Dos and Donts of UGC NET 2021 Exam
Do’s and Don’ts of UGC NET 2021 Exam- The National Testing Agency conducts the UGC NET exam twice a year and ahead of the exam as well as during the entrance test, candidates must follow certain Do’s and Don’ts. Keeping in mind various guidelines that one needs to follow during the UGC NET exam will help the candidates to avoid any mistake on the day of the entrance test. In order to avoid any kind of chaos, candidates must be aware of the do’s and don’ts of the UGC NET 2021 exam and this is especially pertinent for those who are going to appear for the UGC NET 2021 exam for the first time. Read the full article on do’s and don’ts of UGC NET 2021 exam.
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Do’s for UGC NET 2021 Exam
There are certain important points which the candidates should keep in mind during the course of preparation for the UGC NET 2021 exam as well as on the day of the exam.
Familiarise yourself with UGC NET syllabus and exam pattern
If one has decided to appear for the UGC NET 2021 exam, then he or she must be well versed with UGC NET 2021 exam pattern and syllabus. This will help the candidates to know what are the kind of questions that will be asked on the day of the exam, marking scheme, duration of the exam, etc. Also being familiar with the UGC NET syllabus candidates will also know what are the topics from which the questions would be asked and which are their strong and weak areas. Accordingly, UGC NET 2021 preparation strategy will be drawn.
Best Books to study for UGC NET 2021 exam
One of the do’s for the UGC NET 2021 exam is to study from the best books. This is essential as there is a plethora of study material that is available in offline mode as well as on the internet. Hence, an important do for the UGC NET exam is that the students spend adequate time to research and find out what is the best study material and the books from which they should prepare for the UGC NET 2021 exam. This will enable them to save time and prepare well for the exam.
Do’s for UGC NET 2021- Solve past years question papers and take mock test
Another important “do” for the UGC NET exam is to solve the past years question papers as well as take the UGC NET mock tests. Solving the past years UGC NET question papers and taking the mock test will assist the students to identify what are their strong and weak points. Which are the questions from the topics that they are finding it difficult to answer and which are the ones that they can answer easily without any difficulty. Accordingly, on the day of the exam, candidates could draw a plan as to which questions to answer first.
Be well versed with the the Current Affairs
One important “do” for the UGC NET 2021 exam is to be well aware about the current affairs and latest developments that are taking place at the national and international level. By being well acquainted with current affairs, candidates will be able to answer the questions in Paper 1 of UGC NET 2021 exam without any difficulty.
Download and take print out of UGC NET Admit Card 2021
At least two to three days before the UGC NET 2021 exam, candidates must download and take the print out of the UGC NET 2021 admit card so that they do not face any hiccup at the last moment. Candidates must check all the details that have been mentioned on the UGC NET 2021 admit card and in case of any discrepancy bring it to the notice of the authorities concerned at the earliest and get it rectified.
Do’s of UGC NET 2020 on the day of the the exam
There are certain important do’s which the candidates are expected to follow on the day of the UGC NET 2021 exam.
Reach the UGC NET 2021 exam centre before time
In order to avoid any last minute hassle, candidates should reach the UGC NET 2021 exam centre at least two hours before the commencement of the exam. This will help them to avoid any last minute problem and they would also be stress free.
Carry Valid Identity Proof to the UGC NET Test Centre
One of the important things which the candidates should not forget is to carry a valid photo identity proof to the UGC NET 2021 test centre. On the day of the exam, candidates must ensure that they carry any one of the following photo identity proof that is recognised by the government.
Voter Id Card
Passbook with photograph
Permanent driving License
Covid 19 Declaration
Along with the admit card, candidates will have to ensure that they fill the COVID 19 declaration form and submit it to the authorities. If the candidate has any symptoms of Covid19, then it is unlikely that he or she would be allowed to appear for the exam.
COVID 19 guidelines
Other important “do” for the UGC NET 2021 exam is that the candidate must follow the COVID 19 guidelines such as wearing of masks, maintenance of social distancing and sanitisation of hands. Also candidates are required to get their temperature checked at the entry gate
Follow the instructions inside the exam hall
Candidates must listen to the instructions that are given by the invigilator inside the exam hall and ensure that they adhere to it. Any disobedience related to the instructions will result in the cancelation of candidature.
Don’ts for UGC NET 2021 Exam
There are certain Don’ts for the UGC NET 2021 exam, which the candidates must not do or else they might not be allowed to appear for the entrance test or their candidature might be cancelled.
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Compete with yourself and not with others
While preparing for the UGC NET 2021 exam, candidates should not see or focus on how and what others are studying. Candidates should ensure that they draw their strategy and not get bogged down as to how much the other person has studied. Checking onto what others are studying will result in lack of focus and one would not be able to complete their syllabus.
Don’ts for UGC NET Exam - Do not skip meals
Do not skip your meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner while you prepare for the UGC NET 2021 exam. Skipping meals will prove to be detrimental for one’s health and if the health is not good, then the candidate will feel weak and will not be able to study well for the UGC NET 2021 exam.
Do not waste too much time on social media platforms
While preparing for the UGC NET 2021 exam, candidates should not spent too much time on various social media platforms as this will adversely affect their preparation for the exam. Social media platforms are addictive in nature and once an individual gets too engrossed in it then it will adversely affect their preparation.
Do not take up any new topic at the last minute
During the fag end of the preparation of the UGC NET 2021 exam, candidates should not take up any new topic as they might not be able to grasp it well and the candidate might panic. Hence focus on revising what you have already studied rather than taking up any thing new.
Do not indulge in unfair practice on day of exam
If the candidate is found cheating or being involved in any kind of nefarious activity, then it is likely that the authorities might take stringent action and cancel his candidature. Hence, candidates should avoid any kind of misadventure on the day of the exam and ensure that they appear for the exam in a free and fair manner
Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the UGC NET exam centres
On the day of the UGC NET 2021 exam, candidates should not carry with them any of the electronic gadgets such mobile phone, smart watch, Bluetooth, calculator, digital watch, any book etc. as none of these things are allowed to be carried inside the UGC NET 2021 exam hall.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Dos and Donts of UGC NET 2021 Exam
Question: When should I reach the exam centres of UGC NET 2020?
You must reach the exam centres at least 90 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
Question: What do I need to carry to the exam hall?
You must carry UGC NET admit card along with a prescribed photo ID proof.
Question: Is it necessary to study all the chapters mentioned in the UGC NET syllabus?
If you study all the chapters mentioned in the syllabus of UGC NET, you will be able to crack the exam easily.
Question: What if i forget to bring the UGC NET admit card to the exam centre?
You will not be able to appear for the exam without the admit card.
Question: Do I have to appear in both the papers of UGC NET?
Yes, you will have to appear for both paper I and II.Paper I is common for all while paper II is based on the subjects opted by the candidates.
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Questions related to UGC NET
I have completed my MSc in Electronics in 2006 and now I am a certified Yoga teacher, Can I take up UGC NET in YOGA now ( 2021 or 22)
The eligibility criteria for UGC NET in yoga is as follows:
- At least 55% marks should be secured by candidates belonging to the General category in their Master Degree or equivalent Examination from a university recognized by UGC.
- Reserved categories: Candidates belonging to the OBC/SC/ST/PwD categories should have completed their Master’s degree or equivalent program with at least 50% of marks to be eligible for UGC NET.
- Age of the candidate must not be above 28 years, which means your birth year should be 1993 or after that.
If you have completed your masters in 2006, then you do not match the age criteria. I am sorry to inform you but you are not eligible for UGC NET in yoga.
Hope this information helps you.
I have completed my M.tech in Computer Science. But I am more interested in Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Am I eligible to take UGC NET or CSIR NET exam related to Physics or Mathematics subjects?
For UGC NET exam, a candidate must secure at least 55% marks in master degree or equivalent examination from UGC recognized universities/colleges in Humanities including languages and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. The 55 % marks should be without rounding off.
For CSIR UGC NET exam, candidates must possess M.Sc. or equivalent degree or Integrated BS-MS or BS-4 years or BE, B Tech , B. Pharma or MBBS with at least 55% marks to be eligible to apply for the exam.
So you can definitely apply for these exams
Hope that helps.
I am Post Garduate Diploma in Educational Administration which is of two years. Can i apply for ugc net in education?
For NET in the respective field you need to have a Masters degree for sure. Only having a PG Diploma will not make you eligible for the exam.
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I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
I have completed my post graduation in mathematics. Now I want to go for PhD Mathematics...I have to find out that after passing UGC NET/JRF whats the criteria to get addmission in PhD(Mathematics).And which ones are PhD (Mathematics) colleges in Maharashtra? and what will be the fees??
First of all if you have completed you master's degree in mathematics with 55% aggregate, in case of reserved categories there is relaxation of 5% , you are eligible to appear for CSIR NET/JRF this is mainly for science specific streams such as mathematical science, physical science, chemical science, earth science, biological science. If you qualify CSIR NET/JRF then you may not have to appear for entrance test if that's the admission process for PhD admission because majority of universities follow this norm, as per their requirements you may only have to appear for interview, so prior to applying go through the entire admission process of the respective university in detailed manner, some of the top colleges in Maharashtra to pursue PhD in Mathematics are IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology, IISER Pune - Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Institute of Chemical Technology( Mumbai), VNIT Nagpur - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Amity University( Mumbai) to name a few, check out the entire list of colleges at https://university.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-phd-in-mathematics-universities-in-maharashtra
My aunt is 39years old and willing to do further studies, shes preparing for ugc net(bengali) ,but confused because shes over-aged, what are the career opportunities for her if she clears net? right now shes taking classes in a private school after her MA
When it comes to lecturership in UGC NET or even assistant professor in WBSET, there is no upper age limit in that regard, one thing I can say is edtech sector is blooming at an incredible pace, so you can ask her to join as a faculty, age is just a state of mind, if she can teach well then eventually that is what matters, she can also start her own YouTube channel for guiding many students who want go ahead with higher studies in Bengali, she can create her accounts in job portals like that of linkedin, naukri.com (//naukri.com) . indeed and stay updated regarding job opportunities.