10 Proven Tips to Crack UGC NET 2022 in First Attempt

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : February 26th, 2022

UGC NET Exam is conducted twice a year by NTA. In 2021, NTA could conduct the exam only once due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The result for UGC NET 2021 is released now. NTA will announce the application dates for  UGC  NET 2022 soon. 

Important tips to crack the UGC NET exam on the first attempt. For all the aspirants preparing for this exam, here are some expert tips to crack UGC NET 2022 in the first attempt.

Cracking the UGC NET exam for the very 1st time is not an impossible task, provided one puts in proper efforts and dedication towards their exam preparation. So, let us now have a quick look at some important tips which will help students clear the UGC NET exam in the first attempt.

Tips to Crack UGC NET 2022 in 1st Attempt

Students preparing for UGC NET 2022 must follow the under-mentioned tips in order to clear this exam in the very first attempt:

1. Time Management Skills

Many a time, students prepare for the exam well but fail to finish the paper on time. Why is that so?

The main reason behind this failure is the lack of time management skills, as a result of which, all the efforts one puts in go in vain. So, make it a habit to set the time limit for any topic which you study or any mock test which you take, in order to understand your actual performance level.

2. Clear Your Concepts

Rote learning or just an overview of the topic won’t help you much in your preparation. In order to crack this exam, one needs to have a thorough knowledge of the concerned subjects. Study the concepts properly so that, one can attempt any question from that topic.

3. Exam Analysis

Go through the previous year’s UGC NET papers and try to analyse the frequency or the pattern of repeating questions/concepts. This analysis will prove to be crucial in shaping your performance for the final exam. Go through the previous year cutoffs too. 

4. Smart Study

One should study smartly for the exam rather than prepare for each and every topic. This differentiates the winners from the losers. Instead of counting the number of hours you study, see how effectively you have studied. This approach is the key to success in the UGC NET exam.

5. Practice Mock Tests

Mock tests can help your preparation in various ways. Some of them have been listed below:

  • It helps the candidate in developing the right strategy, which usually varies from student to student.
  • It assists the student in learning new techniques and solving the questions in a better way.
  • It guides you to understand the importance of time management in the actual exam.
  • It helps the candidate in analyzing his/her performance and preparation level. 

6. Revision

One time study won’t get you through the exam. Revising the concepts on a regular basis will increase your retention power and will help you in memorizing the important points. So, make sure that you revise what you study regularly.

7. Try to Make Short Notes

Get into the practice of making your own notes from the beginning. This will prove to be very helpful during your revision because all the important things will be in one place. This habit will help students to grasp relevant information quickly. Make sure that your notes are well-written and to the point.

8. ‘CAN DO’ Attitude

Having a positive attitude towards what you do is of utmost importance. One should never give up, no matter what had happened in the past. Negative thoughts often tend to distract your mind. So, have faith in yourselves and work towards your goal with a positive attitude.

9. Take Breaks after Every Study Session

Don’t just stick to books. Try to get involved in different activities which keep you energetic and stress-free. Ex. after 2 hr of studies take a short break of 20-25 minutes. Never isolate yourself from family and friends. Be relaxed, eat well and study with proper dedication.

We hope that this article provided you with proper guidance to crack the UGC NET exam on the first attempt.

Keep preparing well and you will definitely come out with flying colours.

10. Devise Your Own Strategy

Every individual is different. His/ her strengths and weaknesses are different. A single strategy cannot work for all and no one else can frame your preparation strategy except you. Others can guide you, can give you some tips, but you need to add something of your own to the guidelines to devise the best strategy which will work for you.

“While most of us are dreaming of success, winners wake up and make efforts to achieve it”

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Preparation Tips for upcoming UGC NET EXAM 2022

  • Check the full syllabus and examination pattern of UGC NET EXAM thoroughly
  • Start preparing for the exam with a time schedule
  • Practice with the previous year’s question papers and their solution
  • Keep revision of all topics from the topics on a daily basis
  • Check your progress with mock tests
  • Study carefully and do maintain your health.

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  • UGC NET 2022 Preparation Tips

    1. Go through the complete syllabus and exam pattern.
    2. Make a balanced schedule and follow it strictly.
    3. Participate in the mock test.
    4. Solve the previous years and sample papers of UGC NET.
    5. Make the short notes and revise them.

  • Yes, the exam is tough. However, many candidates (who have prepared hard for it) make it to the cut off of UGC NET. UGC NET exam includes 2 papers - Paper I and Paper-II. Paper I is the General Ability Test, held for analysing the teaching and research ability of the candidates.

  • The use of calculators or Log Tables is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room.

  • Complete coverage of Paper 1 and 2 and sufficient revision and practice are the key to cracking UGC NET 2022 Exam. Three months is an excellent time to prepare for the exam conditionally, and you should follow the stated strategy and be consistent in your preparation.


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