UGC NET CSIR Examination
Prepare for the National Eligibility Test (UGC NET)
The National Eligibility Test (NET) has now become compulsory for anyone who wants
to teach at the College Level in India. Getting the NET certificate may seem as an elusive dream for many,
but a little bit of preparation may turn it into reality. We have tried to compile a list of tips which might
help you succeed!
Applying for NET/CSIR
The NET is held twice a year - in June and December. The forms are available in the Employment news and also at the
UGC Website. Check the website first for the forms, instructions, etc. This will tell you all that you need, to
apply for the test.
While filling in the form, double check (and triple check) that you have filled in the
information correctly (especially the subject code and centre code) since you won't be able to change anything
later on. Attach two copies of all the required certificates, Mark sheet of Masters Degree, Leaving Certificate
(for birth date) and Caste Certificate, if required. Make sure they are attested. Sign on all the photographs and
get them attested by the Head of your Department.
Preparing for NET
Follow the syllabus thoroughly. Even if you cannot finish all the options given, at least make sure that you know
some of the concepts in each unit.
Don't limit yourself to only the books you have. Since there are no prescribed books for NET
(only the topics are given), try to get additional information on the subject from other books and articles. Try to
get the latest information on the topic from the Internet also. Use your favourite search engines for this.
Most of the questions in the test are to be answered in brief and to the point. So practice
beforehand by trying to write answers in 300 words (for short answers) or 800 words (essay type). Try not to cross
the word limit and check the time taken to write the answers.
Paper I and II are multiple choice questions where you will have to finish 50
questions for each paper within a time duration of 75 minutes. first attempt the questions you are sure about
and then attempt the other questions. Since there is no negative marking learn to make intelligent guesses.
If you have time, recheck your answers. The question paper for Paper II will be given only a few minutes
before the end of Paper I.
In Paper III, time yourself before you begin. Do not cross the word limit but try to be clear
and concise in whatever you write.
After the Exam
Once the exam is over, I am sure you will be relieved. But don't stop now! Write down the questions you can
remember. Do this the same day or you won't be able to recall them afterwards. This will help you in preparing for
the next exam in case you do not clear it this time. If you do clear it, well, you could pass on the questions to
your friends who plan to take the test or send it to us :-)
UGC NET Paper I Study Materials
CSIR Paper I General Science Study Materials
CSIR Life Sciences Study Materials
CSIR Chemical Sciences Study Materials
UGC NET Common Paper Syllabus
Syllabus, Study Materials and Tips
Syllabus for UGC NET
Sample Questions for Paper I
NET Reading Comprehension
Revised Paper I for NET /
Revised Paper III
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Syllabus for UGC CSIR NET
SLET Life Sciences Paper
CSIR Chemical Sciences
UGC NET Specific Subject Syllabus
UGC NET Syllabus
UGC NET Syllabus Environmental
Questions Paper II A Environmental Sciences
UGC NET Electronic
UGC NET English
UGC NET Computer Sciences
UGC NET CSIR June 2008
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