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UGC NET Exam Pattern Details

On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian
nationals ‘only for Assistant Professor’ or ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’
in Indian Universities and Colleges. Till recently, CBSE conducted UGC NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected
cities spread across the country. From December 2018 onwards, UGC NET will be conducted by the
National Testing Agency (NTA).

UGC NET Exam Pattern (Updated), Marking Scheme And Syllabus

UGC NET Exam Pattern: The computer-based exam consists of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the
papers will consist of only objective type questions. As per the update, break of 30 minutes between
both the papers will not be provided in the June 2019 session.

Latest: The Commission has revised the syllabus of all NET subjects (including Paper I on General
Awareness). Check Now!

As per the official notification, the registration window will become functional from March 1. The entire
procedure will be conducted in online mode only. Bachelor Degree holders with a minimum of 55%
marks from a recognised university can apply online at ntanet.ac.in. Check UGC NET Eligibility

Highlights Of UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam Pattern, UGC NET Paper Pattern

Other Facts Related to Paper Pattern:

National Eligibility Test or NET 2019 is a national level exam conducted by NTA on behalf of University
Grants Commission (UGC). This national level test is a qualifying exam for lectureship in universities. It is
also mandatory for some research programs. Listed below are key facts related to the exam pattern:

No. of Papers: two papers.

No. of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in NET (Paper 1: 50 Question and Paper 2: 100
Questions). All questions are compulsory to attempt.

Subjects: Paper I will consist General Aptitude Questions and Paper 2 will have questions related to the
subject selected by candidates.
Medium of Paper: Hindi and English are the only options to attempt UGC NET. Choice for paper medium
can be exercised at the time of filling the form.

Negative Marking: NTA will not be not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.

Download Free UGC NET Practice Papers

UGC NET Exam Pattern Details

On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Indian
nationals ‘only for Assistant Professor’ or ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’
in Indian Universities and Colleges. Till recently, CBSE conducted UGC NET in 84 subjects at 91 selected
cities spread across the country. From December 2018 onwards, UGC NET will be conducted by the
National Testing Agency (NTA).

Mode Of Exam

Online i.e. Computer Based Mode.

Each candidate will be allocated their own desktop with a preinstalled software especially formed for
the examination.

Make sure to check that the system and the mouse is working properly before starting the exam.

Nature Of Questions

The questions in both the paper will be objective in nature.

This means, all the questions in UGC NET (December 2018) will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs),
having 4 choices.

Candidates must select the most appropriate answer.

The duration of Paper 1 is 60 minutes (1 hour) and Paper 2 is 120 minutes (2 hours)

Total Questions | Sections

Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will have 100 questions in total.

No restriction to move to and fro among the sections.

All the questions are compulsory to attempt

UGC NET Marking Scheme

A uniform marking system is followed in the exam i.e. for Paper 1 and 2, each correct answer carries + 2
marks.
As per the revised exam pattern of UGC NET Exam, there is no negative marking for any unanswered or
incorrect answer.

Hence, instead of skipping a question, one can use their calculated guess and mark the answer.

Check Changes Introduced In UGC NET

Section-Wise Questions, Shifts & Marks Distribution

Paper Marks No. of Questions Duration

1 100 50 1 hour

Shift 1: 9.30 am – 10.30 am

Shift 2: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

2 200 100 2 hours

Shift 1: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Shift 2: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

UGC NET Marking Scheme

The updated marking scheme of UGC NET is given below:

Type of Situation Marks Allocated

Correct Answer + 2 marks

Incorrect Answer 0 mark

Unanswered 0 mark

Note: If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only
those candidates who attempted the question.

UGC NET Syllabus (Updated)

Syllabus for UGC NET varies are per the subject opted at the time of registration. A brief about both the
papers are:

In UGC NET Paper I:


The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the
candidate.

It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general
awareness of the candidate.

In UGC NET Paper II:

This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

All the questions of Paper II will be compulsory.

It is suggested to thoroughly revise all the topics of Bachelors and Masters syllabus.