4 Month Study Plan for NTA UGC NET 2022 Exam [Proven Strategy]

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : November 8th, 2022

The next NTA UGC NET December 2022 will be conducted in March 2022 (Tentative). This gives the candidates approximately 4-5 months time for their preparation. So, here is a 4-month study plan for the UGC NET exam for all the aspirants who plan to write this exam in June next year. Candidates must check this UGC NET study plan thoroughly and try to follow it properly to boost their NET exam preparation. 

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In the initial phase of preparation, the candidates should familiarise themselves with important tips to utilize their time efficiently and study resources that can be used. We have shared some important points to be kept in mind which if you follow, will certainly help you in cracking the UGC NET exam.

  • Know about the pattern and mode of examination thoroughly.
  • Go through the entire syllabus once.
  • Allocate proper time to each topic depending upon your capacity.
  • Figure out the best resources (Books) to refer.
  • Prepare short notes of all topics covering important concepts.
  • Revise after completing every topic.
  • Practise previous years question papers.
  • Attempt online mock tests and analyze carefully.

4-Month Study Plan for UGC NET 2022

A proper strategy and smart work are required to clear this exam. For that, you have to formulate a strategy that works for you and accordingly plan a timetable of 4 months for the NET exam. To help you with the timetable part, we are sharing a 4-month week-wise study plan for the upcoming NTA NET June 2022 for both papers-Paper 1 & 2.

Note: Paper-1 is common for all the candidates. Paper-2 is subject-specific. So, here, we have taken the Management subject (code-17) as a sample for Paper-2.


Topics to be covered (including revision at the end of the week and practice questions)



Paper-2 (Management)


(Day 1-Day 7)

Teaching Aptitude (3 days including Revision and practice questions)

Unit-1: Managerial Economics – (4 days)

Topic: Micro Economics

Week 2

(Day 8-Day 14)

Research Aptitude (4 days)

Unit-1: Managerial Economics (1 day)

Topic: Macro – Economics

Unit 2: Organisational Behaviour (2 days)

Week 3

(Day 15-Day 21)

Reading Comprehension (1-2 days)

Unit 2: Organisational Behaviour (3 days)

Unit 3: Human Resource Management (1 day)

Week 4

(Day 22-Day 28)

Communication (2-3 days)

Unit 3: Human Resource Management (3-4 days)

Week 5

(Day 29-Day 35)

Reasoning (Including Mathematical) (2-3 days)

Unit 3: Human Resource Management (1 day)

Unit 4: Financial Management (3 days)

Week 6

(Day 36-Day 42)

Logical Reasoning (4 days)

Unit 4: Financial Management (2 days)

Week 7

(Day 43-Day 49)

Data Interpretation (2 days)

Unit 5: Marketing Environment (5 days)

Week 8

(Day 50-Day 56)

Data Interpretation (2 days)

Unit 6: Production Management (5 days)

Week 9

(Day 57-Day 63)

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)  (4-5 days)

Unit 7: Statistics (2-3 days)

Week 10

(Day 64-Day 70)

People and Environment (4-5 days)

Unit 7: Statistics (2-3 days)

Week 11

(Day 71-Day 77)

Higher Education System Part - I: Governance, Polity, and Administration (2 days)

Unit 8: Strategic Management (5 days)

Week 12

(Day 72-Day 84)

Higher Education System Part - II: Governance, Polity, and Administration (3 days)

Unit 9: Entrepreneurship (4 days)

Week 13

(Day 85-Day 91)

Revision: Practice questions based on these two units (1 hr daily)

Unit 10: Ethical Issues (3 days)

Elective – I: Human Resource Management (4 days)

Week 14

(Day 92-Day 98)

Revision: Practise questions based on these two units (1 hr daily)

Elective – I: Human Resource Management (2 days)

Elective – II: Marketing Management (5 days)

Week 15

(Day 99-Day 105)

Revision: Practice questions based on these two units (1 hr daily)

Elective – II: Marketing Management (1 day)

Elective – III: Financial Management (6 days)

Week 16

(Day 106-Day 112)

Revision: Practice questions based on these two units ( 1 hr daily)

Elective – IV: India’s Foreign Trade and Policy (7 days)

Week 17

(Day 113-Day 119)

Solve previous year papers and Mock Tests

Dec 2021, Dec 2019, June 2019, Dec 2018, July 2018, January 2017, June 2017

Solve previous year papers and analyze carefully

Dec 2021, Dec 2019, June 2019, Dec 2018, July 2018, January 2017, June 2017

How to Prepare For UGC NET 2022?

To prepare for UGC NET Exam 2022, one needs to have a very definite and proper strategy. Below are some Section-Wise UGC NET 2022 Preparation Tips to crack your examination in one attempt. Just stick to these tips and keep working hard. 

  • Teaching Aptitude - The sole purpose of this section is to assess prospective teachers' understanding of the nature of their craft, ie the teaching and student support system. Although the problems are of the MCQ type, the solutions to these problems can sometimes be complicated.
  • Research Aptitude- As the name suggests, this part aims to assess the candidate's research ability and understanding of the research. This part is quite simple for most candidates because most of you have experience writing your own research papers after and after graduation. 
  • Comprehension-  In this part, you will get an article and the questions that arise will come from the article itself. You just need to read the article very carefully and answer the questions. If you read this article carefully enough, you will get a perfect score in this unit. A little grammar will help.
  • Communication-  This part assesses candidates’ understanding of communication systems and channels. This section also introduces the communication modes and methods in detail. 
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude- This unit is a bit complicated and reading the questions carefully is the key to getting a high score in this unit. Try to find techniques to solve different kinds of problems. Mentioned, always leave the issue of seating arrangements for last. 
  • Logical Reasoning- This section is quite extensive, and you will find at least 6-7 questions in this section. As in the previous unit, careful reading and understanding of the problem is the key to success here. (Note: You must have spent a lot of time reading your core subjects, but by giving 5-10 minutes a day, from now on, in each unit, you can bridge the gap between choice or abandonment.) 
  • Data Interpretation-  The unit is quite simple but time-consuming. As you know, once you find out the correlation between the data, it is just a simple calculation. There are no shortcuts to solving DI. Avoid using this unit later in the exam. Remember, all questions have the same score, do not waste time on any question.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-  This unit covers the basic knowledge of the Internet and its related terminology. In the modern era where computers and mobile phones are everywhere, this section will not cause you so many problems. Take a look at the latest terminology related to computers and their peripherals, and you can start learning this part.
  • People, Development and Environment- This unit covers a whole lot of topics be it environmental, cultural, regional, national or global. However, climate change, environment, and sustainable development are the key topics of this unit. If you go through a few of the previous year’s papers, it will be enough to take this unit on. Also, current summits related to environments are a must-visit topic of this section. 
  • Higher Education System - This is the last unit of paper 1. Here, you will assess your responsibilities as a teacher in the university or society as a whole. This section focuses on the historical importance of teaching, educational institutions and learning programs. 

Booklist for UGC NET Paper 1

Right study materials are very important for the preparation of any examination. Below is the table, you can find the Best books for UGC NET Preparation

Sr. No.

Subjects / Topics

UGC NET Books (Authors / Publications)


General Studies

  • General Knowledge (Lucent)
  • General Knowledge (Arihant)


Language and Reasoning

  • High School English Grammar and Composition Key (Wren & Martin)
  • Objective General English (SP Bakshi)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (RS Aggarwal)
  • A Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning (RS Aggarwal)
  • Aptitude (Talent Publication)
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT (N. K. Sinha.)


Current Affairs

  • Daily Newspapers (The Hindu, The Indian Express)
  • Current Affairs Monthly Compilation (Vision IAS)
  • Manorama Year Book


Foundation of Education and Communication

  • Foundations of Education (A. Chaube and S. P. Chaube)
  • Foundations of Education (Jason C. Robinson)


Teaching and Research 

  • Trueman's UGC NET/SET, Sajit Kumar M.Gagan
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Teaching and Research Aptitude, Pratiyogita Darpan

If you follow this study plan thoroughly, then you definitely be able to boost your NET preparation and improve your exam score. This is, however, a sample study plan; you can make your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.

So, start now to crack UGC NET June 2022 with a good score.

Also Read: 

Best Books for UGC NET Paper 2Read Here
Preparation Tips for UGC NETRead Here
UGC NET 3 month study plan Read Here
UGC NET 6 month study planRead Here

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