UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018 – CBSE has released the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018. The exam authority is conducting UGC NET on July 8 for papers I and II. Candidates who are appearing for UGC NET 2018 for July session are advised to go through the exam pattern so that they can prepare and perform well in the exam. As per the UGC NET 2018 exam pattern, the exam has two papers and it is compulsory for candidates to appear in both the papers. The UGC NET paper I will be of general nature intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. Paper II of UGC NET 2018 July session will be of the subject selected by candidates for pursuing Assistant Professorship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates can check below details for UGC NET 2018 exam pattern like a number of questions asked in the paper I & II, subjects, marking scheme and exam duration.
National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct UGC NET 2018 for December Session in online mode from December 2 to 16. This is for the first time, that NTA will conduct UGC NET 2018 December Session. The exam will be held in multiple sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.
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UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018
UGC NET 2018 Exam Day – The UGC NET July session exam is being conducted on July 8, 2018 for two sessions and two papers.
Exam Duration: Paper 1 of UGC NET 2018 July session is being held from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, while paper 2 is being conducted from 11 am to 1 pm. The examination timing of UGC NET 2018 is as mentioned in the table below -
UGC NET 2018 Exam Duration
UGC NET 2018 Paper I
09:30 am to 10: 30 am
UGC NET 2018 Paper II
11 am to 1 pm
Exam Mode Offline: Pen and Paper based exam. Candidates need to fill the correct options in the specially designed machine-gradable OMR sheet.
Language of Paper English/Hindi: UGC NET 2018 question booklet is bilingual i.e. English and Hindi Language
Types of question (MCQ) – The questions are multiple choices. Candidates have to choose the correct response from the given options. Questions of UGC NET 2018 will be from the syllabus as prescribed by examination authority
Number of questions - The Paper I will have a total of 50 questions while paper 2 will have 100 questions. All questions are compulsory.
Marking Scheme - Each question of paper 1 and 2 will be of 2 marks
Negative Marking - There is no negative marking for incorrect answer
UGC NET Exam Pattern 2018
Candidates appearing for UGC NET July session can check below marking scheme, type of questions as mentioned in the paper pattern of UGC NET 2018.
UGC NET 2018 Exam Pattern
Number of Question
50 questions all are compulsory
100 questions all are compulsory
UGC NET Paper I: This paper is of general ability test intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness abilities of the candidate. The paper has 50 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each.
UGC NET Paper II: This paper has 100 objective type questions. The questions will be based on questions about the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.
UGC NET Subjects: The candidates can check subjects and respective codes for UGC NET 2018 July exam as provided in the table given below
UGC NET Subjects
Defence and Strategic Studies
Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non Formal Education
Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
Library and Information Science
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
Comparative Study of Religions
Mass Communication and Journalism
Museology & Conservation
Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana / Shukla Yajurveda/ Madhva Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)
Women Studies **
Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art)
Social Medicine & Community Health
Computer Science and Applications
International and Area Studies
Human Rights and Duties
Tourism Administration and Management
Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)