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UGC NET exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


UGC NET, University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test, is a national-level examination conducted across the nation to choose candidates for Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) posts for Indian universities & colleges.


Name of examUGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test) 2021
Level of examNational
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of examOnline
Duration of exam180 minutes
UGC NET Helpline Number0120-6895200 18004253800 (Operational 09:30 am to 06:00 pm during working days)
Official Website


Notification Release date02 February 2021 to 10 August 2021
Online Application Starts on02 February 2021
Online Application re-opens10 August 2021
Last date to fill the application form05 September 2021
Last date to deposit the fee06 September 2021
Application form correction date07 September 2021
Last date for making application form correction12 September 2021
Admit card download dateto be notified
UGC NET exam date 2021 (for both June 2021 & December 2020 exam)06 October to 11 October 2021 (First Shift: 09.00 am to 12.00 pm & Second Shift: 03.00 pm to 06.00 pm)
UGC NET 2021 result dateto be notified


Educational Qualification:

General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidatesCandidates must hold a minimum of 55% marks in post-graduation (master's degree) in the concerned subject or any equivalent examination from UGC recognized institute/ university.
Other CandidatesCandidates who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC), or, Non-creamy layer, or, Persons with disability (PwD), Scheduled Tribe (ST), or, & who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in post-graduation in the concerned subject or any equivalent examination from UGC recognized institute/ university.
Final Year StudentsCandidates pursuing their post-graduation course or the candidates who already have appeared for the examination of their qualifying PG course & are expecting the result are eligible to apply for this examination. However, only temporary allotment will be allowed to such candidates & eligibility for Assistant Professor. The JRF will be allowed to such candidates alone when they have finished their post-graduation course with the needed eligibility criteria. Candidates must complete the course within a time duration of two years from the NET result date.
Transgender categoryCandidates shall be eligible to draw the same relaxation in age, fee & qualifying criteria for NET (for both Assistant Professor & Junior Research Fellowship) as available to ST/SC/PwD categories. The subject-wise cut-offs for this particular category should be the lowest among ST/SC/OBC–NCL/PwD categories in their relevant subject.
PhD. Degree holdersPhD degree holders whose master's level exam has finished by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of the date of announcement of result) are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks. Candidates who have qualified as CA or CS, or ICWA can appear for the UGC NET exam.
Foreign StudentsCandidates having the following certificates/degrees: Certificate awarded by Indian University, Post-graduate diploma, Institute or foreign degree/certificate diploma awarded by the foreign university ascertain the equivalence of their degree/diploma with master's degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
National FellowshipUGC has updated the National Fellowship criteria. SC students are applicable for National Fellowship based on the merit of each UGC-NET-JRF or CSIR-NET-JRF exam.

Candidates are instructed to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. Candidates applying for UGC NET & whose Post-Graduation subject is not included in the list of NET subjects may appear in a related subject.

Candidates need not send any document in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form to the National Testing Agency/UGC. But, in their interest, the candidates must be sure about the eligibility criteria for the test. Suppose any ineligibility is detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, then, in that case, their candidature shall be liable to cancellation & UGC can take legal action as per the guidelines.

Age Limit & Relaxation:

Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)Candidates must not be more than 31 years as of 01.12.2020. There is an age relaxation of one year as compared to the previous year age limit. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Transgender categories, women applicants shall be provided with relaxation for up to five years. Candidates begetting research experience, limited to the period consumed on research in the relevant/related subject of post-graduation degree, shall also be subject to a relaxation of a maximum of five years, on the generation of a certificate from the appropriate executive. Candidates owning L.L.M. Degree shall be provided three years relaxation in age. Those candidates who served in the armed forces shall be awarded a relaxation of five years. Complete age relaxation on the above ground(s) shall not surpass five years under any situation.
Assistant ProfessorNo specific upper age limit for the post of Assistant Professor.


GeneralINR 1000/-
OBCINR 500/-
SC/STINR 250/-


Step-1: Registration 2021

  • Visit the UGC NET official website.
  • Click on online registration.
  • Enter your Mobile Number & unique Email Id.
  • Fill in the following details: Mother's Name, Candidate's Name, Father's Name in capital letters.
  • Enter Date of Birth in DD/MM/YYYY format.
  • Write down the system generated Application Number.

Step-2: Application Form Filling

  • Log in & complete your application form.
  • Fill in your details such as your date of birth, full name, mobile number, parent's name, etc.
  • Fill in the Subject code & City of examination code.
  • Before the final submission of the Application form, candidates can edit the particulars entered.

Step-3: Application Form Document Upload

  • Upload your scanned images of the Photograph & Signature.


The Application Correction Window for UGC NET shall open from 3 July 2021 for the candidates who had registered successfully. The last date to make changes is yet to be announced.

UGC NET 2021 Application correction window3 July 2021
UGC NET 2021 last date to make application form correctionTo be announced


NTA is anticipated to release the admit card for UGC NET 2021 by the closing week of September. Usually, NTA releases the UGC NET admit card at least ten days before the examination. It is mandatory to carry the admit card on examination day. The admit card is distributed to only those who successfully registered for the exam by providing complete details in their application form & have paid the application fee within the specified time.

All the candidates must carry their Admit Cards and one valid Photo ID proof (Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving Licence or Passport) on the examination day. Without these papers, candidates will not be granted entry into the examination hall. The exam is conducted to determine the candidates' eligibility as Assistant Professor & awarding Junior Research Fellowship Programme (JRF). Here are the steps you need to follow to fetch your admit cards.

  • Visit their official website.
  • A new page shall open where you need to fill essential fields denoting Application Number, Captcha code & Password.
  • Once you insert all the credentials correctly, then click on the tab that says 'Submit'.
  • Your UGC NET 2021 Admit Card shall appear on the screen.
  • Take a printout & save a soft copy as well for future reference.


Candidates qualifying for the UGC NET 2021 entrance examination will be selected in the subject & category wise merit list. The top 6 per cent of the total students appearing for both papers shall be considered qualified in the entrance test.


This UGC NET examination consists of two papers i.e.

  • Paper-I &
  • Paper-II

Both the papers consist of only objective type questions & there shall be no break between the two sections.

UGC NET Paper 1 Pattern:

There is a total of 50 questions & each question is two marks. So, the total marks for Paper-I are 100. A candidate is allotted one hour to attempt. It will consist of Research Aptitude, teaching aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Communication, Divergent Thinking, Comprehension & General Awareness. All the questions are mandatory.

UGC NET Paper 2 Pattern:

There is a total of 100 questions & each question is of two marks. So, the total marks for Paper-II are 200. A candidate is allotted two hours to attempt. Paper-II will have the questions based on the subject picked by the candidate. E.g., If one candidate selects Electronic Science, they attempt Paper-II, which has questions from electronics only. All the questions are mandatory.

Marking scheme:

Paper typeMarksQuestionsDuration of exam
Paper-1 (Teaching/ Research Aptitude)10050
Paper-2 (Based on core subject)200100
Total3001503 hours
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect input.
  • No marks will be granted for unanswered questions.
  • The cut-off will be judged separately for an individual subject.
  • The cut-off will be judged after obtaining marks out of 300 (Paper-I & Paper-II).


UGC Syllabus for Paper-I:

Teaching AptitudeCharacteristics, Teaching-Nature, Objectives & Basic requirements, Learner's characteristics, Factors affecting teaching, Methods of Teaching, Evaluation systems, Teaching Aids.
Research AptitudeTypes & Characteristics, Research-Meaning, Steps of Research, Research Ethics, Methods of Research, Paper, Article, Workshop & Symposium, Conference & Seminar, Thesis writing: Its characteristics & format.
Reading ComprehensionA passage will be set with questions to be answered from within the passage.
CommunicationTypes, Communication Nature, Characteristics, Effective classroom communication, Barriers.
Reasoning (Including Mathematical)Number series, Letter series, Arithmetic, Coding-Decoding, Set Theory etc.
Logical ReasoningEvaluating & distinguishing inductive and deductive reasoning, Understanding the structure of arguments, Verbal analogies – Applied analogy, Verbal classification, Word analogy, Reasoning Logical Diagrams – Simple diagrammatic relationship, Venn diagram, Multi-diagrammatic relationship, Analytical Reasoning.
Data InterpretationQualitative & quantitative data, Sources, Acquisition & interpretation of data, Mapping of data, Graphical representation.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)Uses, ICT Meaning, Advantages & Disadvantages, Basics of internet & e-mailing, General abbreviations & Terminology.
People & EnvironmentSources of pollution, People & environment interaction, Pollutants & their impact on human life, The exploitation of natural & Energy resources, Natural hazards & mitigation.
Higher Education System: Governance, Policy & AdministrationFormal & Distance education, Structure of the institutions for higher learning & research in India, Value education – Polity, Governance and Administration, Technical/professional and General Education.

UGC Syllabus for Paper-II:

EconomicsClick here
Political ScienceClick here
PhilosophyClick here
PsychologyClick here
SociologyClick here
HistoryClick here
AnthropologyClick here
CommerceClick here
EducationClick here
Social WorkClick here
Defence & Strategic StudiesClick here
Home ScienceClick here
Public AdministrationClick here
Population StudiesClick here
MusicClick here
ManagementClick here
MaithiliClick here
BengaliClick here
HindiClick here
KannadaClick here
MalayalamClick here
OdiaClick here
PunjabiClick here
SanskritClick here
TamilClick here
TeluguClick here
UrduClick here
Adult EducationClick here
ArabicClick here
EnglishClick here
LinguisticClick here
ChineseClick here
DogriClick here
GujaratiClick here
AssameseClick here
NepaliClick here
MarathiClick here
FrenchClick here
SpanishClick here
GermanClick here
RussianClick here
PersianClick here
RajasthaniClick here
JapaneseClick here
Physical EducationClick here
Arab CultureClick here
Indian CultureClick here
Labour WelfareClick here
LawClick here
Comparative study of religionsClick here
Mass Communication & JournalismClick here
DanceClick here
Museology & ConservationClick here
ArchaeologyClick here
CriminologyClick here
Tribal & Regional LanguageClick here
Folk LiteratureClick here
Comparative LiteratureClick here
Sanskrit JyotishaClick here
Women StudiesClick here
Visual ArtClick here
GeographyClick here
Social MedicineClick here
Forensic ScienceClick here
PaliClick here
KashmiriClick here
KonkaniClick here
Computer Science & ApplicationClick here
Electronic ScienceClick here
Environmental ScienceClick here
International and Area StudiesClick here
PrakritClick here
Human Rights & DutiesClick here
Tourism AdministrationClick here
BodoClick here
SanthaliClick here
YogaClick here
SindhiClick here


The provisional result of the UGC NET exam shall be declared one week after completing the exam. Candidates can access their results online & no one will be informed individually about the release of their results. UGC will upload the marks of all the candidates on the website after the declaration of the result. Candidates can check their results following the below steps once it is released.

  • Go to their official website.
  • The site will open a new result page on the screen.
  • Enter your application number, roll number & date of birth & then click on the submit button.
  • Your result shall be displayed on the screen in a PDF.
  • Download it & take a printout of the result for further process.


UGC hasn't yet released the UGC NET 2021 cut-off but, candidates can certainly fetch the idea of it looking at the previous years' cut-off. Here is the UGC NET 2019 cut-off:

UGC NET June 2019 Cut-off for JRF & Assistant Professor

Check subject-wise UGC NET June 2019 cut-offs for unreserved category below:

SubjectsCut-off Percentage Marks (June 2019)Total Candidates
Political Science66.0086
Defence & Strategic Studies74.671
Social Work62.6721
Home Science65.3326
Population Studies69.337
Public Administration65.339
Physical Education62.678
Adult Education76.673
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies76.002
Labour Welfare70.0031
Indian Culture62.671
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies78.001
Library & Information Science64.6723
Comparative Study of Religion70.671
Performing Art ‐ Dance/Drama71.333
Mass Communication & Journalism65.3320
Museology and Conservation70.671
Tribal & Regional Language61.333
Comparative Literature68.001
Folk Literature57.331
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects72.005
Visual Art64.6716
Women Studies72.003
Forensic Science68.007
Social Medicine & Community70.004
Computer Science & Applications62.6768
Environmental Sciences65.3336
Electronic Science66.0045
International & Area Studies74.003
Human Rights & Duties78.671
Tourism Administration & Management62.007

UGC NET June 2019 Cut-off for Assistant Professor Only

Check subject-wise UGC NET June 2019 cut-offs for unreserved category below:

SubjectsCut-off Percentage Marks (June 2019)Total Candidates
Political Science56.671,095
Defence & Strategic Studies64.6723
Social Work55.33217
Home Science56.67326
Population Studies62.6768
Public Administration58.00107
Physical Education52.67114
Adult Education70.6740
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies68.0022
Labour Welfare61.33361
Indian Culture56.676
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies64.0017
Library & Information Science56.00340
Comparative Study Of Religion63.3313
Performing Art ‐ Dance/Drama64.0050
Mass Communication & Journalism58.00258
Museology & Conservation65.337
Tribal & Regional Language53.3328
Comparative Literature63.337
Folk Literature54.673
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects60.6770
Visual Art57.33217
Women Studies65.3333
Forensic Science60.6787
Social Medicine & Community61.3347
Computer Science & Applications54.67978
Electronic Science59.33455
International & Area Studies69.3332
Environmental Sciences56.00437
Tourism Administration & Management55.3376
Human Rights & Duties64.0017


UGC will prepare a separate category-wise & subject-wise merit list for the candidates who obtained the qualifying percentile of marks. The top 15 per cent of candidates from the merit list shall be declared NET qualified for acceptability of Assistant professor only. Among NET qualified candidates, a separate merit list will be carried out for the award of JRF. The qualifying marks criteria set by NTA/UGC will be final.


24 September 2020 (shift 1) Paper-I:

SubjectLevel of Difficulty
Teaching AptitudeModerate
Research AptitudeTricky
Logical ReasoningModerate
Mathematical Reasoning & AptitudeEasy
Information and Communication TechnologyModerate
Data InterpretationEasy
Higher Education SystemModerate
People, Development & EnvironmentModerate

Subject-wise analysis:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsImportant Questions/ Topics
Research Aptitude5-6Thesis Writing, Steps of Research, Research Ethics
Teaching Aptitude8-9Teaching Aids, Level of Teaching, Quality of Teaching
DI4-5Data Relation, Square of Opposition, bar graphs
ICT4Devices, Communication methodology, ICT & its types, ICT initiatives, Current ICT affairs, Digital India
Communication4-5Verbal & non-verbal Communication, Barriers of Communication, Semantics & Physical barriers
Higher Education3-4Commission Names, Education Policies
Mathematics/ Reasoning5Series, Alpha-Numerical or Word Based Series, formulas, Profit & Loss, Speed, Distance & Time, Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Average, Simple Interest
Environment2current affairs, Summit related questions, pandemic, International Solar Alliance, sustainable development goals
Reading Comprehension5Statement Relation, Statement Based Questions, Types of Sentences
Logical Reasoning5Indian Logics, Deductive Reasoning, Analogy, Inference, Conclusion, Syllogism, Fallacy,

24 September 2020 (shift 1) Paper-II:

Paper 2 for UGC NET 2020 was subject-specific & will consist of questions from the subject preferred by the candidates. Given below is the table of subjects which is included for UGC NET 2020 paper-II. For Shift 1 on 24 September 2020, the examination is being conducted for the following subjects.

Tribal & Regional Language/LiteratureSpanish
Comparative Study of ReligionsAdult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non Formal Education
Indian CultureGujarati

24 September 2020 (shift 2) Paper-I:

In UGC NET 2020 paper 1, 50 questions were consisting of a total of 100 marks. The complete exam analysis for UGC NET 2020 paper-I is given below:

SubjectLevel of Difficulty
Teaching AptitudeModerate
Research AptitudeModerate
Logical ReasoningModerate
Mathematical Reasoning and AptitudeModerate
Data InterpretationEasy
People, Development and EnvironmentModerate
Information and Communication TechnologyModerate
Higher Education SystemModerate

Subject-wise analysis:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsImportant Questions/ Topics
Teaching Aptitude6Teaching Aids, Level of Teaching, Quality of Teaching
DI5Percentage Growth
Research Aptitude5Deductive method, action, Research Ethics
Communication5Verbal & non-verbal Communication, Effective Communication, Semantics & Physical barriers
Higher Education3-4Open Universities, Latest Schemes, Open Education, NEP 2020, Distance Education,
ICT4RAM ROM, Bug Related, Full Forms
Environment2Mortality Rate
Logical ReasoningIndian School of Logic, Paramana
Mathematics/ Reasoning5Work, Time, Series
Reading Comprehension5Statement Based Questions, Types of Sentences, Statement Relation

24 September 2020 (shift 2) Paper-II:

For UGC NET 2020 paper-II, 100 questions were consisting of a total of 200 marks. Paper-II was conducted for the subjects as preferred by the candidates. The table of subjects for UGC NET 2020 Paper-II for which the exam was conducted on 24 September is mentioned in the table below:

Arab Culture & Islamic StudiesArabic
LinguisticsMass Communication & Journalism
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace StudiesDefence & Strategic Studies


For JRF Junior Research Fellowship (JRF):

For the first two years, the fellowship of INR 31000/- + HRA per month (depends on various institutes) & for the next three years, the fellowship of INR 35000/- + HRA per month (depends on various institutes) is provided.

For Assistant Professor:

In the starting phase, candidates can expect lucrative pay in the range of INR 25,000/- to INR 40,000/- per month based on the scores, skills & colleges.


  • Prepare notes in your own words after finishing each chapter or subject. Do practice with a maximum number of questions on given topics or subjects that will make you perfect. These habits certainly strengthen your preparations.
  • Analyze your preparation. After completing most mock tests and solving sample papers, it is essential to check & correct all of the wrong answers you mark, ensuring that you will not incorrectly answer the same question next time.
  • It is significant to take good care of your health too. Make sure you eat healthy food & get enough sleep. Less sleep will make it hard for you to study.
  • Please do not call it a day on co-curricular activities. It is vitally important to indulge in things other than learning for a while to revive the mind.


Click here to checkout subject-wise previous question papers for up to six years.


UGC NET Books for Paper-I:

Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper-IDanika Publishing Company, 2019M. Gagan, Sajit Kumar
NTA UGC SET/NET/JRF – Paper 1Pearson Education, Third Edition, 2019KVS Madaan
2019 Latest Syllabus – NTA UGC SET/NET/JRF – Paper-IOxford University Press, First Edition, 2019Harpreet Kaur
NTA UGC SET/NET/JRF – Paper 1Arihant Publications, Eleventh Edition, 2019Arihant Experts
NTA UGC SET/NET/JRF – Paper 1JBC Press, First EditionDr. Usha Rani Jain
CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching & Research AptitudeRamesh Publishing House, 2019Dr. M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board
General Awareness- Manorama YearbookArihant Publications
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & NonverbalArihant PublicationB.S. Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
Computer AwarenessArihant PublicationMini Goyal and Shweta Rani
Quantitative AptitudeS. ChandR. S. Aggrawal
Quantitative AptitudeUpkar Prakashan PublicationN. K. Singh
High School English Grammar & Composition-Wren & Martin

UGC NET Books for Paper-II:

Trueman's UGC NET Economics by Sriniwas Shirur UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics (Paper-II) -Upkar Prakashan (Author-Gopal Garg)Co-operation / Demography / Economics / Rural Economics /Development Planning/Development Studies/Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
Trueman's UGC NET Political Science by Sajit Kumar, K.A. Babu (Author) UGC Net Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee (Arihant)Political Science
Trueman's UGC NET Psychology by Dr. Swati Maharshi UGC Net Psychology 2018 by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu (Arihant Experts)UGC NET Books for Psychology
Trueman's UGC NET Sociology by S.HussainSociology
Trueman's UGC NET History by Promod SinghHistory
Trueman's UGC NET Anthropology by A.M. TripathiAnthropology
Trueman's UGC NET Commerce by Anshu Kataria, Praveen Kataria & M. ShivaniCommerce
Trueman's UGC NET Education by Gagan ManochaEducation
Trueman's UGC NET Education by Yogendra PalSocial Work
CBSE UGC-NET-JRF Defense & Strategic StudiesDefence & Strategic Studies
Trueman's UGC-NET Home Science by Anju Khosla & Ruchi UGC NET /SET (JRF &LS) Home Science by Suchi RastogiHome Science
Principles of Population Studies by Himalayan Publishing House, Bhende (Author)Population Studies
Trueman's UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar, UGC Net Public Administration 2018 by Deepak Swain (Arihant)Public Administration
UGC NET Music Exam Guide (Hindi) by Nisha Rawa & Gunjan SaxenaMusic
Management by Mohit Aggarwal (Arihant experts), Trueman's UGC-NET Management by M. Shivani (Author)UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS)Management (including Business Administration Management/Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
Bengali NET/SET by Balaram BapariBengali
Trueman's UGC NET Hindi Sahitya (Hindi Literature) by Board of AuthorsHindi
Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi – Useful For KAS, IAS, KES, PUC Lecturer, NET (UGC), K-SET by Lokesha MasavanaghattaUGC NET Books for Kannada
UGC SET/NET/TET Malayalam Pareeksha Sahayi by Sasidharan A.P. (Author)Malayalam
U.G.C. SET/NET/JRF PUNJABI by Universal (Contributor)Punjabi
UGC NET/SLET/JRF Sanskrit Prashan Patra-II Avum III (Hindi) by Priyanka Tiwari (Author), Arihant Experts (Publisher)Sanskrit
UGC NET & SET (Telugu Literature) by Ganji Shashidar, Pothula Venkateshwar ReddyTelugu
UGC-NET JRF & Assistant Professor Khazeen-E-Adab Urdu (Paper-II & III) by M. Arshad Ansari & M. S. AnsariUrdu
UGC NET/SET (JRF & LS) English Literature by Arihant ExpertsEnglish
UGC SET/NET Linguistics Guide by Ringu Ann BabyLinguistics
UGC/CBSE NET Set Guide By Assam Publishing Company (Assamese) (ASHIM CHUTIA -Author)Assamese
UGC NET/GCET-Commerce Paper (in Gujarati) by Mukesh M BavaliyaGujarati
A brief Book on Extension Education by New Vishal Publications, Shruti Madan Singh (Author)Adult Education/ Continuing Education/ Andragogy/ Non-Formal Education
Trueman's UGC NET Physical Education by A.K. Srivastava (Author), Akhilesh Tripathi (Author)UGC NET Books for Physical Education
Trueman's UGC NET HRM/ Human Resource Management & Labour Welfare by Reetu Dogra UGC-NET: Labour Welfare & Industrial Relations / Labour & Social Welfare / Human Resource Management (Paper-II) Exam GuideUGC NET Books for Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour & Social Welfare/ Labour Welfare/ Human Resource Management
Trueman's UGC NET Law by Suman Chauhan UGC-NET: Law (Paper-II) Exam Guide by Aproov Bhardwaj (R Gupta’s Publication)Law
Trueman's UGC NET Library & Information Science by S. Thakur (Author)Library & Information Science
UGC NET Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies by Deepak KumarBuddhist, Jaina, Gandhian & Peace Studies
Comparative Study of Religions by C.R. Jain Comparative Study of Religions by Y. MasihComparative Study of Religions
UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism by Atul Udaipuria & Nitesh Kumar Singh (Arihant Experts), Trueman's UGC NET Mass Communication & Journalism by Sameer K. Mishra (Author)Mass Communication & Journalism
Archaeology, Museology & Conservation: A review Edited by Vibha UpadhayaMuseology & Conservation
UGC NET/JRF Archaeology & Philosophy Paper (Hindi) by Mohan Lal)UGC NET Books for Archaeology
(UGC-NET/JRF) Criminology Solved Question Paper by Dr. Mridul Srivastava Mr. Nitish Kumar Soni Dr. Anup YadavaCriminology
Folklore & Its Motifs in Tribal Literature by Dr. Kishore JadavUGC NET Books for Tribal & Regional Language/ Literature
Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim (Author)Folk Literature
UGC NET/SLET/JRF– Sanskrit Prashan-Patra II Avum III by Priyanka Tiwari (Author)UGC NET Books for Sanskrit traditional subjects (including) Sidhanta Jyotish/ Jyotisha/ Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/ Navya Nyaya/ Mimansa /Tulanatmaka Darsan/ Shukla Yajurveda/ Sankhya Yoga/ Madhav Vedant/ Dharmasasta/ Sahitya)
Advanced Manual For Women Studies UGC/CBSE -NET/JRF by Anmol Murlidhar NimsadkarWomen Studies
Upkar's UGC-NET/JRF/SET Visual Art (Paper-II) by M. Vasim (Author)UGC NET Books for Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Applied ArtSculpture Graphics//History of Art)
Trueman's UGC NET Geography by B.P. Panigrahi, A. MagonGeography
Forensic Science UGC NET/JRF-MCQ by Dr. Anu SinglaForensic Science
Trueman's UGC NET/SET Computer Science & Applications by Sanjay Singhal, Sameer MishraUGC NET Books for Computer Science & Applications
CBSE UGC NET/SET ELECTRONIC SCIENCE by Sunil Kushwaha (Author)Electronic Science
Trueman's UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi & Virendra SinghEnvironmental Sciences
(a) UGC NET/SET (JFR&LS) Human Rights & Duties Paper-II & III by Fazil Atul Udaipuria (Author). UGC NET Human Rights & Duties by Arihant Experts.Human Rights & Duties
Trueman's UGC NET Tourism by AkhileshTourism Administration & Management
R.Gupta's UGC-NET Yoga (Paper-II & III) Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board (Author)Yoga


Note down the Exam Syllabus & Pattern- Before starting UGC NET examination preparation, you must be aware of the complete NET Syllabus for both the papers and the examination pattern. It helps you divide the topics as per marking scheme & importance. It helps you accurately plan your schedule to finish the syllabus.

Refer good UGC NET preparation material- While selecting the UGC NET preparation books, you must keep some essential points in your mind. It helps you clear your concepts & logic by meeting the complete syllabus.

Solve papers & online mock tests- Solving questions is an essential part of the UGC NET examination preparation. You must practice solving previous year papers of UGC NET with great interest. It helps you recall all the topics you had covered. It also enables you to increase your speed & accuracy to attempt as many questions as possible with the best accuracy.

Prepare self notes- Preparing immediate-short notes is the best way to prepare for any examination. For this, you must write down & highlight important things while studying. It helps you quickly revise the topics you had already studied & you unconsciously compile all the crucial points in one place.

Time management- Time Management plays a significant role in UGC NET preparation. You must adequately manage time while preparing for the examination & also during the exam time. It's not advised to study all the time but, make sure you fully concentrate & focus on what you are learning during your study hours. It utilizes time most effectively & prioritizes the topics accordingly, enabling you to attend maximum number of questions during the exam.

Do not be a Bookworm- Many students consider that UGC NET examination preparation includes studying long hours without any break to score good marks. But for maximum output & efficiency, maintain a proper ratio of study hours & breaks. It will help if you spend time with your family & friends as well. This will help you stay stress-free.

Don't focus on an individual topic- As per the expert analysis, many students use more time on specific topics, making it challenging to cover the complete syllabus in time. The UGC NET exam preparation must complete all the topics. Hence you should divide the time like so.

Don't use shortcuts- To achieve good results in NET, many candidates tend to take the shortcuts like skipping topics according to their suitability. Gathering shortcuts will never fetch you the desired result in the examination. You can use short tricks to memorize the topics but taking the shortcuts costs time.

Avoid Silly Mistakes- It's human nature to make mistakes. But during UGC NET preparation, you must avoid any errors. It would help if you also were mindful of the questions you are attempting. Some of the obvious mistakes are: guessing multiple answers, misunderstanding the setup of the test, reading the questions in a rush, spending more time on just one question, not understanding the question, lack of time management, etc.

Kindly pay attention and keep track of the dates written above. Carefully read about the exam pattern and analysis precisely. Remember, you are one step closer to your calling today!