How to Qualify CBSE UGC NET 2017 July Exam

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How to Qualify CBSE UGC NET 2017  July Exam


NET or National Eligibility Test is an exam held at the national level by the University Grant Commission of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam is conducted to scrutinize the knowledge of experts who desire to hold the positions of research fellows/ associates/ professors/ lecturers in Indian Government College’s and varsities.

NET can be used to suffice many aims such as proving one’s eligibility for Lecturer or Associate/Assistant Professorship. The exam can also be taken to prove their eligibility for Research Fellowship. The exam has three papers out of which one is compulsory and two are optional.

Schedule of the Examination

Paper No. Total Marks No. of Questions Duration of the Exam
I 100 (Every Question holds 2 marks) 60 out of which 50 question are to be attempted 1¼ Hours

(09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.)

II 100 (Every Question holds 2 marks) 50 and all are compulsory questions 1¼ Hours

(11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.)

III 150 (Every Question holds 2 marks) 75 and all are compulsory questions 2½ Hours

(02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.)


In this article we will discuss some preparation tips to guide the applicants to getting a brighter future in the teaching field:-

  • Get to know the pattern of the paper you are going to sit for.
  • Study with a methodical pattern to track your progress.
  • Create a schedule for studying all the various topics and subjects and then stick to following it.
  • The communication topics though seeming general can be a spin ball and thus pay attention to the mass communication aspect.
  • Each topic holds five questions thus study every one of them carefully.
  • The most difficult questions usually are from the Teaching and Research division. Study it carefully.
  • The math concepts and math formulas that you studied in the 10th standard should be thoroughly revised.
  • The Data Interpretation section is grounded on the statistics you were taught in class 10th. Thus, we see that revision is the key.
  • Comprehension can be practiced by reading new materials and condensing the information into fewer points.
  • Class 10th will come in handy when preparing for People and Environment.
  • A good amount of time should be set aside for Higher Education system as well as Information and Communication technology as they are content heavy segments.
  • Use visual aids such as chart and flash cards to help you in remembering the complex information.
  • Abbreviation, definitions and terminologies must be memorized as they are questions that if click are a mine of marks.
  • Practice many previous years question papers and sample papers along with keeping time to simulate the exam environment and gain speed and accuracy.
  • When writing the paper, do not get stuck on a question you can’t answer as it may take up a lot of your time.
  • Last but not the least, time management is a key factor when it comes to solving the paper and clearing it. You have approximately 70 seconds to solve one question and still have time to recheck the paper once before submitting.

Thing You Should Remember On the Examination Day

  • Essential Items and Documents – Admit Card, Identify Proof, Ball point pen (Blue/Black)
  • Reach the venue on time, leave at the end – Reach the exam centre on time and revise your paper until the last second to be sure of not doing any silly mistake or leaving a question out.
  • Attempt the easiest question first – Doing this will boost your confidence and once you’re done with the questions you know you can move on to dividing your time between difficult questions.
  • There is no negative marking – These papers do not have the provision of negative marking and thus attempt all the questions.
  • Staying calm is the key – Whether it’s an IIT JEE examination, JEE Mains, JEE Advance, a NEET exam or the UGC NET exam, calm is the key. Before and during the examination one should maintain a calm composure and avoid panicking to get the most out of their preparation.