Preparation for UGC NET is a long journey and most of it is about trying to figure out how to approach the question paper. To save you from this enormous burden, NTA has provided the chance of practicing on the UGC NET Mock Tests to the applicants. 

Read through this article 'UGC NET Mock Test' to know more about the NTA Mock tests and how to access them. 

UGC NET Mock Test


UGC NET or University Grants Commission National Entrance Test is the national level exam conducted to find the eligible candidates for the position of Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship. The exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from the December Session of 2018.

The application form for the June Session of 2019 is open from March 01 to 30, 2019. 

June Session Exam Schedule

The UGC NET is generally conducted 2 times a year, in the months of June and December. The June Session of 2019 is completed and the complete schedule is given in the table below: (The exam schedule for the December Session of 2019 will be updated as soon as it is released in the official website).

UGC NET Exam Dates
Important Events Dates
Online Submission of Application Form Start Date March 01, 2019
Online Submission of Application Form Finish Date March 30, 2019
Application Form Correction Period April 07-14, 2019
Admit Card Release Date May 15, 2019
UGC NET Examination Dates June 20-28, 2019
Answer Key Release Dates June 28, 2019
The window for taking Objections June 29-July 1, 2019
Final Answer Key Release Date July 10, 2019
Final Result Declaration July 15, 2019

Keep a track of the exam dates so that you wouldn't miss out on any of the important events regarding the exam.

There are 84 different subject papers for which the UGC NET exam is being conducted from June 20-28, 2019. Also, there are two shifts of exam being conducted every day:

  • First Shift: From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Second Shift: From 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Based on your selection of subject paper, your exam date and exam slot will be assigned to you. The details about your exam centre, date and shift will be notified on your UGC NET admit card and in the registered profile on NTA's official website.

UGC NET Mock Tests

A mock test is a tool for the candidates to get a practice run and understand the feel of taking the real exam. It is an important aspect of any entrance exam's preparation strategy because it plays a crucial role in helping the candidates get an insight into the actual examination.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) provides a Mock Test for all the exams it is undertaking. Aspirants interested in taking the UGC NET Mock Test should fill the registration form on the official web portal.

How to Register for UGC NET 2019 Mock Test?

Candidates can follow the steps listed below to register for the Mock Exam:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of NTA.
  • Step 2: Click on 'Student Registration (Mock Test)' link. You will be taken to a new page.
  • Step 3: You can log in using either your Google account, Facebook account or Mobile Number.
  • Step 4: Fill the registration form with relevant details in their corresponding sections.
  • Step 5: Then click on the submit button.

The details that are to be filled in the mock test registration form are as follows:

  • Personal Details: Name, Date of Birth, Age, Father's Name, Gender, Passport sized Photograph (to be uploaded) and Photo ID Proof (to be uploaded).
  • Contact Details: Email ID, Mobile Number, Complete Residential Address with Pin Code.
  • Academic Details: School/ Institute last attended/ attending, enrollment number.
  • Exam Details: Exam Type (Select UGC NET from the drop-down list) and the number of attempts already taken for the exam.

Importance of UGC NET Mock Tests

There are certainly many advantages of taking the mock tests. Some of those advantages are listed below:

  • The exam pattern and weightage of each section can be understood with the help of mock tests.
  • Working on the mock tests will bring out the areas where you are weak in, therefore you can put in more effort towards improving those sections.
  • You will be able to improve your speed and accuracy with the help of solving the mock tests.
  • You will also learn to manage your time effectively.
  • You'll be able to predict some of the most important questions that are likely to be there in the exam.
  • After solving the mock tests you will be less anxious and feel more confident and will be able to do well in the actual exam.

Mock Tests for Different Subjects

The NTA provides UGC NET Mock Tests for different subjects. Paper 1 is common for all the subjects, while Paper 2 is based on the individual subjects that are selected by the candidates. There are a total of 84 subject papers to choose from. So candidates should be careful while selecting the subject paper for the mock test.

How to Take the UGC NET Mock Test?

Follow the steps listed below to have an understanding of how to take the UGC NET Mock Test.

  • Step 1: Click on the mock test link present on the official website of NTA. 
    • Select the UGC NET from the drop-down list and then Paper 1 or any of your respective subject papers out of the 84 subjects available in the mock test.
    • Then click on 'Start Mock Test' button.
  • Step 2: A new instruction page will be displayed on the screen.
    • Read through all of the instructions carefully to know the functionality and features of the mock test inside.
    • Click on the proceed button to move to the next page.
  • Step 3: Candidates will be redirected to the questions page where they can start answering them.
    • Candidates have the option to move on or switch to any question they want from the questions box on the right-hand side.
    • Users can make use of options like 'Save and Next', 'Save and Mark for Review', 'Clear Response and Mark for Review' and 'Next'. These features are available on the bottom of the page.
    • Candidates can use the 'Back' or 'Next' button on the bottom to move to the next page or go back to the previous one.
    • Choose 1 correct answer option out of the 4 available and move on to answer the next question.
    • Do not click on the Submit button, as it would be the last option to opt for once you are done with the mock test.
    • The time taken by the candidates will constantly continue to run (on the top right of the page) and they can keep a track of how much time being taken to answer a particular question.
  • Step 4: After completing the test candidates can submit their responses.
    • If you are submitting before the time ends, there appears a prompt asking you to confirm your submission or go back and recheck your answers.
    • If the time is up and the candidates have still not yet submitted the responses, the test would be stopped and the responses would be automatically submitted.
  • Step 5: If you want to submit the final marking, click on Yes button or else click on No button.
    • If you click on Yes button, a page will open with a complete summary of your answered, unanswered questions, the result will be displayed in it.


The award for JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor only depends on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET. Mock tests are the only way to asses how much the candidates might score in the actual exam. Also, self-analysis can be done well while answering questions in a mock test. Thus, candidates must use this to its maximum potential in their preparation process.

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