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

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : February 4th, 2022

UGC NET Exam is conducted by NTA is select eligible candidates for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). As per UGC, only 6% of candidates are shortlisted out of applicants who appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Therefore, to beat the completion it is essential to be well prepared for the upcoming UGC NET 2022 exam. 

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Exam experts have created a comprehensive UGC NET study plan for 6 months to ensure that the complete syllabus is covered. Candidates must check this UGC NET study plan thoroughly and try to follow it properly to boost their NET exam preparation.   

6 Month UGC NET Study Plan 2022

To pass this exam, you need to work smartly and use the right strategy. In order to accomplish this, you need to come up with a plan that works for you and set aside six months to prepare for the NET exam. 

We have provided a six-month, week-by-week study plan for the upcoming NTA NET 2022 Paper 1 in order to assist you with the UGC NET schedule.

Note: Paper-1 is common for all the candidates. Paper-2 is subject-specific


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




Teaching Aptitude (All Concepts)

Week 2

Teaching Aptitude (Solving papers and Mock Tests)

Week 3

Research Aptitude (All the Concepts)

Week 4

Research Aptitude (Solving papers and Mock Tests)

Week 5

Reading Comprehension (Including sample papers)

Week 6

Communication (All the concepts)

Week 8

Communication (Solving papers and Mock Tests)

Week 9

Mathematical Reasoning (Understand concepts and Solve papers and Mock Tests)

Week 10

Logical Reasoning (Understand concepts and Solve papers and Mock Tests)

Week 11

Data Interpretation (Understand concepts and Solve papers and Mock Tests)

Week 12

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (Learn all the concepts and important topics)

Week 13

Mock  test for ICT and Current Affairs related to ICT

Week 14

People and Environment 

Week 15

Higher Education System Part - I: Governance, Polity, and Administration 

Week 16

Higher Education System Part - II: Governance, Polity, and Administration

Week 17

Higher Education System (Solve the sample papers and  mock tests)

Week 18

Revision: Practice questions of the First two units (1 hr daily)

Week 19

Revision: Practise questions of third and fourth units (1 hr daily)

Week 20

Revision: Practice questions from fifth and sixth units (1 hr daily)

Week 21

Revision: Practice questions from seventh and eighth units ( 1 hr daily)

Week 22

Revision: Practice questions from ninth and tenth units ( 1 hr daily)

Week 23

Solve previous year papers and Mock Tests

January 2017, June 2017, Dec 2018, July 2018, 

Week 24

Solve previous year papers and Mock Tests

June 2019, Dec 2019, June 2020, Dec 2020+ June 2021

UGC NET Preparation Strategy and Tips 2022

There are a few things that must be adhered to before you jump into the preparation.

  • Clarity of the syllabus and the exam pattern

You should finish reading the UGC NET syllabus because it will help you easily plan your preparation. Additionally, it will show you how much time is required to prepare the entire syllabus.

Understanding the UGC NET exam pattern also helps you decide how to study a topic and what to study.

  • Do not skip previous year papers

To determine the grade of the questions on the UGC NET exam, solve a few UGC NET Previous Year Papers. You can also identify and classify the subjects according to your strengths and weaknesses. Because you will be able to prioritize and revise the weaker topics, this exercise will help you create your three-month study plan.

  • Gather your resources

To create a list of books to refer to, you must seek advice from your mentors and exam toppers. Maintain a limited book list and revise it numerous times. Focusing on qualitative rather than quantitative preparation is the most efficient strategy. Take a look at the List of best books for UGC NET 2022 Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  • Conceptual Clarity

Avoid giving in to rite learning. A thorough conceptual clarity of the subject is required for the UGC NET exam. It is essential that you fully comprehend each subject. Additionally, this practice facilitates improved memorization and retention. You will be able to solve questions more quickly and better manage your time if you can recall information better in the exam room.

  • Do not skip any topic

As per the past analysis of the UGC NET exam, there are questions from every topic of the Paper 1 syllabus hence do not miss any topic as you do not want to lose any marks. Go through the UGC NET exam analysis for better understanding. 

Maintain consistency in your preparation and make good use of your time. If you follow the aforementioned study plan and tips, you can pass the UGC NET 2022 exam in six months with a good score.

UGC NET Best Books for Paper 1

When preparing for the exam, the UGC NET Books are an essential component. To ensure success on the upcoming UGC NET 2023 exam, candidates should acquire the best study materials and develop an effective UGC NET Study Plan. Preparation for Paper 1, which includes a General Aptitude section, is required of all applicants. Before you start preparing for the UGC NET Paper 1 exam, go over the following list of essential books.

UGC NET Books for Paper 1Author/Publication
Trueman’s UGC NET /SET General Paper 1Trueman Publication
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research AptitudeArihant Experts
NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF Paper 1- Teaching and Research AptitudeKVS Madaan (Pearson Education)
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude General Paper-1Upkar Prakashan

UGC NET Paper 2 Subject Wise Books

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All the best for your exams,
Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


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  •  For Junior Research Fellowship the candidate can have 3 attempts and there is no age or number of attempts limit for UGC NET Assistant Professor posts.

  • UGC NET & JRF are the same exams. The top 6% of students who qualify NET exam get JRF. So candidates need more marks for JRF as compared to NET.

  • There are 2 papers in UGC NET 2022 Exam. Paper-1 is to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate and Paper - 2 is subject-based to check the subject knowledge.


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