NTA UGC NET is a national level exam which will be conducted by the National Testing Agency in Dec 2018 onwards. 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.
NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018 [Updated]
The pattern of UGC NET Exam Paper 2018 is classified between the following categories –
Scheme of Test
UGC NET Exam consists of two rounds of 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 2018 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.
Time Duration of Paper-I is 1 Hour whereas, for Paper-II, it is 2 Hours.
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Note – Paper-II covers the entire syllabus of the subject selected by the candidate.
|Session||Paper||Marks||Number of Question||Duration|
|First||I||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1 Hour (9:30 am to 10:30 am)|
|First||II||200||100 questions all are compulsory||2 Hours (11:00 am to 1:00 pm)|
From Dec 2018, the UGC NET Exam will be held online. This is happening first time in the history of UGC NET Exam when the students would have to attempt the question paper online.
NTA has released the Admit card for UGC NET Dec exam on 19th November 2018. Eligible candidates can download their UGC NET Admit Card using application no. and password or DOB.
Note (for Person with Disability)
Thirty Minutes compensatory time will be provided separately for Paper-I and Paper-II.
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 in ‘Braille’ 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 a prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Coordinator of the NET Coordinating Institution.
Selection and Cut off Procedure for UGC NET Exam 2018
The candidates are required to obtain the following minimum marks separately in Paper-I and Paper-II as given below-
General Category Candidates – 40 marks or 40% in Paper-I, 80 marks or 40% in Paper-II.
Reserved Category Candidates – 35 marks or 35% in Paper-I, 70 marks or 35% in Paper-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.
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 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 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).
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