The National Entrance Exam (NET) for University Grant Commission (UGC) is being conducted by the National Test Agency (NTA). The exam is held twice in a year – June and December.
Notably, the UGC NET examination consists of two papers. Paper I – assesses the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate, whereas, Paper II – is based on the subject chosen by the candidate.
UGC NET Paper I Exam pattern
The UGC NET exam, which is a computer based examination, is conducted in a single sitting. There is no break in between Paper I and Paper II.
Paper-I consists of 50 objective type questions (MCQs), carries weightage of 100 marks and the duration is 1 hour. Paper II comprises of 100 Questions of 200 marks and the duration to complete the exam is 2 hours.
The Paper-I of UGC NET examination is generic in nature and is meant to access the research/teaching aptitude of the candidates. It is specially designed to know the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates.
Important sections of UGC NET Paper-I
- Teaching Aptitude
- Research Aptitude
- Reading Comprehension
- Data Interpretation
- Logical Reasoning
- People & Environment
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration
Notably, the examination will commence from December 2, 2019 and will conclude on December 6, 2019. Candidates who are willing to appear in the examination can register from 9th September to 9th October, 2019.
The admit card will be issued to candidates on 9th November 2019. And the result is expected to be out on December 31, 2019.