UGC National Eligibility Test 2022: Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

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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.

UGC National Eligibility Test 2022
UGC National Eligibility Test 2022

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.

Overview of UGC NET Exam Pattern 2022

According to the official notification, the following are the crucial aspects of the UGC NET 2022 exam patterns for Paper 1 and Paper 2.

ParticularsUGC NET Paper 1UGC NET Paper 2
Exam modeOnlineOnline
Exam duration180 minutes
Paper TypeCommon for all subject candidatesSubject-specific questions
Number of questions50100
Total marks100200
LanguageEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hind
UGC National Eligibility Test 2022
  • 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 Paper-I SectionQuestions in UGC NET Paper-IMarks in UGC NET Paper-I
Teaching Aptitude510
Research Aptitude510
Reading Comprehension510
Logical Reasoning510
Reasoning (including maths)510
Information (IT) and Communication Technology510
Data Interpretation (DI)510
Environment and People510
Governance, Politics, and Administration (Higher Education level)510

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 Subjects82 (Candidates need to choose from these)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (All questions are compulsory)
Number of Questions100 Questions
Mark for each Question2 marks
Total Marks200 marks

UGC NET Marking Scheme 2022

  • 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.

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