Tutor And You



UGC NET is a national level entrance test that will be organized by NTA. Through the UGC NET exam, the eligibility will be determined for JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) & Assistant Professor and for Assistant Professor only

The National Educational Testing Bureau of University Grants Commission (UGC) conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) to determine eligibility for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for Indian nationals in order to ensure minimum standards for the entrants in the teaching profession and research. The Test is conducted in Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Forensic Science, Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Applications and Electronic Science. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) conducts the UGC-CSIR NET for other Science subjects, namely, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Earth Atmospheric Ocean & Planetary Sciences jointly with the UGC

The tests are conducted twice in a year generally in the months of June and December. For candidates who desire to pursue research, the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) is available for five years subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. UGC has allocated a number of fellowships to the universities for the candidates who qualify the test for JRF. The JRFs are awarded to the meritorious candidates from among the candidates qualifying for eligibility for lectureship in the NET. JRFs are available only to the candidates who opt for it in their application forms.


Every year, the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and the award of Junior Research Fellowship. As per a recent announcement by the HRD Ministry, the examination will now be conducted by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).


Till December 2018, UGC NET exam pattern was such that the test consisted of two papers (Paper I, II) that were conducted in two different sessions. Candidates had to complete both the papers (Paper I, II) in a duration of one and two hours, respectively. However, in June 2019, NTA changed the UGC NET exam pattern as per which candidates now have to give both the papers in a single three-hour duration.
Particulars UGC NET Paper-I UGC NET Paper-II
Exam mode Online Online
Exam duration 3 hours (180 minutes) 3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of paper Common for all candidates Subject-specific questions
Total questions 50 100
Type of questions MCQs 4 options with only 1 correct option MCQs 4 options with only 1 correct option
Total marks 100 200
Marking scheme +2 for correct answer
0 for incorrect answer
+2 for correct answer
0 for incorrect answer
Language of paper English and Hindi English and Hindi


Candidates who aspire to become Assistant Professor or JRF can fill UGC NET Online form from the official NTA website i.e., ugcnet.nta.nic.in. But to apply for the exam candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria guidelines released by the NTA
The UGC NET exam is conducted twice a year in two sessions December Session and May Session. The new UGC NET exam dates (December 2020 Cycle – May 2021 Session) was released by NTA on 02nd February 2021. As per the latest notification, NTA UGC NET exam will be conducted from 2nd May 2021.
The application fee for UGC NET 2021 form is different for all categories. You can check them in the following table: –
Category UGC NET Application Form 2021 Fee
General INR 1000
ST/SC/Transgender INR 250


Regarding paper I, the questions will be generic in nature, intending 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.
Questions asked in Paper II are based on the subject selected by the candidate. The UGC NET exam is conducted for 81 subjects. Subject wise syllabus can be found on this link https://www.ugcnetonline.in/syllabus-new.php
UGC NET Paper-I Sections Questions in UGC NET Paper-I UGC NET Paper-I Marks
Teaching Aptitude 5 10
Research Aptitude 5 10
Reading Comprehension 5 10
Communication 5 10
Reasoning (including Maths) 5 10
Logical Reasoning 5 10
Data Interpretation 5 10
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
People & Environment 5 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity & Administration 5 10
Total 50 100


Unit-II Research Aptitude

Unit-III Comprehension

Unit-IV Communication

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning

Unit-VII Data Interpretation

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment

Unit-X Higher Education System

Contact us by filling out the form below.