CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for June 2017 – Learn and Follow!




What is UGC NET Exam?



National Eligibility Test (NET) is a national level exam conducted by University Grants Commission. By qualifying this test, post graduate students may apply for lecturer-ship in reputed universities and may also seek admissions for PhD Programs in Net Coordinating Universities.

The candidates who wish to appear in Net Exam must have fulfilled eligibility criteria declared by Net Coordinating Institutes.



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CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern June 2017

Pattern of UGC NET Exam Paper 2017 is classified between following categories –



Scheme of Test


UGC NET Exam consists of three rounds of objective type papers. Each paper has its different standard and difficulty level which increases from first to third round.


1. Paper-I


This round is General Aptitude Test which consists of sections like– Reasoning Ability, Comprehension Reading, Mental Ability, and General Awareness etc. To know more about syllabus of Paper-I please click here.


There will be 60 questions each of two marks, out of which 50 questions would be required to answer.


In that case candidate attempts more than 50 questions then first 50 questions will be considered for marking.


2. Paper-II


This round will consist of 50 compulsory MCQ(Multiple choices with single correct answer)questions each of two marks.


3. Paper-III:


This is the third and final round of UGC/CBSE NET Exam. It will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate and each question will carry two marks.


Time Duration of Paper-I and Paper-II is same 75 minutes each and for Paper-III, it is 150 minutes.



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Note – Paper-II and III cover entire syllabus of subject selected by the candidate.



Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours
First II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours
Second III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2½ Hours


The candidates will have to mark the response for the questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. Remaining Information regarding OMR sheet will be provided on Admit Card.



Note (for Person with Disability)


Thirty Minutes compensatory time will be provided separately for Paper-I and Paper-II. And for Paper-III Forty Five Minutes compensatory time will be provided.


They will also be provided with the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. The faculty of scribe will be provided only to those persons who have disability 40% or more.


UGC will also provide the Test Booklets of Paper-I, II & III in Braille along with usual Test Booklets as provided to other candidates.


 Those 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 Coordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution.



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Selection and Cut off Procedure for UGC NET Exam June 2017


1. Step-I

The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below-



General Category Candidates – 40 marks or 40% in Paper-I, 40 marks or 40% in Paper-II, 75 marks or 50% in Paper-III.

Reserved Category Candidates – 35 marks or 35% in Paper-I , 35 marks or 35% in Paper-II, 60 marks or 40% in Paper-III.



2. Step-II

Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.


3. Step-III

Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.


4. Step-IV

A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.



Career Options after Qualifying UGC NET



 Once you have cleared UGC NET Exam, You are eligible to apply for the post of Lecturer ship as the vacancies are announced by universities and colleges. Your Selection will depend on your interview.


 The candidates who have interest in research program may also pursue Junior Research Fellowship from the Coordinating Institutes of NET. The selection procedure of students for award of JRF will depend on the student’s performance in Test.


However, the Candidates qualifying Assistant Professor exclusively will not be considered for the award of JRF.



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9 thoughts on “CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for June 2017 – Learn and Follow!

  1. shruthi

    Hello Sir

    Im preparing for UGC NET. In paper III are there 75 objective type questions or two parts A and B subjective type? Is there any descriptive exam in paper III. Pls clear my doubt sir.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shruthi,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      There are no subjective questions asked in Paper III. Paper III consists of 75 objective type compulsory questions, of 2 marks each. All questions are to be attempted.

      Paper I is Teaching and Research Aptitude
      Paper II consists of 50 MCQ from the opted subject.
      Paper III consists of &% MCQ fro the opted subject.

      Hope the above explanation clears your doubts.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. shivanand payasi

    Sir modal paper send ker dijiye political science ka please

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shivanand,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Kindly Register @Eduncle and you get the Modal Papers for Political Science. The Registration Link is provided on the Eduncle and Eduscoop home page.

      Kindly revert if you still face any issues while registering and locating the Model Papers.

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    sir/ ma’am,
    i would like to know whether in all the papers 1/2/3 , there’s mcq based exam in NET or descriptive also.
    please solve this query. my subject is Hindi.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vandana,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Vandana there are no descriptive questions asked in UGC NET Exam. All the three Papers i.e. 1, 2 and 3 will have Objective Type questions. Paper 1 is Teaching and Research Aptitude and Paper 2 and 3 would be having questions from the subject selected by the candidate.

      All the Best for your Exam!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. Sai kumar

    My self Sai.,I pursued my bachelor degree from jntuh.,iam
    Planning admission in iisc,Bangalore. My engineering discipline electronic science.,my aggregate is 53.5,iam I eligible to apply for net jrf.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sai,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      For taking UGC NET Exam you need to fulfill certain mandatory eligibility conditions with regards to age, educational qualification, and other details.

      1) Firstly you need to complete your Master’s Degree in the subjects you wished to take NET Exam for.

      2) Secondly, you need to secure minimum 55 % aggregate marks without rounding off (for General Category Students), and 50% aggregate for (SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PwD Category Students).

      Once you have completed your Master’s Degree you can apply for the UGC NET Exam.

      Hope this information helps to clear your doubt.

      Kindly revert in case of any more confusions.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Sai kumar

    Please to hear if any chance .,
    Thank you

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