UGC NET 2020 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : June 15, 2020 To June 20, 2020
Result Date : July 5, 2020


UGC NET Exam Pattern 2020 

The exam pattern for UGC NET 2020 which will be conducted in the month of June is revised and slight changes have been made. Previously the exam was given for two hours there was a break in between paper 1 and paper 2. But for the upcoming, there will be no break given in between page 1 and page 2 and the exam will be conducted straight for 3 hours 

UGC NET is conducted from 20th June 2020  to 28th June 2020. This exam is been conducted to be eligible for the post of "Assistant Professor" or "Junior Research Fellowship" (JRF).

National Eligibility Test or UGC NET 2020 is a national level exam conducted by NTA on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC). This national-level test is a qualifying exam for lectureship in universities. It is also mandatory for some research programs. Some of the key facts related to the exam pattern are, the number of papers given is 2. NTA will not be following any negative marking in UGC NET. The exam pattern is revised.

  • Subjects: Paper I will consist of General Aptitude Questions, Paper 2 will have questions related to the subject selected by candidates.
  • The medium of Paper: Hindi and English are the only options to attempt UGC NET. The choice for the paper medium can be exercised at the time of filling the form as per the UGC NET Exam Pattern.

Paper 1:

 Paper 1 consists of 50 questions. Candidates should answer at least 50 questions. A maximum of 100 marks will be awarded for paper 1 if all the answers are right. The duration of Paper 1 is 60 minutes.

Paper 2:

 Paper 2 has 100 questions and all of them are supposed to be attempted. The marks will be awarded to the applicant out of a total of 100 marks. The maximum time allotted for Paper 2 is 120 minutes. Each question carries 2 marks. 

Provisions for persons with disabilities: 

  • Paper-1 and Paper-2: 25 minutes of compensatory time would be provided for Paper-1 and Paper-2 separately.
  • Paper-3: 50 minutes of compensatory time shall be provided for Paper-3. CBSE will also provide the test booklet in Braille, for the visually challenged candidates.
  • 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.
UGC NET Provisions For Disabled Person
Particulars PAPER 1 PAPER 2 PAPER 3
Number of Questions to Attempt 50 50 75
Marks for each Section 100 100 150
Time for each section 75 75 150
Compensation Time for PWD 25 25 50

UGC NET 2020 Exam Sessions

There are slight changes made in the exam timings because there will be no break in between Paper 1 and Paper 2. Earlier Paper 1 was given for an hour and after the break Paper 2 for two hours.

UGC NET 2020 Exam Timings
Particulars Timings
Exam timings 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Exam Duration  3 hours
Exam center entry 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Exam hall entry 8.45 am to 9.00 am
Admit Card checking by invigilators 9.00 am to 9.15 am
Instruction by invigilator 9.15 am to 9.25 am
commencement of Exam 9.30 am

Marking scheme

There is no negative marking in the UGC NET as per the Exam Pattern so the candidates are advised to attempt all the questions and the marking scheme for UGC NET 2020 is given below:

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2020 
Particulars Marks Allocated
Correct Answer + 2 marks
Incorrect Answer 0 mark
Unanswered  0 mark

NOTE: UGC NET 2020 Syllabus varies as per the subject the candidate has chosen.

Discussion Forum

No. of sets of exam

How many sets of exams will be there for UGC NET?

Asked By: Annette George,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The UGC NET exam is conducted in three papers:

  • Paper I
  • Paper II
  • Paper III

The paper I is common for all candidates and consists of 60 questions from general aptitude section, out of which at least 50 needs to be attempted. The duration of Paper I is 75 minutes.

Paper II and Paper III consists of questions from the selected subjects.

Paper II has 50 questions all of which need to be compulsorily attempted in a duration of 75 minutes.

Paper III, in turn, has 75 questions all of which are compulsory. Duration for Paper III is 150 minutes.

Query regarding exam pattern

What is the exam pattern for the UGC NET 2017 exam?

Asked By: Harsh Sharma,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The exam pattern is as follows:

The test consists of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 22nd January 2017 (Sunday) in three separate sessions as under:

Paper-I is for 100 Marks, 60 questions of which 50 are mandatory. The duration is 1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am, IST)]

Paper-II is for 100 Marks, 50 questions of which all are compulsory. The duration is 1¼ Hours (11.15 am to 12.30 pm, IST)]

Paper-III is for 150 Marks, 75 questions of which all are compulsory. The duration is 2½ Hours (02.00 pm to 04.30 pm, IST)]

All the questions of Paper-II and Paper-III are compulsory, covering the entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

Query regarding negative marking

Will there be negative marking for UGC NET 2017?

Asked By: Gokulnath K,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • No, there will be no negative marking for the UGC NET 2017 exam.

Query regarding stationery

Should I bring a pen or pencil on the examination day?

Asked By: Abdul Khan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Candidates are required to carry Blue or Black ball point pen only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited for the UGC NET 2017 exam.