Discover Exam Pattern and Composition of Next UGC-NET Exam 2020

New Delhi:  The UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) is one of the toughest competitive exams in India. In December 2019 UGC NET test, more than 10 lakh candidates registered to appear the test.

The national lockdown due to COVID 19 has prompted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to extend the application portal for UGC NET Exam to 16 May 2020.

Considering Corona Pandemic , the Union HRD Minister announced that the Exam of UGC NET June 200 will rescheduled. It is expected the Exam may be held in July-August 2020.  Earlier, the NTA had notified to conduct UGC-NET Exam during 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020.

Now the candidates have nearly three months time to prepare the Entrance Test. Here, SkillOutlook presents the key points of exam pattern and composition of UGC-NET June 2020. Hence, the candidates can better understand the pattern and fine-tune their exam preparation.

Mode of Examination
 The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.

 The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.

The total duration of the test is 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.

Paper I
 The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

The total questions will be 50. Each question will carry two marks. Hence, the total marks assigned to Paper I is 100.

Paper II
 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge. The total questions will be 100. Each question will carry two marks. Hence, the total marks assigned to Paper I is 200.

There is no negative marking for incorrect response. No marks will be given for questions Unanswered/Marked for Review.

If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous during the key challenge, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answer would be given the credit. Only for dropped question(s), if any, marks will be given to all the candidates.

The candidates may note that the syllabus has been modified and the new syllabus applicable from June 2019 onwards has also been notified through a public notice on NTA website.

The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots or Eligibility for Assistant Professor) shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of NET.

In order to be considered for ‘JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor’ and for ‘Assistant Professor’, the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the following reserved categories (viz., SC, ST, OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer, PwD and Transgender).

The NTA will upload Mock Test for UGC-NET June 2020 soon on the official website of NTA’s UGC-NET.

Last time the NTA conducted the UGC-NET Examination from 02 to 06 December 2019 for 10,34,872 candidates, covering 81 subjects. A total number of 7,93,813 candidates appeared the UGC NET Dec 2019.


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