National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission conducts a special exam to test the eligibility of candidate for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) award and lectureship.
UGC-NET Exam is conducted twice a year and candidates who qualify this, attain an opportunity to start their career in research or in profession of teaching. To apply for this exam, aspirants must have post-grad degree with at least 55% marks. For JRF, maximum age limit is 28 years and there is no such limit for assistant lectureship.
Pattern of UGC-NET Exam 2017
There are three sections of this exam, labeled Paper 1, 2 and 3.
In all three papers, each questions carry two marks and there is no negative marking.
|Paper||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||60 questions are given. 50 are compulsory.||100||75 minutes|
UGC-NET Syllabus 2017: Paper 1 (General Paper)
In order to test candidate’s ability to teach and research, General paper comprises of reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. There are in total 60 questions, out which 50 are to be attempted.
|Teaching Aptitude||Logical Reasoning|
|Research Aptitude||Data Interpretation|
|Reading Comprehension||Information and Communication technology|
|Communication||People and Environment|
|Reasoning||Higher Education System: Government Polity and Administration|
UGC-NET Syllabus 2017: Paper 2
Paper 2 is elective and subjective type of exam. Students will be asked to give subjective type of exam in the field of their choice. They will be provided with Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet during the start of this test. In total 50 questions are given and all are compulsory.
UGC-NET Syllabus2017: Paper 3
Just like Paper 2, Paper 3 will be be based on that particular field that students have selected earlier. It is descriptive type of exam. In this, there will be 75 objective type questions and all are compulsory.