UGC NET 2016 Exam Paper pattern:
The UGC NET 2016 Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on 10th July 2016 in 3 separate sessions. All questions of Paper II and Paper III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus
|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.)|
|Second||II||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)|
|Third||III||150||75 questions all are compulsory||2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 04.00 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.
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.
Note: There is no Negative Marking in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.
NET Minimum Qualifying marks/ cut off marks
Only such candidates who obtain the minimum required cut off marks in each Paper, separately, as mentioned below, will be considered for final preparation of result. However, the final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship shall be Decided by UGC before Declaration of result.
The candidates are required to obtain 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)/ PH/VH/SC/ST||35 (35%)||35 (35%)||60 (40 %)|
For Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates thirty minutes’ extra time shall be provided separately for paper-I and Paper-II. For paper-III, forty five minutes’ extra time shall be provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. Those Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one week before the date of UGC-NET) in writing to the Co-ordinator of the test centre. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.
Syllabus of UGC NET Test: All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). Syllabi for all NET subjects can be downloaded from the UGC Website www.ugc.ac.in and are also available in the libraries of all Indian Universities. UGC will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.
In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.