On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test(NET) for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. The award of JRF and Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR Eligibility for Assistant Professor only will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of NET in aggregate. However, the candidates qualifying exclusively for Assistant Professor will not be considered for award of JRF. Candidate appearing in NET should clearly specify in the prescribed Application Form whether they are applying for both JRF & Eligibility for Assistant Professor both OR only for eligibility for Assistant Professor.
Exam Pattern for UGC NET 2021:-
Exam Pattern of UGC NET is discussed hereunder :-
|Session||Paper||Marks||No. of Questions||Duration|
|First||I||100||50 questions all are compulsory||1 Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) IST|
|Second||II||200||100 questions all are compulsory||2 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.) IST|
Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended 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.
Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II &Paper–III (including all electives, without options).
The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper–I & Paper–II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.
There are no negative marks of incorrect answers.
Exam Syllabus of UGC-NET is as follows :
I. Teaching Aptitude
►Teaching : Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements
Factors affecting teaching;
Methods of teaching;
II. Research Aptitude
Research: Meaning, characteristics and types;
Steps of research;
Methods of research;
Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium;
Thesis writing: its characteristics and format.
III. Reading Comprehension
► A passage to be set with questions to be answered.
► Communication : Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.
V. Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
► Number series; letter series; codes;
► Relationships; classification.
VI. Logical Reasoning
Understanding the structure of arguments;
Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;
Verbal analogies : Word analogy Applied analogy;
Reasoning Logical Diagrams : Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi- diagrammatic relationship;
Vein diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
VII. Data Interpretation
Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data;
Quantitative and qualitative data;
Graphical representation and mapping of data.
VIII. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT : meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses;
General abbreviations and terminology;
Basics of internet and e-mailing.
IX. People and Environment
People and environment interaction;
Sources of pollution;
Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;
Natural hazards and mitigation
X. Higher Education System : Governance, Police And Administration
Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India; formal and distance education; professional/technical and general education; value education: governance, polity and administration; concept, institution as and their interactions.