UGC-NET Pattern

Paper Marks Number of
Pattern Duration
I 100 50 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. 1 hour

First shift : (9.30 am to 10.30 am)
Second shift: (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm)

II 200 100 This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory. 2 hours
First Shift: (11.00 am to 1.00 pm)
Second Shift: (3.30 pm to 5.30 pm)
(a) For each correct response the candidate will get 2 marks. There are no negative marks for incorrect response. No marks will be given for unanswered/marked for review questions.
(b) 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.