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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022 - Paper I & II, Marking Scheme, Questions Type, MCQs

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 30 Jun, 2022 16:21

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UGC NET 2022 Exam Pattern

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the UGC NET exam pattern 2022 along with the official notification. Earlier till 2018, the UGC NET exam consisted of two papers (Paper 1 and 2) that were conducted in two different sessions of one and two hours, respectively. However, in 2019 the exam pattern was changed by the NTA. The  UGC NET 2022 exam pattern consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers are comprised of objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs). There is no break between Paper 1 and 2. The exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The medium of the UGC NET question paper is in English and Hindi languages only. The exam is of three-hour duration.

Also Check out: UGC NET Admit Card 2022

Highlights of UGC NET Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to go through the below-mentioned details for a clear understanding. 

  • The exam is conducted in Computer-based mode.
  • The test will consist of two papers and both the papers will have objective type questions.

  • The choice for the paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form. Candidates can choose either Hindi or English language.

  • The duration of the complete exam is 3 hours. 

Particulars

UGC NET Paper 1 Highlights

UGC NET Paper 2 Highlights

Exam mode

Online

Online

Exam duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Type of paper

Common for all candidates

Subject-specific questions (82 Subjects)

Total questions

50

100

Type of questions

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option

Total marks

100

200

Marking scheme

+2 for a correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

+2 for a correct answer

0 for incorrect answer

Language of paper

English and Hindi

English and Hindi

Also Read: Check out the UGC NET Preparation Strategy

UGC NET Exam Pattern

UGC NET Paper

Number of Questions

Total Marks

UGC NET Paper 1

50 

100

UGC NET Paper 2

100 

200

Total

150 

300

  • Paper-I is of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. The paper consists of 50 objective type compulsory questions.

  • Paper-II has 100 objective type questions, which are based on the subject selected by the candidate. 

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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 1

In UGC NET Paper 1 the questions will be generic in nature, intending 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.

UGC NET Paper 1 Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Teaching Aptitude

5

10

Research Aptitude

5

10

Reading Comprehension

5

10

Communication

5

10

Reasoning (including Maths)

5

10

Logical Reasoning

5

10

Data Interpretation

5

10

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

5

10

People & Environment

5

10

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration

5

10

Total

50

10

UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 2

UGC NET Paper 2 exam will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper 2 will be compulsory.

Candidates need to choose the subject of the UGC NET Paper 2 from the given options of 82 subjects while filling out the application form. Candidates need to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. Candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects, can appear in a related subject.

Nature of Questions in UGC NET December 2022

UGC NET 2022 will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates will have to select the right answer from among the options available for each question. Answering all the MCQs have been issued to be mandatory from the exam conducting authority. 

Topic Wise Number of MCQs in UGC NET 2022 Paper 1

SectionsNumber of MCQs
Research Aptitude5
Teaching Aptitude5
Reading Comprehension5
Reasoning (Including Mathematics)5
Communication5
Logical Reasoning5
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)5
Data Interpretation5
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration5
People and Environment5

UGC NET Marking Scheme

  • Each correct answer carries 2 marks.
  • There is no negative marking.

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Related Questions

If I choose History as an optional subject for my UPSC entrance exam and fail to clear the exam, can I apply for UGC NET with History?

-Ishiqa srivastavaUpdated on June 25, 2022 01:38 PM
  • 4 Answers
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it seems that you are mixing up two very different things completely. In order to be eligible to apply for the UPSC civil services examination, you at least need to have a graduation degree from any recognised University. For UGC NET, the minimum qualification required to apply is a postgraduate degree. Thus, only if you have completed your Master’s degree study in History or any related subject, you are eligible to apply for UGC NET with History as your main paper. We suggest you take a look at the following links for a better understanding regarding both UPSC …

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I have completed my MBA and In my graduation (BA - Major in English). Please suggest, do I need to select the management paper for NET exam or I could have Option to choose another subject as well,Like as History.

-NISHITUpdated on December 03, 2020 12:03 PM
  • 2 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You can select any subject of your choice in UGC NET 2020 and there is no such limitation restricting you to choosing subjects related to your academics. However, it is recommended that you choose a subject related to your post-graduation or graduation as it helps a lot in the exam.

Check the eligibility criteria and syllabus of UGC NET for more details. Please feel free to write back if you have any queries.

Thank you.

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Where can I find the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for UGC NET Mathematics exam 2020?

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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, as per the latest information available on the official website of the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are no details regarding the conduct of the UGC NET mathematics exam. There is no syllabus and exam pattern for the UGC NET mathematics exam available on the official website. However, you can apply for CSIR UGC NET 2020 exam in which there is a subject called - Mathematical Sciences. The CSIR UGC NET 2020 mathematical sciences exam is expected to be conducted in the second week of November and you can find out all the details regarding the same from …

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FAQs about UGC NET Exam Pattern

What will be the duration of UGC NET exam?

UGC NET exam will be conducted for 1 hour for Paper 1 exam and 2 hours for Paper 2 exam.

What will be the mode of UGC NET exam?

UGC NET exam will be in the online (Computer based) mode.

How many topics will be there in the UGC Net exam?

There will be two papers for UGC Net exam, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will consist of topics including teaching aptitude, research aptitude, comprehension, mathematical reasoning & aptitude, communication, logical reasoning, Data Interpretation, ICT, People, development & environment, and higher education system. Paper-II will consist of the subject wise questions depending on subjects opted by the student.

Will there be negative marking for an incorrect answer in the UGC Net paper?

No, there is no negative marking.

What will be the language of the paper?

The paper will be both in Hindi as well as the English language. The lingual papers such as Marathi, Tamil, etc. will be in regional languages only.

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