UGC NET 2019 is a computer-based exam (online) organized by NTA from June 20, 2019 to June 28, 2019 across the nation. The exam will be held to become eligible for the post of ‘Assistant Professor’ or ‘Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)’.
NET comprises two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The questions will be of objective type with no negative marking. Duration of Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be 1 hour and 2 hours respectively. The exam will be conducted in two shifts (morning and afternoon) for 7 days.
Latest: Syllabus for the all NET subjects (including Paper I on General Awareness) is revised. Check now!
Note: NTA has released subject-wise mock tests for all the sessions at ntanet.ac.in.
UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights
National Eligibility Test or NET 2019 is a national level exam conducted by NTA on behalf of University Grants Commission (UGC). This national level test is a qualifying exam for lectureship in universities. It is also mandatory for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Listed below are key facts related to the exam pattern:
- No. of Papers: 2
- No. of Questions: Total 150 questions will be asked in the exam (Paper 1: 50 Questions and Paper 2: 100 Questions). All questions are compulsory to attempt.
- Subjects: Paper 1 will consist General Aptitude Questions and Paper 2 will have questions related to the subject selected by candidates.
- Medium of Paper: Hindi and English are the only options to attempt UGC NET. Choice for paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form.
- Negative Marking: NTA will not be not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.
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UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern Details
On behalf of UGC, the National Eligibility Test (NET) is conducted to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘only for Assistant Professor’ or ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian Universities and Colleges. Till recently, CBSE conducted UGC NET in 81 subjects at 263 selected cities spread across the country. From December 2018 onwards, UGC NET will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Mode of Exam
- Online i.e. Computer Based Mode.
- Each candidate will be allocated their own desktop with a preinstalled software especially created for the examination.
- Make sure to check that the system and the mouse is working properly before the exam commences.
Nature of Questions
- The questions in both the papers will be objective in nature.
- This means, all the questions in UGC NET (December 2018) will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs), having 4 choices.
- Candidates must select the most appropriate answer.
- The duration of Paper 1 is 60 minutes (1 hour) and Paper 2 is 120 minutes (2 hours)
Total Questions | Sections
- Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will have 100 questions in total.
- No restriction to move to and fro among the sections.
- All the questions are compulsory to attempt
UGC NET Marking Scheme
- A uniform marking system is followed in the exam i.e. for Paper 1 and 2, each correct answer carries + 2 marks.
- As per the revised exam pattern of UGC NET Exam, there is no negative marking for any unanswered or incorrect answer.
- Hence, instead of skipping a question, one can use their calculated guess and mark the answer.
Section-wise Questions, Shifts & Marks Distribution
|Paper||Marks||No. of Questions||Duration|
Shift 1: 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Shift 2: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Shift 1: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Shift 2: 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm
UGC NET Marking Scheme
The updated marking scheme of UGC NET is given below:
|Type of Situation||Marks Allocated|
|Correct Answer||+ 2 marks|
|Incorrect Answer||0 mark|
Note: If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question.
UGC NET 2019 Syllabus (Updated)
In UGC NET Paper I:
- 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.
In UGC NET Paper II:
- This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.
- All the questions of Paper II will be compulsory.
- It is suggested to thoroughly revise all the topics of Bachelors and Masters syllabus.
UGC NET Recommended Books
There are some of the important books that will help to prepare better for the National Eligibility Test. They are given below:
Books for Paper 1:
|Trueman’s UGC NET/SLET General Paper I||M. Gagan (Author), Sajit Kumar||Danika Publishing Company; 2015 edition|
|UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Teaching & Research Aptitude||Arihant express||Arihant Publication; Ninth edition (2017)|
|CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF – Paper 1: Teaching and Research Aptitude||KVS Madaan||Pearson Education; Second edition|
|UGC NET/SET Paper 1||—||McGraw Hill Education; Second edition|
|CBSE UGC-NET: Teaching and Research Aptitude||Dr. M S Ansari & RPH Editorial Board||Ramesh Publishing House|
In Case of Hindi Editions
|Trueman’s UGC NET Paper 1 (Hindi)||by Sanjay Gupta, A.K. Singh||Trueman’s|
|UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper-1 Shikshan Avum Shodh Abhiyogita||—||Arihant; Fifth edition|
|UGC NET/ SET – Paper 1 (Hindi)||—||McGraw Hill Education|
Books for Paper 2:
|Economics||for UGC-NET / SLET and Other Competitive Examinations||Atlantic|
|UGC NET/SLET Economics Guide Paper II & III||Ramesh Publishing House|
|Political Science||UGC NET/SLET Political Science||Cosmos Book hive’s|
|UGC-NET Political Science Previous Year’s Papers (Solved)||R Gupta|
|Philosophy||UGC NET / SLET Philosophy||A.M. Tripathy|
|UGC NET/SLET Paper II Philosophy||Cosmos Book hive|
|Sociology||Modern UGC NET / SLET Sociology||Anmol Publisher|
|Anthropology||UGC NET / SET Anthropology||A. M. Tripathi|