How to Prepare for UGC NET Paper 1 and Score High in 2019 Exam

Published on : 1st April 2019    Author : Satyaranjan Bai

So, you have submitted the UGC NET 2019 application form before 30 March for the June session exam? Okay, great. The exam will kick off from 20 June. With merely two months to go, candidates appearing in the exam need to accelerate the preparation. This year, the exam will have two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is common for all and comprises questions on teaching and research aptitude. Paper II is subject-related. Take a quick look at the below table.





Paper – I

50 compulsory questions


1 hour

Paper – II

100 compulsory questions


2 hours

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As it is mentioned above, Paper I is compulsory. Each and every UGC NET aspirant will have to appear and clear the paper. For candidates who have begun the preparation randomly without a proper strategy need to go through the article and understand ‘how to study UGC NET paper 1’.

UGC NET Paper I Study Tips & Tricks

Unless you have well-strategized preparation tips and tricks, cracking any entrance examination becomes a challenge. And preparation for UGC NET 2019 should be top-level. The best tips and tricks to crack the exam are given below.

  • Stay up-to-date with UGC NET 2019 Syllabus: Have you gone through the updated UGC National Eligibility Test Syllabus. There are 82 subjects, including the new subject ‘Sindhi’. Follow the link for the updated syllabus.
  • Download UGC NET Paper I Recommended Books: Once you know the syllabus, try and get your hands on the UGC NET 2019 study materials. Books like Trueman's UGC NET/SET General Paper I by M. Gagan and Sajit Kumar, CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude by KVS Madaan, CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude-JRF and Assistant Professor Exam Guide (for Paper-I) (CBSE UGC (NET) JRF & Asstt. Professor Exam) by Dr M.S. Ansari & RPH Editorial Board and UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude by Arihant Experts are highly sought-after. click here to download the books for free.
  • General Tips & Tricks for General Aptitude Paper: The General Aptitude Paper has 50 compulsory questions carrying 100 marks. Here are some useful UGC NET study tips for this particular paper.
    • Study the important topics one by one. Begin with the teaching aptitude section.
    • Go through the syllabus and assign deadlines as per your capabilities.
    • Even if you find a topic difficult, don’t skip that. You need to practice more because each topic will, at least, carry 5 questions. Make sure your focus should be more on Teaching and Research Aptitude.
    • Prepare quick notes and solve aptitude questions (easy and effective method to boost your memory)
    • As soon as you are done with one section or topic, go for revision immediately. It will help you understand the topic thoroughly.
    • Stuck in any particular topic? Seek professional help! Ask your friends, teacher or coaching faculties to solve the question.
    • Never stop practising

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