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Exam Pattern: UGC NET


  • Conducting Body: NTA (National Testing Agency)
  • Division of paper: Paper I and paper II
  • Type of Questions: Objective
  • Duration: 3 hours  
NOTE: Paper I and paper II will be conducted on the same day.

Brief Introduction of Paper I and Paper II

Paper I:

  1. The First session will be for Paper I.
  2. The number of questions will be 50 where maximum marks will be 100 (2 marks for each question).
  3. The areas covered under Paper I and will be Communication, Research, General Awareness, etc.

Paper II:

  1. The Second session will be for Paper II.
  2. The number of question will be 100 where maximum marks will be 200 (2 marks for each question).
  3. Paper II will include the subject oriented questions chosen by the candidate out of 81 subjects (History, Music, Economics, etc.).

Marking Scheme:

-Here is the criterion of marking scheme stipulated by UGC NET:- 

  1. For each correct answer, 2 marks will be given.
  2. No negative marking will be there
NOTE: No marks will be deducted for answers left unattempted by the candidate.

 UGC NET Syllabus:

The topics covered under Paper I are mentioned below. These topics are incorporated in order to check student's command on Research and Teaching Aptitude.
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Higher Education System 
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • People Development and Environment
For Paper II, Syllabus will be subject-specific chosen by the candidate. 
NOTE: For Paper I, the candidate may expect 5 questions from the topics mentioned above.

Application Fee:


Application Fee

General categoryRs. 1000
OBCRs. 500
SC/ST/PWD and TransgenderRs. 250

UGC NET Previous Year Cut-off:

Subject wise cut off of June 2019 is given below:

UGC NET Subjects

UGC NET Cuts off %age Marks (June 2019)

Total Candidates

Public Administration65.39
Political Science
Home Science65.3326
Defence and Strategic Studies74.671
Social Work62.6721
Population Studies69.337


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