UGC NET 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : 20th June 2019 To 28th June 2019
Result Date : 15th July 2019

Overview of UGC NET 2017 Exam Pattern

Paper 1- 75 minutes; Paper 2- 75 minutes; Paper 3- 150 minutes.
Paper Pattern
Paper 1- consists of 60 questions from general aptitude section out of which 50 need to be attempted; Paper 2- consists of 50 questions all of which need to be attempted; Paper 3- consists of 75 questions all of which need to be attempted.
Paper 1 consists of general aptitude questions and paper 2 and 3 consist of questions related to the concerned subject.
Marking Scheme
Paper 1 is for 100 marks. 50 out of 60 questions need to be attempted; Paper 2 is for 100 marks. All 50 questions need to be attempted; Paper 3 is for 150 marks. All 75 questions need to be attempted.
Maximum Marks
100 marks for paper 1; 100 marks for paper 2; 150 marks for paper 3.
Total Marks
350 marks
Language / Medium
English and Hindi

UGC NET Exam Pattern 2019

National Eligibility Test or UGC 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 some research programs. Listed below are key facts related to the exam pattern:

  • No. of Papers: Two Papers

  • 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.

  • Negative Marking: NTA will not be not following negative marking scheme in UGC NET.

Paper 1:

  • Number of Questions: Paper 1 consists of 50 questions.

  • Questions to be Attempted: Candidates should answer at least 50 questions.

  • Maximum marks: A maximum of 100 marks will be awarded for paper 1 if all the answers are right.

  • Duration: The duration of Paper 1 is 60 minutes

Paper 2:

  • Number of Questions: Paper 2 has 100 questions and all of them are supposed to be attempted.

  • Total Marks: The marks will be awarded to the applicant out of a total of 100 marks.

  • Duration: 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



Number of Questions to Attempt




Marks for each Section




Time for each section




Compensation Time for PwD




UGC NET Exam Timing Details 2019: 

UGC NET Exam Time



Entry into the Examination Hall

7:00 AM onwards

10:45 AM

1:00 PM

Distribution of Test Booklets

9:20 AM

11:05 AM

1:50 PM

Seal of the Test Booklets to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheets

9:25 AM

11:10 AM

1:55 PM

Test Commences

9:30 AM

11:15 AM

2:00 PM

Test Concludes

10:45 AM

12:30 PM

4:30 PM

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2019

The updated marking scheme of UGC NET is given below:

UGC NET Marking Scheme


Type of Situation

Marks Allocated

Correct Answer

+ 2 marks

Incorrect Answer

0 mark


0 mark

UGC NET Exam centers

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.