Net (National Eligibility Test is a way to become a college lecture. This Exam conducted by UGC (University Grants Commission).The test, conducted twice annually. It determines awarding of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) to ensure minimum standards and quality in the Teaching Profession and Research.
All the candidates who are Post graduate in any stream are eligible with having minimum 50% marks from recognized University. Candidates have to prepare sincerely for this as this is said by the cracked candidates.
NET is conducted usually in June and December in humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Electronic Science, Computer Science and applications and Environmental Sciences.
Number of papers: Three paper
Test include three papers of objective types of question.in which paper 1 consists of 60 objective multiple choice questions each question carry two marks out of which have to attempt 50 questions. This assesses Teaching /Research Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Comprehensive, Divergent Thinking and General Awareness.
Paper 2 carry 50 objective type compulsory questions each question carries two marks based on the subject selected by the candidate.
Paper 3 carry 75 objective type compulsory questions each question carrying two marks from the subject selected by the candidate.
Syllabus for NET
NET syllabus make this test one of the tough competitive exam .All the three paper is compulsory to answer .it cover the entire syllabus including all electives, without options. Paper 2 and 3 Tests the knowledge and understanding of the subject. In these papers, questions are related to factual information, conceptual information and applied knowledge of the discipline.
Every year at least 15 new question take the old candidates says and who cracked this test.
UGC suggested total 95 subjects for this test in which candidates can decide according to his/her stream and interest.
All the matter of the syllabus like Research and Teaching aptitude from which question ask in the test may seem easy to the candidates who have either done a B.Ed. or an MPhil course but the rest of the candidates find them difficult.
Even the candidates from Social Sciences and languages find questions related to Environment difficult. Reasoning and data interpretation components appear difficult to candidates having no background in mathematics.
From where to prepare
Candidates should read original texts books and as much as possible from one’s discipline. All the Experience of old candidates always suggests that one should avoid depending on quick crash courses or so-called help books,” says Manoj Chahil, who is pursuing PhD from the Department of Education, University of Delhi.
In 2014 this test is going to be held in 29 June, 2014 .This Test held in all over the country with the National Eligibility Test (NET) on the same day. Its aim is to find the best lecturer for the students of the country. The National Educational Testing Bureau of the University Grants Commission (UGC) gives this chance two times in the same year, just to find eligible candidates for lectureship who can give better future.