UGC has made some major changes in the UGC NET Exam pattern over the last few years. However, the biggest change will be made in June 2012. UGC has decided to make Paper III (i.e. the Subject paper) completely objective. This has been done with an added bonus of No Negative marking in all the papers.

Paper III is the most challenging part of the UGC NET exam. The descriptive paper made it difficult for people who could not express themselves in words. This change brings them as par with other candidates. We really hope this change will help more and more people get through the NET paper.

Candidates should note that there is NO change in the UGC NET Syllabus.

Changes in UGC NET Pattern:

Paper I (100 Marks, 1 hr 15 min):

You have to answer 50 questions out of the 60 questions asked in this section. Each question will carry two marks.

Paper II (100 Marks, 1 hr 15 min):

This section will have 50 questions and all of them are compulsory. Each question will carry two marks.

Paper III (150 Marks, 2 hr 15 min):

This section will have 75 questions and you need to attempt all of them. Each question will carry two marks.

Qualifying Marks for UGC NET:

The qualifying marks for the UGC NET Exam depend on the category that you belong to. All candidates need to clear all three exams separately as mentioned below:


Qualifying Exams

GeneralOBCPH / VH / SC / ST
I40 marks (40%)35 marks (35%)35 marks (35%)
II40 marks (40%)35 marks (35%)35 marks (35%)
III75 marks (50%)67.5 marks (45%)60 marks (40%)


The final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.
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3 Thoughts to “UGC NET Paper III is also Objective Now!!”

  1. aruna

    sir when will be net results will be released



  3. mohd vasim

    good morning sir i am mohd
    sir please tell me notification date of ugc net and set exams and also your contact number.

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