UGC NET 101: Everything You Need to Know About UGC NET

An all-encompassing guide answering your UGC NET-related questions to help you #PrepareWell.

What is UGC NET?

The University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) stands as a crucial milestone for those aspiring to pursue a career in academia and research in India. Aspirants from diverse fields look up to UGC NET as an opportunity to validate their expertise and secure their place in the world of higher education. This esteemed examination not only opens the gates to becoming an Assistant Professor but also offers the chance to qualify for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). It is conducted twice a year, once in June and once in December.

UGC NET Exam Structure

UGC NET consists of two papers: Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper-I is common for all candidates and tests teaching and research aptitude, reasoning ability, comprehension, and general awareness. Paper-II is based on the subject chosen by the candidate. Both papers are conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) mode.

Number of Questions  50
Marks   100
Duration  1 hour
Number of Questions  100
Marks  200
Duration  2 hours