In India, National Eligibility Test (NET) is held for postgraduate candidates who are seeking admission in Ph.D research or university level teaching jobs. UGC (University Grants Commission) administers the humanities and art discipline while CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) administer the science and engineering discipline.
Exam Preparation Tips for National Eligibility Test
The very first key to success in the NET is proper management of the resources. Candidates should choose good books under proper guidance.
Do not consider random topics irrelevant or unimportant since each and every topic in the syllabus essential.
Since the syllabus of the NET is really huge, candidates need to be thorough with the syllabus and a systematic approach should be adopted in order to cover each and every topic.
The candidates should also pay special attention to the undergraduate and postgraduate syllabus of that particular subject.
One of the most important things to do is to learn about the latest pattern of the NET question paper. There are three papers; two of 100 marks each and one of 150 marks.
Paper I tests the teaching aptitude of the candidates for which they can practice from the last year question papers.
Paper II and Paper III test the subject knowledge of the candidate for which the prescribed syllabus needs to be covered and revised well.
It is advisable to appear for as many mock tests as possible because this will give you a good idea of the exam pattern and let you know where exactly you stand.
The syllabus is vast and the paper seems to be lengthy so one should not waste much time on one question if not sure of the answer and move on to the other.
A little trick can be used. Candidates should not prepare many answers for just one topic rather prepare introductions for many topics and if you have studied well you can play with the technique.
Last Updated 3/15/2012