How to Score 60+ Marks in UGC NET Paper-1? Best Success Tips

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : May 27th, 2022

UGC NET Paper-I accounts for 100 marks out of the total 300 marks of this exam. In order to achieve a good overall score, a student must attempt at least 30+ questions correctly in the Paper-I test. So, here are some important tips that will help students score 60+ marks in UGC NET Paper-I. Read them now to understand how to crack Paper-I of UGC NET Exam 2022 with a good score

How to score 60+ marks in UGC NET Paper-I Exam?

Paper-I of UGC NET, which is a common test for all the students, includes basic teaching aptitude, research aptitude, higher studies, reasoning, communication and general awareness of several areas. The syllabus has 10 different sections and all carry an equal weightage of 10 marks. If you score well in Paper-I of UGC NET, then your chances of cracking the exam increase because Paper-I is comparatively easier than Paper-II. So, let us now go through the tips, which will help you score 60+ marks in UGC NET Paper-I 2022.



Teaching Aptitude

  • Characteristics of Teacher and Student are Important
  • Follow some standard notes from an authentic source such as Trueman’s or Arihant.
  • Prepare your own short notes and it should be handy for easy revision later.
  • Practice maximum questions on Teaching aptitude.
  • Attempt the quizzes.
  • Note – Teaching Aptitude is an entirely theoretical topic.
  • It's a general topic to score good marks.
  • Target: Try to get at least 4 questions right.

Unit 2
Research Aptitude

  • Focus on methods of research, types of research, the difference between these methods and examples of various research.
  • Make short notes or flashcards of each subtopic.
  • Target: Try to get at least 3-4 questions right.

Unit 3
Reading Comprehension

  • Attempt the quizzes.
  • Practise comprehension from any book. The level of comprehension is very easy.
  • Practice is the only key.
  • Target: Try to get all 5 questions correct.

Unit 4

  • The focus should be on basic communication frameworks, types of communication, Communication barriers organisational communication, the process of communication and the different definition given by scholars.
  • Make handy short notes of every topic and revise on regular basis.
  • Target: Try to get at least 4 questions right.

Unit 5
Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Follow and understand the basic concepts and tricks to solve the questions.
  • Study notes for Number Series
  • You can refer to Arihant Publications or any other competitive exam book.
  • Practice is the key to scoring better here.
  • Target: Try to get at least 4 correct questions.

Unit 6
Logical Reasoning

  • Follow and understand the basic concepts and tricks to solve the questions.
  • You can attempt the quizzes.
  • Practice is the key.
  • Target: Try to get at least 4 correct questions.

Unit 7
Data Interpretation

  • Study Notes on Data Interpretation
  • Focus on Basic Bar and Pie Chart examples.
  • Practise the tricks to solve questions in the least possible time.
  • Practise a number of DI questions, at least 3-4 daily.
  • Target: Try to get 4-5 questions correct.

Unit 8
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • You can refer to Standard 10th class books for basic concepts.
  • Prepare the list of General abbreviations and terminology and revise regularly.
  • Target: Try to get at least 3-4 correct questions.

Unit 9
People and Environment

  • Refer to Standard 1oth books for basic concepts. Give attention to types of pollution, their sources, diseases and current data in this area.
  • Target: Try to get at least 3-4 correct questions.

Unit 10
Higher Education System: Governance Polity And Administration

  • Along with the above websites, study the basic concepts from books mentioned in the previous article.
  • The focus should be on current data.
  • Practise Quizzes 
  • Target: Try to get at least 3-4 correct questions.

In addition to the tips, you must follow the following strategies while preparing which will help you get through the exam.

  • Go through the syllabus in depth. It should be learnt by heart so that you know what to study and what not to study.
  • Prepare an effective timetable including as many varied topics as you can and study accordingly. Ensure that you follow it regularly. Try to combine one difficult topic and one easy topic together for a day to make your day less tiring.
  • Try to make 3-4 slots of studying in a day. (1-2 hrs each).
  • Practice as many mock tests as possible in order to know where you stand among the crowd.
  • Analyse your mistakes and work upon them to improve further.
  • Figure out your strong and weak areas and prepare accordingly so that you can fetch more marks by concentrating on strong areas.
  • Practise the numerical topics and revise the theoretical topics on a regular basis.
  • Solve at least 6-7 previous years papers to know the frequency of repetitive topics and questions.
  • Cover every topic as 5 questions will surely come from each Section. Study all the topics in depth.
  • Allocate sufficient time to every topic, especially Higher Education System: Governance Polity and Administration, People and Environment because tricky and unpredicted questions come from these topics, sometimes difficult to answer.
  • Keep sufficient time for relaxation and devote that time for your enjoyment and make your mind fresh.
  • There is no negative marking. Therefore, attempt all the questions with maximum accuracy.

Just follow these tips and strategies and you will see incredible results. Be honest and prepare smartly.

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