Fundamentals of UGC NET


If you are pursuing your masters and is aiming to pursue a career into research and academics, well this is the time to sit and prepare for the UGC National Eligibility Test (NET).

The UGC NET examination is held twice in a year, Firstly in the month of June and second in the month of December. There are three papers in the UGC NET exam which is conducted in three phases with one paper in each phase on the same day.

Paper I and Paper II consists of 100 marks each and the time allotted to both the papers is 75 minutes.

Paper I consists of 60 questions out of which one needs to attempt 50 questions. Each question carries two marks. The questions of Paper I are mostly of general nature which is aimed to evaluate the research/teaching aptitude, comprehension, reasoning ability and divergent thinking in the candidates.

Paper II consists of 50 objective type questions based on the subject chosen by the candidate. All the questions in this section are compulsory. Each question carries two marks.

Paper III is held in the second phase of the examination, i.e. in the afternoon session. It consists of 75 objective type questions each carrying two marks. All the questions in this paper is compulsory.

The entire syllabus is covered in the Paper II and Paper III. The candidates are required to mark the answers in the OMR sheet provided to them along with the Test Booklet.

 Assimilated by Avijit Das