UGC NET Mock Test 2018
Gitumoni Baruah, 22 Oct 2018

UGC NET Mock Test 2018 – The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the mock test of UGC NET 2018 for 40 subjects. The online mock test of UGC NET 2018 is available for both paper 1 and 2. UGC NET 2018 mock test is available in Hindi, English and Gujarati languages. Each subject will carry 50 questions for paper 1 and 150 questions for paper 2. The total duration for completing UGC NET exam is 3 hours. The student registration for those candidates willing to take UGC NET 2018 mock test for December Session on September 1. NTA had set up the practice centres (TPCs) of UGC NET mock test 2018 to help candidates with their preparation for the examination. Only those candidates who register themselves at the TPCs are eligible to take the mock test of UGC NET. Go through the article to access the link, procedure to take UGC NET mock test 2018 and other relevant information. UGC NET mock test 2018 will help candidates to get familiar with the structure of the question paper and process of answering the questions.
Latest: UGC NET Mock Test for 40 subjects available now – Click here

UGC NET 2018 December Session will be conducted from December 18 to 22, 2018 in online mode. The admit card of UGC NET 2018 will be available from November 18 onwards.


UGC NET Mock Test 2018 Dates


UGC NET 2018


December 18 to 22, 2018



UGC NET Mock Test Registration



September 1, 2018



UGC NET Mock Test for 40 subjects



October 21, 2018


How to take UGC NET Mock Test 2018

 Candidates have to follow few basic steps as given below to take UGC NET 2018 mock test:

How to register for UGC NET TPCs

Step 1: Click on the link provided on this page.

Step 2: For registration, candidates have to click on the link “ Student Registration (For practice Centre)”

Step 3: For login select from Gmail or Facebook and click on continue

Step 4: After logging in, candidates have to enter all the required details such as personal and upload photograph.

The screenshot of the details to be entered during registration is given below:


Candidates have to enter their contact, academic and exam details



Candidates are given the option to select five test centres that will be available in the drop down list as per the preferences and select anyone sessions from the 6 sessions. Candidates are advised to review and then click on “Confirm appointment”

To search a town nearby to candidates’ location, they can use the search bar provided on the screen.


Candidates will be able to check the booking history. There are no limitations for registrations but this will be on the basis of first come first serve basis.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018 Login Window

NTA is yet to activate the login window for UGC NET Mock Test 2018. Candidates can take the mock test of UGC NET 2018 as soon as it is made available online.


UGC NET Mock Test – Question Paper

The first page of the UGC NET question paper, will include on-screen computer clock counter set at the server. The on-screen countdown timer watch will be displayed in the top right side of the screen. It will display the remaining time available to complete the mock test of UGC NET. When the countdown reaches zero, the exam will come end by itself. Candidate will not be required to end or submit the examination.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018- Question Palette

The question palette of UGC NET 2018 mock test indicates the status of the questions. On the right side of the screen, the question palette will be displayed which will show the status of each question using one of the colour codes/symbols/text. The screen shot of the question palette is given below:



UGC NET Mock Test 2018- How to Answer a Question?

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to answer a question while taking UGC NET 2018 mock test:

  • To answer a question of a particular section, candidates have to click on the corresponding button of the given options.

  • To deselect the answer, candidates have to click on the selected button or click on “Clear Response”.

  • After marking the correct answer, click on “Save & Next” option to move forward to the next question.

  • To mark the answer for review candidates must click on ‘Mark for review & next’ button.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018- How to change response?

Candidates can also change the option of the answered question within the examination. To change the answer candidates first, have to select the question marked from the question palette and the click on “Clear Response” button and then follow the process of answering the questions.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018- How to Navigate through sections?

To navigate between the questions in the on-screen paper candidates have to click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen to move to the question number directly. Candidate can shuffle between sections and questions within sections anytime during the examination as per their convienience with the time duration.

NTA Navigation


Process of answering UGC NET questions

Candidate will have to use the on-screen virtual keyboard (that would be displayed just below the question statement of these types of questions) and the attached computer mouse to enter their answer in the space provided for answer.

On-Screen Virtual Keyboard

Rough Work for Calculations:

Candidates will be provided rough sheet at the centre in the examination hall on completion of the test. Candidates have to hand over the rough sheet before leaving the examination centre of UGC NET.

UGC NET Mock Test 2018- Question Paper Structure

The question paper structure will be similar to the exam pattern of UGC NET 2018. The question paper pattern of UGC NET mock test is as mentioned below:

UGC NET Mock Test 2018- Paper Pattern





Language medium

English/Hindi/regional languages


Question type

Multiple choice questions


Total number of questions

200 questions


Distribution of questions

50 questions – paper 1

150 questions – paper 2


Number of correct response

Only one correct answer for each question



Paper 1 – 1 hour

Paper 2 – 2 hours


Total marks of the online test

300 marks


Marking scheme

Correct answer- +2

Incorrect answer – no negative marking


UGC NET Mock Test 2018 - Important Points

While attempting UGC NET 2018 mock test, candidates must keep a note of the following points:

  • Candidates can view all the questions by clicking on the ‘Question Paper’ button. However, the options for the questions will not be shown.

  • Candidates should not directly navigate to a question as the option marked for the present question will not be saved. Only after saving the option candidates will not

UGC NET Mock Test 2018 - Benefits

Candidates will be benefited from UGC NET mock test 2018 in various ways. Some of the advantages of practicing UGC NET mock test at TPCs are listed below:

  • After covering UGC NET syllabus, candidates must take the mock test to analyse their level of preparation and accordingly work on their strengths and weaknesses.

  • As UGC NET 2018 exam is time bound, taking the mock test will help candidates to improve their time management skill.

  • Candidates will develop an understanding of the exam pattern and the type of questions they can expect in the examination with the help of UGC NET 2018 mock test.

  • Taking UGC NET mock test 2018 will give test takers a prior experience of the computer based test mode of exam. Candidate, thus, does not have to struggle and waste time in the actual exam while navigating through sections or while answering the questions.

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