Crack UGC NET Dec 2023 in Just 6 Months with Certified Tricks: 6 month Study Plan UGC NET

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

NTA conducts UGC NET Exam to 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 competition it is essential to be well-prepared for the upcoming UGC NET DEC 2023 exam. 

Since NTA has corrected its cycle of exams candidates have 6 months to prepare for UGC NET Dec 2023. This is the most ideal time span for UGC NET Preparation. Without missing any single day, if candidates start preparing today, they can for sure crack this prestigious exam.

For the aspirants, our 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.   

How to Crack UGC NET Dec 2023 in Just 6 Months?

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 2023 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 2023

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 2023 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 2023 exam in six months with a good score.

UGC NET Syllabus 2023

First step in the preparation of any examination is the analyzation of the syllabus. You need to have a thorough knowledge of UGC NET Syllabus. 

 Following are the units which will be covered in Paper 1 of UGC NET Syllabus 2023.

  • Teaching Aptitude.
  • Research Aptitude.
  • Comprehension.
  • Communication.
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude.
  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
  • People, Development and Environment.
  • Higher Education System.

 UGC NET Paper 2 Syllabus 2023

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

UGC NET Paper 2 Subject Wise Books

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