UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024: Application, Updates & Exam Dates

June 27, 2024
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UGC NET full form stands for the University Grants Commission (UGC) on the  official website of the UGC NET (National Testing Agency). UGC exam previous year question papers consisted of 3 papers but currently, UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024 will have 2 papers. As per the UGC net exam 2024, the questions are in the form of MCQs. In the UGC net examination it doesn’t have subjective type questions, which means students have few options and out of which only 1 option is correct.

The UGC net exam pattern 2024 is uncomplicated. It mainly comprises two papers namely UGC NET paper 1 and paper 2 UGC NET 2024. Paper 1 covers the general aptitude test which consists of questions from Mathematics, Reasoning, and English. The appearing candidates for UGC net exam have three hours to attempt both papers. As per the recent UGC net pattern exam, the papers have the option in English as well as Hindi.

The exam pattern of UGC net  is set to examine the candidate’s general aptitude, teaching technique, knowledge of higher-level education, information, mathematics, technology, data interpretation, etc. As per the UGC net exam pattern paper, 2 comprises of hundred questions that are to test candidate knowledge of their subject. In paper 2 candidates have to select a subject as per their requirement of JRF or to get the position of assistant professor. Before 2018 as per the UGC net pattern the exam was conducted in 2 sessions for one and two hours respectively. After 2019 NTA revised the UGC net exam pattern adhering to that candidates have to appear for the papers in a single session of three hours.

ugc net exam pattern 2024

UGC Net Exam Pattern 2024

The exam pattern has been shown in the above picture. Before discussing the UGC net exam pattern, let us elaborate on the important structure of both papers.

UGC net exam pattern was suggested by National Educational testing bureau of University

ElementUGC Net Paper 1 2024 structureUGC Net 2024 Paper 2 structure
Mode Of ExaminationOnlineOnline
Duration180 Minutes (3 hours)180 Minutes (3hours)
Number Of Questions50100
Paper  typeCommon for the studentsSpecific questions from the subject (82 subjects)
Questions TypeMCQs with 4 optionsMCQs with 4 options
Total Marks100200
Marking Scheme+2 for the right answer and 0 for the wrong answer+2 for the right answer and 0 for the wrong answer
LanguageHindi and EnglishHindi and English

UGC net exam Pattern 2022: Previous Year UGC NET Paper

As per UGC net exam 2022 pattern, the examination was for 2 papers. The candidates have to write the papers within 3 hours. The question paper had objective type question for both the papers. The candidate has to answer all the questions from paper 1 and 2.

UGC net paperNumber of questionsFull Marks
UGC net paper 150100
UGC net paper 2100200

Candidates need to attempt both the UGC net papers in one session (3 hours) without any recess. The questions in both papers are compulsory to attempt.

  1. The UGC net question paper 2022 has English and Hindi mediums.
  2. Every question had 2 marks.
  3. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

UGC NET Paper Pattern 2022 for Paper 1

NTA has announced that UGC net paper 1 “the questions will be generic in nature”, to analyze the research/teaching aptitude of the candidate. It will be modified to test the comprehension, reasoning capability, critical thinking, and general knowledge of the candidates.

UGC net paper 1 sectionsNumber of questionsTotal  Marks
Teaching aptitude510
Research aptitude510
Reading comprehension510
Reasoning (including mathematics)510
Logical  Reasoning510
Data interpretation510
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)510
People and Environment510
Higher education system: Governance, polity and administration510

UGC net exam paper pattern for paper 2

The UGC NET official website confirms regarding UGC net paper 2 exams “this will be based on the subject the candidate has chosen. The question in paper 2 will be mandatory to attempt”.

The candidate has to select the subject of UGC net paper 2 among 82 subjects during the procedure of filling the  UGC NET application form 2024. The candidate has to sit for the subject of their post graduation. Candidate who has not done post graduation any of the 82 subjects can also sit for the related subject.  NET paper pattern for UGC Paper 2 consists of 100 MCQ based questions.

Points to be noted for UGC NET EXAM 2024

Teaching Aptitude

  1. Teaching: The levels of teaching (reflective, memory, and understanding), objectives, concept, basic requirements and characteristics.
  2. Characteristics of the learner: Adults learner(Cognitive, social, emotional, and academic) and characteristics of teenager, differences in the individuals.
  3. The factor that impacts the teaching that is related to instructional based facilities, supportive materials, learner, proper environment for learning, and academy.
  4. The support system for teaching: ICT based, traditional and modern.
  5. The analyses system: category and elements of analysing, analyzing the choice based credit system in the higher education, tasting based on computer, innovation and analyzing the system.

The candidates may refer to UGC net strategies for drafting their daily routine to prepare for the UGC net exam. They can also solves UGC NET mock tests for further preparation. For more subjects the candidate may search for the strategies needed to prepare for the UGC net exam.

UGC net marking scheme

The candidate will be given 4 options for each question in paper 1 and 2 out of which only 1 option is correct. Paper 1 consists of 50 questions while paper 2 consists of 100 questions. All the questions from each paper are mandatory to attempt. Each question carries 2 marks I both papers. The candidate does not have any negative marking in UGC net exam 2022 pattern which means the candidate have wider scope of scoring maximum marks in UGC net exam. Even though NTA introduced small modification in the pattern the candidate have to complete their paper in single session of 3 hours unlike before 2 sessions one of 1 hour another for 2 hours.

UGC net marking schemeMarks for each question
Correct Answer+2
Incorrect Answer0
Un-attempted Question0

For more information regrading the UGC NET exam paper pattern 2024, UGC NET exam, UGC NET application form & admit card refer the details above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the passing marks in UGC NET?

The passing marks for UGC NET for general category is 40% in Paper 1 and 2 while the passing marks for SC/ST/PwD /Transgender//OBC-NCL categories is 35% in Paper 1 and 2.

Are there 3 papers in NET exam?

UGC NET exam has two papers that are to be written in a single session of three hours.  Paper 1 and Paper two, in the first paper candidates have to answer 50 MCQ’s while in the second paper candidates have to answer 100 MCQ’s.

What is the exam pattern of UGC NET?

UGC NET exam conducts in Paper 1 and 2. IT has MCQ’s for each of the papers. It is mandatory to answer each question. The NET exam is conducted in a single session of three hours. The allotted marks for Paper 1 are 100 while in Paper 2 it is 200.

How long is NET valid?

The net is valid for three years. Candidates may appear twice annually. The attempts are not restricted for the candidates.

How many attempts are there in UGC NET?

As of now the attempts are limitless. However, the JRF must be 28 years. No age limit for the position of lecturer.