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July 17, 2019 • 11:55 am

NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern Dec 2019 | Marking Scheme & Total Questions


CBSE UGC NET Exam Pattern for 2019




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.



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NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019 [Updated]


The pattern of UGC NET Exam Paper 2019 is classified between the following categories –



Scheme of Test


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.


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 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 2019 Exam, the candidates must attempt all the 50 questions.


2. Paper-II

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.



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Selection and Cut off Procedure for UGC NET Exam 2019


1. Step-I

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.


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 both papers secured by such candidates.


3. Step-III

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.


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.



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Career Options after Qualifying UGC NET


 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).



Know the Most Frequently Asked Questions About UGC NET Exam Pattern Here


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 2019?

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 Dec 2019?

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 2019 online or offline?

Solution – The NTA NET 2019 Exam will be a Computer Based Test (Online mode) only.


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  • Priti Agrawal
    Hello sir, I have completed my m.a geography with 67%in 2014..after marriage I stop my study deu responsibility.. bt now I want to start my study .. how I clear net Geo Dec 2019plz suggest me
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Preeti,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    We would like to appreciate you to take a step to restart your study. You can check the complete UGC NET Geography subject guide from the mentioned link.
    Thank You!!
  • Rani
    Hello Sir I am pursuing M.A from English Literature and this is my final year. So can i apply for NET exam?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Rani,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, You are eligible to apply for UGC NET Exam.
    Thank You!
  • Thara Nandhini
    sir i done agriculture n doing ma political science in distance education.. am i eligible?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Thara,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the NTA UGC NET Exam is postgraduation. You can apply for the exam after completing postgraduation.
    Thank You!
  • Manoj Dave
    Hello... My name is Khyati.. I am a BDS and I have completed my post graduation in Hospital administration. Can I appear for net examination? If yes, then which subject should I choose?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Khyati,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for the UGC NET under Management subject but make sure that you fulfill other eligibility criteria also.
    Thank You!!
  • Manju Prasad Paramesh
    HELLO SIR , i have completed . can i appear for net in management also????
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Manju,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    As per NTA guidelines, you should only apply for the subject in which you have pursued masters degree. Candidates can also apply for the subjects related to their postgraduate subject. As you pursued M.Com, to avail the better opportunities you should only choose Commerce subject.
    Thank You!
  • Basayya S Hiremath
    Hello sir i had done my MBA in finance can i eligibility for net
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Basayya,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible for UGC NET Commerce or UGC NET Economics exam. Make sure you also meet all the required criteria for exam.
    Thank You.
  • Deepa Badiger
    Hello, I am preparing for net social work paper 2, could anyone help me out with notes please?
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  • Sohel
    Hi Can you share the commerce paper 2 topic wise weight-age
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  • Swati
    Sir i have done my MBA wid the Specialisation HR.... What subject should i choose for net 2018 exam?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Swati,   Greetings from Eduncle!   You may go for UGC NET HRM Code 55 Subject.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Monika
    sir i have completed my in 2013. Now i have decided to take admission in computer science in 2017-2019. can i apply for UGC NET 2018?
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    Eduncle Team
    Hello Monika,   Greetings from Eduncle!   Yes, you can apply for UGC NET Exam if you obtain the required percentage criteria in M.Sc. Degree.   Thanks for asking your query with us!   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
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