The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a computer based examination i.e online examination. It is held twice a year. Previously, this examination was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development has entrusted the responsibility of conducting this examination to the National Testing Agency. After December 2018, the examination is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Till then, the examination for 81 subjects was conducted by CBSE in 263 selected cities.
There used to be three papers earlier in the note examination, which has now been reduced to two. The first paper is of 1 hour and the second paper is of 2 hours. The exam is conducted in two shifts for several days.
UGC NET 2021 exam pattern
The National Eligibility Test or NET exam is a national level examination conducted by the NTA on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). This is for lectureship in qualifying exam universities. It is also mandatory for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). This is how things related to exam pattern are …
Total number of papers: 2
Total number of questions: A total of 150 questions will be asked in the exam. 50 questions will be asked from the first paper and 100 questions from the second paper. It is mandatory to answer all the questions.
Subject: The first paper consists of questions related to General Aptitude and Paper 2 contains questions from the topic selected by the candidates.
Paper language: UGC NET papers are in only two languages. Those two languages are Hindi and English. Candidates have to choose the language option while filling the form.
Negative Marking: NTA does not implement negative marking in UGC NET.
Medium of exam
* Examination is computer based i.e online examination.
* Each candidate is allocated different desktops. The desktop already has software installed. Software is specially designed for examination.
* Ensure that the system and mouse are working properly before the exam begins.
Nature of questions
* Both papers will be of objective type. That is, all the questions will be of multiple choice type with 4 options.
Candidates must choose the appropriate answer.
* The duration of the exam for the first paper will be 60 minutes i.e. 1 hour and for the second paper, it will be 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
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Number of questions
* The first paper consists of 50 questions and the second paper consists of 100 questions.
* There is no limit to which section to answer first.
* It is mandatory to answer all the questions.
UGC NET Marking Scheme
* An equal marking system is used for all questions. This means that there are 2–2 marks for the correct questions of the first and second papers.
* According to the revised exam pattern of UGC NET exam, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.
* Now instead of leaving a question, you can mark an answer by guessing.
UGC NET will have two papers. In the first paper, there will be questions of General Aptitude. These are questions of general nature. Its purpose is to assess the ability of the candidate to teach or research. With this help, a candidate’s logical ability, understanding, different views and knowledge about common things are tested.
UGC NET‘s paper two has to be selected by the candidate himself. Each subject has different syllabus.
The application form (UGC NET 2021 exam) for UGC NET exam will be available only in online mode. Candidates will have to go to the official website and fill the application form and submit it. After the announcement of application dates, one can also apply through direct link. Candidates have to fill their details and upload the recent photographs and scanned copies of the application form on the application form.
After successfully submitting the form, take a print out of the confirmation page for future use. If something goes wrong while submitting the form, then it is also given an opportunity to correct again. The correction window is opened by NTA for a limited time. Within that limited time candidates can perform correction in their form.