Tips to Prepare for CBSE-NET JRF in English

CBSE now conducts NET Exam and there are three papers in all.

  • Paper - I is General Paper for all – includes Teaching & Research Aptitude and is a common exam which consists of a total of 100 marks with 50 questions

  • Paper II on English consists of 100 Marks with 50 questions

  • Paper III on English consist 150 marks with 75 questions

Here is some preparation Tips for UGC CBSE NET English in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Make time table for preparation

  • First off all make time table and allot 100 day for preparation of Paper I, II & III.

  • According to this timetable divide each topic week wise.

  • During preparation time make summary notes for each and every topic.

  • Don’t waste time to decide which topic is most important and which is not, give equal attention to each topic

  • If possible Make List of week with topic you allot and one extra column which is about you whether you successfully completed this topic or not as it will helps you later when you revise syllabus

  • Do not depend on just one material; try to get more and more information from different books, Wikipedia, various blogs and websites and video tutorials.

  • For Postal course for Paper I visit: Examrace CBSE NET Paper 1 Postal Course

Step 2: Solve previous year papers & Preparation Flow

  • Start with NCERT Books for English

  • Look at the syllabus for English - CBSE NET

  • Check out the extensive booklist available at Examrace for English Subject

  • You can also refer:

    • Objective Type Questions On Literature In English For UGC’s NET by Bhim S. Dahiya,

    • UGC NET English: Paper II And III by Dr. B.B. Jain and

    • UGC NET / SET English Literature Guide (Paper II & III) Exam Guide by H S Bhatia

  • After completion of preparation it’s not over here, it’s just first step. Next step is evaluation of your preparation which is done by solving previous year papers.

  • Spend at list one week time for this paper solving section, because you will get better idea about your preparation week area and paper pattern.

  • For more than 10 previous year paper CBSE UGC NET Previous Years Papers English

Step 3: Revision

  • After gathering your weakness next step is revision.

  • Same as above allot at list 1 to 2 weeks for revision and in this days go through all the notes which you prepare and week topics gathered in paper solving.

  • Also check reviews for each topic you have made and study according to that.

Important Topics for English according to Paper II and Paper III Section-wise Classification

  • Indian writing in English and Indian Literature in English translation.

  • American and other non-British English Literatures.

  • Literary Theory and Criticism.

  • History of English Language, English Language Teaching