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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021: Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:54 PM IST

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Check UGC NET Exam Pattern here with Safalta. Get to know the section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme.
UGC NET exam pattern is set by National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducts UGC NET Examination on behalf of the University Grants Commission. This exam is conducted to certify the eligibility of the candidates for the post of 'Assistant Professor' and/or Junior Research Fellowship. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for UGC NET Exam should know all the details such as eligibiltiy criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. UGC NET exam pattern highlights important details such as number of questions asked in the exam, time duration, nature of questions and so on. UGC NET Exam comprises of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Detailed UGC NET exam pattern is explained in this blog. Read this article to know all about UGC NET exam pattern and more. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now
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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2021

As mentioned above, UGC NET Exam comprises of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam is conducted online in CBT mode. Candidates have to complete both the papers within three hours. Both the papers comprise of objective type questions. Paper 1 comprises of 50 questions while Paper 2 comprises of 100 questions. Each question carries two marks and there is no negative marking. 

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Paper 1

50 

100

Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

350

 

UGC NET Exam Pattern: Paper 1

The details of sections from which questions are asked and the number of questions asked from each section are as follows:

UGC NET Paper 1 Sections

Questions in UGC NET Paper 1

UGC NET Paper 1 Marks

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

Research Aptitude

5

10

Reading Comprehension

5

10

Communication

5

10

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

Logical Reasoning

5

10

Data Interpretation

5

10

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

People & Environment

5

10

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

100

 

UGC NET Exam Pattern: Paper 2

As per the official notification released, "This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper 2 will be compulsory."

UGC NET Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

The marking scheme in UGC NET Exam is as follows:

UGC NET Marking Parameters

Marks Allotted 

Correct answer

+2

Incorrect answer

0

Un-attempted question

0

 

UGC NET Exam Pattern FAQs

 

Q. Is there negative marking in UGC NET Exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in UGC NET Exam.

Q. How many questions are asked in UGC NET Exam?

A. A total of 150 questions are asked in UGC NET Exam. 50 questions are asked from Paper 1 and 100 questions are asked from Paper 2.

Q. What is the duration of UGC NET Exam?

A. The time duration of UGC NET Exam is three hours.

Q. How many marks are allotted to each question in UGC NET Exam?

A. Each question carries a total of 2 marks in UGC NET Exam.

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