The UGC NET Test consists of three papers. They are divided into two separate sessions. The breakup of the papers is as follows:
|Session||Paper||Marks (Questions x Marks) ||Duration|
|First||I||100 (50 x 2)||1¼ Hours|
|First||II||100 (50 x 2)||1¼ Hours|
|Second||III||150 (75 x 2)||2¼ Hours|
(50 Questions, 2 Marks each)
This paper is of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
Choice in Paper I:
Starting December 2009 UGC NET, candidates have been provided internal choice in Paper I. Out of the Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each, candidate are required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
(50 Questions, 2 Marks each):
Paper II consists of Objective Type questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.
Since June 2010, UGC has decided that there will be NO NEGATIVE MARKS in both Paper I and Paper II. Candidates are free to attempt the questions based on their knowledge without the fear of losing marks.
(75 Questions, 2 Marks each):
This part consists of questions based on Subject selected by the candidate. Starting June 2012 UGC has decided that Paper III will not be subjective. There will be 75 Objective type questions with multiple choices. Just like Paper I and II, there will be NO negative marks in Paper III.