Since December 2018, UGC NET has been conducted by National Testing Agency in the following pattern:

Mode of Exam

  • UGC NET will be conducted in Online mode.
  • Each candidate will be allocated a desktop with a pre-installed software especially created for the examination.
  • Make sure to check that the system and the mouse is working properly before the exam commences.

Nature of Questions

  • The questions in both the papers will be objective in nature.
  • This means, all the questions in UGC NET December 2019 will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs).
  • The question will have 4 options, candidates must select the most appropriate answer.

Total Number of Questions

  • UGC NET 2019 will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions.
  • Paper 1 will have 50 questions and Paper 2 will have 100 questions.
  • There is No Restriction to move to and fro among the Papers.
  • All the questions are compulsory to attempt.
The table below shows the exam pattern of Paper 1 and Paper 2:
UGC NET Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Paper 1 50 100 A cumulative time duration of 3 hours. Shift 1: 9.30 AM – 12.30 AM Shift 2: 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM
Paper 2 100 200
Total 150 MCQs 300 Marks 180 minutes
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