University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test Exam

UGC NET Examination Pattern

The examination will be organised in online mode, i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) from 06 October to 11 October, 2021. The test consists of two papers and it will consist of only objective type questions and will be attempted with a break of 30 minutes between those two papers.

UGC NET Exam Pattern (June 2021):

Paper Maximum Marks No. of Questions Pattern Duration (First Shift) Duration (Second Shift)
Paper I 100 50 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
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Paper II 200 150 This will be based on the subject selected
by the candidate. All the questions of
Paper–II will be compulsory
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


For each & every correct answer the candidate will get 2 marks. There are no negative marks for incorrect answers and for unanswered questions, no marks will be given.

If a question for any reason is found to be incorrect, the benefit of marks will be given to only those candidates who attempted the question.

Schedule of Examination:

Dates of Examination 06 October to 11 October, 2021.
  First Shift Second Shift
Timings of Examination 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Duration of Examination 1 Hour for Paper I and 2 Hours Paper II  
Entry in the Examination Centre 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 9:15 AM 2:15 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 9:15 AM to 9:25 AM 2:15 PM to 2:25 PM
Test Commences 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
To Attempt Paper I (Questions 1 to 50) 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Break 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
To Attempt Paper II (Questions 1 to 100) 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Test Concludes 1:00 PM 6:00 PM


 During a break, candidates are not allowed to leave the premises under any circumstances.

Procedure To Be Followed During Conduct of Examination:

On the day of the examination, candidates are advised to bring the valid Admit Card, authorised Photo IDs (DL/Pan Card/Aadhaar Card etc.), and PwD Certificate if a person is PwD at Test Centre.

Candidates who will not bring these documents will not be allowed to appear in this examination.

The candidates shall report at the Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination and a candidate should find and sit on their allocated seat only.

A question paper available on the computer is as per his/her opted subject indicated in an Admit Card. A candidate is not allowed to carry any baggage inside the Examination Centre.

A sample/mock test will be available on UGC NET website, i.e. in July 2020 for practice purpose and to give the candidate the look and feel of the Computer Based Test (CBT).

All calculations/writing work is to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the Centre in the Examination Room/Hall and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.

A candidate shall maintain perfect silence and attend to his/her question paper only. Any conversation or gesticulation or disturbance in the Examination Room/Hall
shall be debarred for taking the examination.

Candidates must not obtain or give or attempt to obtain or to give irregular assistance of any kind during the examination. This will entail expulsion and cancellation of candidature for the examination.

UGE NET 2021 Answer Keys:

The NTA will display the Answer Key of all the questions on the NTA’s website to provide an opportunity for the candidates to challenge the Answer Key. The Answer Keys are likely to be displayed only for three to five days.

Aspirants will be given an opportunity to make a challenge online against the Answer Key on payment of INR 1000/- per question challenged as processing charges.

There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of a result. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

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