This is big news for UGC NET aspirants. If you have been struggling with the test because you found the subjective paper too difficult, UGC has finally made Paper II and Paper III Objective Type.

Many a times, people have good knowledge of their subject; however they find it a little difficult to express themselves in the subjective papers. Now they will have a better chance of clearing the test. What makes this announcement more appealing is the fact that there will be No Negative Marking in the paper now.

The complete details are:

New UGC NET Pattern:

Session Paper Total Questions Compulsory Questions Marks Duration
First I 60 50 50x2 = 100 1¼ Hours (09.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.)
First II 50 50 50x2 = 100 1¼ Hours (10.45 a.m. to 12.00 Noon.)
Second III 75 75 75x2 = 150 2½ Hours (01.30 p.m. to 04.00 p.m.)


UGC NET Qualifying Marks:

The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:

Category Paper-I Paper-II Paper-III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
OBC 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68
PH/VH/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)



The final qualifying criteria for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by UGC before declaration of result.

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