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UGC NET conducted in online mode to determine the candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Assistant Professor only posts in Indian Universities and Colleges. It is a Computer-Based Test (CBT) consisting of two papers, i.e., Paper I and II conducted in a single session (No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2). Candidates are required to appear for both the papers in order to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

NTA UGC NET Exam Pattern
Session Paper Number of Questions (All are compulsory) Marks Duration
Single (No break between Paper 1 & Paper 2) I 50 100 1 Hour
Total 150 300 3 Hours

In Paper-I, the questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.,


NTA UGC NET Part-I Exam Pattern
Part Sections (Objective Multiple Choice Questions) Questions Marks
I Teaching Aptitude 5 10
II Research Aptitude 5 10
III Reading Comprehension 5 10
IV Communication 5 10
V Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
VI Logical Reasoning 5 10
VII Data Interpretation 5 10
VIII Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
IX People & Environment 5 10
X Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10

Paper-II will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
There will be no negative marking.

NTA UGC NET December 2019 Part-II Exam Pattern
Paper-II Type of Questions No. of Questions Mark for 1 Question Total Marks
Selected Subject Objective Multiple Choice Questions 100 2 200

Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions (MCQs).

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