UGC Question Paper Pattern of NET Exam | UGC NET Exam Scheme | UGC NET Pattern

i) The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers





First I 100 1¼ Hours

First II 100 1¼ Hours

Second III 200 2½ Hours

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shall be of general nature, intended 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. 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 questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each.

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The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I and Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.

will consist 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. The structure of Paper-III has been revised from June, 2010 UGC-NET and is available on the UGC website

Paper-III will be 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:

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

The minimum qualifying criteria for award of JRF is as follows :

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

However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

ii) For Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates thirty minutes’ extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes’ extra time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. Those Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the test centre. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.

iii) Syllabus of Test: Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website and are also available in the libraries of all Indian universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

iv) In Paper III, candidate has the option to answer either in Hindi or in English in all subjects except the languages where the candidate is required to write in the concerned language only. In case of Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science and Environmental Sciences, the question papers have to be answered in English only.

v) In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.

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  1. shruti chourasia says:

    i want to know subject choice of net exam

  2. padmini v says:

    can i know in which months the exam will be conducted and what should be the percentage in to attend the exam

  3. jyoti says:

    In which month NET exam form filled or distributed by UGC?plz give me some informaton about over this?

  4. net dec 2011 says:

    Nice website. Very cool content. Thank you!!!

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