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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 - Marking Scheme, Timing, Questions

NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

UGC NET Study Plan

 

To score well in UGC NET, aspirants must have a proper preparation plan. In order to have the best strategy for the exam, you must know the NET paper pattern and marking scheme.

In this blog, you will get the complete idea of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 for all the sections in an easy to understand format.

Here in this article, you will find: -

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

Scheme of UGC NET Paper Pattern

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 1

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

UGC NET Marking Scheme

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 for JRF & Assistant Professor

 

The first step towards the preparation of any exam is understating its structure. The NTA conducts the UGC NET Exam twice a year (in June and December month) in two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.

The Paper 1 is based on General Paper while Paper 2 is a subject specific exam (that you choose during the form filling process).

The NET paper pattern for both General Paper 1 and Paper 2 is given below.

 

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

Paper 1

Paper 2

Type of Papers

Common for all subjects

Subject-based paper

Type of Questions

MCQ (Multiple choices with a single correct answer)

No. of Questions

50

100

Marking Weightage

100 (2 marks of each question)

200 (2 marks of each question)

Total Time

3 Hours (180 minutes)

Questions Based on Topics

General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

Subject related topics

Exam Mode

Online (Without any break)

Marking Scheme

No negative marking

 

As per the UGC NET 2020 Notification, the exam will conduct into two different shifts:

 

UGC NET Exam Timing

Shift-1

Shift-2

Exam Time

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Total Duration

3 hours

Entry Time

1 hour before the exam

Documents Checking Before Entering

30 minutes before the exam

Instructions by the Invigilators

8:45 AM to 8:55 AM

2:45 PM to 2:55 PM

Paper Starting Time

9:00 AM

3:00 PM

 End of the Exam

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

 

Note – NTA has released the subject wise exam timing for 2020 exam. You can check it from here - UGC NET 2020 Notification.

 

 

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Below, we have explained the UGC NET Paper Pattern in detail. You can check it for better understanding of the exam scheme.

 

 

Scheme of UGC NET Paper Pattern– Understand the Paper Format!

 

UGC NET Exam consists of two objective type papers. Each paper has different standard and difficulty level.

 

 

UGC NET Paper 1 Pattern - General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

 

General Aptitude Test is common for all the subjects. The questions in UGC NET Paper 1 are based on teaching and research aptitude that measure your interpretation skill. It consists of Reasoning Ability, Reading Comprehension, Mental Ability, General Awareness, etc.

Below, you can check the no. of questions asked from particular topic in Paper 1.

 

Unit

Unit Name

No. of Questions Asked in Paper-I

UGC NET Paper-I Marks

1

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

2

Research Aptitude

5

10

3

Reading Comprehension

5

10

4

Communication

5

10

5

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

6

Logical Reasoning

5

10

7

Data Interpretation

5

10

8

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

9

People & Environment

5

10

10

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

 

 

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UGC NET Pattern for Paper 2

 

The Paper-II is a subject-based paper which consists of 100 MCQ type questions (multiple choices with a single correct answer), each consisting of two marks.

Paper-II covers the entire syllabus of the master’s degree subject selected by you. You must have deep knowledge of their opted subjects to qualify the exam.

Here is the marking scheme and duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2:

 

UGC NET Format

Marks

Number of Questions

Duration

Paper-I

100

50

3 Hours (180 minutes)

without any break

(Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM; Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM)

Paper-II

200

100

Total

300

150

 

You can check UGC NET Paper 2 important topics from here – UGC NET Syllabus 2020.

 

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UGC NET Marking Scheme

 

For each correct response, the candidate will get 2 marks in both Paper I & II.

There is no negative marking for incorrect response. Therefore candidates are advised to attempt all the UGC NET Questions.

No marks will be given for questions ‘Unanswered/Marked for Review’.

All the questions are compulsory.

If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit.

Only for dropped question(s), if any, marks will be given to all the candidates.

 

UGC NET Question Pattern 2020

Making Process

Each Incorrect Answer

0 marks deducted

One Correct Answer

2 marks added

No Answer

0 marks deducted

Wrong Question

Marks will be given to all aspirants

 

 

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) About UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020

 

Below, we have mentioned some common questions that are generally asked by the aspirants who are preparing for the exam. Check them below -

 

Question - What is the UGC NET exam pattern 2020?

Solution - You can check UGC NET Paper Pattern for 2020 session from here.

 

Question – What is the duration of the UGC NET Exam?

Solution – As per the UGC NET 2020 exam pattern, both the papers will be conducted in a single three-hour duration but for PwD candidates, there will be an extra time of 20 minutes for Paper-I and 40 minutes for Paper-II in case the aspirant is availing the facility of the scribe.

 

Question – Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Solution – No, there is no negative marking in both Paper-I and Paper-II. We would recommend you attempt all the questions in the NTA NET Exam.

 

Question – What is the mode of NET examination in 2020, online or offline?

Solution – The NET 2020 Exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer Based Test) only.

 

Question - How many papers are there in UGC NET Exam?

Solution – UGC NET Exam consists of two papers – Paper 1 (general paper) and paper 2 (subject wise paper).

 

 

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We hope the above information will help you in understanding the UGC NET Paper Pattern in a better way. If you have any query about UGC NET exam you can share it with us through the comment box below. 

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  • Dhamu
    how to prepare net exam computer science and application
    Eduncle
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  • Bharathi
    Hello sir/madam, i am a post graduate from (MSc chemistry) Can i opt for chemical Sciences
    Eduncle
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    Yes, you are eligible to apply for CSIR NET Chemical science subject.
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    Hello sir I completed M.com and I haven choosen commerce for ugc net exam, how many papers will be there?
    Eduncle
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    There will be 2 papers. Paper 1 is a general aptitude test and paper 2 is a subject-based paper.
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  • Ram chandra mahali
    Hello Sir i am preparing for UGC NET . What is the minimum marks to eligible
    Eduncle
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    You will be eligible to apply for UGC NET exam if you have got minimum 55% marks in post graduation degree.
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    I am M.sc in microbial biotechnology, currently doing B.ed. kindly tell me for which subject under UGC NET i should applied.
    Eduncle
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  • Kaveyap
    sir i got 63%for net exam this time will i qualify
    Eduncle
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    The NTA is going to release UGC NET cutoff and Result soon. If you will have got more than the cutoff marks then you will be qualifi...
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    Hello Sir I am pursuing M.A from English Literature and this is my final year. So can i apply for NET exam?
    Eduncle
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    Yes, You are eligible to apply for UGC NET Exam.
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    sir i done b.sc agriculture n doing ma political science in distance education.. am i eligible?
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