Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) is conducted by AnnaMalai University on behalf of the Tamil Nadu government. This is an examination to make a candidate eligible to apply for the Assistant Professors/Lecturers posts in different universities of Tamil Nadu. In order to succeed in the above examination and clear the same in the first attempt, the candidates need to devise and follow a robust strategy for preparation.
Candidates who follow an effective strategy to prepare for the examination stand a better chance of clearing it. To understand the basic structure of the TNSET 2021, it is important to remember that the examination consists of two papers. The first paper is common for all candidates. This is mainly to assess teaching and research aptitude of the candidate. It is also a test of reasoning ability, thought process and general awareness. The second papers pertain to the subjects chosen by the candidates.
The TNSET examination for all above-mentioned papers are held in two sessions on a single day. The time duration for the first paper is 1 hour; it carries 100 marks for 50 questions. The second session is of 2 hours. It is a compulsory section of 100 questions, of 200 marks.
In order to crack the TNSET 2021 exams, candidates need to plan in advance. First and foremost, the candidate must be fully conversant with the syllabus of the examination. A thorough familiarity with the syllabus is going to help the candidate come up with a strategy.
Apart from that, the candidate needs to go through sample questions of the previous years. This is going to help them grasp the syllabus better and also gain an understanding of what kind of questions they can expect. In addition to that, regular practice from previous years’ examination papers will improve the candidate’s speed and accuracy. By regular practice, the candidate will be more aware of the type of questions and how to correctly answer them within the given timeframe.
In some cases, questions are also repeated in subsequent years. Going through previous years’ papers would also help students prepare better. This will help the candidate in attempting questions they are best prepared for and not blinders. Though there is no negative marking, attempting to solve an unknown question will take more time. At the time of writing the examination, it is advisable to attempt the easy questions first rather than the tricky ones. This will not only ensure marks but will also be less time consuming.
In addition to the above, the candidate is advised to keep a record of topics which have been completed. Short notes for the finished subjects are a handy tool for revision. The candidates need to procure study materials which are updated. The preparation process of studying, speed solving the questions from past years, need to be as per the preset timetable. This is to enable the candidate to manage time optimally.