What Is UGC NET?

University Grants Commission (UGC) announced in 2013 that the candidates who clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) successfully would be eligible for lucrative jobs in the public sector undertakings (PSUs). PSUs can utilise UGC-NET scores for the recruitment process of the posts of executives in their organizations in disciplines like science (R&D), management, corporate communications, human resources, finance, etc. This step taken by the UGC would also increase the number of students taking the UGC-NET examination which has witnessed a gradual decline in recent years.

UGC NET Eligibility

Any Post Graduate with minimum 55% of Marks can write the UGC National Eligibility Test. The minimum score for SC/ST/PH candidates is 50% Marks. Candidates who are currently pursuing their final year PG can also appear for NET. Ph.D. holders will be given exemption of 5% of Marks. The candidate should not have crossed the Age limit of 28 years by the date of the Notification. No age limit for the Post of Lectureship.

i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Persons with disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

ii) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/Assistant Professor eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ SC/ ST/ PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

iii) The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET.

iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects in item No. 9, may appear in a related subject.

v) Candidates belonging to OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD category are required to submit attested copy of the category Certificate along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility along with printout of their Application Form. Therefore, the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

vi) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

This is the General Paper, the main objective of this paper is to know the Teaching /research abilities of the candidates. There will be 60 Questions on Reasoning ability, comprehension, General awareness. Each question carries 2 marks. At least 50 Questions must be answered by the Candidate.

There will be 50 Objective questions carrying 2 marks each. All questions to be answered by the candidate as per the subjects selected by the candidate.

There will be 75 questions carrying 2 marks each. All questions to be answered by the candidate as per the subjects selected by the candidate.


General candidates Paper-1 40 (40%)
Paper-2 40 (40%)
Paper-3 75 (50%)
OBC ( Non Creamy Layer) Paper-1 35 (35%)
Paper-2 35 (35%)
Paper-3 67.5 (45%)

The above mentioned marks to be acquired in each paper accordingly, then only the candidate will be considered successful. UGC will decide the cutoff marks for both Lectureship and JRF.


The candidates who are selected for JRF will be awarded with various fellowships under schemes decided by UGC for 2 years. He will receive the fellowship for 2 years from the date of issue of letter.


To work as Associate professor in Colleges/ Institutions/ Universities, one has to clear the NET/SLET/SET was one of the rule. If a candidate is a PHD Degree holder (as per UGC Norms) he is being exempted from NET/SET/SLET etc.

UGC NET Exam Pattern

Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
I There will be 60 total questions but you need to attempt 50 100 01 hours 15 minutes
II 50 questions all are compulsory 100 01 hours 15 minutes
III 75 questions all are compulsory 150 02 hours

The Central Board of Secondary Education will be conducting the forthcoming edition, July 2016, of the National Eligibility Test (NET) on behalf of the University Grants Commission on 10th July, 2016.  Check out the exam pattern for the same.
The test, which will be conducted in three phases (one paper in each phase) will comprise of mainly objective type questions in two distinct sessions. As per the information available on UGC’s official website, the first session will comprise of two phases – Paper I and II carrying 100 marks each. Paper I will include 60 questions out of which 50 are to be attempted, whereas Paper II will include 50 questions (all compulsory). The allotted time is 75 minutes per paper.
Meanwhile, the second session will comprise of only one paper (Paper III) carrying 150 marks. Paper III will include 75 questions (all compulsory) for which, candidates will be allowed a maximum of 2.5 hours.
The questions in Paper I (9:30 am to 10:45 am) will be mostly of general nature, aimed to evaluate the research/teaching aptitude, comprehension, reasoning ability and divergent thinking in the candidates. For each correct answer, the candidate will get two marks.
Paper II (10:45 am to 12:00 pm) will include 50 objective type questions – all compulsory – from the subject picked by the candidate. Each correct will earn the candidate two marks.
Paper III (1:30pm to 4:00 pm) will include 75 objective type questions (each carrying two marks) from the subject chosen by the candidate. Like Paper II, all questions in this paper are compulsory.
The questions in Paper II and III will be designed to cover the entire syllabus, including the electives. The candidates will require marking their answers for questions of all three papers on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet provided alongside the Test Booklet.

Subject Specialization Priority

Computer Science, Computer Engineering & Information Technology

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Distributed Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Systems and Hardware
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Programming languages
  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Computing
  • Operating Systems
  • Data Structures
  • Discrete Structures
  • System Software and compilers
  • Mobile computing & Parallel Computing
  • Digital Electronics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Theory of Computation. Etc….

How To Prepare For UGC NET?

  • UGC NET examination consists only of multiple and numerical answer type questions, hence only correct answer fetches marks.
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Candidates must try to solve the papers in a given time limit to obtain an idea as to how many questions are solved within the allotted time.
  • Impart equal emphasis on both theory and numerical problems. 
  • Browse through the UGC NET syllabus for topics allotted more weightage and prepare them.
  • Group Study is an effective way to brush up knowledge about technical topics with fellow partners and also helps to explore new techniques and methods to better understand the topics.
  • Prepare the list of important definitions, equations, derivations, theorems, laws in every subject.
  • Pay more attention while attempting linked and common data questions.


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