NTA UGC NET Exam

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National Testing Agency (NTA) has been given the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET by the University Grants Commission (UGC). UGC-NET is conducted to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian universities and colleges. The first exam of NTA UGC NET was conducted in a computer-based mode in December 2018.

Eligibility:

 

Minimum Marks in Master’s Degree (without rounding off)

General Category

55%

Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/persons with disability (PwD) category

50%

Transgender Category

50%

Ph.D.degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19th September 1991

50%

Final year students can also apply

 

Age Limit:

Assistant Professor

No age limit

JRF

30 Years

Relaxations:

OBC (Non-creamy layer), SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and women applicants

5 years

Candidates with Research Experience

Duration of Research (Max. 5 years)

Candidates with LLM degree

3 years

Candidates who served in Armed Forces

Service Duration (Max. 5 years)

Total relaxation should not be more than 5 years.

Papers:

 

Duration

Questions

Marks

Paper-I

1 hour

50

100

Paper-II

2 hours

100

200

Total

3 hours

150

300

Important Notes:

  1. Mark appearing for “both JRF and Assistant Professor” in form. Candidates who mark “Assistant Professor only” will not be considered for award of JRF.
  2. The award for JRF is valid only for three years within which the awarded candidate has to join the PhD for availing benefit of JRF.
  3. There is no negative marking for attempting the wrong answers.

Important Websites:

Online Registration:                                      www.ntanet.nic.in

Syllabus and NET certificates:                      www.ugcnetonline.in

Official Mock Test:                                         data.nta.ac.in/Quiz

Strategy to Crack NET Exam in First Attempt

  1. Try to understand the syllabus. Watch the lecture video provided with each chapter to better understanding.
  2. Set your target score on the basis of the cut-off of previous exams.
  3. Analyse the trend from the previous year questions provided at the end of each chapter.
  4. Make a list of your strong and weak areas, then plan accordingly.
  5. Before starting the chapter, give a look at the previous year questions. It will help in staying focused and developing interest.
  6. Follow the chapter thoroughly and then attempt the questions. It will give you an idea about your preparation level. If you are able to solve questions, then proceed to the next chapter. But if you are unable to solve questions, then revise chapter once more.
  7. Practice the shortcut tricks provided in Comprehension, Mathematical Aptitude and Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation.
  8. Learn time management skills so as to complete paper on time.
  9. Have short breaks in study sessions.
  10. Revision is the only key to remember things. If you don’t revise from time to time, you will not be able to recall the topics and facts in the examination hall.
  11. Attempt mock test for better preparation. 
  12. If you are stuck anywhere or need any help, contact us by clicking here.
  13. Read the newspaper. It will help in staying updated with the latest facts and reports. Also, it will help in improving vocabulary and reading speed which will be helpful in reading comprehension.
  14. DON’T IGNORE PAPER-I
  15. Don’t try to download or purchase material from each and every source. It will only add up to heaps of study material which you will never ever study.
  16. Don’t waste time in discussions about the expected cut-off.
  17. BE CONFIDENT about your preparation.
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