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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2016 (June/December) Exam UGC NET New Exam Pattern

UGC NET Exam Pattern

Candidates who are going to appear for UGC NET (National Eligibility Test.), they must know the complete UGC NET Exam Pattern for better preparation of exam. Here on this we are providing UGC NET New Exam Pattern for June/December Exam. Candidates are advised to check this page regularly to get latest updates regarding UGC NET Exam Pattern 2016.

UGC NET is a National Level test, so it requires a deep study to score good marks. Here we are providing you UGC NET exam pattern, which is necessary to have for better preparation. UGC NET Exam is conducted in 94 subjects; Contenders who are going to appear for exam can get UGC NET Exam Pattern according to your stream with the help of link given below.

UGC NET Notification

UGC NET New Exam Pattern

According to the new UGC NET exam Pattern 2016 few points are need to be remember to all the aspirants who are going to appear in this year exam.

  • Exam will be complete in the three phases.
  • There will be only objective type Question in all the exam papers.
  • There is no negative marking for the wrong answer.
  • For more info read given table carefully:
SessionPaperMarksNumber of QuestionDuration
FirstI10060 out of which 50 question to be attempted1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
FirstII10050 questions all are compulsory1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
SecondIII15075 questions all are compulsory2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

UGC NET Coaching


  • Shall be of general nature, planned to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate.
  • It will primarily be planned to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
  • 60 multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50.
  • In the event of the candidate attempting more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.


  • Shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.


  • Will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate.
  • Each question will carry 2 marks.

All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

UGC NET Papers

CategoryMinimum Marks (%) To Be Obtained
GENERAL40 (40%)40 (40%)75 (50 %)
OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ PWD/ SC/ ST35 (35%)35 (35%)60 (40 %)

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

Step I: Minimum marks to be obtained in NET for considering a contender for the award of JRF and eligibility for Assistant Professor

Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the 3 papers secured by such candidates.

Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared NET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor only.

Step IV: A separate merit list for the award of JRF will be prepared from amongst the NET qualified candidates figuring in the merit list prepared under step III.

UGC NET Syllabus


For more information must visit the Official Link.

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