helpful to you. Please don’t keep this information to you only, share it with others also so that they can also be benefited.

You can ask queries by simply leaving your comment in the comment box given below.




Happy Preparing and All the Very Best Guys!


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