Here is some preparation advice for those who are taking the UGC NET management exam. The UGC NTA NET exam for Assistant Professor and JRF is one of the most difficult to pass. It is held twice a year and is one of the most popular subjects, with over 25,000 students taking the exam.
The syllabus for management subjects is extensive, covering topics from numerous disciplines such as marketing, finance, human resources, operations, information technology, accounting, organisational behavior, and others. Because NET aspirants typically study only one or two topics in their MBA, mastering the full syllabus becomes a challenging task.
To compound matters, there aren’t enough resources on the market. Even if the applicant collects various resources (notes, books, practice tests, lectures, and so on), their reliability and relevancy are always a worry.
1. Establish a schedule as well as a goal. Procrastination sets in when there is no timeline. Creating a specific time-bound goal will force you out of your comfort zone.
2. Be Aware Of The Entire Syllabus.
Once you know what and how much to study for the exam, you will be able to plan ahead of time. Make a unit-by-unit list of all the themes and subtopics for which you must prepare.
3. Examine the last five years of questions. Previous year’s questions provide a good indication of the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam. Going over last year’s questions can give you a good sense of the types of questions you can expect on the exam.
4. Divide the syllabus into three parts.
- Make three lists to divide the subjects and topics.
- List 1 should include the subject/topics in which you are well-versed and merely need to practice MCQs.
- List 2 should include subjects or issues that need to be reviewed.
- List 3 should include subjects or topics that you need to research in depth.
- Your goal should be to shift the problems from List 3 to List 2, then back to List 1.
5. Make a Study Plan for Practical Application Divide your time evenly between learning new concepts, revising, and practising. Make a timetable that you can follow.
6. LOOK FOR A MENTOR Find a coach who can lead you through the entire learning process, motivate you, and assist you with last-minute revisions. Seek advice from those who have already passed the NET.
7. REVISING AND IMPROVING ACCURACY PRACTICE Every day, practice unit-specific MCQs. Begin with one full-length mock test per week and work your way up to three simulated tests per week. Make sure you have completed at least the last ten years of question papers. Get access to a high-quality mock test series that follows the most recent exam pattern.