Paper-1 (General Paper On Teaching And Reserch Aptitude)

The eventual aim of Paper-1 is to check the candidate’s interest as well as their capabilities in Teaching and Research. Skills as required are to understand the subject, reasoning, methodological reasoning, etc.

Sections of the Exam

  • Teaching aptitude
  • Research aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and communication Technology
  • People environment
  • Higher education System: Governance, Polity and Administration.

Getting Prepared for Paper I

Syllabus for the paper is huge. One needs to attain knowledge on every aspect in a very detailed manner. One needs to refer all the subjects in a regular basis and in an exhaustive and disciplined manner. Keep yourself updated regarding the current affairs, practice to read and understand the questions well and finding is the key to success for the exam. Do Mock Test Practices frequently and try to solve as many MCQs.

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Paper 2 & 3

These are the papers which were preferred by the candidate as per Master’s or PG Degree. Candidates must have some fundamental as well as advanced knowledge in them. Complete one chapter per week along with practicing model papers daily. With the help of mock tests you will become familiar with speed reading, understanding the subject etc and getting a click regarding the answers in your mind without wasting a single minute. Also you can analyse and learn your strong and weak points.

Revise the subjects as much as possible. Divide the time properly. Concentrate on those subjects where you are lacking.

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Be determined:

You need to pay more attention on your opted subject papers as there will be two papers based on the same. The syllabus for each subject is huge and hence you should start with crucial topics first followed by the least crucial topics. Also, you should not ignore the preparation of Paper I (Teaching and Research Aptitude) which together with Paper II will play a significant role in fetching minimum required marks for evaluation of Paper III.

Prepare Time Table:

The best way to kick start your preparation for examination is preparing a time table and then sticking to it throughout the preparation tenure. Meticulous study is the correct approach that can help you resolve all your doubts and attain lucid perception of various theories, concepts and their uses regarding the syllabus.

Study Systematically and Selectively:

Make sure you are very systematic in your approach as it will help you to finish your topic as per the time table you had created. You can start with selecting a topic and then decide on the number of days and hours required to complete it. Since only one month is left for the examination, it is advisable that you do selective study starting with crucial topics followed by knowing the basic of least crucial ones.

Give mock Tests:

Manage your time well as it will help you in solving answers in the time allotted in the examination hall. Hence solve as many practice papers and previous year question papers as you can keeping in mind the time limit. Mock papers will help you to locate your weak areas that need revision and help you enhance speed in solving the paper.

Take Rest:

Eating healthy and sleeping well along with study is also one of the mantras for keeping your mind fresh and improving concentration power to grasp concepts. Try to sleep at fixed time and for at least 7 to 8 hours a day during your preparation.

Thoroughly study the syllabus and understand which sections need more work.

Remember you must prepare all sections.

Prepare critical subsections for each and every topic for all the subjects.

Maintain and set a time limit and note how fast you can finish a question.

Enhance your speed as well as thought process gradually by practice.