Paper Pattern for June UGC-NET

Published On: 02 May 2012

 | Last Updated On: 26 Jun 2014

University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) twice a year, i.e., in the months of June and December. The test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science. The result of June, UGC-NET is declared generally in the month of October. Similarly December, UGC-NET result is usually declared in the month of April.

Paper Pattern for UGC NET Exam 2014 –

The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in two separate sessions as under:




No. of Questions





60 out of which 50 question to be attempted

1¼ hours (09.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.




50 questions all are compulsory

1¼ hours (10.45 a.m. to 12.00 noon)




75 questions all are compulsory         

2½ hours (01.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.)

Paper-I shall be 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. 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.

Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

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 candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided along with the test booklet.

The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR sheet will be uploaded on UGC website ( or in the last week of May, 2014. It may be noted that instructions to candidates will not be sent to the candidate by post.

For moreinformation about UGC NET exam, please visit here.

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