NTA UGC NET is a national level exam which is conducted by National Testing Agency twice a year. By qualifying this test, postgraduate students can apply for lecturership in reputed universities and may also seek admissions for Ph.D. Programs in Net Coordinating Universities.
The candidates who wish to appear in UGC NET must have fulfilled eligibility criteria declared by NET Coordinating Institutes.
Below in this blog, you will be benefited with the NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern explained in detail. Please scroll down for complete information.
The pattern of UGC NET Exam Paper 2020 is classified between the following categories –
UGC NET Exam consists of two objective type papers. Each paper has its different standard and difficulty level which increases from first to second round.
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 the UGC NET Syllabus of Paper-I please click the URL.
There will be 50 questions each of two marks. As per the UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 Exam, the candidates must attempt all the 50 questions.
The UGC NET Question Papers of Paper 2 (Opted Subject by Student) will consist of 100 compulsory MCQ (Multiple choices with a single correct answer), each of two marks.
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Note - Paper-II covers the entire syllabus of the subject selected by the candidate.
|Paper||Marks||Number of Questions||Duration|
|I||100||50 Questions all are Compulsory||3 Hours|
|II||200||100 Question all are Compulsory|
Both the Papers will be conducted in Computer Based Test mode in a single three hour duration.
Note - Only Eligible candidates will be able to download their UGC NET Admit Card using application no. and password or DOB..
Note (for Person with Disability)
The Centre Superintendent will identify the scribe, only in case, a request is received from the candidates. He/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.
There will be extra time of twenty minutes for Paper I and 40 minutes for Paper II for candidates having more than 40% disability irrespective of the fact that the aspirant is availing the facility of scribe.
If a candidate suffering from diabetes, he/she allowed to carry into the examination hall the eatables like sugar tablets/fruits and transparent water bottle.
The candidates are required to obtain the following minimum marks -
General Category Candidates – Candidates must secure 40% aggregate marks in both the Papers.
Reserved Category Candidates – Candidates must secure 35% aggregate marks in both the Papers.
Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of both papers secured by such candidates.
Top 6% 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.
A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.
Once you have cleared UGC NET Exam, you will be eligible to apply for the post of Lecturership as per the vacancies announced by the UGC Approved Universities and colleges. The 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 the test.
However, the candidates qualifying Assistant Professor exclusively will not be considered for the award of JRF (i.e., if you didn't opt for JRF while filling the form you will not be considered for the Fellowship program).
There are many candidates who have got some common doubts or queries related to their exams. So, here we have catered the most frequently asked questions of aspirants who aspire for the NTA NET Exam.
Question - What is the exam pattern for UGC NET 2020?
Solution – The National Testing Agency has introduced some new changes for the upcoming UGC NET Exam. Above in this blog, you can check all the updates regarding NTA NET Exam Pattern.
Question – What are the duration/timings of UGC-NET June 2020?
Solution – As per the updated exam pattern, the duration of NTA NET Exam is 3 hours for both the papers and there will be no 30-minute breaks in Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Question – How should we prepare for the newly changed UGC NET Exam Pattern?
Solution - There is nothing to worry about the new UGC NET Exam Pattern. All you need is to work to boost up your speed of solving question and prepare yourself for attempting the Paper for three hours continuously.
Question – Is there any negative marking in UGC NET Exam?
Solution – No, attempting all the questions in NTA NET Exam is compulsory as there is no negative marking for any question.
Question – What is the mode of NET Examination in 2020 online or offline?
Solution – The NTA NET 2020 Exam will be a Computer Based Test (Online mode) only.
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