UGC – NET

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST Exam Pattern

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UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 21st June, 2015 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
First II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Second III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

Paper-I is of general nature, intended 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.

The paper will cover following areas

I. Teaching Aptitude
II  Research Aptitude
III Reading Comprehension
IV Communication
V Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
VI Logical Reasoning
VII Data Interpretation
VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
IX People and Environment
X Higher Education System : Governance, Polity and Administration

Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be 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.
There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.
Paper-II  consists of short questions based on the subject selected by the
candidate.  The paper will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 objective type questions. There are in total 50 MCQ’s (such as Multiple choice with single correct answer, Matching Type, assertion Reason Type)  each of 2 marks. The total is 100 marks for this section The candidate will have to mark the response for each. question on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided alongwith the Test Booklet.  The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR Sheet will be sent to the candidate along with the Admit Card.

There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.

Paper-III  will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

CATEGORY Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained
PAPER – I PAPER – II PAPER– III
GENERAL 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40 %)

 

 

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