UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024: Check Paper 1 and 2 Pattern

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 21, 2024

UGC NET exam pattern 2024 comprises exam duration, marking scheme, kinds of questions, and more. The exam pattern of UGC NET is different for both papers. Students must note that the exam for paper 1 and 2 will take place on the same day without any break in between.

UGC NET exam pattern both papers have a consolidated time duration of 180 minutes. As per the UGC NET exam pattern, paper one will have 50 questions, and paper two will have 100. For every correct answer, candidates will be rewarded two marks. There is no provision for negative marking as per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) sets the exam pattern for candidates appearing in the National Eligibility Test (NET). There are two papers in the UGC NET 2024. The UGC NET 2024 exam pattern for both papers is different. UGC NET paper 1 is standard for all, while UGC NET paper 2 is subject-specific.

Know More: UGC Admit Card 2024

Read More: UGC NET Preparation 2024

Table of Content

UGC Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights: Paper 1

UGC paper 1 is common to all candidates. As per the UGC exam pattern 2024, paper 1 has 10 sections. The time duration allotted for UGC paper 1 is 60 minutes. The highlights of the exam pattern of UGC NET 2024 paper 1 are provided below for the candidate reference.

Paper 1 Particulars Details
Conducting Body University Grants Commission (UGC)
Official Website www.ugc.gov.in
Mode of Paper 1 Exam Offline (OMR Based Test)
Exam Duration 1 Hour (60 Minutes)
Number of Sections 10
Sectional Details Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, DI, Logical Reasoning
Paper 1 Section Time-Limit No Sectional Time Limit
Paper 1 Exam Medium Hindi and English
Paper 1 Total Marks 100
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions 50
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

UGC Exam Pattern Highlights: Paper 2

UGC paper 2 is subject-specific. UGC NET exam is conducted for the post of ‘Assistant Professor’ or ‘Junior Research Fellowship’. Therefore, it is expected that an applicant has all the knowledge related to their subject. As per the UGC exam pattern 2024, paper 2 has only 1 section. The NET exam time duration for UGC paper 2 is 120 minutes.

The highlights of the exam pattern of UGC NET 2024 paper 2 are provided below for the candidate’s reference.

Paper 2 Particulars Details
Mode of Paper 2 Exam Offline (OMR Based Test)
Exam Duration 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
Number of Sections 1
Sectional Details Subject Specific
Paper 2 Section Time-Limit No Sectional Time Limit
Paper 2 Exam Medium Hindi and English
Paper 2 Total Marks 200
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions 100
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

Also Check: UGC NET Eligibility Criteria 2024

UGC NET 2024 Exam Pattern: PwD

The details about the UGC NET 2024 exam pattern for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) are below for student’s reference.

  • Twenty-five minutes of compensatory time will be provided for Paper-1 and Paper-2 separately.
  • Scribe: Candidates who are not in a position to attempt the exam on their own can request the services of a scribe by making a prior request
Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Total Number of Questions 50 100
Total Marks 100 200
Exam Duration 60 Minutes 120 Minutes
Compensation Time for PWD 25 Minutes 25 Minutes

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024: Details for Paper 1

As per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024, paper 1 has ten sections. UGC NET paper 1 is compulsory for all the candidates, irrespective of their choice in paper 2. There are 50 questions in total as per the exam pattern of UGC NET 2024.

The sectional details of the UGC NET paper 1 are in a tabular format below.

UGC NET Paper 1 Sections Number of Questions Per Topic Marks Allotted Per Topic
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 50 100

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024: Details for Paper 2

As per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024, paper 2 allows the candidates to choose among 81 disciplines as their subjects. Therefore, the sectional details of UGC NET paper two cannot be tabulated. Paper 2 is not common for all candidates. It is subject-specific as per the NET paper pattern.

The list of subjects in paper 2, as per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024, is provided below for the candidates.

UGC NET Paper 2 Subject Name UGC NET Paper 2 Subject Name UGC NET Paper 2 Subject Name

Adult Education

Continuing Education

Andragogy

Non Formal Education

Economics

Rural Economics

Co-operation

Demography

Development Planning

Development Studies

Econometrics

Applied Economics

Development Economics

Business Economics

Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
Bengali
Commerce
Criminology
Archaeology Education
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, Peace Studies Folk Literature
Comparative Study of Religions German
Dogri Home Science
English Kannada
French (French Version) Law
Hindi Anthropology Malayalam
Indian Culture Assamese Mass Communication and Journalism
Konkani Chinese Oriya
Linguistics Computer Science and Applications Philosophy
Manipuri Environmental Science Population Studies
Music Geography Punjabi
Performing Art - Dance/ Drama/ Theatre History Sanskrit Traditional Subjects
Political Science Japanese Social Work
Psychology

Labour Welfare

Personnel Management

Industrial Relations

Labour and Social Welfare

Human Resource Management

Telugu
Russian Visual Art
Sindhi Pali
Spanish Physical Education
Tribal and Regional Language/ Literature Prakrit
Yoga Maithili Rajasthani
Arabic Marathi Santali
Bodo Nepali Sociology
Comparative Literature Persian Tourism Administration and Management
Defence and Strategic Studies

Politics including International Relations

International Studies including Defence

Strategic Studies/ West Asian Studies

South-East Asian Studies

Soviet Studies/ American Studies

Electronic Science
Forensic Science
Gujarati
Human Rights and Duties
Kashmiri Public Administration
Library and Information Science Sanskrit
Management Social Medicine and Community Health
Museology and Conservation Tamil
Women Studies Urdu

Must Check: UGC NET Syllabus 2024

UGC NET Marking Scheme

As mentioned, two papers are in the UGC NET 2024 exam pattern. Despite having differences in terms of their NET question pattern, both papers follow the same marking scheme. The NET exam question pattern has 150 questions in total for both papers. All papers are marked on the same scheme per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024.

Students can go through the standard marking scheme for both papers, as per the exam pattern of UGC NET 2024, is provided below in a tabulated format.

As mentioned earlier, there are two papers in the UGC NET 2024 exam pattern. Despite having differences in terms of their NET question pattern, both papers follow the same marking scheme. The NET exam question pattern has 150 questions in total for both papers. All papers are marked on the same scheme as per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024.

The common marking scheme for both papers as per the exam pattern of UGC NET 2024 is provided below in a tabulated format.

UGC NET Marking Scheme Marks Allotted
Correct Answer 2
Incorrect Answers 0
Un-attempted Questions 0

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2024: Time Duration

Both the papers of UGC NET 2024 will be concluded in a single day. UGC NET paper one will be the first exam, followed by paper two without a break. For 300 marks the exam is conducted. Both paper’s time and slot duration per the UGC NET exam pattern 2024 are tabulated below for students reference.

UGC NET Paper

Paper 1

Paper 2

No. of Questions

50

100

Maximum Marks

100

200

Duration

Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 PM

Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM

Also Refer: UGC NET Books 2024

FAQs

What is the NET marking scheme 2024?

The NET marking scheme is as follows: for every correct answer, two marks will be awarded, and no negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers and unanswered questions.

What is the NET exam duration 2024?

The NET exam duration 2024 is conducted for 3 hours.

What is the total number of questions asked in UGC NET paper 1?

In UGC NET paper 1 there will be a total of 50 questions, and each question carries two marks.

What type of questions will be asked in UGC NET exam 2024?

In the UGC NET exam, only objective-type questions are asked.

Who set the UGC NET exam pattern 2024?

The National Test Agency sets the UGC NET exam pattern 2024.

What is NET exam total marks?

The NET exam total marks is 300.

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