Gateway to Lecturership in India

by Arun Singh Latest Exams News

According to the famous American educator, Marva Collins, “The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior”. To build a nation, it is pivotal to build its foundation. Without the help of potential teachers, achieving the goal is a daydream. The role of a teacher is very significant in developing a student’s thought process, creativity, ability to question and knowledge level. Thus, it’s the teacher’s response and attitude that make a student civilized or uncivilized. Truly, a teacher has the power of making a student’s life miserable or meaningful.

If you think you have the passion for creating a difference in someone’s life through teaching, here is a guide how you can pursue your passion.

Teaching Courses in India

For pursuing a career in the field of teaching in India, aspirants need to qualify various examinations and attain different qualifications in accordance with the level of teaching they wish to join. For instance; Nursery Teachers Training (NTT) course is required to become eligible for teaching the pre-school (nursery) level kids. Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.) degree is popular among aspirants to become a teacher at school level. If you want to join the institutions of higher studies such as colleges and universities, University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is the option.

National Eligibility Test

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts NET on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to help colleges and universities recruit post-graduate candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor and for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). The exam covers all subjects except science and engineering subjects. Science and engineering students have alternative; UGC-CSIR NET which is a joint effort of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and UGC.

NET Structure

National Eligibility Test is structured to assess candidates on the basis of:

  •         Teaching and Research Aptitude
  •         Subject Knowledge (the subject of candidate’s post-graduation)

Paper I includes questions on teaching and research aptitude. Candidate need to attempt 50 objective type questions in 75 minutes.

Paper II also includes 50 objective type questions which carry 2 marks each. The time provided for this paper is 75 minutes. It is a subject-based paper.

Paper III also asks questions from subject of post-graduation. Candidates are required to attempt 75 objective type questions in 150 minutes.

The exam is conducted offline.

UGC NET Success Mantra

  •         Make your grip over the subject by clearing the basics.
  •         Stick to a systematic preparation plan. Dedication is necessary.
  •         Don’t panic on the exam day.
  •         For a boost, start your exam with easy questions.


There is a dearth of good teachers in higher education institutes such as IIMs, IITs and central universities. So, you can look forward to UGC NET and build a career as a good teacher.

 “We are not just TEACHERS; we are the managers of the world’s greatest resource: CHILDREN” - Robert John Meehan


These beautiful words by the most popular voice in American teaching profession truly reflect what a great responsibility is vested on a teacher’s shoulder.

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