The National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET or NTA NET, is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lecturership and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals.
It aims to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in teaching professions and research. On behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the National Testing Agency (NTA) holds the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.
You must be a Post-Graduate or in the Final year of your Post-Graduation in a relevant subject to apply for UGC NET Examination. The exam is conducted twice in a year, generally in the month of June and December.
The examination comprises of 2 Papes-
Paper 1 is a General Paper comprising of Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude,, Logical Reasoning, English and so on.
Paper 2 comprises of the specialized subject in which you have done in your Post-Graduation (it is preferred to give Paper 2 in your Post-Graduation Subject but you can choose another subject also). For example, if you have done MBA then the subject would be Management and if you have done MCom then the subject would be Commerce.
The questions that would be asked would comprise of all the subjects that you have read in your Graduation and Post-Graduation. So, you just need to brush up all those topics from the books. It would be wise if you use the same books that you have used in your Graduation and Post-Graduation.
Approximately there are 10 subjects in Paper 1 as well as in Paper 2. So, for Paper 1 you can pick up any good book of Trueman or Arihant and you can practice the specific topics and questions related to them.
For Paper 2, you can refer to your textbooks or main course books of your Graduation and Post-Graduation.
The time sufficient to prepare for UGC NET examination is 1 Month. So, if you dedicatedly give 1 Month for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 with 1 Month to Past Year Papers. It is advisable to solve at least 10 Years of UGC NET Past Years Paper from the examination point of view. If you follow this properly, then you can definitely clear UGC NET Examination.
All the Best!!