UGC National Eligibility Test 2022
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has published the UGC NET test pattern 2022 (UGC National Eligibility Test 2022). According to the most recent exam pattern, the UGC NET 2022 exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers include objective multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates are given a total exam time of three hours for both examinations. It will be a computer-based test (CBT) with no intermission between Papers 1 and 2. The UGC NET question paper is only available in English and Hindi.
Candidates were required to finish both papers (Paper 1 and 2) in one and two hours, respectively. However, in June 2019, the NTA modified the exam structure, requiring applicants to complete both papers in a single three-hour duration. Another change made by NTA in the UGC NET exam was the introduction of ‘Hindu Studies’ as a new subject for UGC NET Paper 2 in 2022.
Candidates should carefully go through the syllabus of their respective subjects as well before choosing one for their UGC NET Paper 2 and avoid any silliness. For example, the ‘Hindi’ and ‘Hindu Studies’ subjects may appear quite similar in terms of name but if looked closely at the UGC NET hindi syllabus and UGC NET Hindu Studies syllabus, both of these subjects are quite different from each other, and share only a slight similarity.
Let’s learn about the UGC NET exam pattern and marking scheme in detail for better understanding.
According to the official notification, the following are the crucial aspects of the UGC NET 2022 exam patterns for Paper 1 and Paper 2.
|Particulars||UGC NET Paper 1||UGC NET Paper 2|
|Exam duration||180 minutes|
|Paper Type||Common for all subject candidates||Subject-specific questions|
|Number of questions||50||100|
|Language||English and Hindi||English and Hind|
- Candidates must complete the UGC NET paper in a total time of 3 hours (180 minutes) without taking a break.
- The UGC NET question paper 2022 is only available in English and Hindi. Candidates must carefully select the medium when filling out the UGC NET application form.
- Each question is worth two marks.
- There is no penalty for wrong responses.
UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 1
Paper 1 is compulsory for all aspirants who have applied for the UGC NET test. The first section of the UGC NET Paper 1 is broken into ten sections. The following are the number of questions and marks allotted to each section of UGC NET Paper 1:
UGC NET Exam Pattern for Paper 2
While filling out the application form, candidates must select the subject of the UGC NET Paper 2 from a list of 82 subjects. Candidates must only appear in their Post-Graduation subject. Candidates whose Post-Graduation subject is not included in the list of NET subjects may enter a similar subject.
The following information is provided concerning the UGC NET Paper 2 exam pattern:
|Number of Subjects||82 (Candidates need to choose from these)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (All questions are compulsory)|
|Number of Questions||100 Questions|
|Mark for each Question||2 marks|
|Total Marks||200 marks|
- The exam uses a regular marking scheme, which means that each correct answer in Papers 1 and 2 is worth two marks.
- In the new UGC NET exam pattern, there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
- As a result, instead of skipping a question, one can make a calculated guess and mark the correct answer.