What is UGC NET Exam?
The National Eligibility Test (NET), also known as UGC NET or NTA-UGC-NET, is a test to determine eligibility for college and university level lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals. It has been reiteratively termed to be one of the toughest examinations in India, where it’s passing percentage amounting to only 3-6% per each session.
On behalf of the University Grants Commision (UGC), the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the test for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor or Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both in Indian universities and colleges.
Until July 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the UGC NET exam but from December 2018 onwards, NTA is conducting the UGC National Eligibility Test. As per the press-release by Indian Government, the exam would be conducted twice a year June month and December month, and it will be conducted in an online mode instead of offline mode.
- Obtain minimum qualifying marks with aggregate 55% marks to General and 50% to others in master’s degree.
- The paper will be divided into two papers – Paper 1 & 2. The students would have to attempt total (both paper 1 &2) 150 questions in 3 Hours.
- Amongst those candidates who have obtained Minimum marks a merit list will be prepared subject wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of two papers secured by such candidates.
- On the other hand, Top 6% of candidates will be selected for eligibility of NET Lectureship.
UGC NET Exam Scheme and Schedule:
The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions.
First (Paper-I): 100 Marks (50 out of which 50 questions all are compulsory) [Duration: 1 Hours]
Second (Paper-II): 200 Marks (100 questions all are compulsory) [Duration: 2 Hours]
- Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of a general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
- Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper-III.
What After Qualifying UGC NET 2019 Exam?
- Become a Lecturer or Assistant Professor in any of the UGC Approved Universities
- Become a Research Fellow, Project Fellow, Project Assistant/Associate or Research Analyst in any of the prestigious organization, universities or laborites.
- Become an employee of highly reputed Public-Sector Organizations in India.
- Become an Entrepreneur of your own coaching or organization.
- Publish Your Own Research, Become an Author or a UGC NET Faculty.
- Start Teaching Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students or Educational Professionals.