UGC NET Exam Pattern | UGC NET Exam Syllabus | University Grants Commission NET Exam Syllabus and Pattern

University Grants Commission UGC holds the National Eligibility Test (NET) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship in Indian universities and colleges. Thousand of candidates appear for the test conducted twice a year. Today we are posting the details of the pattern of the UGC NET Exam.
(i) The UGC NET Test consists of three papers. They are divided into two separate sessions. The breakup of the papers is as follows:

Session Paper Marks Duration
First I 100 1¼ Hours
First II 100 1¼ Hours
Second III 200 2½ Hours


This paper is of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Changes in December 2009: Internal Choice

UGC has decided to provide choice to the candidates from the December 2009 UGC NET onwards. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated

Paper-II shall consist of short questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.

Both Paper I and Paper II consist of a 50 objective type questions.


This part consists of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space provided in the Test Booklet.

Note: Paper-III is evaluated only for those candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as per the table given in the following:


Minimum Qualifying Marks

GENERAL/OBC 40 40 100 (50 %)
PH/VH 35 35 90 (45 %)
SC/ST 35 35 80 (40 %)

Negative Marking in UGC NET Paper I and II:
Negative marking at the rate of 25% has been introduced from December 2009 UGC-NET onwards. For each incorrect answer, 0.5 marks shall be deducted.

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. Atasi Biswas says:

    Please send me commerce syllabus to my email id.

  2. anjali says:

    pls send me hindi question paper and hindi syllabus

  3. anjali says:

    pls send hindi ugc net syllabus and question paper

  4. shristrishree says:

    can you please help me with the English syllabus for the net2011?

  5. neha soni says:

    Respected Sir,
    plz send me the full syllabus of NET exam for Biotechnology.
    Thank You

  6. what qualification need to attend the net exame says:

    i want to attend net exame so what qualification i have

  7. sanjay s bidari says:

    plz send me what qualification i need to attend the NET exame .and now i am studying final year
    ( send me commerce syllabus )

  8. rengeswari says:

    when will be the slet and net exam

  9. prashant says:

    plz check this new syallabus for net exam

  10. ashish says:

    please send me syllabus of political science

  11. bhavana says:

    plz send me d syllabus for history n also 1 sample of paper 3.

  12. Dhanraj Soni says:

    hello sir.. plz send the syllabus of net exam june 2011


  13. veenita arya says:

    hallo sir,please send me hindi and history sylaabus june2011 exan detail all three papers . thanku

  14. karanpal says:

    please send UgcNet2011 syllabus of history

  15. ankita mukherjee says:

    please send me the whole net syllabus on zoology on my email id

  16. ashwani poonia says:

    sir pls send me english net current syllubs

  17. M.Prabhu says:

    Plz sent me the previous year NEY&SLET questation paper on my email id (ZOOLOGY) paper.

  18. praggya jangir says:

    i want zoology syllabus for ugc or csir net

  19. kuki says:

    Kindly send me the syllabus and sample papers of education,for UGC,NET exam to be held in december

  20. tanuja joshi says:

    kindly send me the syalabus of english

  21. please send me syalabus socilogy says:

    please send me syalabus socilogy and which books are good prepairation for that

  22. ravi kant mishra says:

    please send me a sylabus of sociology and which books are so good for the prepairtion

  23. banashree kar, says:

    please send me history syllabus.i also want to know that, what is the qualification required to appear this exam.

  24. banashree kar, says:

    please send me history syllabus.i also want to know that,what is the qualification required for the exam.

  25. laxmi mewara says:

    please send me UGC-net syllabus 2013 subject-zoology

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