UGC NET Paper I

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self sustained premier organisation under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, registered as a self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organisation. 

Some of the objectives, interalia, include:
 
(i) To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the
competency of candidates for admission.

(ii) To undertake research on educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps
in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.

(iii) To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.

(iv) To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has entrusted the responsibility of conducting UGC-NET to the NTA. UGC-NET is a test being conducted to determine the eligibility ‘only for Assistant Professor’ and ‘for Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor both’ in Indian universities and colleges. UGC-NET December, 2018 shall be conducted by the NTA in December, 2018 in subjects given
at Annexure-III at selected Cities of Examination centers spread across the country given at Annexure-I.
UGC NET 2018 exam pattern is such that the test will consist of two papers (Paper I, II) that will be conducted in Computer-Based Test (CBT) mode in two differebt sessions. Both paper I and paper II will contain objective-type questions that candidates need to complete in a duration of one and two hours, respectively. It may be noted that it is mandatory for candidates to appear for both the papers in order to be eligible for JRF and Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor only.

 
Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 50 100 1 hour
Second II 100 200 2 hours
Total - 150 350 3 hours


Regarding paper-I of the exam, the official website of NTA informs, "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." Regarding paper-II, the website informs, "This will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. All the questions of Paper–II will be compulsory."
 
Marking scheme: Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking in the exam.
 
UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper I
 
Exam pattern for paper I is such that the question paper will be divided into 10 sections as mentioned below:


 
Section Questions 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

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