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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31 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

  6. Venkat

    Is the pattern of UGC net exam going to be changed for June ,2017?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Venkat,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      No there has been no news or official notification regarding the change in the exam pattern of CBSE UGC NET Exam June/July 2017. The exam pattern for UGC NET Exam will be the same as followed in the NET Exam Jan 2017.

      Stay tuned @Educle for CBSE UGC NET Exam Latest News & Notifications!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. sugu

    Sir kindly tell me that the forthcoming ugc net exam will be subjective? (or the objective type for all three papers remain the same)

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sugu,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      There is no news or official notification about any change in the forthcoming UGC NET Exam/Paper Pattern for June/July 2017 Exam. Kindly don’t believe in any such rumors. For the last 2 appearances, July 2016, Jan 2017 the NET Exam Pattern has been same. All the 3 Papers have the Objective Type Pattern with Multiple Choice Questions.

      Paper 1 has questions from Teaching Aptitude whereas Paper 2 and Paper 3 have questions from the opted subject. No negative marking is there as well.

      Hope this information clears the confusion regarding the NET Exam pattern.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. deepugcinst

    Such an value driven site,tons of information and keep up the good work.
    VALUABLE information for a student.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Deep,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for the appreciation! we value your feedback!

      Stay connected @Eduncle for latest updates on UGC NET Exam.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. Diksha Sharma

    Hello sir
    I want to know after clear net exam psc exam is compulsory to getting job in Govt. collage.
    And what is the processing of getting job

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Diksha,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      CBSE UGC NET is a National Level Eligibility Test and it’s qualification is well acceptable across Indian Universities and Colleges. If you have qualified UGC NET for Lectureship,your candidature is itself taken as eligible to apply for lecturer posts in Government Colleges.

      If any of the posts of a lecturer comes under State PSC, then they are respectively for any of the Govt. Polytechnic Colleges, for which clearing UGC NET is not mandatory. You just need to qualify the State PSC Exam and clear the other recruitment stages.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. Aditya Pratap Singh

    Sir/Ma’m I am student of 12 and I want to know about net exam plz suggest me for facing net exam and what are the subjects required in net exam. Thank you

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aditya,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You need to complete your Master’s Degree with minimum 55% aggregate marks without rounding off (General Category) and 50% aggregate marks (SC,ST,OBC-NCL & PWD Category) in Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science &Applications, Electronic Science.

      Kindly get all relevant exam details, online form application process, last date to apply and how to prepare for the exam with expert tips! Read details here – UGC NET EXAM 2017.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. sayantan mullick

    sir i want to know when and how the form fill up will be done for NET /SET July 2017?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sayantan,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The online application process for CBSE UGC NET Exam July 2017 will tentatively begin from April 2017. The official sources are yet to confirm the release of the exam dates. Kindly stay tuned @Eduncle for latest updates and notifications regarding CBSE UGC NET Exam.

      Get the complete procedure regarding the CBSE UGC NET Online Application Form Filling process at Eduncle!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. Naveen

    Sir. I’ll able to complete my 1 year in DEC 2017.when will I sit in net / jrf intrenss

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Naveen,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      You can apply for the CBSE UGC NET Exam in June/July 2018, with the Result Awaited Category.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. rohit chaudhary

    sir net paper hindi english dono language m hota h???

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rohit,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The CBSE UGC NET Question Paper is printed in both languages English as well as Hindi. If you had opted the language preference as English then the question paper will have questions printed in English Language. And if you had opted Hindi, then the questions will be printed in both Hindi as well as English Language.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. Richa

    Can you please send me study material for Computer science and application for UGC NET exam.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Richa,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Kindly call at our toll free number – 1800-120-1021 for expert guidance and sample study material for UGC NET Computer Science and Applications!

      Stay connected @Eduncle for latest updates and notifications regarding CBSE UGC NET Exam!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. Hemraj


    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Hemraj,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Kindly visit the following blog – UGC NET Syllabus and download the PDF file for Geography subject!

      The subject code for Geography is 80. If you still face any issues, kindly revert with your doubts!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  16. Uday

    Sir please xpain ,if for getting qualifying marks how many questions I hve to answer in paper 1&2&3

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Uday,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      If you belong to General Category you need to answer at least 20 Questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2 each respectively and 38 Questions in Paper 3 to get UGC NET Exam Qualification.

      And if your belong to OBC Category, you need to answer 18 questions each in Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively and 30 questions in Paper 3, to get UGC NET Qualification.

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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