The new examination dates for the National Eligibility Test (NET) are yet to be released by the National Testing Agency. The examination for both the UGC NET December 2020 and June 2021 cycles was supposed to be held together from October 17, 2021, to October 25, 2021. However, these dates were postponed by the agency and the subsequent dates have not been released. As a result, it is now uncertain when the admit cards for the examination will be released because that again depends on the news.
During this period of uncertainty and apprehension, the foremost thing that candidates must do is to continue with their preparation. Take a look at the following tips to further strengthen preparations for the UGC NET 2021 examination.
#1. While preparing for UGC NET 2021, give importance to the previous year question papers. So, utilize this time and solve as many previous year question papers as possible. However, stress more on the recent years’ question papers. In this regard, the last five years’ question papers should be enough. This will help to manifest clarity over how the questions are asked.
#2. After analyzing and solving the previous years’ question papers, cover the important areas and topics that were repeated almost every year. Try to understand the examination trend and the way in which the questions are asked. In short, focus more on the most scoring topics.
#3. Face the actual examination before facing the actual UGC NET 2021 exam. This means that candidates must try and attempt as many full-length mock tests as possible. The golden period to do so is now as the examination dates are yet to be announced. Appearing for mock tests will help candidates to understand how they are going to perform in the actual examination.
#4. Paper I of UGC NET 2021 has ten units. Now, out of these ten units, candidates must focus more on the strong areas. They can make a list of the units over which they have a solid grasp. Now, while attempting mock tests or solving previous year question papers, ensure that one does not leave behind any of the questions of their strong areas.
#5. Develop a paper solving strategy. For example, for the theory-based questions from teaching, research, government, etc. devote at least 30 minutes. On the other hand, for data interpretation, mathematical reasoning and logical reasoning, one can spend 10 minutes for each of them. Experts suggest that if one is solving five questions from a particular section, then they should not devote more than 10 minutes to that section.